Sunday, September 9, 2012

September Heights, day 9 Gloss

Inspired by the theme at


Day 9, almost one third of this September Heights lies behind us. Today's prompt is Gloss ... I think I can write a few nice haiku with this prompt. Maybe I will write for today a none cascading haiku set, if I can do that of course, because I have become an addictive to that form (smiles).

Credits: Masquerade; Carnival of Venice
One of the meanings of Gloss is masquerade. The most famous carnival of the world is the Venice Carnival ... it's a very old tradition in Venice and it's known for it's wonderful masques. With this meaning I can certainly write a new haiku.

dark green eyes
hidden behind a mask -
she's mysterious

she's mysterious
breathtaking glamorous mask
attractive force

attractive force
mystical and magical
who is she?


who is she?
thrills of unmasking at midnight
exposed to the world

exposed to the world
she turns into a man with

dark green eyes 

Well ... this is really something heh ...



12 comments:

Barbara said...

I am laughing out loud! Your surprise ending and I'm thinking that your cascading poems are writing themselves! Good one!

PattiKen said...

That was a cool surprise ending! I didn't know that gloss could mean masquerade. You captured the feeling of a masquerade very well (in more ways than one...).

lessandragr said...

Guffaw! Can't wipe the grin off my face! Really a great cascading haiku (I didn't know about these until I read yours a few days ago).

Kathy Donlan said...

Really great take on the prompt. And I enjoyed the ending.

awalkinmyheart said...

Your surprise ending is really unexpected. I enjoyed reading this.

Hazel said...

A man??? Note to self: don't put all your trust in one pronoun :) Ah well... this is quite a wonderful take of the prompt. I didn't know either that masquerade is one meaning of gloss. I appreciate your research and thank you for sharing it with us.

Grace said...

A man, ha..ha...turns out to be not mysterious after all ~

Nice cascading haiku ~

Mariya Koleva said...

Oh, wow! That was a surprise :-)
Great as usual.

Tigerbrite said...

Love your cascade. It reminded me of the mask festival in Venice.

odyzz said...

haiku enriched with surprise and laughter.. :)

beccagivens said...

oooohhh so good!! I particularly like the start and the end. :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Can she/he turn into something else at will? :)

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