Sunday, November 26, 2006

November 18, 2006 - Workshop and Kukai

Pacific Asia Museum, November 18, 2006

On November 18th, Nardin Gottfreid, Tom Bilicke, Inez, Kathy Wilson, Peggy Hehman-Smith, Wendy Wright, Darrell Byrd, Linda Galloway, and Debbie Kolodji met at the Pacific Asia Museum for a haiku workshop, kigo discussion and kukai.

Some of the kigo appropriate for November:

The Season: late autumn, shorter days, first rain
Sky and Heavens: Leonids, Andromeda
Mountains, Fields, and Ocean: gleaning, falling leaves, dead grass
Flowers and Plants: sycamore leaves, cattails, pomegranate, acorn litter
Birds and Animals: hawks, pregnant deer, pregnant gray whales, rain beetles
Human Affairs: football pep rallies, lost umbrella, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing

Sample haiku from the kukai:

October dawn —
a pheasant fades
into the cotton field

--Darrell Byrd

first chill--
the noh dancer's eyes
see through me

--Wendy Wright

a pumpkin face
caved in upon itself --
my new chin hair

--linda galloway

The next SCHSG workshop and kukai will be on December 16, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Pacific Asia Museum.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

November 18, 2006 Meeting Notice

The Southern California Haiku Study Group will be meeting on Saturday, November 17, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Blue Room of the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles, Pasadena for haiku workshop and kukai.

Please arrive early so we can start the meeting promptly at 2:00 pm. The Pacific Asia Museum sometimes has weddings afterwards so we need to be out of the room by 4:00 pm.

There is a nice garden in the courtyard where we can gather before and after the workshop to socialize, write haiku, and simply enjoy the peaceful environment.

Please bring November kigo (season words) with you to share and discuss. Leonids, pumpkins, gingko leaves.....what evokes November for you?