Thursday, October 26, 2006

SCHSG at Asilomar

Linda Galloway signing the season...spring

Amidst Monterey pines, raccoon, and Arts and Crafts architecture, the annual Yuki Teikei Haiku Retreat took place the end of this September at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds.

Four of our SCHSG travelled north to participate—Linda Galloway, Peggy Hehmann-Smith, Nardi Gottfried, and Wendy Wright. Joining them was Jerry Ball Doijin Emeritus of SCHSG, recently re-located to Walnut Creek, who drove down to everyone's delight.

Our own Linda Galloway gave a presentation on Sign Language and Haiku to an enthusiastic and engaged audience.

Tei Matsushita Scott ( led everyone in several hands-on painting workshops, The Fusion of Poetry and Painting.

One evening everyone sat rapt with Ellen Brooks who talked about and performed Noh Dancing.
There were the inevitable camp mascots, raccoons, who were eager to join in all activities, especially a nighttime bonfire filled with cocoa, singing, poetry and joke telling. And, of course, there were numerous ginkos and haiku sharing.

Emiko Miyashita led one kukai where entrants had to use the following three words in a haiku "sun, "shine" and"surf".

summer sun --
her bling bling outshines
the surf

--linda galloway


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