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Monday, December 15, 2008

Distractions by Haiku





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massive shell game
distractions widespread
piecemeal pictures

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snowflakes piling
profound cold and ice
global warming

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wings a-flutter
mallard squawking
quick freeze

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One Single Impression offers Distractions as today's prompt!

Some distractions are far more fun than others! Happy Holidays!

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16 comments:

OneMoreBeliever said...

it is cold over this way...

fourwindshaiga said...

Hey Sue, you are right on with your poems. I think global warming is causing all of this ice. Give me snow to shovel any day.

Who is the little cutie?

Deborah Godin said...

Good ones - distractions, and some seeming cnotradictions, too!

paisley said...

global warming my ass... we had both slush and frozen hail today,,, and that just isn't supposed to happen here!!!!!

Sue said...

You obviously hit it on the head with your middle verse -- how easily people are distracted from the deadly reality of global warming by a few pretty snowflakes. So many who cannot tell the difference between 'weather' and 'climate' or between local and global.

SandyCarlson said...

I swear I can see and hear that mallard! Great stuff, Sue.

Quiet Paths said...

These are multi-layered; at least for me. The first could be social, media commentary, the second an environmental statement we all need to remember, and...
I too love that last one; it's so visually perfect. Yes, who is the little munchkin?

Jeeves said...

Love the first. Simply brilliant

DeLi said...

so cute! a delightfu distraction...

Giggles said...

Boy you nailed it here! Unusually cold for this time of year! Global warming....and the freeze....brrrr..
Nice post!

Hugs Giggles

anthonynorth said...

Distractions AND contradictions there.
Loved them.

Beloved Dreamer said...

Once again great work. Tell me is this American free style Haiku?



love-bd

Patois said...

I'm with you on your point about some being far more fun than others. I love the photo and the whimsy.

Tammy said...

Many think of global warming as warming, they should change the name. Wonderful haiku.

storyteller said...

Whimsically delightful and thought provoking too.
Hugs and blessings,

Jim said...

Global warming is right on! Our temperature swings will be greater and greater with the hot outweiging the cold.
Forget that though, the picture in pieces is the best for me. (I don't do jigsaw puzzles, they keep me from blogging.)
;-)
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