Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #30 – Force & Free

It’s been a long time since I participated in Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.  “Too long” some have said, while others have said “We never noticed you gone!”

Ronovan's Weekly Haiku Challenge

‘Force’ & ‘Free’ were the words he asked us to use, so here I am with my offering entitled ‘New Day’.

New Day - A haiku by Hugh Roberts

Am I staying or will I be gone again?  You’ll have to wait until next time to find out.

So how did I do, having been away for so long?

Thanks for reading.

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      1. I drove through Wales about 20 years ago. I thought it was beautiful and had loads of fun trying to figure out how to pronounce names (always got them wrong). I’d love to see a “This is My Place” post with your photos and memories.


      2. That’s a great idea, Claudette. I need to get out more and take more pictures but, alas, it’s our last day in Wales today, but we will be coming back soon.

        I even find some of those names hard to say and I’m Welsh! 🙂 This is the best one: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

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      3. Isn’t it funny how we get so used to thinking about words that we stop hearing how they sound? Perhaps that is part of the reason the world is such a mess – we just don’t hear what we are saying anymore.


  1. Another effortless poem, Hugh. I love it. Every day is a brand new day and always something to be greatful about. “Forcing up the sun” is lovely phrase…despite the word force it still sounds like a very elegant phrase. Glad you are back. Will be waiting to see when you’ll pop round again 🙂


      1. Couldn’t tell that you took a while to come up with the haiku. Spring is just around the corner for you – I am sure that will certainly inspire more poetry from you soon 🙂


    1. Thank you, Sherri. I took the photo early one morning this week while out walking Toby. It was a beautiful frosty morning and I was so glad that I had taken my iPhone with me, as I often forget to pick it up on my way out.

      Wow, I’m really honoured that you have tagged me in your Workspace Blog Hop post. I’ve never been tagged in that one before, so thank you so much, it’s a first for me! 🙂 I’ll be revealing all about my blog workspace in a post very soon.


  2. Excellent Hugh! Haikus are such fun to do and a wonderful way to sum up an emotion in a few words. I write mine and then edit them down until I get the right amount of syllables. It’s good writing practice I think. 😊


  3. Confession time- I didn’t read the comments above mine but I’m sure no one actually said- “Didn’t notice you were gone.” lol

    I like it! Maybe I’ll give haikus a try some day. 🙂


    1. I had the odd hint from Ronovan asking why I had not been submitting haikus and, to be honest, it was because I seem to lose my ability to put then together. I came back last week but now, this week, I can’t seem to put the words together again and am struggling.

      I hope you join this challenge, Kat, because it can (and should) be fun. One thing for certain is that Ronovan will introduce you to a whole new bunch of bloggers as well.


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