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Week #54 Haiku Challenge Review of the Words Free & Think.
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New This Week
Pat B of A season and a time: “Some of my current interests besides my family, church, and family history include the following: browsing thrift shops and antique stores, trying out new recipes as well as coming up with a few of my own, playing the piano, learning about my DNA and my health traits, and doing research on various topics.”~Just a taste of her About Page. The Haiku: The Parent Plunge. My name for her Haiku and one that doesn’t even come close to giving away what the Haiku is about. The photos she used to go along with the Haiku are her own and I have to say WOW. Am I so envious she had this experience.
First to Enter this Week:
TJ Paris of La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin: Temple. Very much like his photography. Not sure where it is that he’s not supposed to be in. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t mention it. :) He also has his own type of Haiku Challenge.
Annette Rochelle Aben: Mind Your Own. That’s my choice for title of the Haiku and I think it fits. Once you read it I think you might too. First, she’s a published author, and you can visit her Amazon Author page here. One of those books has included as one of the 25 Global Voices of Social Media. She has numerous shows through The Magic Happens radio network, there is The Magic Happens Radio, then Tell Me A Story which is a weekly program. That link will take you to my interview with her. Then she has a daily show as well, Perspectivepower. And remember her being a writer for the online magazine The Magic Happens-Humanity Thriving Out Loud. Check out her inclusion in the new just realeased anthology; Indies Unlimited’s 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology here.
Mira of They, You And Me and To Wear a Rainbow blogs: Only…Love… Nice message to the opinionated. And The cage. Hmm. Interesting. Maybe someone liked the house? @BediMona
Judy of Edwina’s Episodes: Free to be WhatEvEr. Hmm. Sometimes it’s best not to comment. Not that I would say anything bad, but it might come across wrong. Once you read it you’ll see what I mean.
Sue Vincent from Daily Echo: Free. I think of the title The Lie when I read this one. Looking at the photo with the boundaries in the distance give visuals to the words. Very nice. Sue is one of our resident authors with a LOT of books on Amazon. Click here to check them out. @SCVincent But Check out her NEW BOOK. Available in Paperback and for Kindle.
Hugh Roberts of Hugh’s Views & News: Sauce Junkie. Um, you have to read it to get it. :) And yes, I did come up with the title. Hugh is also a member of the Lit World Interviews team. You may read his contributions by clicking here.
Prakash of Its PH: Clenched in Hyberabad. The other title I thought of was Disturbing. Sometimes I worry about where our friend’s mind goes.
Al of Al the Author: Three Thoughts of Free. Um, yeah, three Haiku about like you know, thoughts, thinking, and free. Some about like being staged, caged or maybe enraged. Not really sure.
Clarence Holm of PrairieChat: Fiscal Expediency. Ew. Just ew. :) And a second one that is not Ew at all, Minnesota Morning.
Olga of Stuff and what if…: Miracles. I have several reasons for the title choice. But one is the idea of last two words in that second line. I wonder how often people feel they really can be that. A whole society like that would be a Miracle.
Ruth of Mad Meandering Me: Disappointed. So many interpretations for this one. From the silly to serious.
Eloise of Thoughts by Mell0-Elo: Breaking Boundaries. I think this is somewhat of a Haibun in that there is a short message following it. Short but important. She’s branching out. Prose + Haiku = Haibun. :) Eloise is also one of our Authors. You visit Amazon.com here or Amazon UK here to check out her offerings for both children and adults.
OnTheLand: Our Struggle With Nature. Three for one with a singular message.
Suzanne Miller of Art and Life: Thinking with the heart. Whoa, talk about an informative post. Not just a Haiku here. Read and enjoy.
Ritu of But I Smile Anyway…: I’m Free. She went Tanka on us this week. :) A very good poem and I get the actual feel of it that she is relaying. And the message is true for us all if we want to follow it.
Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams: Soulmate. A sometimes scary use of the word think. :) Visit Michelle Lunato Photography as well. @MichelleLunato
Jennifer of The Secret Keeper: A Free Wind and Pure Imagination. a very ethereal feel to both Haiku this week.
