Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #15 – Promise & Gift

Autumn Haiku

Written as part of the Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Challenge.

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  1. Well done Hugh, to be honest writing a haiku scares me lol i have tried poetry which is okay, but poem’s of love to my girlfriend are still a little rough around the edges lol keep up your good work its going great x

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    1. Thank you Andrew and it’s great to see you again. I’m sure your girlfriend enjoys the poetry you write for her. I hope you like my new look blog? It’s had a complete make over these last couple of weeks and I’ve just started the blogging 201 course which I can highly recommend.

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      1. Wow sounds really good hugh, good luck with everything you do, i think you are a fantastic writer already. I have only been dating my new girlfriend for a month, but she did like the poem i wrote her lol x

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  2. What beautiful colors! I do miss the bright colors of fall here in Florida. Our leaves just get brown and fall off. Lovely Haiku too! I do like the look of your widgets. I still hope for a picture of you though. Will this theme take a header? I can help you make one this weekend if you’d like. I love the background. Like rich stationery to write a letter on. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Colleen. I tried a few headers yesterday, but they did not work. I’ve also tried changing the colour of the text in my header, but can’t seem to do that either. Any suggestions on the type of picture for the header would be great, providing the text shows up clearly of course. Thank you so much for your offer of help, it really is very much appreciated. Maybe we can try putting something together over the weekend? The clocks in the UK go back on Sunday so, for a week at least I think, we will be one less hour ahead of your time. I think the difference between UK and Florida at the moment is 5 hours.

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      1. I actually am in the Panhandle so I think it is 6 hours. We are on central time here in the U.S. No problem, I will email you the creation and we can just see what works. Email me the picture of you and Toby and I will see if I can crop it, etc. Tell me your ideas too. cmchesebro@gmail.com πŸ™‚

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  3. Another lovely haiku, Hugh. Great autumnal shot. The yellow on top of the leaves makes the season look cheery. The cold must be starting to set in in your corner of the world now. When the leaves turn orange and red and start falling down, it will look like colourful snowflakes are raining everywhere πŸ™‚

    It’s almost summer here. I replaced the word “autumn” with “spring” in your haiku – fits my season πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Mabel, yes Autumn certainly is my favourite season of the year. She never fails to bring her magic by changing the colours of the tress for us. It’s a shame the colours then fall to the ground and the tress lay bear for the winter until the arrival of spring. I loved that you changed Autumn for Spring in my haiku, because it certainly does work as well, especially as Winter usually brings promises of cold snowy days.
      Thank you so much for your continued support. It’s always a pleasure to see you pop by.

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      1. When the colourful leaves fall on the ground, there is another opportunity to take photos! πŸ™‚ I’m sure that will make kids happy – leaves to play with and throw in the air.

        Championing you all the way, Hugh. Always interesting content here. And photos, too.

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      2. Thanks for the nice words, Hugh. Likewise, nice chatting with you.

        Don’t think you remember, but it was actually you who discovered my blog first. I thought you left a very interesting comment on one of my posts, and figured you had a brilliant blog so I hopped over here. Yep, I wasn’t wrong πŸ™‚

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  4. You’re really get the hang of the haiku, Hugh. I know what you mean about being scared of poetry, I’d love to have a go, but wouldn’t know where to start – and I really like the new look , too πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one that finds writing poetry quite frightening, Yvonne. Writing the haikus got me started and I’m comfortable with them now, but anything else poetry still scares me. I’ve only had one attempt so far and that was a few months back and, since then, I’ve deleted quite a few draft poems because they just did not seem right.
      I’m glad you like the new look blog. The blogging 201 course has certainly helped me fine tune the site with the help of fellow students on the course, so I would highly recommend giving it a try if you can. The work, so far, has not been as time consuming as 101 and it only runs for two weeks rather than the four 101 ran for.

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  5. Your words flowed very nicely Hugh. Nothing for you to be afraid of in poetry. I don’t understand all the “rules” of poetry, for me it is the basics of,: does it flow, does it feel, is it free? Oh, and of course my favourite form is rhyme. Once you start thinking in poetry/verse it can be quite difficult to stop πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the advice, Claudette. I’m going to have to get over this fear of writing poetry and stop deleting every poem I write before giving some of it the light of day. My problem seems to be with pressing that ‘publish’ button after I have written it. I’ll take you advice and have another go and see what I can come up with.

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      1. Oh, I wasn’t giving you advice, just trying to say how it works for me. Everyone is different, and needs to do things that work for them. I’m kind of “get it ot there” with my poetry, but I know others need to polish, refine, and polish again – OR, just wait till their boldness oozes up and overcomes them and they hit publish πŸ™‚
        Either way, you have nothing to worry about as your writing is fantastic and always keeps me reading till the end.

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