Leap Year Hearts

And so, the ‘official’ month of Haiku ends…but we can still write them throughout the year.  Wishing you all “Happy Hearts”♥

Leap Year gums up works

Hearts dazed…who does proposing

Re marriage hopefuls?

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Bachelor’s Day is an Irish tradition on Leap Day allowing women to initiate dances and propose marriage.[1] If the proposal was refused the man was expected to buy the woman a silk gown or, by the mid-20th century, a fur coat.[1][2] The tradition is supposed to originate from a deal that Saint Bridget struck with Saint Patrick.[3][4]

In the United Kingdom, a woman was allowed to propose marriage on Leap Day[5] and if refused the man was obliged to buy her new gloves on Easter Day. In some areas a woman could propose for the entire leap year.[1]


Heart Cracks

Hearts love, know much loss

Tiny cracks form lace pattern

Grief’s ancient portrait

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Sighing Heart

Heart some days sighing

Miss you more than ghost might guess

Delusions live on

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