The Waves! – Haiku

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge

ronovan-writes-haiku-challenge-shadowThe Challenge Words!

Tide & Flesh


The Waves
By Teresa Dean Smeigh
Copyright September 2015

Flesh lying on sand,
The tide rolls over bodies
Pulls them out to sea.


The rules are simple.

  • Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. For syllable help visit
  • The two words can be used as you like. Words have different definitions and you can use the definitions you like. You can even use a synonym word as long as it does not change the meaning. Go to for Synonym help.
  • Copy the link of your finished haiku URL  in a comment so we can all go and visit your site to see what you have done. I will comment on your site. You can do a ping back. What’s a ping back? Put a link back to this prompt page, if you like within your post, as long as it does not take away from your haiku. This is simply a prompt and challenge to encourage people to try Haiku and give some a prompt and a place to share in comments so we can find each other. A link in your post does give others a chance to find us and join in. Use one of the two below if you like.
  • Ping back Link
  • Non Ping back Link
  • You may copy one of the badges/images appearing in this post below or above and place it on your site if you wish, most normally use it within their post. I am not saying you need to, but if you would like to do so then go ahead. It is simply my way of saying thank you for participating. I sometimes make custom images for the week, if time and health permits.
  • The Challenge is currently posted at 8 AM New York City time on Mondays to give people a better chance than the old 9 AM time.
  • Deadline is Noon New York City time on the Sunday following the Challenge Post release.




About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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18 Responses to The Waves! – Haiku

  1. Elizabeth says:

    The waves want everything, but later give them back to shore. Nice haiku!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ronovan says:

    Ah, but when they give them back they will at times be part of the sand. I sometimes think of what sand is made of and get all grossed out. 🙂 Thank you so much for joining. 🙂 And for kind of ooking me out. (That’s how i spell it anyway.) 😉


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  4. Annette Rochelle Aben says:

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Ronovan’s Haiku challenges. I liked yours very much. It is important to let you know how very much you are appreciated! ❤


  5. What a great Haiku, You lot have put me off sand now!!!!! 🙂


  6. denis1950 says:

    Very imaginative haiku Tessa.


  7. Alka says:

    Nice visual haiku! Tessa my pal from story writing group, now my haiku mate.


  8. drkottaway says:

    heh, heh and then the creature in my poem eats them…..


  9. Meredith says:

    Lovely poem. The best time for me is when I’m near a sandy beach, for real or in my mind. Welcome!


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