Illusion

It was the coldest
Of winters, the deers froze
In their tracks

The seasons change, yet
My lady was cold and lost
In the deep forest

So the old baron
Called upon spring to come forth
Make haste, make haste

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But Lady Frost sat
firmly on the ice cold earth
and suppressed the buds

From ever returning.

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Written for Haiku Heights

Copyright (c) 2012 ninotaziz. All Rights Reserved.

19 comments:

  1. Great haiku and that last pic is excellent.

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  2. Thank you Anthony. Loved this prompt fro Haiku Heights.

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  3. Nice set of haiku & amazing pictures:)

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  4. Yes, the pursuit of things of beauty is worthwhile, Chantal. Thanks for being here.

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    1. I am sorry, Chantel. Sorry for the misspelling.

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  5. oh wow...i caught on after the second and third pic...that first pic is def awesome...and enjoyed your haiku as well...

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  6. Brian, I am so glad you liked this. Even before I wrote the haiku, it was prancing about like reindeers in my head and I knew exactly the images I wanted to go with it.

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  7. What a beautiful wintry tale, and the pictures are perfect. I love the one where the girl's face shows faintly through. Brrrrrrr! You really conveyed winter!

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    1. I do love winter Sherry, courtesy of my days long gone by spent in Canada.

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  8. Thank you and welcome to poemsbyninotaziz,Chèvrefeuille. I believe this is your first visit here, and I hope you will find your way back!

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  9. Terrific illusion pics and lovely haiku!

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    1. Thank you Karen. Have loved the pictures too for the longest time. So I knew I had to make them into a story someday.

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  10. Wow -- great set ... I really like the 2nd one!!
    Thank you for sharing your versions! Happy Weekend!

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  11. And happy weekend to you too, Becca. I loved your mirage haiku.

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  12. The artwork and poem together defy description they are so awesome! I recognise the excellent poetry as yours, but where did the images come from!?

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  13. Dear Stafford,

    I am still looking for the original artists as these illustrations have been circulated widely on optic illusion websites. Hope you enjoyed your visit.

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