Change— Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt #64: Tide & Flesh

 

Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada on St. Lawrence River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean
Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada on the mighty St. Lawrence River,which flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Feeling eternal

Corporal aches and longings

Ebb as ocean tides.

Feeling eternal corporal aches and longings,

Corporal aches and longings ebb as ocean tides.

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Thank you to the Daily Post for posting the following quote for this week’s Photo Challenge, “Change”.:

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
― Lao Tzu

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imageThis post was written in response to Ronovan Writes Monday Haiku Challenge #64.  To read more haiku using the prompt words “Tide” and “Flesh”, please  visit Ronovan’s  Prompt Post.  There he explains how to participate; participants post links to their haiku contributions in the Comments section.   On Sunday, October 4, visit RonovanWrites for a Roundup with links to all of this week’s entries, plus an informative and entertaining review. 

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“Run Deer Run”— Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt #63: Stag & Noise

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An interesting combination of prompt words this week from Ronovan of Ronovan Writes: ‘stag’ and ‘noise’. When  ‘stag’ refers to a deer, one thinks of a peaceful, graceful creature, such as the one who passed behind my house in July. The above picture, taken through a glass door from afar, isn’t great, but for me special, nonetheless.  The deer was on the move, undoubtedly not feeling welcomed by our barking dogs.  And there it is, when these peaceful creatures pass by, noise often occurs as noted in Ronovan’s opening Haiku:

THAT TIME
WHEN DEER RUN FROM THE FOREST,
THEY BRING NOISE FROM BRAKES.

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Around where I live, hunters and poachers are out on the prowl for wild turkey, rabbits, and deer.  Sometimes at night, especially later on in the year, we hear gunshots. We keep our back light on to remind them that there is a house in range.  Here is my haiku:

Hunters are roaming,

Gunshot din punctures silence,

Run doe, Run stag, Run!

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imageThis post was written in response to Ronovan Writes Monday Haiku Challenge #63.  To read more haiku using the prompt words “Stag” and “Noise”, please  visit Ronovan’s  Prompt Post.  There he offers his opening haiku and explains how to participate;  participants post links to their haiku contributions in the Comments section.   On Sunday, September 27, visit RonovanWrites for a Roundup with links to all of this week’s entries, plus an informative and entertaining commentary. 

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“Hot September”— Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt #62: Start & Hot

This year, as children returned to school and summer vacations ended, September brought almost tropical weather to Eastern Ontario–it persisted during the evening with balmy nights and then, with little warning, switched to cold, sweater evenings.  Apparently we will be having more temperature fluctuations this Fall, with a dip in temperatures by the end of the month, followed by a warmer period before winter.

This haiku is a reflection on recent weather events:

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Chilly nights follow humid hot September days,

Humid hot September days, Autumn’s beginning?

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imageThis poem was written in response to Ronovan Writes Monday Haiku Challenge #62. To read more haiku using the prompt words “Start” and “Hot” please  visit the Prompt Post.  There Ronovan offers opening haiku and explains how to participate; links to haiku contributions are posted in the Comments section.   On Sunday, September 20, visit RonovanWrites for a Roundup with links to all of this week’s entries plus an informative and entertaining commentary. 

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Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt #61: Tears & Wine

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Heart Torn 

Sips of wine ferment,

A mournful heart tears open,

Crooning wistful song.

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Sips of wine ferment, a mournful heart tears open.

A mournful heart tears open crooning wistful song.

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This poem was written in response to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #61. To read more haiku using the prompt words “Tears” and “Wine”, visit the Prompt Post.  Ronovan offers an opening haiku and explains how to participate; links to haiku contributions may be found in the Comments section.  At the end of the week, on Sunday, visit RonovanWrites for a Roundup post with links to all of the week’s entries plus an informative and entertaining commentary.  Enjoy!

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Bridge of Change Haiku: Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #60: Bridge & Move

Haiku by Ontheland.wordpress.com, 2015, all rights reserved.
Haiku by Ontheland.wordpress.com, 2015, all rights reserved.

Bridge of Change

Destiny unknown,

Bridge spans uncharted waters,

Travels to new world.

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This is a second haiku from me using the RonovanWrites  prompt words: ‘bridge’ and ‘move’ (‘travel’ as a variation).  This  evening I was exploring apps for formatting quotes, thinking about using more quotes in the future, and presenting them framed on backgrounds as I am seeing on other blogs. (As I have noted in my sidebar, I am a monkey according to the Chinese horoscope).  Well, there I was at Recite.com, experimenting to see how it worked and lo and behold, one of the background templates was a bridge–so that got me going, writing another haiku.

To date my haiku challenge entries have been written before reading the creations of others. This poem came after and I am hoping the image hasn’t been used by someone else.  I admired the haiku I have read so far so I know my imagination has been influenced. However, the poem above went through many variations, including ones abandoning the second prompt (yep, I might have). This current, and probably final version conveys the aspects of Change that I was trying to capture.

I had already been thinking about Change–on a personal level, how the road or bridge to a different situation is not always clear–and if you do take a leap you don’t necessarily know what the journey will be like or where you’ll end up. Similarly, how on a humanity level, scientists are getting messages from nature that we humans need to change our way of living or face serious planetary changes. More and more of us are convinced that change is required–in fact massive changes are taking place–yet nobody at this stage can say how it  all will turn out and whether we will manage to do enough soon enough: unknown path and unknown destiny.

To read more haiku using the prompt words “Bridge” and “Move”, use this link to visit   RonovanWrites.  Ronovan offers an opening haiku and explains how to participate; links to haiku contributions may be found in the Comments section.  Highly recommended.

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Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt #60: Bridge & Move

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Bridge

When illness arrives,

Mountains move to reveal bridge

To meaningful life.

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When illness arrives mountains move to reveal bridge.

Mountains move to reveal bridge to meaningful life.

I can happily say that I have been cancer-free since 2009 when my thyroid was removed. The before and after experiences have influenced me to value the present moment and quality of life more, and  to spend less time doing things I don’t find meaningful.  While perhaps spiritual mountains didn’t move for me as suggested in the haiku, some people do experience this level of enlightenment when faced with a major health concern. So, the poem is rooted in both my personal experience and  my awareness of what has gone on for others.

To read more haiku using the prompt words “Bridge” and “Move”, use this link to visit   RonovanWrites.  Ronovan offers an opening haiku and explains how to participate; links to haiku contributions may be found in the Comments section.  Enjoy!

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Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt #59: Bird & Red: Poems #2-4

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Upset Idiom

Shaking, seething red,

Ruffled up into a flap,

I’m  having a bird!    

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Canine Ambush

Red collared canine,

Spies bird near blueberry bush,

And the chase is on!

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Childhood Memory #2

imageRed checkmarks and stars,

Cute bird and flower stickers,

Our teacher’s rewards.

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge is open to one and all. For more information about the challenge or to find links to other poems inspired by this week’s prompts, visit RonovanWrites.

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