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Sunday, January 17, 2010


Incandescent….prompt for Haiku Bones this week.

magnifying glass
hot circle burns me open
can you see me now?


Cassiopeia Rises said...

This is lovely use of the prompt, Well done.


Jim said...

O Victoria, I cringe when I read this! Read literally it would be a bad scene.
I do believe you are saying 'look, listen, and experience me to know me well.' That's the best I can do.

Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

jim, you are in the ballpark, or maybe i am in the ballpark. haha! the reference was about being scrutinized. like how some people think they have to get way inside you to know all about you and analyze you.
incandescence is kind of about applying warmth to create light.....what i was trying to say is what does it take to know that i the same on the surface as i am inside.
hmmmm.....if i have speak for my haiku then it failed. it should speak for itself!

zoya gautam said...

sure do ..

beautiful ..

ArtistUnplugged said...

Wow, self revealing from being under the maginifying glass. Hope your new year has started out great!

Tumblewords: said...

Resonates with me!

madeline d. murray said...

Let me see if I can write the sound I made when I read your haiku:

Yeah. I think that's it. The "eeeww" part was for how painful the "hot circle" sounds. The "oooh" part was for the profundity of the question in the last line, and how it resonates with me. This haiku succeeds with me. Thank you. (Frida says "hey")

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That is one hot light.

one more believer said...

loved the rawness of yr ku... but then again, can't help the verizon guy saying those same words...