Sunday, March 18, 2007

March 17, 2007 - Workshop and Kukai

Sharon Hawley, Janis, Lindy Hill, Pauli Dutton,
Vic Gendrano, Peggy Hehman-Smith
(front) Peggy Castro
(not shown) Debbie Kolodji, Theresa Antonia, Violet, Tom Bilicke

Members of the Pasadena-based Emerging Urban Poets workshop joined the Southern California Haiku Study Group at the Pacific Asia Museum on March 17th for a haiku workshop and kukai.

Kigo appropriate to March was discussed:

The Season: Daylight Savings Time, spring dew, Pisces
Sky and Heavens: vernal equinox, worm moon
Mountains, Fields, and Oceans: snow run-off, wildflower fields
Flowers and Plants: lily, cherry blossom
Birds and Animals: raven squawk, baby animals, breeding plumage
Human Affairs: St. Patrick's Day, March Madness, Lent

Some high-scoring haiku from the haiku:

first kiss
I don't remember
the color of his eyes

- Theresa Antonia

lack of spring rain
still no news
of their runaway daughter

- Victor Gendrano

The koi are back in the museum courtyard. Several SCHSG members donated to the private "Phisch Phund" to pay for the pond repairs so that the fish could move back to their home and return the courtyard to its former tranquility.


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