Deception–Poetry Potluck


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Submitted to Jingle’s Poetry Potluck:

http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/Β where this week’s theme is Lies, Deceptions, Misrepresentations.

Β 

Deception

Spider webs masquerade
as snow-laden branches
on a dead birch
in July.

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38 thoughts on “Deception–Poetry Potluck

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    . . . and I love it again. Bravo!

    Happy days, Victoria!

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  2. megzone says:

    splendid!! πŸ™‚

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  3. A.B. Thomas says:

    wow – the imagination digs deep within the fewness of the words!

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  4. Artswebshow says:

    Excellent.
    This is an example of just what can be done with limited words.
    Bravo

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  5. Love your twist on the theme! There are some spider webs masquerading as rays of sunshine in my yard right now. LOL.

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  6. I like your haiku. Here’s what I did with deception: Insincere Limerick.

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  7. lunawitch15 says:

    ooo very nice. picturesque!

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  8. Baishali says:

    Great image! brilliant words.

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  9. kshawnedgar says:

    I’ve seen this sort of deception before. Nicely shown.

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  10. danroberson says:

    Great image, the web we weave when we practice to deceive. Even in nature.

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  11. Hmm interesting, how do we define deception?

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  12. Gloria says:

    This is a lovely deception. πŸ™‚

    Here’s mine:
    http://got-2-write.blogspot.com/2011/03/wounded.html

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  13. NotATameLion says:

    Thank you for planting a joyful thought in my mind. Perhaps ALL is a masquerade (:

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  14. Kavita says:

    Now that is REALLY deceptive!! The metaphor is simply fantastic, Victoria! Brilliant, in fact!

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  15. Kim Nelson says:

    Yours is utterly delightful Nice change from most of what I read, as well as what I posted:
    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2010/05/19/dysfunction/

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  16. lolamouse says:

    fabulous image and a great “deception” idea! love it!

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  17. Deception is all over the town this week … short and right to the point! Check your e-mail … Regards and happy day!

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  18. ladynimue says:

    Unique yet befitting expression !

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  19. Kristi says:

    Echoing the others here….some things are not what they seem.
    Beautiful telling in just a few well-chosed words. Love the complexity hidden in the simplicity.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Bodhirose says:

    Wonderful analogy–looks are deceiving. I love your poem and the photo illustrates it so well.

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  21. tigerbrite says:

    Clever write.
    Some things are not what they seem πŸ˜‰

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  22. Totally relevant, brilliantly concise, skilfully executed.

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  23. fiveloaf says:

    lovely haiku victoria and thank you for sharing.. here’s mine.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/paper-scribbles/

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  24. honeyhaiku says:

    Wow, evocative!

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  25. seabell says:

    Telling it through a subtle comparison… So nice!

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  26. Lyn says:

    I’m just floored by this one..what a trap..brilliant!!

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  27. Wow,
    “masquerade
    as snow-laden branches”
    amazingly picturesqe

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  28. trisha says:

    this is mind blowing victoria, very beautiful description of deception. deadly deception.

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  29. Samanthamj says:

    This was great. Reminded me of a somewhat similar experience where the snow on a cherry tree had clung, and resembled flowers blooming… like a pre-spring rehearsal.

    Enjoying your blog… and, looking forward to reading more here.

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  30. bendedspoon says:

    So true! And the web trapped me…
    To untangling! πŸ™‚

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  31. Jamie Dedes says:

    Very clever. Well done. It does look like that too.

    Happy Potluck! πŸ™‚

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  32. thingy says:

    Ooh, I Like this. Nice one.

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  33. Jingle says:

    true,

    compact and vivid capture of deception in nature.

    A++

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  34. Timoteo says:

    Nice….many things are deceptive upon first glance–mostly people.

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