Woven Lies – Haiku

In Response To:

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #257 – Rip & Mend

MLMM Heeding Haiku With Chevrefeuille – Spiderweb – The theme for this week to create a haiku or haibun about is “spiderweb”


the truth will rip through

spiderweb of woven lies

to mend a webbed soul

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

Photo Credit:  spiderweb



Healing Wakes – Haiku

Written In Response To:

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #255 – Fast & Lane

Lately there has been multiple reports of devastating tornadoes of massive destruction in the news and my heart breaks for those who have lost everything and for the ones who did not survive and their families time of mourning which prompted this Haiku.  May our prayers and their hope remain undaunted.

Such soothing light from lit candles

tornadoes come fast

leaving path of destruction

lane of healing wakes

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016


To Weep Words – Tanka

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge # 85 (5/12/19):  rainy season (tsuyu) – This week, therefore, our kigo is rainy season (tsuyu). Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to rainy season (tsuyu).

Have you ever woken up early on an autumn morning? Creeping downstairs as quiet as humanly possibly in order to keep the peace? After you brew a pot of coffee, you sit on a window seat and gaze through the glass, admiring the foggy stillness. The red and yellow leaves blanket the ground, while others hang precariously off of a young maple. Taking small sips from the bitterness in your cup, you realize; this is autumn- the rawest season of all.

raindrops on window

remind me of my own tears

souls rainy season

precious gift to weep words

heart is unable to speak

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Thawed By Love – Chained Hay(na)ku

Hay(na)ku is a 3-line poem with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third. There are no restrictions beyond this.  There are already some variations of this new poetic form. For instance, a reverse Hay(na)ku has lines of three, two, and one word(s) for lines one, two, and three respectively. Also, multiple Hay(na)ku can be chained together to form longer poems.  Writer’s Digest

Written In Response To:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #84



breaks through

hearts of ice



the bitterness

of child shamed



the broken

pieces back together



the heart

to trust again

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