May / June 2009 "wedding" Thread




Announcing May / June 2009 "Wedding" Thread

The theme of the May / June 2009 haiku thread will be anything to do with weddings.

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "wedding" Thread.

Subject Line: May / June 2009 "wedding" haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Friday, June 26, 2009.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at  May - June 2009 "wedding" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Sketchbook.


Read the June 30, 2009 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the June 30, 2009 Wedding Haiku Thread


Participants: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24

Corbelle Armando (Catbird55), US; Ed Baker, US; Robin Beshers, US; W. R. Bongcaron, PH; Pris Campbell, US; Armando Corbelle, US; Gillena Cox, TT; Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US; John Daleiden, US; Andrzej Dembończyk, PL; Jasminka Nadaskic Diordievic, RS; Garry Eaton, CA; Krzysztof Kokot, PL; Artur Lewandowski, PL; Jacek Margolak, PL; K. A. Martin, CA; Iga Gala Miemus, PL; Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Mariusz Ogryzko, PL; Karen O'Leary, US; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Barbara A Taylor, AU; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Saša Važić, Serbia; Monika Wojtenka, PL; Rafal Zabratynski, PL

Countries:  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,

Australia, Canada, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States


my x
sending me and the children
an invitation to her wedding

# 01. Ed Baker, US

trying moment
the groom's mother casts
a strained look

# 02. W. R. Bongcaron, PH

bridal wreath
blossoms entwine—
garden wedding

# 03. Karen O'Leary, US

you and I—
on the wedding cake
fresh strawberries

# 04. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

full moon
half moon
just another useless wedding

# 05. Ed Baker, US

old wedding photo
of the grandparents—
how beautiful they were!

# 06. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

wedding day
I see stars
in your eyes

# 07. W. R. Bongcaron, PH


celebrity wedding
on TV
she sniffles while I snort

# 08. Garry Eaton, CA

wedding into the pond
cold water birds
all wet

# 09. Ed Baker, US

may is at the door—
clouds travel
in wedding white

# 10. Jasminka Nadaskic Diordievic, RS

after the wedding
all of this
and heaven too

# 11. Ed Baker, US

June wedding
a tyke in tuxedo
falls out of line

# 12. W. R. Bongcaron, PH

performing another
a shot-gun for the center-piece

# 13. Ed Baker, US

open house wedding
the neighbor’s dog appears
through the cake

# 14. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US

wedding party—
the bride lost
her garter

# 15. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

moonlight sonata
a row of sleepy guests
attends the wedding

# 16. W. R. Bongcaron, PH


I won't go to her
or her funeral!

