Written for: Carpe Diem #936 Forest
One of the aims of haiku is to confuse the reader just enough to attract interest and engage the mind. Using this HWT, paradox, will give the reader something to ponder after the last word has been read. Again, the author cannot espouse nonsense but has to construct a truthful paradox connected to reality or even a higher reality. It is not easy to come up with a new subject, but when an author discovers one, the haiku’s briefness adds to the excitement of deciphering the paradox.
Here is an example by Jane Reichhold, my support, in which she has used paradox:
a patch of sunlight
wears out the chairs
© Jane Reichhold
Here is my attempt:
lush from far; close up,