Friday, February 22, 2013

Castle

                                                                                          Author: Misterzee
Image: Bodiam Castle in Sussex, UK
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)

Mysterious, massive
monstrous, lording on peasants,
a power unit

Secured with a moat,
buoyed by its own tax structure
Lord of the manor

Personal army
with arbitrary powers
completes the picture

Takes much of one's time
Building castles in the air,
just an illusion

Written for Chev's haiku at CARPE DIEM #128 with prompt -castle-

15 comments:

  1. smiles. i like castles...we can def build those illusions in the sky though...

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  2. Castles look grand, but yeah their cold I wouldn't want to stand. Built up walls, to hide from life's calls

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  3. Secure behind rocks
    old gated community
    no match for dragons

    Cheers!
    JzB

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    1. Did you have to mention dragons, JazzBumpa? They always seem to spoil whatever party they stumble into!

      Castle Fence

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  4. Those kings who lived in those castles had no illusions. They were secure in their power weren't they? :) Nicely done!

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  5. You found my dream castle!
    Aloha

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  6. Illusion can be fun at times, but we really need to get out of it !!!

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  7. love that your first 3 haiku brought me to another place and time! that's an awesome image. and yes, at times daydreaming takes a great amount of time ^^ one of my fave pastimes

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  8. All coercion is an illusion, I suppose - but it can be an effective one.

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  9. I was captured by
    the last stanza tower
    leading to the sky

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  10. The last haiku is my favorite :-)

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  11. Castles, moats, drawbridges - the stuff of fairy tales....great line - buoyed by its own tax structure....

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  12. Hiding behind those walls isn't always a good thing

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  13. wow! What a fabulous set of haiku.

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