Mask: Haiku

mask riddle

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mask riddle

~ Haiku ~                                                                                                                               ~ Haiku~ 


Who’s behind whose face

hidden beneath the sly mask,

speaking in riddles? 

Sangeeta Mishra

Shared with Haiku Horizons for prompt ‘MASK’

Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images.

  • Your use of the article ‘the’ sounded somewhat awkward to me Sangeeta….did you use it to complete syllable count or was there some other reason?

    • Yes Sunaina, you are right! This is awkward but I have used it purposely. By ‘whose face’ I meant ‘artificial face’ so used ‘the’ to make it emphatic. Also it’s usage completed the syllable count. Well thanks for noticing and pointing out. Your opinion always counts. 🙂

      • I think, I should edit it and add inverted commas to emphasize ‘the whose face’.

  • Purba Chakraborty

    A wonderful haiku! Love the way you play with words 🙂

  • I too am curious!

  • Who indeed! Masks demand riddles.