Choice of "wedding" Haiku Thread
Emotions, and Love
she puts into her hair
a white camellia
35. Jacek Margolak, PL
The Symbolism of Camellia:
the symmetrical beauty and long-lasting quality of the
flower have long been appreciated by young lovers as the
token for expressing devotion to each other. In the eyes
of the Chinese, the petals reflect the spirit of a lady,
and the holder of the petals (the calyx) represents the
young man entrusted by the lady as her protector.
The calyx of the camellia falls with the petals when the
flower has finished blooming. This is unlike most other
flowers, where the calyx seems to hang around the tree
even after the petals have dropped. This phenomenon
symbolizes an everlasting union between lovers. In many
parts of China, the camellia is considered as the flower
for young sons and daughters.
The camellia is the most popular and highly respected
flower in Southwest China. It was honored as the national
flower for the ancient southern kingdom, Dai Li. In a land
marked by steep hills and roaring rapids, the camellia
transforms the hills and valleys into oceans of red and
white in early spring.
# 03. Karen O'Leary, US
I Like the sounds in this
haiku, bridal, blossoms/wreath, entwine, wedding nice soft
sounds... The entwining of the blossoms is very vivid and
shaped in a wreath or circle, forever.
the reflection of the bride’s father
# 24. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US
I liked this one right
away, the idea of a wedding soup. Memories are associated
with food. Food can take us back to our childhood and
become comforting to us. The father's reflection in the
wedding soup can trigger many emotions / family, warmth
the noise from the bridegroom’s
# 32. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US
I loved this one;
so visual and sensory with sound. I think that
the longest married
stifles a yawn
# 39. K. A. Martin, CA
a good one, this made me laugh.
a sunbeam falls
on her veil
40. Jacek Margolak, PL
The sunbeam falls on her
veil...highlighting and accenting, the importance of the
visual, almost fragile. . .
a blanket of silence
in the wedding suite
# 51. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH
I found this interesting,
the silence in the wedding suite. Very powerful in what is
not said, very sensuous
an old maid pushes a tear
under her kerchief
# 53. Saša Važić, Serbia
Sweet and sad, old country; it evokes emotions and thoughts about
ourselves or people we know.
crossing the wedding
paying the taxes, he hopes
to live peacefully
# 54. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN
This is just a little
crazy, perhaps a tradition of the dowry? but the whole of
it, crossing the bridge, taxes and living peaceably all in
one haiku! It brings about a lot of thought, questions and
everyone stops dancing
the cake split in
a hundred small pieces
# 61. Saša Važić, Serbia
This haiku also gave me a
nice feeling of sharing...of friendship, growing. The cake
divided into a hundred smaller pieces...that originally
made up the whole. It takes many parts of life to make and
keep a marriage.
her wedding dress, the bride
looks at her mother's photo
# 63. Saša Važić, Serbia
Another sweet haiku, of
innocence, approval at becoming a woman.
all in white yet again
# 70. Iga Gala Miemus, PL
Love the crown of white
hair, now, from the corona of a princess or young bride!
nose bent to cinnamon tea
and Old Spice
# 19. Pris Campbell, US
describes the wholesome scents of commitment.
sending me and the children
an invitation to her wedding
# 01. Ed Baker, US
Oy vay! What
can I say.