Colour!

"Arushi Ahuja"
Kathakali dancer (Indian traditional dance) captured at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaoan.

Beneath the layers of coloured powder
Lay her ageing pale skin,
Dying with every fleeting moment.

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai for Jen's Ghost Writer Post.



20 comments:

  1. wow you rarely think of what is beneath. This is quite a nice tilt

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    1. yes moonie... we are so engrossed in what meets our eyes we forget what lies beneath!!

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  2. No escaping, just masking it! Lovely write.

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    1. Aging can be beautiful but there is no escaping it...

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  3. Her life....................still she goes on

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  4. What a vision ... her white mask is but camoflage, hiding her beauty within.

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  5. Yes bastet... we beleive more in what we see than within... and hence we camouflage. ..

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  6. True,Arushi.We view only the outward glow.Touching.(This is Kerala's Kathakali-a traditional classical dance form)

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    1. Thank you rudra... I saw the dance once in kochi yes...

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  7. Wonderfully written haiku Arushi ... you have already an own style ... great!

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    1. Thank you kristjaan... still a lot to learn though..

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  8. poignant poem. thanks for sharing.

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