Trick or Treat: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge 67

haiku-challenge-imageThis week, the prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge are CHEER and CALL.

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.

In respect of the month, my haiku this week relates to Halloween. It was the first thing that popped into my head, so I went with it! Enjoy 🙂

call and cheer

As a bonus, it was my intention to join in the fun last week too and, although I wrote a haiku, I didn’t get around to posting it – so here it is (prompt words pine and grief):

Mother Nature grieves
when all around her seems lost
she pines for the earth

Thanks for stopping by.

Mel

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Raging Storm: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #64

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

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.

This week I’m back to relating the poem to my current WIP. Sometimes I just can’t help myself. It’s a crime novel, but it’s also a romance. I saved you from the first one I wrote! But here’s the second – enjoy 🙂

raging storm

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Mel

Solitary: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #63

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

The example provided by Ronovan:

IT’S ALMOST THAT TIME

WHEN DEER RUN FROM THE FOREST,

THEY BRING NOISE FROM BRAKES.

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.

lone wolf

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Mel

Helios’ Power: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #62

haiku-challenge-imageThis week, the prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge are START and HOT.

The example provided by Ronovan:

THE SEASONS CHANGE HERE,

FROM HOT TO COLD THE AIR CHILLS,

AND THE BIRDS START SOUTH.

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.

Here is my contribution. I hope you enjoy.

start and hot

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Mel

Brothers In Arms: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #60

bridging-life1This week, the prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge are BRIDGE and MOVE.

The example provided by Ronovan:

SEASONS ARE TO BRIDGE

LIFE FROM BEGINNING TO END,

WILL CHANGE YOUR FUTURE.

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 often use my current work in progress as inspiration for the haikus, and a little poetic license! I’ve got a lot to learn yet about this form of poetry, but I enjoy both the challenge and the practice. My current WIP is about men and women who served together – one in particular who had quite a journey to recovery.

navigate through hell

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Mel

Wings of love: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #59

ronovan_writes_haiku_prompt_badge_autumn_2014I haven’t participated for a few weeks but, after reading my friend Colleen’s post, I felt inspired to take part. Colleen lost her sister eighteen years ago, and wrote a poem entitled Kathy’s Cardinal. It’s beautiful. You should definitely check it out.

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

The example provided by Ronovan:

AS THE SUN BURNS RED,

HEARTS RISE FROM THEIR MISERY,

LIKE LOVE ON BIRD WINGS.

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.

cardinal

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Mel

Connection: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #55

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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.

Mel


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.

Let go of Anger: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #53

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

The example provided by Ronovan:

This mad world’s without,

a light shining in darkness,

to guide me in need.

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.

Here is my contribution this week:

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Thank you for reading and thanks, as always, to Ronovan for providing us with this great opportunity to practice and learn.

Mel

Sweet Serenity: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #52

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

The example provided by Ronovan:

You bring silence out,

Over the noise of the world’s moans,

Cacophonous dins ring.

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’ve used the badge this time, to display my haiku contribution. It was designed by Ronovan to honour Meredith from Meredith’s Musings in this anniversary edition, as Meredith has contributed to the challenge from the first week.

challenge 52Sweet serenity

a quiet, supportive friend

to silence the doubt

Thank you for reading and thanks, as always, to Ronovan for providing us with this great opportunity.

Mel

Sacrifice: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #51

This week, the prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge are ‘Future’ and ‘Give’.

I let my mind wander for a while, and kept coming back to Maddison Wood, one of my characters. The prompt words inspired me to write a haiku about the sacrifice she makes to save a stranger. The him, for those familiar with my work, is Donovan (who is tortured during the Hympe Trials).

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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.

Thank you for reading and thanks, as always, to Ronovan for providing us with this great opportunity.

Until next time.

Mel


Mel 6Melissa Barker-Simpson is an author, a mother, an interpreter, a blogger and a geek – not necessarily in that order. She writes mystery, thriller, fantasy, science fiction and romance. Melissa lives with her two daughters in the North of England.