Rapidly coursing

Precipice reached pause then plunge

Rock strewn roaring crash

A haiku for Ronovans challenge plunge and rapid are the key words. This evokes memories of waterfalls.


Freeze Haiku

BANG Metal constricting
Warmth's energy dissipates
Permeating Freeze 

I have discovered it is National Poetry Writing Month (April 2021). So although a few days late going to join in the challenge. I have joined on day 3 where the challenge is to create a Personal Universal Deck and write a poem inspired by it – the challenge site for seeking inspiration is here, although you could just commit to writing a poem a day for the remainder of the month of April. It is up to you!

Here is mine based on the card I pulled which was “Bang”. This made me think how I finally defrosted the freezer yesterday (yes very domesticated) and as it cooled the elements were making some terrific bangs!


Daffodil Haiku

Demure bud opens
Spring evening sun envelops
Delicate petals


Sun’s Warmth

Virtually spent
Clouds part allowing sun’s warmth
To lift weary soul



Sonorous soft sounds

Natural tones crisp clear cascade

Caught by tiny bones

The tiny bones that catch the sound are the Malleus, Incus & Stapes

For Ronovan’s haiku challenge words this week are soft and crisp.



Resonance surrounds

Immersed in melodic sounds

Orchestral soul salve


Gut trust

Trust your gut instincts

Guards from fools and foolishness

Head’s too far behind

For Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge – this weeks prompt words are ‘fool and head’.

Photo by Ksenia Chernaya on


Aching for Ease

Exhausted soul aches

Unabated suffering

No offer of ease

For Ronovans weekly haiku challenge, words this week are -yes you guessed it…Ease and Ache!


Haiku Cascade

A haiku distills thinking and I have been writing a good deal recently. Largely as part of Twitter engagement (@lauraelizahay). Here is my Haiku Cascade!

Don’t try to solve life

Probing makes it elusive

Like sand through fingers

“Will I be okay?”

The prayer of all who suffer

If resolve nurtured…

Torpor overtakes

Enveloped in down’s soft warmth

Sleep submerges mind

Slipped into the night

Freedom from glib exclusive

Found the kind and wise

Eventide’s light plays

Dancing through canopy’s boughs

I sigh lost in dreams

Do try for the light

End slumbering in darkness

World waits for your sight

Signs of spring

Life’s grace returning

Warm wind blows

Expect doubt

Life’s harsh leveller

Ego’s foe

In days aftermath

To myself I am unkind

To the achieved blind

To be a hermit

Deep in the woods, riverside

Only lost can find

A community

Of photo-synthesisers

Capturing the light

Like a mountain lake

Clearer, direction once was

Now muddy puddle!

Encouragement is

The act of lending courage

To the fearful heart.

Prophet Hicks was right

Human life’s machinations

Are all ‘just a ride’

It's just a ride.... Bill Hicks | Bill hicks, Bill hicks quotes, Gillian  welch

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Haiku Poetry

Time’s unbound

Seconds slip

Relentless advance

Time’s unbound

For Ronovans Haiku Challenge – prompts are Slip & Time Check it out