Mystery Haiku

eyes convey something

colors of mystery splayed

Mona Lisa smiles

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mysterious grin

caricature of the past

an empty canvas

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mysterious art

guesses and speculations

lady is smiling

* For Carpe Diem # 244 Mystery.

Gion Festival Haiku

giggling girls swirling

yukata adorning them

paper fans in hands

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gulping down the sweets

sumo-wrestler in Kyoto

the Gion is in flow

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opened entryways

displayed family heirlooms

take a glance and leave

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single stroke needed

slashing the rope of desires

begins matsuri

*Written in response of Carpe Diem # 230.