John Daleiden, US




Editor's Choice of "wedding" Haiku Thread


All In White


Weddings are a joyous occasiona celebration of the present and the future. Ninety haiku from twenty-six poets living in nine countries express a variety of responses in the June / July "wedding" haiku thread.

Just last week I attended the wedding in Las Vegas of a young couple, colleagues of my wife. These young folks happen to also be from Iowa, where my wife and I lived for many years. We were asked to stand in for the bride's parents. 

all in white
on her wedding day

I give her away

John Daleiden

I felt honored to carry out this tradition for Kathy, the bride.

I have selected the following haiku because they represent just a few of the memorable moments on a wedding day:

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

# 76. Monika Wojtenka, PL


two brides, two grooms
one Saturday morning

# 68. Gillena Cox, TT


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

# 42. Keith A. Simmonds, TT


trying moment
the groom's mother casts
a strained look

# 02. W. R. Bongcaron, PH


wedding waltz
step by step
making mistakes

# 88. Mariusz Ogryzko, PL


you and I—
on the wedding cake
fresh strawberries

# 04. Krzysztof Kokot, PL


rushing and sounding
horns—the whole village
at the wedding

# 57. Saša Važić, Serbia


Wedding night—
red wine
on her white dress.

# 80. Monika Wojtenka, PL


Since marriage is an institution that unites two people in a life-time-relationship, the annual celebration of the wedding anniversary is also memorable:


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

# 06. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL


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

# 70. Iga Gala Miemus, PL


Wedding anniversary—
a lot of flowers
on the gravestone.

# 82. Monika Wojtenka, PL


one red wedding rose
dried and pressed in her Bible

sixty years of bliss

# 90. John Daleiden, US


Read all of the "wedding" threadmany other memorable moments are captured in these haiku. 









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