Sunday, September 2, 2012

Magpie Tales 133...Choices

Summer Night, 1913, by Albert Bloch

Ethereal wraiths:
Hesitation is the trap
Of the spirit realm
Diaphanous shades:
Listen to the soul voices
Comprehend the words
Shadow phantasms:
Gossamer paths lead the way
Choose your destiny

I thought this was a most intriguing painting for Magpie Tales 133 this week.  I decided to do a triple haiku...mainly because I couldn't decide between the three, and in the end they seemed to belong together anyway.


  1. i think they go well interesting thought in the last that we would be able to choose the path after death...

  2. I am not a huge haiku fan, but I liked that one.

  3. well done indeed...thanks for sharing

  4. Ah destiny....almost scary, to actually know everything....lovely write!

  5. I so love the ethereal descriptions you've included here, with diaphanous shades, gossamer paths and shadow phantasms. Such a thin vale of life, Terlee. Thank you for sharing your shadowy haikus. =D

  6. We'll always have to choose, but I'm glad you didn't choose just one haiku to share. Very nice!

  7. Thanks everyone for all your great comments...

  8. Interesting haiku's full of imagery and texture wonderful