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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #48 Inspire & Loss


Ron, from Ronovan Writes, gives us the words: Inspire and loss to work with this week for our Haiku challenge!

Inspired by the sun –

summer storms with a fury,

defeating the heat.

The heat and humidity are cloying now in Pensacola, Florida. It will feel like well over 100 degrees F. by this afternoon. I have entered my “winter” and will stay in the air conditioning. I am writing away on my book.

What about you? Has the heat got you too? Write a haiku and beat the heat!

It was great seeing you all today. Until we visit again,




About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. Hello Colleen! Great haiku! Living in south Florida I can certainly relate. After days of blistering heat I do appreciate a stormy night. Isn’t it wonderful writing while it’s storming out? I love it. Happy writing! 😀

  2. I don’t miss that kind of heat! I love the blue here…so soothing 🙂

  3. I liked the picture of you swimming through the weather which can be heavy, thick and love your use of “cloying” humidity. The haiku was great, too. 🙂

    • Thank you. The humidity here gets pretty demanding. Our weatherman describes it as, “So think it feels like another skin.” That has happened a few times. It is about 92 degrees F. right now. HOT! 🙂 I can’t complain. At least we have air conditioning.

  4. Love your images Colleen and your haiku too very good. 🙂

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  6. I like your weather report in the form of a haiku. 🙂

  7. Honestly, I feel your pain! We are praying for the rains to come but they just won’t. This is the longest hot season in living memory and the temp has a heat index of around 45 C most days (that’s about 114 F…apparently).

    Hope you’re keeping cool.

    • Wow! That is Phoenix, AZ hot! A few years ago we were in downtown Phoenix in August. It was 117 degrees F. Humidity was low, but hot is just plain hot! You are in Bangkok, right? We hear about the temperatures in India and the people are dying from the heat. I shouldn’t complain. At least we have air conditioning. Keep cool and hopefully the rain will find its way to you soon!

  8. I know the feeling… the discomfort… growing up in South-East Asia. As summer arrived sooner than expected for you, winter hit Sydney before I was prepared. Going to be a very cold one, me thinks!

  9. OMG, 100° + humidity…. that’s not funny anymore. That way I am glad I am coming in October.

  10. Colleen, it is hot and humid here in Ohio. I’m not complaining. I welcome each change of season like an old friend, as long as it doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. Fall and winter will be here before we know it and the heat will be something we once again dream about.

    • I grew up in Milwaukee, WI right on Lake Michigan so you would think I was used to the heat and humidity of summer. This is just going to be a bad summer. The last couple of years was not as hot. At least our winter here gets no lower than the teens. That I can live with. It is about 86 degrees F. and feels like 96 degrees F. with the heat index. Even the dogs are miserable, Michelle. Have a good weekend. <3

  11. Well, not sure about summer here. Warmer but raining today. It sounds terrible there (in Barcelona is very humid too. Last summer, after years of not being there for the season I thought I wouldn’t survive. And my parents place has no air conditioning (they don’t like it) so…) Good news you’re writing… Looking forward to it!

    • You know what I am talking about. This humidity is bad. 80%+ humidity is like breathing through water! LOL! At least we have air conditioning. I want to send you this first part and get your opinion. I will send it tomorrow. Thanks, Olga. <3

  12. Great haiku, Colleen. I love the imagery. I can all but see that great burning ball in the sky! It’s been surprisingly warm here in the UK too; nothing compared to Florida of course, but I sure could use a little air conditioning right now! Happy writing 😀

  13. Colleen! What a great haiku! But I can imagine how sticky and humid it is down there and that the storms provide some quick relief. I love your “swimming” bitpic, by the way! I bet it feels that way if you walk outside!
    Yesterday and Thursday were sweltering in NYC but today seems milder..thankfully still sunny.
    Sending you cooling wishes your way!
    Have a super weekend and happy writing!!!

    • Hi, Lia. It is horrible outside. Yesterday, Ron and I went out to mow the lawn. I did the front and he did the back. I think I got heat stroke! Neither one of us felt good the rest of the day. The trials of living in the south! LOL. This is going to be a rough summer. The last two have not been bad, so we are in for a change I guess. Stay cool, Lia. I cannot imagine living in the city and it being that hot. Please take care. Happy weekend! <3

      • Oh, I’m sorry to hear about the heat stroke! I can imagine it was rough doing yardwork in the heat! It’s going to be a hot summer, like you say…here too I think. Indeed, I remember the last two years, especially last summer, were super mild so I guess Mother Nature is gearing up for a scorcher! Yes, here in NYC it gets pretty hot especially in the subways, waiting on the platform. Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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