Saturday, January 10, 2015

Kiyoko leads haiku study at Asilomar

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.

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