Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge– The Deepest of Truths

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge asked us to use the words: deep and truth.

Here is my contribution for this week:


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My apologies to The “Mona Lisa,” one of my favorite paintings of all time and to Leonardo Da’ Vinci.  I just felt like these were the words behind her smile.

Many thanks to you for stopping by and sharing this cup of coffee with me.  I can’t wait until our next visit!

Silver Threading

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

18 thoughts on “Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge– The Deepest of Truths

  1. I love that painting as well but would never have thought to have put the prompt words for the haiku and the painting together. Well done, Colleen. You mind is so brilliantly creative. Thanks for the coffee. My turn next 🙂

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    1. Thanks Hugh. The crazy part is that it just came to me in a flash. I worry I might speak in Haiku! LOL. I love it 😃

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      1. Haha, you’ve just invented a brand new language, Colleen. Maybe this is how we should all speak with each other in Ronovan’s haiku group. What fun that would be in trying to come up with answers to questions.


  2. The debate on the Monaliza smile is a big one, and many a news channels or writer has contemplated it.

    As for the Haiku well it just seems to speak of the truth of Life. Beautiful and profoundly deep meaning.

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  3. I think you saw the two sides of the possibilities. For one I don’t so much see the smile on the left side of the painting. And one has to wonder if Leonardo captured her exact feelings in the eyes as the smile gives. I am rambling so I will end there.


    1. I could do a whole blog post about the Mona Lisa. I never realized how visual I am. No wonder I did not like doing accounting for a living! LOL!


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