Haiku poets from left to right clockwise around the table: Debbie, Nardin, Tom, Inez, Peggy, Wendy, Darrell, and Linda. Again in the beautiful blue room at the Pacific Asia Museum provided the atmosphere for the inspiring session. Poets read and discuss recent haiku, and kigo--commenting on seasonal changes in our local area. While tea was made and sipped, and delicious snacks brought by participants haiku happened. Then during a thirty minute writing session some wandered in the museum and others stayed in the blue room, as the courtyard was under necessary repairs, protecting the museum collection.
Haiku poet Peggy, and the Buddha in the Blue Room
Deborah Kolodji, left, who leads the session, with Kath, at a poetry reading at our home a few weeks ago. See Debbie's poetic Livejournal
One of my favorite haiku written during the session was this one by Debbie:
in her laugh
-Deborah P Kolodji, 11/18/2006
Debbie with Buddha in the Blue Room
— written during the Southen Ca Haiku Study Workshop
Pacific Asia Museum
November 18, 2006
with Thanks to The Pacific Asia Museum for providing this fitting and inspiring home, and to Debbie Kolodji for her tireless work for haiku in our area.
at the fish hotel
by the zig-zag bridge
only the waterfall
glass sushi display
only with your eyes
a haiku blur
autumn light shines through
find autumn kigo
on their construction site
-- haiku written by Kath during the wandering-writing session, strongly influenced by the museum repair and construction work in the usually serene courtyard. Parts of the museum collection and the koi from the courtyard pond had to be moved to temporary quarters.
Kath, reading haiku far left, with Nardin, Tom, and Inez
one more haiku, contributed by a haiku poet/member:
my friend's white count
holds thru chemo
--Linda Galloway, 11/18/200
Linda is in the front, on the right in the opening photo on this page. Linda is working on making our groups yearly haiku anthology.