Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring or not





pale face in the pond
waits for white swans to glide by, 
yellow tulips bud

~0~0


icy images  
falling on water lilies,   
red cardinal sings 

~0~0


sunflower seeds near 
nest of pine needles and twigs,
winter deception

Written for Haiku Heights - Prompt is Illusion (using other words)     and
Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 19- Seasons


An early post for FM haiku challenge, please read my post on Famine



picture credit:   here

31 comments:

  1. Enjoyed them all, but the last was best.

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  2. i like the first of these...the anticipation of the swan...and the elation in the budding of the tulips...

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  3. My favorite is the second. I can hardly wait to see cardinals again!

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  4. I like them all ~ soon we will be seeing these all blooming ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. Grace, thank-you for your encouragement you left on my 'porch':)...I am still unsure of all the 'rules' in proper haiku, but I wanted you to know that you are a big part of the reason I am trying. You paint such large canvases of truth and beauty with so few words...last night after seeing the picture on your previous post, I went to bed and WEPT. My heart breaks for victims of circumstance and here in North America we waste SO much...and God bless those who are truly seeking to make a difference. North America also has those. Thank-you again.

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    1. I just learned haiku late last year, and if I can do it, you can too.

      Yes, my earlier post on Famine is heartbreaking. Thanks for your kind words.

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  6. This is just gorgeous! I love the way you show the seasons rather than just state.

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  7. Makes me forget about this winter and anticipate spring, even though winter hasn't been all the bad this year

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  8. These haiku are ... marvelous ... without the real prompt "illusion", every haiku paints an illusion. Wonderfully done. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. A great trio! I too await the arrival of the swans.

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  10. I loved your 'winter deception' poem.They are all good, but that one is great! I enjoy your work.

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  11. Beautiful set, Grace!! You paint lovely pictures in the Haiku form ... thank you for sharing ~~ visiting from Haiku Heights and Haiku Challenge ... two birds with one stone :D! Happy Sunday to you ~~

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  12. there is such a POWERFUL imagery in your words... i could picture them all-the pale watching face, the singing cardinal and especially what you call 'winter deception' awesome, simply awesome :)

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  13. Lovely imagery,I loved the second haiku most!

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  14. Enjoyed reading these. I love the way you crafted your words for the third haiku.

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  15. All lovely haiku. I love 'red cardinal sings and nest of pine needles and twigs' - appeal to the country girl in me.

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  16. Winter is an old deceiver, that's for sure!

    Winter

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for not using Blogger's word verification. It is really annoying.

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    1. Welcome. I wish everyone will do the same ~

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  17. I like all of these, true Haiku. My favourite is in the middle - I can see the cardinal

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  18. What is the pale face in the pond? I am wondering!

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    1. It is my reflection in the pond (another word for illusion)

      Thanks for the visit ~

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  19. Wonderful picture of 'winter deception'. Bravo!

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  20. I love the last one...Winter deception :-) Awesome.

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