RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #79 Crystal & Hope

Welcome to this week’s Haiku sponsored by Ron, from Ronovan Writes. The challenge words this week are “crystal and hope.”

I am really excited to share that on Saturday, I will meet my first blogging buddy in person! Wendy Darling and I are both living in Colorado only 100 miles apart! Isn’t that amazing? It just seems fitting that I would dedicate this haiku to our first meeting!

Wendy is an author, illustrator, and a narrator! Her debut novel was published in 2014 and is called Silver Lightning. (Click the link to see her book on Amazon).

Here is a bit about Wendy:

Wendy Anne Darling was born in England, spent her high school years in South Africa, and moved the U.S. in 1989. She describes her accent as ‘mid-Atlantic’; her friends in the U.S. think she sounds British and her family in England say she’s totally American now! Wendy has two gorgeous daughters and two phenomenal grand-kids and lives near Boulder, Colorado with a view of the Rocky Mountains that inspires her every day.

Wendy’s love affair with books started early; her grandmother would bring her piles of slightly imperfect books, courtesy of her job with the Oxford University Press, and her love of reading led her to write her own stories and poetry from a very young age. She has read the entire The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit aloud twice; once to her sisters and again for her daughters and does a mean Gollum!

Wendy is a writer, a narrator of Amazon Audible audio books, and an artist. She has degrees in Visual Communications and Paralegal Studies, studied Theater for a while at CU-Boulder and has acted in several plays, including ‘A Taste of Shakespeare.’ When she’s not reading, writing or drawing, she’s watching anything Sci-Fi and is a huge fan of Doctor Who. Silver Lightning is her debut into publishing, and the cover is her own artwork.

I am calling this haiku, “First Meeting.” Here is how I used the two words: Crystal = gem, and Hope = expectation.

An expectation –

meeting a friend the first time,

I know she’s a gem!

Thanks for stopping by! Wendy and I will take pictures and share our visit with you all next week!

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at
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  1. Yay! How wonderful to meet up with a friend for the first time. I found the couple whom I’ve met a real pleasure. They were just as lovely in person as I imagined, and then some! Enjoy every moment of it.

    Lovely haiku in honour of your meeting. Xx

    • Thanks so much, Melissa. I expect we will have a grand time. We have much in common and I will be excited to have a friend here in Colorado. I’m really excited! <3

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben

    Cheers to the two of you! And cheers for your clever haiku! Looking forward to hearing all about this happy time. <3

  3. Awww!!!!

    What a lovely haiku, Colleen! I am so looking forward to meeting up. When we first met up online I wished we lived closer as we seemed to have so much in common. I could hardly believe it when you said you were moving to Colorado. 😀

    Serendipity is definitely one of my favorite words. See you Saturday! 🙂

  4. How wonderful for you both…a perfect Haiku. I was so envious of the European blog bash, wish we could all meet up here more often. Have a great time, Colleen. ☺

  5. Beautiful haiku, and great fortune to meet an on-line friend irl. I’ve had that opportunity once and it was magic, as if we’d known each other forever.

  6. Great! And she’s written ‘Silver Lightning’. I think it’s fate…Have a great time and I hope you’ll report back

  7. How exciting Colleen. Enjoy the meeting 🙂

  8. Aww! That’s such a sweet haiku. I love it! I think it’s so exciting that you two are going to meet for the first time––so much fun! I loved the image of the two of you. 😉

  9. Have fun, Colleen. Looking forward to hearing all about your first meeting with another blogger. 🙂 When it happened to meet last year, it was very exciting and worth every single second. Wendy and you will have so much to talk about. 🙂

  10. A sweet haiku to celebrate what I’m sure will be a fantastic first meeting. I hope you both have lots of fun <3

  11. Lovely haiku. Wendy sounds like a gem of a person and writer. Wonderful that you got together. <3

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  13. Brilliant haiku Colleen and how lovely to be able to meet up with Wendy too. 🙂

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