Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Mehendi

ancient body art
awakens inner light of
a painted lady

By Sarah ©2017


Author’s Note: Mehndi or “Mehendi” is a form of body art from Ancient India using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. Decorative designs are created on a person’s body that are intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun – “awakening inner light”. 

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #161 – painted and lady

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8 thoughts on “Mehendi”

    1. I’ve always loved the body art too. Unfortunately I’m a blonde and henna doesn’t work so well in my hair! Would much prefer to be able to use natural colours rather than the stinky old chemicals!

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