Wedding Day Haiku
Haiku chain in seven stanzas
Rosy fingered dawn Again so she tells herself It won’t be long now Phone alarm music She cannot believe it’s here It’s her wedding day Flowers and streamers Quiver in excitement as She walks gracefully All witness their vows As they exchange love tokens Two houses now one Glasses clink and cheers Toasts to the smiling lovers Wishes love endures Summer stars twinkle Celebrants cheer as they sway Their first dance wedded Kisses on their cheeks Embrace family and friends Every heart joyful
This was fun!
Traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with 17 syllables.
I did not try very hard to stick with all the rules of haiku, but I did maintain the classic 5-7-5 form (first line, 5 syllables; second line, 7 syllables; third line, 5 syllables).
I linked seven haiku related to one event to form a haiku chain.
I focused on letting the wedding vignettes unfold gradually through the haiku chain.
- has a brilliant explanation about haiku and breaking its rules in Breaking Haiku.
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