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Sunday, August 03, 2008

OSI Folly Haiku

One Single Impression offers:

Thanks to Edward S. Gault of Forest River Journal for this week's prompt of folly.

I always thought of folly as a silliness or a temporary departure from rational thought but Wikipedia defines it in a slightly different fashion and one which I found rather fun.

not what it appears
full folly


odd building
designed to deceive


castle in wet sand
folly plan


Treehouse of the August Moon, Original Watercolor by Sue


SandyCarlson said...

Folly....holly, jolly....I had a hard time taking the word seriously at first, too. I also enjoyed the surprising meanings.

Thanks for these.

Pam said...

Sue, your poems are wonderful, I really like the first. Folly does sound like it should be fun and humorous. The watercolor is fantastic.

the teach said...

Sue, bet you and I are the only ones who went with this definition... Ha! :)

Deborah Godin said...

Castle in wet sand - love it!

Raven said...

What a wonderful collection in response to the prompt. I love your watercolor too.

Noah the Great said...

Always a pleasure

Greyscale Territory said...

Love these powerful, fragmented perspectives!

Dave King said...

Incredible, what a prompt can do for you - and in this case what you can do with it! The haiku are fine, but I really go for the watercolour.

gautami tripathy said...

I like the thoughts.


yellowed piece of paper

Geraldine said...

Your watercolor is amazing, I love it! I'd like to see a larger size of your paintings, perhaps you could do that another time, to really see the detail.


zoya gautam said...

"the sense of fun or light-heartedness, not in the sense of something ill-advised"-[wikipedia]
" its eccentricity meant to please"-(maryt)_"Folly....holly, jolly.."(sandy carlson)_"folly?golly no!(raven)_
"a temporary departure from rational thought"(tumblewords)~and ur own subtle verse with a
Treehouse of the August Moon~and one word ~folly-the fun of Poetry~a reason to read..many thanks..

Q said...

Always a delight.
Happy New Moon.

Anonymous said...

I like the last best, the folly is not permanent.
Love the watercolor, Sue.

Beloved Dreamer said...

Wonderful poem, Sue. You really are a great poet.
I have been very ill spending the month of July in hospital. Still recovering.
I am afraid I am a bit rusty but your beautiful haiku's always show me the way.
Glad to read your work once more.

love, Melanie

Kathiesbirds said...

An odd word. You've done well. No folly here!

storyteller said...

I enjoyed each of your haiku. Interesting how great minds think alike. I went with the Wikipedia definition & illustrations at Small Reflections … and something different at Sacred Ruminations last Wednesday (I think). My OSI Week 23: Folly posts can be found here and here.

A question: How do you get the 'search link' on your blog?
Hugs and blessings,