Sunday, July 20, 2008

July 19, 2008 - Workshop and Kukai

Lindy Hill reads the entries for the July kukai
July 19, 2008

The Southern California Haiku Study Group met in the Blue Room of the Pacific Asia Museum for the July workshop and kukai. Peggy Hehman-Smith, Elva Lauper, Phyllis Collins, Lindy Hill, Sharon Hawley, Kathabela Wilson, and Debbie Kolodji were present.

Peggy brought yellow teardrop tomatoes from her garden, a delicious kigo that everyone enjoyed even though no one ended up using it in their haiku. Some of the kigo discussed were smog-hidden mountains, plums, summer herbs, short shadows, fans, and sunscreen.

Thirty-one haiku were entered in the kukai including:

on the Queen Mary
evening shadows cross her deck

- Margaret Hehman-Smith

summer heat --
rose petals shower
the dry earth

- Elva Lauper

July breeze
the lazy bob
of paper lanterns

- Deborah P Kolodji

The next workshop and kukai will be on Saturday, August 16th, at 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The 2008 anthology launch and reading will be on Sunday, August 24th, starting at 2:00 p.m.


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