BP: Haiku Dialogue–Orange

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.


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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2 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Orange

  1. Jules says:

    I have some Tiger lilies blooming in my front yard…. I guess the white ones are Easter Lilies (I think they have come and gone) and there are actually other colors with spots too. Some are pink and yellow. One I saw was white with black spots!

    A monoku is only different from the American Sentence (By Allen Ginsburg) because it has no punctuation (and are supposed to had a pause). I’m not sure if Ginsburg’s have a pause or even if the ones I wrote do – but I’m not all that worried 😀

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    • Thanks for the information on the monoku and the American sentence, Jules.
      We are just beginning to see tiger lilies and other lilies blooming. Walking to the post office, I noticed some orange lilies starting to open, and lots of buds still waiting to blossom.

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