BP: Haiku Dialogue–Family Portrait Two (Elopement)

This week’s Haiku Dialogue, the weekly column at the Haiku Foundation, was based on the second family portrait of the guest editor, John S. Green. The photograph was of a couple, and their subsequent elopement because of the pandemic.

Here’s the commentary from John about the entries:

“This week, I received 237 haiku from 149 poets representing 29 countries. In the end, I selected more haiku than last week. Still, there were many poems that didn’t create a rewarding juxtaposition between the photograph and haiku. This week, I had to research many words associated with marriage traditions, and therefore, learned new things – thanks. You made me laugh and wonder, two traits that make us human.”

With this many entries, this pedometer geek writer was pleased to have one of my haiku included, and I share it here:

outdoor wedding…
two bison wander through
providing witnesses

~Nancy Brady, 2022

Thanks, John, for selecting my haiku. Your prompt reminded me of a wedding that was also attended by bison, but fortunately they were far enough away so that the wedding was not disrupted and the ceremony continued.

To read all of the haiku, check out https://thehaikufoundation.org/haiku-dialogue-family-portraits-portrait-two/.

#haiku #pedometergeek #BP #HaikuDialogue #TheHaikuFoundation

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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3 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Family Portrait Two (Elopement)

  1. JC home says:

    NICE!! A wedding attended by buffalo. Brings in the outdoors, nature, the Old West and a sense of adventure. Some history too. There were probably a lot more weddings like this in days gone by than there were the regular ones! Very, very clever.

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    • Thanks for the kind remarks, JC. You are correct; there probably were more bison attended weddings in the past. On the other hand, bison ALWAYS have the right of way and people should be wary of them. ~nan


  2. Jules says:

    What can’t the bride and groom do after the wedding is paid for… (usually by the parents)…

    It’s fruity…

    They ‘cantalope’!

    I think I would have liked to elope. But I allowed my parents to follow some of their traditions. Out of two children (mine) one had a big shindig… as that is what the bride wanted. The other – we’ve told that couple to – elope. They are older now anyway and most of the ‘older generation’ of family is unfortunately ‘gone’. As long as they are happy, we are happy. 🙂


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