This week’s Haiku Dialogue column featured the color orange. This was to be the last color-themed column edited by Tia Haynes. One of the haiku written by this pedometer geek was selected to be included with the other haiku. It is as follows:
roadside tiger lilies
she wonders if
they talk too
~Nancy Brady, 2020
Some of my favorite reading as a child was the novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and I read it over and over again. I even had a coloring book filled with drawings from both this story and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. As an adult, I finally read the sequel, but I was already familiar with many of the scenes because they were represented in the coloring book. My haiku comes out of the sequel, and the fact that where this pedometer geek lives, there are tiger lilies which line the roadsides throughout the state. When they are blooming, I always wonder…
To read all of the haiku about the color orange, check out http://www.thehaikufoundation.org under the blog called Troutswirl.
Next week there will be a new editor, Craig Kittner, and a new theme. It is the way of the gardener. The deadline to submit is midnight, June 6th.