Wednesday, October 03, 2007

August 18, 2007 - Workshop and Kukai

Photo courtesy of Debbie Kolodji

Eight haiku poets attended the August 18th Southern California Haiku Study Group workshop and kukai at the charming and inspiring Pacific Asia Museum: Phyllis Collins, Tom Conroy, Anne Jones, Debbie Kolodji, Elva Lauter, Janis Lukstein, Naia, and Wendy Wright.

After several rounds of sharing recent haiku written by attendees, we discussed using all the senses to perceive our surroundings. Members offered their insights and discussed writing good haiku, and draft haiku were workshopped. Janis shared some photos from a recent haiku excursion.

The group reviewed kigo words and phrases indicative of our region during this time of year. Two haiku that were highlighted during our meeting were:

morning fog
covers the garden...
then red hibiscus

-Elva Lauter

end of summer --
his old fisherman's cap
on a chair

-Wendy Wright

The next workshop and kukai will be on Saturday, October 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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