Ar Asilomar, overlooking the gorgeous Monterey Bay, we discuss haiku we have written
during one of our Yuki Teikei Haiku Retreats, probably in the late 1980s.
There was just a little breeze.
I am not in the photo because I was talking it--well before the era of selfies!
Kiyoko Tokutomi is at the center. At left are Ebba Story,
a well-known and widely published haiku poet,
and Patricia Macmiller in her fabulous coat,
with strips of sewed-on crinkled denim.
On the left Hank Dunlap is flanked by two poets
whose names have left my data bank;
I can add them here when anyone remembers.
[Promise yourself to label and date your own photographs!]
Hank's haiku book Cry of the Hawk was published in 1993
and is now out of print.
I remember well his many haiku about his "old dog."
Hank died in 2005.
on the patio
the afternoon drifts along
with the butterfly
Patricia J. Machmiller
Haiku Mind; 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness
and Open Your Heart
by Patricia Donegan.
Shambhala, 2008, page 65.