Tournier Morning— Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt #65: Harp & Clear

Golden notes cascade,

Shimmer luminosity,

Magical harp song.


imageThis post was written in response to Ronovan Writes Monday Haiku Challenge #65.  To read more haiku using the prompt words “Harp” and “Clear”, 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 11, visit RonovanWrites for a Roundup with links to all entries, plus an informative and entertaining review. 

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Poetry Challenge #58:  Rise and Save


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Here is my contribution to this Haiku Challenge: two poems with identical opening lines, but different messages, inspired by prompts: ‘Rise and Save’. For those who wish to join in or read other entries, I have provided a link at the end of this post.

Wisdom’s Gems

Sages rise with sun

Upon sleeping through moon time

They save wisdom’s gems.

Sages rise with sun, upon sleeping through moon time.  Upon sleeping through moon time, they save wisdom’s gems.

Conserving Daylight

Sages rise with sun

After sleeping in darkness

They save light for day.

Sages rise with sun after sleeping in darkness.  After sleeping in darkness, they save light for day.

Many writers submit poems to RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge— a wide variety of thoughts and emotions are expressed. To give it a try or to have a good read, visit the prompt post.  Links to other haikus using the prompts are in the comments.

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Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt Challenge #57-Bust&Must


In response to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge, I have written two haikus using the prompt words : ‘Bust and Must’. The challenge goes from Monday to Sunday so there is a  week to give it a try before the next prompt words are announced. The link to RonovanWrites, above, will lead you to simple instructions and, in the Comments, links to the haikus of other participants.

Two Canadian political topics came to mind with this week’s prompts.

To Prime Minister Stephen Harper:

Support Our Youth


If re-elected in October, “Stephen Harper vows to outlaw travel to ‘places that are ground zero for terrorist activity”…”he would make it a criminal offence for Canadians to travel to parts of the world under the control of extremist groups.” August 9, 2015, CBC News,

We Need Clean Tech Subsidies



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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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Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #55: Five & Thrive

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Prompt 55

At prompt 55

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May it ever thrive!



Focus heart and mind

In 5-7-5 haiku

Thrive in precision.


Wisdom Energies

In awareness stream

Mind, Heart, Being, Want, Action,

Five energies thrive


Wisdom Energies  is inspired by The Five Wisdom Energies–A Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions, and Relationships  by Irini Rockwell, 2002.

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge is a community event open to anyone who wants to give it a try.  Full, easy-to-understand tips are provided.  This is week #55, and the prompts are “Five & Thrive”–each word to be included in a haiku, using any possible meanings or synonyms.

Free Market Haiku: Take #2


For a  previous post, I composed two “Free Market” haiku poems in response to Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #53.  The two prompt words were “guide” and “mad” — the challenge was to compose a haiku using the prompt words, or synonyms.  Here is “Take #2”, a new collection of three haiku using the prompts:

Driven by profit,
Rushing ahead with no guide,
We cause wild weather.


Free market leaders,
Burning more fossil fuels,
Ignoring wildness.


Opening our eyes
To climate madness at last,
Courage is our guide.



If the ideas in these haiku are of interest, you might want to read about my source of inspiration, This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein in my previous post, Free Market for Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #53. To see how other bloggers responded to this Haiku challenge, follow the links listed in Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge Roundup #53.

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Our Struggle With Nature



Our Struggle with Nature


As we eye freedom,
Dreaming of ease and comfort,
Nature surprises.


Achieving progress,
Believing in liberty,
Yet bound by nature.


Planning harmony
With nature’s laws we adapt,
Free in her domain.


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Ronavan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge is open to everyone who wishes to write haiku using two prompt words. This week the prompts are “Free & Think”. No experience necessary.