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!

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.

36 thoughts on “RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #79 Crystal & Hope

  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

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    1. 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! ❤

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

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  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! 🙂

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    1. Oh, Wendy! That brought tears to my eyes! I was just telling my Ron, the same thing about you! I can’t wait for Saturday! See you then. ❤


    1. Thank you! I think that is what is going to happen here with Wendy and I. I am really excited! ❤


  4. 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. 🙂

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    1. We are excited to finally meet each other! We have so much in common. It will be a fun day. ❤️


    1. Thanks, Mel! I sure wish I could meet you and Hugh, too! I will have to work on that! ❤️❤️❤️

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        1. Wouldn’t that be spectacular! I would love that so much. Who knows… a trip to the U.K. might happen for us? You never know. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. We actually meet up tomorrow 1/16/16. Sounds like we will have a blast! ❤


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