Bees & Bugs, Haiku & other Poetry

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Sun, Moon

Another Haiku challenge for Ronovan Writes #93. The challenge words are Sun & Moon.



The two sentences…

On sun-drenched nectar, a bee feeds and pollinates.

A bee feeds and pollinates: borne on moon-beam wings.


The opposites …

Ummm … sun & moon, light & dark … bees do not come out at night?


The image …

Bee on ivy, this morning.  (Nikon D3000 on auto, cropped)

Bee on ivy blossom (Nikon D3000 on auto)

Bee on ivy blossom (Nikon D3000 on auto)

Book Review, Haiku & other Poetry

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #90: Friend & Shiver

I’m late with this haiku, but didn’t realise until just now.  😮   Oh well, you are getting it, like it or not.

I write in Haiku English Form using 5 / 7 / 5 syllables.

The challenge words are Friend & Shiver

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge #90 Friend&Shiver

haiku using challenge words: friend & shiver

Did you notice how I snuck in another bee tongue – and what a beauty it is!

And another haiku  I did earlier which I do not wish to waste…  the challenge word shiver set this one off, for who could resist thinking of pirates shivering their timbers. Especially with Ronovan Hester using the word, having co-wrote a pirate tale with P.S.Bartlett – Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling


From the book blurb on Amazon …

I was born in London as Gabriel Wallace. The child of high society; although I was raised to appreciate everything that softly landed in my hand. I followed all the rules. I worked hard, studied hard and ended up a captain in the Royal Navy before my twenty fifth birthday. Unfortunately, I saw the world through my own eyes, not the eyes of my superiors and my vision was clear.
I knew my duty. I knew my job. I also knew deep down, regardless of the loyalty my commission required, my stance was in opposition and it was but a matter of time before they’d force me to stand alone.
Fortunately for me, my crew was loyal too and I had the full support of my closest friend and confidant as well. I didn’t know where I’d end up but I knew one thing for sure; I needed to get the hell out of England and thanks to them, I was taking my ship with me. 

I enjoyed Gabriel Falling, but his righteousness got to me by the end : what a prig! He took it too far sometimes, almost unrealistically so.  Nevertheless, this is a terrific tale of the high seas, and not always what one would expect of a Navy man turned pirate. Methinks more will be revealed in future books. I think he is on another mission, not one just for himself. A book for the boys.

I like sailing books. It might have something to do with my grandfather being a Royal Navy gunner – until 1908 when he jumped ship at New Zealand and done a runner.

Have a good day.     🙂

(goes to unplug internet, muttering the Condo750 post, you haven’t done that  yet … )


Haiku & other Poetry

Haiku: Zestful

Ronovan Write’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #88

The words are Lift & Plan


As usual I’ve used the haiku in English form (5 /7 / 5 syllables)

The two sentences …

Lift the fog of dreams, season your everyday with zest.

Season your everyday with zest, plan to live your life.

The opposites …

I’ve lived much of my life always looking forward to that impossible  day in the future when I would have everything I wanted in life – even though I never really knew what that was. I pretty much spent my childhood with my nose in a book. I did the same with my first marriage, and when I wasn’t reading I had weird stuff going on in my head for most of those seventeen years.

Since I started blogging, I’ve become acutely aware of my surroundings and more recently, I’ve discovered the benefit of planning ahead. Mr R had to rub off on me, eventually! He likes to know exactly what is happening each hour, day, week, month, year. I have not arrived at the stage where I’m living each day as if it is my last, but I’m trying.

The image …

I’ve just had a quick look on the web to identify this pretty little butterfly – the Grass Blue.  The photo was taken this week with the Nikon D3000. I’ll share some more of it, tomorrow.

Zizina labradus, commonly known as the Common Grass Blue, Grass Blue, or Clover Blue, is a small Australian butterfly of the Lycaenidae family.  Wikipedia


Have a good day, and thanks for reading.  🙂