BP: Haiku Dialogue: White

This week the Haiku Foundation’s column, Haiku Dialogue, was once again edited by Tia Haynes. She chose to look at the color white through the Haiku Prism. This pedometer geek had the pleasure of having one of my haiku accepted for the column. Not only that, but it was one of the haiku that was singled out for commentary. It is as follows:

ivory satin

she felt she shouldn’t

wear white

~Nancy Brady, 2020

To read all the haiku on the subject of white, check out http://www.thehaikufoundation.org under the Haiku Dialogue-Haiku Prism link. Thanks, Tia, for both editing the column as well as your commentary each week especially considering how many haiku you have to read.

A fellow haiku poet asked how many haiku are submitted each week, and the answer by K.J. Munro, who has done her own share of editing this column in the past, was over a hundred submissions. These submissions can have up to two haiku apiece. That is a lot of haiku to pick from week after week.

Next week’s column is all about the shades of red. Haiku can be submitted until Saturday evening at 11:59PM at the site.



About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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5 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue: White

  1. Jules says:

    While I like most colors I have a rather large collection of white flowers – I hope to make them into 8x10s and hang ’em – eventually. 🙂

    White means different things in different cultures. There has got to be a story behind ‘white’ wedding gowns, which have gotten way out of reason in price.

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    • That sounds like an awesome project, Jules. I could see a whole collection on a wall especially if the walls are some bright color.

      If it is to be believed, it was Queen Victoria, who wore the first white wedding dress. Because I mentioned it to Rob, he looked it up and it was definitely Queen Victoria who started the tradition.

      I never ceased to be amazed how expensive wedding gowns are, and that the bride thinks it is reasonable to buy a dress that costs thousands of dollars. Personally, I would rather have the money in the bank, and buy something less expensive. But then, I tend to be practical.

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      • Jules says:

        I personally would have gotten a second hand one… but my mother insisted on new. And since my gran didn’t sew any more… it was her gift to me. But over 40 years ago it wasn’t as outrageous as they are today. With two sons… I had no one to save it for so I donated mine to some charity who does repairs and gifts gowns to those in need.

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  2. I donated my dress, a Gunne Sax, just like you did…to some charity that would give it someone who needed it several years ago. It was cream with teal blue insets and a daisy chain braid along the edges. Up until my parents died, it was in their house (upstairs bedroom closet). With two sons of my own, who would care what happened to it. I think I even bought it on sale, and I never went into a bridal shop and tried on “bridal gowns” as I couldn’t rationalize the prices.


    • I found my dress on the GEM site by googling Gunne Sax dresses of the 70s. It is about 2/3 of the way on the page on the far right side and is for sale for $95.00. I know I didn’t pay that much for it…more like $ 40, Jules. For what it is worth…


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