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
iris in her hand
she talks of distant places . . .
without facing me
a park ranger’s brief lecture
a chilly night’s walk
I can see hollow spaces
as houselights go out