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Haiku Friday – Leap & Throb

5 May

Happy Friday everyone! Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it.

 

Leap and Throb are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

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Peregrine Falcon

Stooping from heaven

A cast of falcons I see

Mice leap, hearts throbbing 

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The Peregrine Falcon Dive exceeds 200 mph

Have a great weekend everyone!

Haiku Friday – Black & White

3 Dec

Happy Haiku Friday everyone!

 

Ronovan from Ronovan Writes provided this week’s prompt words, Black and White. Ronovan is a writer and poet and he also does author interviews and much more. You can read some of his poetry and fiction pieces on his blog. He also hosts RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday. Anyone can participate. Check out his Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

If a panther leaves its footprints in the snow, would a hunter know upon finding them whether the animal was black or white?

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Black & White

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Dark roar, white ripples

Man speaks in black and white

Nature is color blind

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When a crocodile swims in a river the ripples created are the same whether the reptile is black or white.

Have a great weekend!

Haiku Friday – Haiku & Mind

6 Nov

Happy Haiku Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying their day so far. 😀

 

Ronovan from Ronovan Writes provided this week’s prompt words, Haiku and Mind. He’s a tricky one! Ronovan is a writer and poet and he also does author interviews and much more. You can read some of his poetry and fiction pieces on his blog. He also hosts RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday. Anyone can participate. Check out his Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

 

I know that my readers expect my haiku to be a bit ‘outside the box’ each week but some words make that more difficult than others. This week’s words were a little challenging.

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Haiku

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

My wits conjured up

An alluring play on words

Going Japanese

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In three lines a poem

Image of natural world

In my mind appears

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Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

Nature speaks . . .

7 Apr

Have you ever been deeply touched by a few well placed words? It happened to me. Everyone who knows me is aware of my love for nature. It’s a profound love.

It takes genuine talent to move people with few words and John Foster has got the skills. You let me know if I’m wrong after reading his poem ‘Soft Winds’. And if you enjoy his poem you can read more of his work on his blog, JOHN FOSTER.

 

Soft Winds

by John Foster

 

Nature speaks without a tongue,
and sings with her every motion.
She moves with elegance unfelt,
save for the soft winds, to whose
song the tall trees dance.

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When was the last time you went to a park? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Have you ever planted a tree?

Angry Mountain – Haiku

21 Nov

Hello and welcome to ‘Haiku Friday’. All poetry stem from somewhere. Whether it was something beautiful you saw in nature, a great movie you watched, a foreboding you have, a dream or perhaps a great feeling you got from listening to a favorite song or from tasting something scrumptious. Well, that brings me to today’s haiku. Most of us have at least one person in our lives that seem to live only to try to make us miserable. She’s a negative force that tries to crumble your bright ideas and taint your good nature with her evil venom. She is rude, unpleasant, malevolent, and can’t stand to see a smile on your face. Trying to get along with her is futile because that’s not what she wants. You try to get away from her, before she makes you sick with her diseased nature, but you can’t, because you’re tied to her in some way. That toxic character I’m forced to live with inspired this haiku.

 

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Angry Mountain

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

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Black mountain spews fire

Bright red lava streams wreck all

My will you won’t break

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Do you have someone like this in your life? How do you deal with it?

I Love Animals!

13 Sep
Whale by Brian Skerry (Photograph)

Whale by Brian Skerry (Photograph)

 

I just got a puppy, and I’d like to introduce you to the new addition to my family. His name is ‘Scribbles’ and he’s a Pomeranian with a rare wolf sable color. I had forgotten how active puppies can be. He has me running in circles, but boy, do I love this little guy––already!

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Scribbles

So in honor of Scribbles, I decided to write a post about animals. I love people, I really do, but sometimes I wonder if I don’t love animals more. Everyone who knows me well knows that I have great affection and respect for animals. I even incorporate them into my stories.

 

 

I found this online, and I thought it would be invaluable information for any dog owner.

 

Interview With A Dog

the silence is broken

 

We asked a dog to pull aside the shroud of secrecy and be interviewed. He asked that his name not be used, but for the good of all dogs he agreed to share these ten insights with humans.

 

1) My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me.

 

2) Give me some time to understand what you want from me.

 

3) Place your trust in me. It’s crucial to my well-being.

 

4) Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t isolate me as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.

 

5) Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words––I understand your voice.

 

6) Be aware that however you treat me, I will not be able to forget it.

 

7) Remember before you hit me that I have powerful teeth, but I choose not to use them.

 

8) Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be wrong with me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, or I’ve been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting older and weaker.

 

9) Take care of me when I get old. You’ll be old one day.

 

10) Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I can’t watch, it’s too painful.” Everything is easier when you are with me.

 

               And through it all:

                 Remember that I love you. 

 

Here are some more reasons I love animals so much:

In a world lacking empathy and compassion animals put us humans to shame. 

True compassion: Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world. They have been known to rescue other animals.

True compassion: Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world. They have been known to rescue other animals.

Watch this video 

 

 

Animals are so loving and affectionate.   They each have their own personality and they know how to express themselves.

Sweet Capybaras

Sweet Capybaras

 

 

 

Donkeys

Donkeys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone was very missed.

Someone was missed a whole lot!

Gorilla admiring the beauty of a butterfly.

Gorilla admiring the beauty of a butterfly.

 

 

 

 

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Peek-A-Boo

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Kitty enjoying the sun’s rays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Strike a pose! Ha,ha!

Blue Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Strike a pose! Ha,ha!

 

 

 

 

 

Smooches

Kisses for baby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bffs

Someone has to do it . . .

Someone has to do it . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals enjoy nature more than we do.

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Nothing like cooling off after a long flight.

 

 

 

 

Weeee!

Weeee!

 

 

 

 

 

When was the last time you enjoyed a sunset?

When was the last time you enjoyed a sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the flowers

Enjoying the flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at me mommy!

Look what I can do mommy!

 

 

 

 

Ahhh! Fresh powder!

Arctic Fox – Ahhh! Fresh powder! That’s snow for all you non-skiers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals are funny and entertaining.

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Never give up! We could learn a lesson from this little turtle.

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Hey! No drinking and flying!

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Moooom! Not in front of the humans!

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Anteater (Vermilingua) – They say red wine is good for the heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll be here all night, folks!

I’ll be here all night, folks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The animal kingdom is amazing! Check out these unique creatures.

The Blue Footed Boobie

The Blue Footed Boobie

Ghost Bat

Ghost Bat

Pangolin

Pangolin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tardigrade a.k.a. Water Bear

Tardigrade a.k.a. Water Bear