Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happiness


                                                                               Picture by Marcus Yeagley
Image: Frog Prince Waiting for a Kiss
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)

Stellar happiness
Joyful  exuberance not
holding back a glance

Complacency rears
its ugly head confounding
joys of nostalgia

Decadence of feel
Decimating youthful thrust
Fabric of folly

The elderly quells
designs to cause mischief but
sentiments wobble

Submitted for Chev's haiku at CARPE DIEM #113 with prompt - joyful and d'Verse's OpenLinkNight week#82

18 comments:

  1. interesting what you do here between the youth and elderly...the complacency...ugh, complacency kills assuredly...

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  2. Much is different in the span between, but then not as well, just maybe a bit more serene.

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  3. Sentiments always wobble ... well written !!!

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  4. I feel there is a meaning beneath these words
    That I am not quite grasping

    The rhythm and sound of these is quite appealing

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  5. The youth and elderly see things differently..I like this, Hank. Good write.

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  6. Well Done Hank!
    I think there are a lot of layers to this poem~
    YOU are clever ;D

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  7. Good to see you here again Hank and you've shared a wonderful series of haiku here. Thank you.

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  8. The fabric of folly stood out for me ~

    Nice to see you Hank ~

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  9. LOL, trying to cause mischief like a young person, but too much thought behind it!! :)

    epideictic rhetoric

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  10. Oh, how our motivations change with age. Although desires seem to continue. You take us through the stages with humor and insight.

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  11. I love that first ione, Hank -
    Stellar happiness
    Joyful exuberance not
    holding back a glance

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  12. What a fantastic shot and haiku... It sizzles. ;-)
    Eliz

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  13. very cool individual poems, love how they fit linked together. Thanks

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  14. Two opposites on the wobble. Great write.

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  15. An intellectual haiku - most interesting. Thanks for.

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  16. Hank I think these fir together perfectly.

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  17. Lovely series. I just love the first one!

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