Saturday, 30 August 2014

Enchanted

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A dancing beauty

With folded hands glances, charms

Prays then slowly preys

 


20 comments:

  1. Lovely haiku Sumana ~ That's a deadly enchantment ~

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  2. ha. two summers ago i had a preying mantis that stayed on our porch...i guess he felt safe and i would go out and talk to him...and one day i found his shell...he had moulted and was gone...

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  3. Really love your word play here, Sumana! And what a fascinating picture inspired it. Hope you are having a good weekend, Sumana.

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  4. What a wonderful pun, so evocative of the two different steps. In French we call them 'religious mantas'.

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  5. they are fascinating...love your capture

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  6. A haiku that says so much Sumana. Very well done.

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  7. From pray to prey is just a small step for a mantis

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  8. when the Mantis gives thanks, another must pray for release :)

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  9. Wow! what a lovely composition. Pray and prey contrast

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  10. Clever haiku. I myself have been drawn to micropoetry lately. It is a fun challenge to say much with so little.

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  11. Good morning or evening in India i guess i should look up the difference..and in just three lines you have captured the dichotomy of what it just took me about a thousand words in reply to your last reply on my blog..

    We pray and prey..

    there is no escaping that...
    2 as human being..:)

    Yes the dark and light of prey and pray!

    Smiles and have a great day or night..

    They are the same to me and different now!

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  12. I believe you have caught the nature of her in relation to him. :-) It is a game ... :-)

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  13. Love your clever word play here! Or shall I say prey?? Thriller write here!

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  14. Wow! This is very clever and creative, Sumana.

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  15. Great haiku,short and sweet Sumana!

    Hank

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  16. Very pretty actually..love the choice of image.

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  17. Wonderful haiku. Love the doubles meaning of pray/prey.

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  18. In a helpful way - he dances through your words right into our hearts. Charming.

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