Connection: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #55


This week, the prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge are FIVE and THRIVE.

The example provided by Ronovan:

Breathe to be alive,

while you exercise to thrive;

exhausted, take five.

If you’ve never tried out a haiku before, and you’d like to learn more, click here to read Ronovan’s article on how to write a haiku poem in English form.

I decided to go with a Tanka, as the haiku I wrote felt incomplete, and chose today to post, because it relates to a character from The Fallen, and it’s release day! I hope you enjoy 🙂

darkness thrivedThanks to Ronovan for providing the opportunity.


My friend Colleen, over at Silver Threading kindly hosted me today. I just wanted the opportunity to say thanks to Colleen for her support. I really enjoyed writing the origin story.



Your Tanka says so much more within the frame. Beautiful feel to it.

That’s a wonderful synopsis of your book. I know an awful lot about your character, her goal, and motivations now.

BTW, I love Ronovan’s last line in his Haiku. It’s akin to ‘On the seventh day, He rested.’

Nicely done!

Congrats on the launch as well. I got an email this morning saying my pre-order had worked, so that was a nice little message to wake up to 🙂 I will certainly be doing my best to get to it soon!

Mel, you are just fabulous! I love your Haiku and your Tanka!! Congratulations on your launch day! You are an amazing lady! ❤

Melinda, your Tanka says it all! Ronovan’s really speaks to me, as thriving has been related to my by Spirit and I’m still making my way towards it.

Enjoy a great day,

Love the tanka though (perhaps surprisingly as a poet) I don’t know anything about the constraints. I’m more of a freeverse poet myself with a touch of rhyme here or there.

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