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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Haiku for 3WW



Bones, moderator for Three Word Wednesday, offered these words as the prompt for today: tangled, misunderstood and money. Check out how others responded and feel free to play along!






tangled by the news
threads spun til few understood ~
money triggers feuds





tangled money threads
patched but not quite understood
stained the cloth of dreams







Fractal created in Apophysis.

21 comments:

pia said...

Both are fascinating on many levels. Read them over several times and kept seeing more

Liked the first a bit more. Matches my mood

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

The second one, Susan - I like every word of it.

paisley said...

in the immortal words of cyndi lauper... money changes everything.... thank god i will never find out first hand......

UL said...

stained and feuds work perfect with these words, dont they? Really nicely done

pjd said...

I prefer the first, but both are excellent.

Lucy said...

excellent Haiku sue!
money.. the root to all evil

rebecca said...

i'm with pjd, i also like the first, but both are excellent....your poetry always seems to be spun so perfectly....i wish i could write poetry like this.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Variation in honor of yours:

cloth patched but not money
stained, dreams quite tangled,
of the threads understood

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

It often causes problems that are unnecessary and really can be the root of evil. Love your haikus.

Remiman said...

Sue,
Good job. Money, necessary but over rated.
rel

noahthegreat said...

You're awesome with words.

Christine said...

Both poems make me think, about ideas floating around in the news and the confusion they can cause, as well as the broken dreams caused by financial ruin. That's how I read the poems, and I see them as related too. You are the master of "less is more."

lissa said...

I like the second one - stained the cloth of dreams - what a great line

WriterKat said...

I also like the second one but both are great. I love the use of patched & stained.

Redness said...

You do it every time! Both are marvellous!

sage said...

there's a lot of Truth in that first one!

gautami tripathy said...

Some only understand money.

I like both!

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Bone said...

When did the news become so opinionated and slanted? Or has it always been? That's where the first one took me.

Also, I want to thank you for reading and commenting on so many 3WW's each week. It's that interaction that keeps things going, I think. And I know that it can be time-consuming. So, thanks.

Linda Jacobs said...

"the cloth of dreams" Love that line! I like the textile feel to these with "threads" etc.

TC said...

Nicely done. I think the money triggering feuds is one of the most tragically important lessons we must learn in life.

anthonynorth said...

Ah, money. Devilish concept, if ever there was one.