Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Vanity


Tinted eyes
Lacquered nails, painted lips
Mask of conceit

Mask of conceit
Can't conceal despair, colours drain
Black and white

Black and white
Beneath, broken promise, tears in
Tinted eyes

Picture taken from: Google Search

32 comments:

  1. Lovely cascading haiku Meenakshi. Vanity is hiding the real human, the real soul with all it's emotions. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Vanity or ego always hide the real humans beneath their dusty layers.

      Thank you for reading!

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  2. vanity and the sadness behind ----excellent

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  3. Beautiful and wistful.... Do you not add your link to the Carpe Diem page? I don't think I've seen it there lately. Let me know as I don't want to miss any of your posts. TY! :-)
    Eliz

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    1. I do Eliz, My link is active on Carpe Diem. Thanks you so much for your lovely words.

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  4. Last one is the best..
    In love with it!

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  5. great set of haiku! my favorite's the first one ^^

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    1. I am glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. a beautiful haiku. beautiful description of how all the gloss can't conceal the reality of pain.. very poignant and beautiful..

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    1. Sometimes wrapping is more beautiful than what's inside. Humans are best example of that.

      Thanks for reading!

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  7. this haiku is marvelous and conneted each other. very nice thanks

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  8. love the way you came full circle with this set...

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  9. some times people need to hide their loneliness behind layers! Beautiful piece!

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    1. This is almost instinctive to get defensive about emotional part so that is doesn't get hurt any more.

      Thanks Roshni!

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  10. fabulous...loved the linkages of one haiku with the other and the could feel the pain...that lay behind those words

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    1. Thanks you so much for visiting and feeling my words.

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  11. This has a soul of its own ... reflects the pain so truly !!!

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  12. No amount of paint can hide the inner pain...Those tinted eyes are screaming out in silence...

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    1. If only we have eyes to look beyond those tints...

      Thanks Reshma.

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  13. Wonderful cascade, sails it all.

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  14. Such a beautiful Haiku chain (in fact a Haiku circle, since the end ties up with the beginning). No amount of paint can change the real face that lies underneath. Beautiful!

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    1. True! Vanity can be seen through making the person look shallow.

      Thanks a lot, Meenakshi

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  15. Meenakhi dear I really feel that you are a perfect judge of analysing emotions! How wonderfully you have depicted "the inner depair under the mask of vanity!!"

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    1. You are too generous with your comments ma'am. Thanks a lot!

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