Carpe diem “Vanity”

12 Feb

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In her fur and pearls

she dresses for a party

with nowhere to go

There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.  ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1898

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9 Responses to “Carpe diem “Vanity””

  1. yerpirate February 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Nowhere to go except the mirror perhaps..very good haiku..

  2. jazzbumpa February 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Hidden vanity
    No friend but her old mirror
    Reflections long past

    JzB

  3. WabiSabi February 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    This one made me sad. I can see where vanity could bring great loneliness.

  4. Joanne Moceri-Taveira February 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Too bad….she should call up a few of us….I’d go, but I am not dressing up….

  5. artmusedog February 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Great ‘take’ on vanity ~ great haiku ~ Carol of (A Creative Habor) on blogger ^_^

  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) February 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Brilliant haiku with a sharp edge

  7. kz February 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    really, that’s a sad image… all that and for what.. i have a rule and that’s once i’ve put makeup on, no matter what happens, i MUST go somewhere ^^ lol efforts certainly not to be wasted

  8. zennjennc February 12, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    great pairing of quote and haiku

  9. ElizOF February 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Excellent haiku albeit quite sad… for nowhere to go. 😉

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