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Friday, May 31, 2013


It’s only a stone
yet you covet its sparkle
vanity’s display

        ~ + ~

casting the first stone
to deflect introspection
fingers bruised by lies

© Susie Clevenger

Haiku Heights #252 Stone


rallentanda said...

ah...fingers bruised by lies

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you rallentanda

Poet Laundry said...

It is only a stone, isn't it? ha...so true.

And the second...just brilliant.

LaTonya Baldwin said...

i am glad i never cared for those stones. thanks for coming by.

mindlovemisery said...

These are both wonderful but that second one is beyond amazing!

Nanka said...

A varied take on stone and you have done it amazingly!! Whoever said that stone lacks weight or feeling, or expressions, or movement. You have it all there!!

Maggie Grace said...

Agree that second haiku is brilliant! Wow.

Susie Clevenger said...

@Poet Laundry, Thanks so much!
@LaTonya, thanks. I was happy to stop by your blog. :)
@minlovemisery, Thank you!

Susie Clevenger said...

@Nanka, thank you so much. I haven't written haiku in a while. It is good to return to it.
@Maggie Grace, thank you!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the idea of "vanity's display"! And the second haiku represents some challenging thoughts!

Susie Clevenger said...

Gemma, thank you. It has bee quite a while since I tackled haiku.

Susan Shuman said...

Very insightful. Nice job!

Neelam Dadhwal said...

Nice one. Glad I read.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I suspect that many of us have bruised fingers!

Brick or Stone

Reading Pleasure said...

These are so brilliantly done

alicekeysmd said...

I like both of these but am drawn to the second.

casting the first stone
to deflect introspection
fingers bruised by lies

My response poem:

the rattle of pebbles
knock dark the light of light
but cannot kill truth

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