9/18/2012

Narcissus

Painting by Caravaggio (1594-96)



self-absorbed, adrift

in a sea of vanity

where is everyone?
 



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 Written for Haiku Heights - September Heights Day 19: Island

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21 comments:

  1. So original! You always surprise Patti!!

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  2. ha no need to see anyone when all you have eyes for is yourself...smiles.

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  3. Oh this is so deliciously decadent

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  4. Well done! I like your take on the theme. So sad...I know a person like this.

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  5. So well done. I, too, know the odd person like that. Thank you.

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  6. WOW! An original take on island. Very well done.

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  7. A wonderful and unique take..I think we all tend to be islands in some moments almost everyday...

    RS:)

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  8. HA! All the flock flew the coop...
    Well-stated thought, Patti!
    Thanks.
    PEACE!

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  9. Fantabulously splendiferous. Ah yes, stranded on the island of narcissim.

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  10. Ah there you are Narcissus. Get over that glass already!

    I love your take Patti.

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  11. QMG ..speechless..such a unique take on the prompt..

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  12. Lovely! This is quite unexpected take on the prompt, and very lovely!
    Now I think, I should have written mine before reading everybody else's, because now i get confused...

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  13. I like your haiku especially the description of narcissism being adrift in a sea of vanity. And I'm transfixed at this Caravaggio which I haven't seen before. I went to an exhibition of his works in Rome and was stunned and delighted. Doesn't he truly portray the self-absorption?

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  14. Hahah, I guess some men are islands:)

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  15. Unexpected direction ... great one for today's prompt! Thank you for sharing!!

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  16. This is great! I love the completely unique spin you put on this prompt. I think I've met a couple of those narcissists types. :-)

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