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hybrid rose

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I received this  rose as a gift, which was breathtakingly beautiful, but not smelling. It reminded me of the  agony of a woman who is being praised for her beauty, not for her virtues. My haiku depicts her conscience and void.

hybrid rose

~ Haiku                                                                           Haiku ~

Colors’ concoction.

Treated like a hybrid rose

sans any fragrance 

Sangeeta Mishra

Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images, now a days referred to as [highlight]#micropoetry[/highlight].
  • Thank you so much Sunaina. Glad that you liked my words and the haiku. 🙂

  • Leena Walawalkar

    Love the thoughts and the words!

    • Thank you so much Leena. Glad that you liked my words. 🙂

  • A thought provoking Haiku Maitreni.

    • Thank you so much Mr. Paha. Glad that you liked the haiku.

  • That’s profound!

    • Thank you so much Ms.Nambiar. Glad that you liked my words and the haiku. 🙂

  • Profound words, Maitreni. And so in sync with the image.

    • Thank you so much Ragint. Glad that you liked the haiku. But it’s by Sangeeta, Maitreni’s mom, a regular writer of TSS 🙂

  • Very thoughtful. 🙂

    • Thank you so much Swati. Glad that you liked the haiku. 🙂

  • Beautiful haiku with a powerful message, ma’am… 🙂

    • Thanks Maniparna. My haiku becomes special when appreciation comes from you. 🙂

  • Anjali Sengar

    Amazing haiku 🙂

  • Beautiful thoughts

  • Powerful Haiku Sangeeta ji.

    Sriram & Krithiga

    • Thanks a lot Siram and Krithiga. . Glad that you liked the Haiku. 🙂

  • You made your point beautifully, Sangeeta Ji. It reminded me of a statement of the book I’ll be talking in my next post:

    “Of all men, you should know what a woman goes through when the man she loves considers her only as someone to be protected and not a partner? Don’t the scriptures say that the bride is also Sahadharmacharini?”

    • The author’s words are truly meaningful. Even our mythological scriptures convey the same message. But their meaning changed with time as people blame their roots and tradition for the gender inequality.

      I’ll be waiting your review of the mentioned book. It seems quite meaningful. 🙂
      Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Beautiful rose and equally beautiful haiku..

  • sigh… sad reality!!!

    beautiful expression Sangeetaji 🙂

  • Uh, this is painful…but the elegance in your words makes it great!

    • Truly said Mr. Singhal. It’s even more painful for the woman who faces it.
      Thanks a lot that you liked my words. 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty

    A very profound and thought provoking haiku. Loved the use of metaphor 🙂

    • Thank you so much Purba. Glad that you liked the Haiku:) Your appreciation is always special to me. 🙂

  • Virtuality is more needed than the physical beauty. Physical beauty may fade Out like that of the rose, but virtue, don’t die. It’s fragrance will be traveling through ages. A beautiful and meaningful and powerful Haiku Sangeeta ji, thank you for sharing :))

    • So rightly said Prasanna. Physical beauty is transient while virtue is transcendent. Glad that you liked the Haiku. Thank you so much. 🙂