Haiku Challenge (8/17/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 319 – Trip / Whip
The challenge is to create a Haiku containing this week’s words

Sunday Morning Reprisal

(Just wait till we get home!)

Trip to olive grove
To select a proper whip
-Double punishment

Just how painful should it be
To fulfill a mother’s aim

                                     ©2020 cj holm

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Stay – A Décima Love Song

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #18
“Stay” In A rhyme line

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Stay!

Our time is ending won’t you stay?
There is so much left to explore.
Hopes and dreams of what is in store,
Don’t leave this moment slip away.

My hands are trembling, they betray,
That you’re thinking the same thing too.
Let’s leave nothing to misconstrue!
The fire is burning in the hearth,
Please stay by me and share the warmth.
There is so much that’s left to do.

                                                            ©2020 cj holm*

*Writer’s note – This is one poem that changed entirely as it was being written. At first, it was a beginning – Then it became an ending!

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/12/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-18-stay-this-week-its-the-a-rhyme-line/

“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

 

Haiku Challenge (8/10/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 318 – Meet / Part

The challenge is to create a linked haiku, known in a fashionable eclectic circle as Shi Rensa Haiku

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Then Again

Day’s closing sunlight
Meets this evenings shade of blue
Young lovers must part.

Young lovers must part
Daylight memories remain
Thoughts cast to the night

Thoughts cast to the night
Fills the heart with pleasant dreams
Till night becomes day

Till night become day
And blue is lit by sunlight
Love begins again

                 ©2020 cj holm

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Décima Challenge #17

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #17
“Prize” In D rhyme line
analysis blackboard board bubble

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Significance of D Rhyme Line

What can be said about Ronovan placing “Prize” in the D rhyme line? – Apparently a lot!

In summation word will stand alone,
Outcome of facts obtained before.
Its significance hard to ignore
In word play it’s hard to dethrone!
In rhyming scheme it is well known,
It’s not the first, second, or third,
An accumulation what’s occurred.
Now we don’t want to rhapsodize,
It is time to award the prize,
To say more would just be absurd.

©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/05/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-17-prize-this-week-its-the-d-rhyme-line/

“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Décima 8/4/2020

blue windmill2

 

Day after day the clear well water flow,
Down through a pipe to old rusted tin trough.
That farms water pump cycles on and off,
As the windmill turns and prairie breeze blow.
Pumping cold water from steel shaft below,
That’s drilled two hundred feet through sand and rock,
Bringing precious water for farm and stock.
The windmill blades keep turning round and round,
Driving old gears whose iron teeth have been ground,
Rusted old bearings that sing round the clock.

©2020 cj holm

Words and image by CJ Holm
“Décima” (also known as Espinel)is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables. The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc. The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Haiku Challenge (8/3/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 317 – Eye / Light

Five Momentary Hues

Glimpse of tomorrow
Seen in the light of their eyes
Lover’s destiny

          ©2020 cj holm

First light of morning
Linking hearts and open eyes
Desire’s golden chains

          ©2020 cj holm

Refracted sunlight
Rainbows caught by children’s eyes
Magic thoughts in air

          ©2020 cj holm

Last light of battle
Seen by soldier’s dying eyes
Opens heaven’s door

          ©2020 cj holm

Sparkle of dew drops
Delight early morning eyes
Light’s priceless jewels

          ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/03/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-317-eyelight/

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Nobody Knows!

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #16
“Grow” In C rhyme line

person holding black iphone

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In the year two thousand nineteen
Exotic meat sold in Wuhan.
Special food to debut in
A little rice with sweet green bean.
Wish it included a vaccine.
Three months later the problem grows,
Must shut it down leaders propose.
They thought first it was endemic,
Now world suffers in a pandemic.
When it will end nobody knows!

                                             ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/07/29/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-16-grow-this-week-its-the-c-rhyme-line/

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“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Haiku Challenge (7/27/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 316 – Destruct / Self

person with body painting

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A clever icon
built on sarcastic comments
will selfie-destruct

                          ©2020 cj holm

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No Finer Pals

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #15
“Kind” In B rhyme line

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Photo Credit Dog And Cat Best Friends Travel Together
by : Tom Percival on : 10 Nov 2018 01:37
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Out on the farm a dog and cat
No finer pals you’ll ever find.
Then the dog barked, you’re not my kind
How could the news be worse than that?

The chicken called and so did the rat
It turns out now you’re not canine.
Then I’m told it seems you’re feline!
You never bark, you say meow
Still we are friends I will allow
I don’t care what others opine.

                                              ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/07/22/decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-15-kind-this-week-its-the-b-rhyme-line/

“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

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Haiku/Tanka Challenge (7/20/20)

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 315 – Chimpanzee / Kiss

White House chimpanzee
Sits behind his right shoulder
– There to kiss his ring

He never questions orders
Makes a perfect running mate

                               ©2020 cj holm

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/07/20/haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-chimpanzee-kiss/