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

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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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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