Connection: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #55


This week, the prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge are FIVE and THRIVE.

The example provided by Ronovan:

Breathe to be alive,

while you exercise to thrive;

exhausted, take five.

If you’ve never tried out a haiku before, and you’d like to learn more, click here to read Ronovan’s article on how to write a haiku poem in English form.

I decided to go with a Tanka, as the haiku I wrote felt incomplete, and chose today to post, because it relates to a character from The Fallen, and it’s release day! I hope you enjoy 🙂

darkness thrivedThanks to Ronovan for providing the opportunity.


My friend Colleen, over at Silver Threading kindly hosted me today. I just wanted the opportunity to say thanks to Colleen for her support. I really enjoyed writing the origin story.

Published by mbarkersimpson

Melissa Barker-Simpson is a multigenre romance author. Her stories are about connection, friendship, and love in all its forms. So whether in a magical setting, an alternative universe, or a world where anything can happen – and often does – there is always an element of romance. Melissa is currently residing in the North of England with her two daughters, and when not writing, is fulfilling her other role as a British Sign Language Interpreter.

16 thoughts on “Connection: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #55

  1. That’s a wonderful synopsis of your book. I know an awful lot about your character, her goal, and motivations now.

    BTW, I love Ronovan’s last line in his Haiku. It’s akin to ‘On the seventh day, He rested.’

  2. Nicely done!

    Congrats on the launch as well. I got an email this morning saying my pre-order had worked, so that was a nice little message to wake up to 🙂 I will certainly be doing my best to get to it soon!

  3. Melinda, your Tanka says it all! Ronovan’s really speaks to me, as thriving has been related to my by Spirit and I’m still making my way towards it.

    Enjoy a great day,

  4. Love the tanka though (perhaps surprisingly as a poet) I don’t know anything about the constraints. I’m more of a freeverse poet myself with a touch of rhyme here or there.

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