Thursday, March 19, 2015

Two Smart Guys

At the first Haiku North America Conference in 1991!
On the lawn at Chabot College, Werner Reichhold, artist and poet,
and husband of Basho translator, Jane Reichhold,
engages Jerry Ball (in straw hat) in serious conversation. 
Many of us attended this conference; it was a huge thrill 
to meet so many haiku poets from 
other organizations.

iris in her hand
she talks of distant places . . .
without facing me

summer evening—
a park ranger’s brief lecture
about wildflowers

a chilly night’s walk
I can see hollow spaces
as houselights go out

Jerry Ball

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