Shida Tahirah of 876LoveR: Living Free? Wish I could afford the cost of the Haiku. :)
Meredith & Martha of Meredith’s Musings: Free Thinker and Breakup by Meredith & Freedom and Butterfly by Martha. I think Freedom is really a visual of what Martha is. :)
AC Elliott of File Cabinet Ramblings: Corporate Objectives. There is a certain freedom in this but then not. Very good opposing ideas in one. Really like the thinking here. @Elliott_ac
Johnoii of johnorzehowski: Limitation. Very interesting nature Haiku. Something to think about.
clickerwriter of Captured by Aishwarya: The end Spring cleaning maybe? Yard sale? Hmm.
Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Anxiety and Pet Hugs. Seriousness from our resident Humorist. Definite MUST READ on that Pet Hugs and the reason behind it.
Dr. KO of KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog: A crazu ideological teenager who still thinks that clear, free, rational thinking can save the world. Not my title. :)
Steven Walsky of Simplicity Lane: A mountain gives forth. A Haibun by Steven. Another one of those jealous moments for me. Check out and get Simplicity Lane free, go here for where you can get it. Through a Stranger’s Eyes here and Résumé for Love for free here.
R. Todd of R. Todd Writes: Freedom…. It comes with a price.
ladyleemanilla of Lady Lee Manilla’s Photos: Our Oyster?. What is our oyster? Go find out.
Juliet of Battered Wife Seeking Better Life: Reflections. I think the message in this one will hit a lot of people close to home. @BWseekingBL
Serins of Serins Sphere: The unforgiven. A Haiku and a Tanka. Some may recognize that title. Even if you don’t go check it out. @SerinsSphere
Florence of Meanings and Musings: Seek Your Freedom. A Tanka this week. One most of us can identify with. Florence is also a member of the Lit World Interviews Team. Read her posts here. @FTThum
Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life: I Think. A Haibun. I think this one can be as he intends or for me I think it gives thoughts of maybe my own earlier years.
Swatiu of imgrowing: Unfettered. Considering the prompt words, I think the title says it all. But what all does it say?
Vashti Quiroz-Vega of The Writer Next Door: Po-Po.. She got them right this week. :) And I think she’s gotten a pass or two in her life. And no, not that kind of pass. Geesh you gutter minded people you. o,O Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.
Marigold of Versus Blurb: Thought Security. Yeah, I have no idea where I came up with the title either. I mean, I just sort of at this point in the review am lucky to be able to even think myself. Okay so I know where I came up with it, but you have to go see why. Go purchase
Marigold Deidre Dicer’s book The Black Swan Inheritance from Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or the iBooks store or purchase it from Amazon on Kindle by clicking here. @MarigoldDicer
Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous Word: An Obedient Feminist. I in no way came up with this title. A very interesting read.
Elusive Trope of Musings of a Photogenic Memory: Freeway Moment. I instantly got that Friday rush-hour-stuck-on-top-of-spaghetti-junction-in-Atlanta-with-no-air-in-summer feeling.
E. Rawls of E. Rawls: Author creating stories and art: My Head in the Clouds and I Think. I think there will be no cloud visits unless you stay free and clear of that second one. Remember another author in the house. I think the best would be to her book page on her weebly site, http://erawls.weebly.com/
Shailzaa of Fewunsaidwords: Ego Destroyers. That last sentence kind of made me think a bit.
Claudette of to search and to find happiness in every day: Delusion. Definite true message.
Canaf of Faithful Devotionals: True Freedom. A freedom that is less and less apparent these days. Awesome image!
Skybright1 of from heart to head: Memories. Somewhat romanticalish. :) I made up a word.
Jane Dougherty of Jane Dougherty Writes: Utopia. Love the peacefulness of these two. She is a published author after all. And I have interviewed her and reviewed one of her books. Visit her Amazon Author page for her books by clicking here. You can read my interview with her and her co-author here which has a link to my review.
My Haiku: The greatest opportunity.
Marjorie of Kyrosmagica: Anxiety and Pet Hugs. Seriousness from our resident Humorist.
Vashti Quiroz-Vega of The Writer Next Door: Po-Po. Get Vashti’s current book, The Basement on Amazon by clicking here.
And the Closing Haiku:
Free from all complaints
In the middle of great bliss,
I think of problems.
Much Love, Much Success, and Much Respect,
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