Wine Sampling


in lord’s wine cellar
sage tastes ripened fruit of vine
surrounded by thought

a fool rushes to judgment
when grapes are ready to share

                                                                          -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 236 Sage / Vine
5-7-5 7-7


Prairie Song

zephyrs dawn chorus
swaying heads of meadow grass
-morning cooing doves

                                             -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 235 Grass / Dove
Prompt words: Grass & Dove
Haiku in 5-7-5


Haiku Challenge 234

celestial schemers –
three travelers who dare seek
distant stars on faith

                                                    -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 234 Seek / Find
Prompt words: Seek & Find
Senryu in 5-7-5


Word Wedge

foot in

Source – MoMA Louise Bourgeois – Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth – 1999

campaign persona’s
inconsistent talking points
traps his foot in mouth

                                     -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 232 Foot / Mouth
Prompt words: Foot & Mouth
Senryu in 5-7-5


Final Question


Cold cup on his lips
Socrate accepted fate
-Public’s thirsty goal

For anything that men can tell
death may be the greatest good

                                                              -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 231 Goal / Cup
Prompt words: Goal & Cup
Tanka in 5-7-5 7-7





Garden cress growing in London’s Chelsea Harbour. (Photo: wetwebwork)


Today young ideas
held hostage by endless doubts
struggle to exist

                                  -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 230 Exist / Today
Prompt words: Exist & Today
Haiku in 5-7-5




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


“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