Paradise lost: Haiku

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A Haiku on love, changing it’s meaning with changing times! It’s quite saddening when love becomes lewd, for transcendence turns transient. 

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The Temptation of Eve Painting by Michelangelo

Haiku                                                                    Haiku

Fatal attraction

Reason of ruination

lust surpasses love

— Sangeeta

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].


  • maliny

    Striking lines. Haiku is indeed magical:)

  • sunita

    Fatal attraction to your haiku Sangeeta…

  • Ilakshee Nath


  • Great Haiku Sangeeta ji.Written brilliantly.

    Sriram & Krithiga

    • Thank you so much. Happy that you both liked it. Cheers 🙂

  • The last line is so true! Wonderfully written ma’am… 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty

    Stark Reality. Loved the haiku, Ma’am 🙂

  • Ooo la la – that was deep!!! 😊

  • The last line summed the whole thing ! A nice one indeed !

  • I liked the Haiku.
    But couldn’t relate it with the image. Or i am too young to understand the image. 🙁

    • Too young ???…. I Thought you were above 18. Even my 16 years old understood it, while she was helping me in the Tec. part of this post.
      Well, this image is the illustration of ‘The Holy Bible’ painted by the great artist of medieval times ‘Michelangelo’. My haiku depicts how Eve ( the first woman ) got seduced by Satan and tempted towards the forbidden fruit ( sin ).
      Hope I’m clear now Mr. Parashar. 🙂

  • Datta Ghosh

    Lust surpasses love or lust is love in our times….loved it

  • Sad but true.

    Btw, congratulations for Maitreni. 🙂

    And a special request Sangeeta Ji. Love to read a poem in your words describing the feeling of a mother Jab pal bhar me uski beti apne se parayee ho jati hai.

    • Thank you so much Ravish.

      I would definitely try to meet up to your expectations. Though It’s too difficult for me to even think of the moment, as my daughters are the inseparable part of me, still I would try to pen-down the feelings when the moment comes. 🙂

      Thanks again for your wishes. 🙂

  • Loved the haiku esplly the last line…

  • Fatal indeed!