Unbound

Sylvie Gregoire

Soul Soaring – Painting by Sylvie Grégoire

Highest honor found
when truth soars with eagle’s wings
-hero’s dreams unfold

                              -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 227 Truth / Honor
Prompt words: Truth & Honor
Haiku in 5-7-5

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/11/12/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-227-truthhonor/

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

-Roosevelt Skerrit

Second Tuesday

vote

Which way the wind blows
Framer’s question of resolve
Counts the ballots cast

Second Tuesday of November
Voter selection charts the way

                                        -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 226 Question / Resolve
Tanka 5-7-5 7-7

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/11/05/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-226-questionresolve/

Strike A Pose

Trump

privileged strike pose
while poor driven by hunger
march another day

                                 -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 225 Strike / Hunger
Prompt words: Strike & Hunger
Haiku in 5-7-5

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/10/29/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-225-strikehunger/

Wanderlust

John William Waterhouse

Image Credit John William Waterhouse, byname Nino, (1849-1917) English painter of the Victorian era known for his large-scale paintings of Classical mythological subjects.

fairies’ circle art
set mushroom rings in meadows
pensive compass scene

dreams once lived in nature’s sites
her mysteries of the night

                                            -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 224 Art / Compass
Prompt words: Art & Compass
Tanka in 5-7-5 7-7

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/10/22/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-224-artcompass/

Sourdough Thoughts

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Golden loaves of bread
that rise in grandma’s woodstove
served with fall preserves

Smokey farmhouse memories
of breakfast conversations

                                         -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 223 Rise / Fall
5-7-5 7-7

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/10/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-223-risefall/

Warrior’s Death

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Paintings from Norse mythology Peter Nicolai Arbo, Valkyrie’s Death Oil on canvas 1880

Hero’s tears tumble
on lips pursed in dying breath
-life’s struggle over

noble effort undertook
cost of honor bravely paid

                                        -cj holm

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #103 – 10/1/2018 Fall & Try – Synonyms Only

Per Colleen’s Tanka Challenge, I chose tumble and struggle as my synonyms for fall & try

(Tanka Form 5-7-5 7-7)

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https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/10/01/colleens-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-recap-no-103-fall-try-synonymsonly/

The Pause

Pause

Words and Image ©2018 cj holm

Morning mist blankets
falls ultimate act of love
brings peace to harvest

stilling scythe with daybreak dew
hushing autumns reaper swirl

                                    -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 221 Peace / Love
Tanka 5-7-5 7-7

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/10/01/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-challenge-221-peacelove/