# 17. Ed Baker, US

smiling couple waves
to a church-full well wishers
noontime wedding

# 18. W. R. Bongcaron, PH

bridal morning
nose bent to cinnamon tea
and Old Spice

# 19. Pris Campbell, US

the night before the wedding
she elopes
with the best man

# 20. Garry Eaton, CA

tomorrow's her
tonight she's with me

# 21. Ed Baker, US

honeymoon getaway car
the tin cans
tear the bumper off

# 22. Garry Eaton, CA

wedding gift
most of the attendees
skip the soiree

# 23. W. R. Bongcaron, PH

wedding soup
the reflection of the bride’s father

# 24. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US

flu scare
the church is near empty
on a grand wedding

# 25. W. R. Bongcaron, PH

exchanging vows
before the altar
at the nudist's chapel

# 26. Garry Eaton, CA

a thousand couples
exchange vows and "I do's"
mass wedding

# 27. W. R. Bongcaron, PH

church stairs
with grains of rice...
doves flutter

28. Jacek Margolak, PL

June wedding
smiles here and there
for the photo op

# 29. W. R. Bongcaron, PH

the march
from Leerandgrin
to the altar

# 30. Garry Eaton, CA

the paper that spoils the fun
on wedding night

# 31. W. R. Bongcaron, PH

senior wedding
the noise from the bridegroom’s
children’s children

# 32. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US

a commitment
to love honour and respect:
wedding vows

# 33. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

in the front of the altar a groom
crosses his fingers

# 34. Artur Lewandowski, PL

wedding day—
she puts into her hair
white camelia

35. Jacek Margolak, PL

soaring gold prices
an increase in couples
at weddings in May

# 36. Barbara A Taylor, AU

sadness holds me
beneath soft pillows
wedding vow

# 37. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a quest
for unity and strength...
the wedding

# 38. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

bachelor party
the longest married
stifles a yawn

# 39. K. A. Martin, CA

wedding oaths...
a sunbeam falls
on her veil

40. Jacek Margolak, PL

on bended knee
she proposed on tv
for her hand

# 41. Barbara A Taylor, AU

wedding bells:
marring the bride's make-up
a torrent of tears

# 42. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a wasp alights
from her scented
bouquet of hearts

# 43. Barbara A Taylor, AU

joyful guests amidst
the flash of cameras...
wedding procession

# 44. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cathedral stairs
the fog lays
on the veil's curve

45. Jacek Margolak, PL

curtain of rain
among drenched gifts and flowers
a wedding garter

# 46. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

wedding thread
thins in time but plastic enough
to last, though fragile

# 47. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

the bridegroom
fumbling with the ring...
a chuckle from his bride

# 48. Keith Simmonds, TT

fading out
my wedding memory—
relationship grows

# 49. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

a packed church...
the bride's father is all smiles
walking down the aisle

# 50. Keith Simmonds, TT

evening finale
a blanket of silence
in the wedding suite

# 51. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

beads of sweat
run down the groom's brow...
unpunctual bride

# 52. Keith Simmonds, TT

country wedding
an old maid pushes a tear
under her kerchief

# 53. Saša Važić, Serbia

crossing the wedding bridge,
paying the taxes, he hopes
to live peacefully

# 54. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

a line of cars
decorated with smiles—
a girl by the church

# 55. Saša Važić, Serbia

an old couple
whispering sweet nothings...
here comes the bride

# 56. Keith Simmonds, TT

rushing and sounding
horns—the whole village
at the wedding

# 57. Saša Važić, Serbia

new bride chatting
with her old flame:
the groom looks on

# 58. Keith Simmonds, TT

wedding ceremony—
a petal from the bunch of roses
in front of the bride's feet

# 59. Saša Važić, Serbia

June downpour
the bride in tears...
her groom says "I do"

# 60. Keith Simmonds, TT

everyone stops dancing
the cake split in
a hundred small pieces

# 61. Saša Važić, Serbia

tremblng hands
exchange rings—
tuxedo and lace

# 62. Robin Beshers, US

taking off
her wedding dress, the bride
looks at her mother's photo

# 63. Saša Važić, Serbia

afternoon in June—
will the bride arrive in time
still no rain

# 64. Gillena Cox, TT

small bedroom window—
a maid follows the wedding

# 65. Saša Važić, Serbia

the brides's bouquet—
gloved hands clasp tightly
white lilies

# 66. Gillena Cox, TT

the wedding gown
as white as the country road
in the store window

# 67. Saša Važić, Serbia

two brides, two grooms
one Saturday morning

# 68. Gillena Cox, TT

a wedding to pay for
love may be priceless
until the bills come

# 69. Corbelle Armando (Catbird55), US

50th wedding anniversary—
grandmother's head
all in white yet again

# 70. Iga Gala Miemus, PL

she missed the bouquet
but caught the best man
a better catch

# 71. Corbelle Armando (Catbird55), US

for better
or for worse...
a shotgun wedding

# 72. Keith Simmonds, TT

wedding vows
this light in her eyes
... till death us do part

# 73. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

Wedding morning—
his smell
on my skin.

# 74. Monika Wojtenka, PL

lively wedding—
the bride without the shoe
and the thief smiling

# 75. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Sunny wedding day—
in my mother's hand
a wet handkerchief.

# 76. Monika Wojtenka, PL

he and she
are waiting for the silver wedding—
it is snowing

# 77. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Wedding anniversary—
the sparkling bride's eyes
in the mirror.

# 78. Monika Wojtenka, PL

among the mountains
the wedding procession—
it is raining with sun

# 79. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Wedding night—
red wine
on her white dress.

# 80. Monika Wojtenka, PL

golden wedding—
the bridegroom and the bride
snowed from the years

# 81. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Wedding anniversary—
a lot of flowers
on the gravestone.

# 82. Monika Wojtenka, PL

bride’s coronet
from the wild flowers—
the barely wedding

# 83. Maria Tirenescu, RO

wedding morning
chaffinches chirping
more joyful

# 84. Mariusz Ogryzko, PL

first day of Spring—
in her wedding bouquet
cherry blossoms

# 85. John Daleiden, US

wedding day
white lillies
in bloom

# 86. Mariusz Ogryzko, PL

a wedding to pay for—
love may be priceless
until the bills come

# 85. Armando Corbelle, US

wedding waltz
step by step
making mistakes

# 88. Mariusz Ogryzko, PL

she missed the bouquet
but caught the best man
a better catch

# 89. Armando Corbelle, US

one red rose
dried and pressed in her Bible--
sixty years of bliss

# 90. John Daleiden, US

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Read the June 30, 2009 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden




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