Grant’s photo haiga and other things

Here is Grant Savage’s first photo haiga. He’s been a nature photographer for many years, and his work will be displayed at the Haiku Canada Weekend this year. Grant, this is so perfect in every way! (the haiku may be difficult to read at this size so here it is:)

blues in the palaenopsis/her talk of life/and death at birth

About the blogroll, not all the blogs are haiku blogs, but those we’ve linked to have been gracious enough to put our links on their blogrolls, and since the blogs are so interesting, I’ve added them to ours. I’ll look for more haiku links, but really, the ones listed are so great, and offer so many links to poets and haiku/tanks/Japanese form poetry, that you could spend days with them.

In response to Amos and Andy’s not knowing what an Acme is, Mike Montreuil says that Acme makes explosives and assorted hunting and snuffing out gear for Wiley E. Coyote. A quote from Carol Stephen: Guess the explosives don’t work so well or for very long…just sayin’

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Summer Meeting 2011

Sheila Ross invited us to use her wonderful garden/back yard for our potluck/summer meeting. There was so much going on in that meeting, the afternoon flew by without us sharing our own haiku. Guy gave us verses written on strips of paper, asked us whether each was a haiku or not. Lots of learning going on there. Terry Ann launched her Global Lanterns book, and I introduced a board game called Genji, which was about early tanka of the Heian period. Our special guests were Rich and ZoAnn Schnell, who live in Plattsburgh, and who organized the Haiku International conference there in 2008. Guy then presented Terry Ann with a bolt of special silk from which Sumo wrestlers have special kimonos made. He also gave her a beautiful wrap-around ‘belt’ for it; Terry wore it at HNA a few months later when she gave her presentation on the history of haiku in Canada. It was a full day in more ways than one. We’ll have to talk, as a group, about where to hold our next summer meeting.