Saturday, August 18, 2007

July 21, 2007 - Workshop and Kukai

July 2007 Kukai
Blue Room, Pacific Asia Museum
(photo by Kath Wilson)

Twelve people attended the July 21st workshop and kukai at the Pacific Asia Museum: Peggy Castro, Peggy Hehman-Smith, Lindy Hill, Linda Galloway, Nardin Gottfried, Darrell Byrd, Phyllis Collins, Elva, Violet, Kath Wilson, Wendy Wright, and Debbie Kolodji.

Linda showed the group some bookmaking kits that she has been using to make her haiku diaries.
We had a group discussion about kigo, with some controversary as to whether or not "hermit crabs" were seasonal. We tentatively decided that it was a summer kigo. Some other kigo discussed included summer Shakespeare, outdoor concerts, summer herbs, and the milky way.
Two high scoring haiku in the kukai used the kigo "too hot to go out":
too hot to go out
the dogs take their
ninth nap of the day

- Margaret Hehman-Smith
too hot to go out
I lie back and watch
my toes curl

-Peggy Castro

Another high scoring haiku :
melon blossom
a yellow powdered bee
wipes its face

- Darrell Byrd

The next workshop and kukai will be on Saturday, August 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


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