Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #56–Luck & Hope


“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” –Seneca, Roman philosopher, mid 1st Century AD

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge is a community event open to anyone who wants to give it a try. Full instructions are provided. This week  the prompts are “Luck & Hope”–each word to be included in a haiku, using any possible meanings or synonyms. Here is my Haiku using “Luck” and “Hope”:

Gamblers thrive on hope,

Yet luck is Effort’s reward,

When timing is right.


Good Fortune to all!

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5 thoughts on “Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #56–Luck & Hope

    1. Hi again: I visited your blog and very much enjoyed your haiku and it brought to mind a poem I like very much by Emily Dickinson : ” Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul…” 😊 I tried to comment on your site but the comment button wasn’t working for me…let’s hope you see this.


  1. Well done. Having once had an “issue” with gambling, so much of the psyche is consumed with the idea that “this is the right time,” so to not gamble is let that opportunity slip away. And then it becomes a hope because the voice in the head says, isn’t that what you felt the last time you lost your shirt.

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    1. Thanks for your comment…the haiku does seem to fit with what you described, yet the starting point was slightly different (the quote about preparation and opportunity). I am finding that words are more flexible than I thought…I see it in many of the haikus that people write…


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