#Haiku Happenings #1 (3/7/18): Jennifer Hambrick presents, and comments on, Lee Nash’s two haiku for the International Women’s Haiku Festival!
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A kept woman and a white wedding dress find their way into two insightful haiku by Lee Nash.
the acrid sting
of his tobacco
The kept woman. Wouldn’t it be nice, the idea goes, if a man could provide a woman everything she needs, or – better yet – could spoil her outright, just like her father did when she was a little girl, only with bigger, blingier, costlier gifts? Of course, whatever sum the sugar daddy spends, the woman’s emotional price – her sense of her own inner strength and resourcefulness, her self-respect – is far costlier. The “acrid sting” lands in her soul, while material stuff builds up around her like prison walls.
white wedding dress
of a sugar rose
Are many weddings these days, euphemistically speaking, white? Sure, the bride’s dress may gleam like the cliffs of…
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