Karina Klesko, US




Editor's Choice of "wedding" Haiku Thread


Symbols, Emotions, and Love


wedding day—
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.


bridal wreath
blossoms entwine—
garden wedding

# 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.


wedding soup
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 and traditions.


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

# 32. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US

I loved this one; so visual and sensory with sound. I think that says it!


bachelor party
the longest married
stifles a yawn

# 39. K. A. Martin, CA

A senyruand a good one, this made me laugh.


wedding oaths...
a sunbeam falls
on her veil

40. Jacek Margolak, PL

The sunbeam falls on her veil...highlighting and accenting, the importance of the oathvery visual, almost fragile. . .


evening finale
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


country wedding
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 bridge,
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 ponderings.


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.


taking off
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.


50th wedding anniversary—
grandmother's head
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!


bridal morning
nose bent to cinnamon tea
and Old Spice

# 19. Pris Campbell, US

This haiku describes the wholesome scents of commitment.


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

# 01. Ed Baker, US

Oy  vay!  What can I say.









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