Haiku – Vast & Clear

I thought I’d start the New Year with some positive thoughts 🙂

Life’s ocean is vast.
The way forward is clear:
Just keep paddling.



Written for https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-78-vastclear/


Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/davidyuweb/7137695529

Haiku – "Charm" & "Look"

Beneath the surface
Everyone has charms to find
To those who’re looking

He lacked grace and charm,
Trading on boyish good looks,
He went a long way

Challenge this viewpoint:
No such thing as a charmed life,
Claim those who are rich

Don’t look for a charm
To win the heart of your love
Show her inside yours

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #75 Charm&Look


Haiku – Magic

Each stolen snowflake,
A sweet moment on the tongue
Lover’s farewell kiss


Ronovan blogged earlier this week about a new form of haiku and free verse, which he’s calling freku. He explains it like this:

By taking a standard poem … and then attempting to sum that poem up in the three lines of a Haiku, you have quite a challenge. It is almost like developing a proverb of an idea.

There is some more information here: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/new-form-of-haiku-poetry/

This is my attempt at this. The above haiku should be read in conjunction with the “magic” poem published earlier today – https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/magic/ . I’m fairly happy with both versions, in different ways. The poem allows more depth and narrative around the situation, and the haiku takes a snapshot of the central moment and crystallizes that.

Would love to hear any thoughts that you have on either or both poems 🙂


Photo: flickr.com/photos/reallyterriblephotographer/4839625065


Haiku – "Wolf" & "Cake"

Wolf caked in prey’s blood
Savouring chase’s success,
Staining snow deep red

Some might think it’s cool:
It’s certainly no cakewalk
Being a werewolf!

The Wolf of Wall Street:
He had his cake and ate it…
Comeuppance followed

Creatives beware,
Leeches, wolves and parasites
Will eat up your slice


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Haiku – Black & White

The artist’s black soul
Spews across the taunting white
In blood and bile.

Here there is no why,
No comforting middle ground
Only black and white.

In Hell’s blackest depths,
Beyond fear, beyond hope;
A single white light…


This is a second, darker batch for Ronovan’s weekly challenge – https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-73-blackwhite/