Illusion: Thursday’s Special



© irene waters 2017

I love leather seats

but this one is a clever illusion


© irene waters 2017

For it is not leather

but crafted carved timber.


© irene waters 2017

Another thing I love is photos in frames

but this is yet another illusion


© irene waters 2017

for it is a cleverly placed  frame

allowing you to view the real


© irene waters 2017

and yet another illusion

for this dinosaur is not actually walking on water.


© irene waters 2016

It looks real but see the woman

we have either gone to the Land of the Giants

or this is yet another illusion.


© irene waters 2017

I’m glad I wasn’t a war correspondent

for these are yet another illusion


© irene waters 2017

of things which did happen in WWI

but I am viewing them in 2017

at an aviation museum.

1967.4 Colin's trick

© irene waters 2017

Trickery we were not quite skilled at making

But this illusion nearly worked


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Where this illusion I think worked

As spookily these blue things floated

in the darkness of the alleyway.


© irene waters 2016

Some illusions can be whatever you want.

“Magic is the only honest profession. A magician promises to deceive you and he does.”
Karl Germain

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special Prompt

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Illusion: Thursday’s Special

  1. Suzanne says:

    You have created some very strange illusions here. Suzanne -

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  2. Paula says:

    You are one clever woman! BRILLIANT interpretations. Where did you take the “Land of Giants”. Is it in Minimundus in Klagenfurt?

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  4. bushboy says:

    Some great illusions Irene. Better get the kids to do better next time ha ha ha

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