Monthly Archives: July 2018

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #212 Sates&Fuels

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The portrait of you

not only sates my desire

it fuels my love

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K haiku

When I cross that bridge

a piece of my heart remains

but not memories

 

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On the waves of time

The restless waves

Frozen in the land,

waves of earth in headlong flight.

Now a resting place

for old forgotten heroes,

safe in the hands of Gaia.

The stark hand carved walls,

a labour for so many,

now washing over them,

providing the peace they sought

in the green relentless tide.

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J haiku

tall grasses tremble

willow branches sway and dance

playful Summer breeze

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #211 Brain & Cleanse

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Self-trepanning

is a dangerous way  to

cleanse a cluttered brain

 

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#SoCS 21 July 18, Organ #Haiku

Spreading like a yawn

smiles break out on young and old

sound of the fairground

 

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 105 – Peace & Happiness, The labyrinth of thought

Journeys of the mind

along emotional paths.

Amidst the  turmoil

lie sadness and happiness,

ignoring them will bring peace

 

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“Flash Fiction 99 word Challenge for the Carrot Ranch Literary Community

 

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“Wow, look at that Dad,” The dad in question was trying hard not to show his own excitement.

They were standing high on the cliffs watching waves crashing into the beach below. Not only waves but numerous figures standing on multi-coloured surfboards rushing in with each breaker.

“Dad, “ his son pleaded, “can we get a surfboard?”

“Sorry Davey but you know that they are expensive and how often could you use it?”

“Awww,” the disappointment showed.

The afternoon was spoilt.

Next morning Davey went out before breakfast. Worried, his father went to find him. Then he saw the fence.

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A Call for your entries for The John O’Connor Writing School Short Story Competition 2018

“The world of John O’Connor is a world of the freshly snedded turnip, the new-sawn plank, the sod shining under the plough. His gift is to render the life of the Mill Row in Armagh as deftly and definitively as Steinbeck renders Cannery Row or Bob Dylan Desolate Row”

Paul Muldoon

The John O’Connor Writiing School and Literary Arts Festival, sponsored and supported by internationally renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon, has a two-fold purpose. It aims to to celebrate and commemorate the life and works of John O’Connor as well as offering practical guidance and assistance to aspiring writers through its workshops and master classes in the various literary genres and writing for commercial purposes.

Entries are currently invited from aspiring writers for the third John O’Connor Short Story Competition. It is being held to commemorate the Armagh born writer whose impressive literary legacy includes a collection of short stories which still retain a timeless appeal.

Prize

The prize winner will be awarded a full bursary to attend the John O’ Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival which will be held in Armagh from 1st to 4th November, 2018, plus a cash prize of £250. The bursary prize allows the recipient to enjoy all events in the John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Festival 2018, and to attend one class in the writing genre of his/her choice. The winner will be notified by 2 October.

The winning entrant will be formally announced at the opening of the Writing school on Friday 2nd November, and will have the opportunity to read at an event on Sunday 4th November 2018. Single room accommodation will be available free of charge to the winning entrant.

Ts & Cs

The competition is open to those 16 years and over. Short stories must be the original work of the author and not previously published or have received awards in other competitions. Entries must be in English and between 1,800 and 2,000 words in length. There is an entry fee of £10. One entry per person. Submit your entry online by 12.00 noon on 28 August 2018.

Find full terms and conditions, and online entry form on http://thejohnoconnorwritingschool.com

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 93, “Inspiration & Plan,” #SynonymsOnly, Enemy in sight.

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Unfurling the map,

Our foe is there, he points, for

added impetus.

Fear for homes and families

makes our resolve yet stronger

 

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