Saturday, February 23, 2013

Shielded

                                                               Attribution: NASA Earth Observatory
Image: The Crescent Moon
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)

Overcast clouds surged
slave to widening movements
to provide cover

Diffused heat enhanced
relief of those sheltered with
quivering delight

Gathered in radiance
repugnant of shimmering
feel of annoyance

Wretched the feel of
letdown of those entrusted
who failed the paltry

Written for Leo's Haiku Heights #210 with prompt - shimmer-

14 comments:

  1. first, very cool picture...what a turn in that last one as well...yes, it hurts when those entrusted fail us so....

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  2. From the ease and wonder of descriptive beauty to the dark side of the cloud! Beautiful!

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  3. Great pic and yeah way up on such a pedestal is sure a long way to fall when they fail us.

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  4. Nice twist in the last stanza!
    Beautiful picture and haiku!

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  5. I like the way you treated this prompt: a kind of reversal.

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  6. great haiku. the second one was my favorite!

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  7. "failed the paltry"? But before I got stumped I enjoyed the cloud cover reducing the heat, limiting the exposure to sun or anyone.

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