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My second time at the Haiku Study Workshop


by the zig-zag bridge
only the waterfall
whispers haiku

by Kath 11/18/06


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Nov. 19th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)

I'm so pleased that you find our meetings so inspiring. I love this zig-zag bridge haiku. I can't wait until they finish the courtyard construction and bring the koi back.

missing koi --
my friend tells me
they're at a hotel

Nov. 19th, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
thanks Debbie, the meetings are wonderful. That "zig-zag bridge" replaced the first line in one I wrote at the session... it really worked better that way. Quite a few of them have tiny edits. But they would not exist at all without our meeting. Thanks for your hard work...and the big question is ...why are we all still awake? Rick is giving a flute presentation in Redlands tomorrow--- at 5:30 pm. He is working on his program. Have you seen his web page? http://www.oldflutes.com
Nov. 19th, 2006 10:32 am (UTC)
Kathty, I can't believe your husband is a flutist! What a wonderful coincidence! :)

My son Sasha is a flute player, too! This is his web site: http://www.alexanderv.netfirms.com

I visietd your husband's page, it's so beautiful and informative! Will forward it to Sasha immediately :) Maybe he already know this site...

Isn't it a small world? :))))
Nov. 19th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
I thought I recognized the "zig-zag bridge" from the kukai, but knew that it had changed because I didn't have the first line in my notes. I would have voted for it in this incarnation.

I have always found the kukai inspiring and a great way to loosen up my reflections into haiku. They often change later but the core thoughts are brought about by the kukai exercise.

Years ago, when Jerry Ball was leading the group, I was so inspired and learned so much. I would come away from the meetings charged up and see haiku everywhere around me. Now that Jerry lives in Northern California, I am trying my best to continue what he started here.
Nov. 19th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
hee hee Debbie, thanks, my haiku almost always get better later, although occasionally they "disappear" due to "revising"... Yes I love the kukai. I wonder if you would want to list the members in the photograph so I can identify them--would they like that? Especially haiku poet with Buddha... I am new and just getting to know people's names. I added some more tidbits to the page as well, you'll see if you look again. You do a great job as leader, I don't know Jerry Ball, but I am sure he would love our meetings if he visited.
Nov. 19th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC)
hee hee---thanks Debbie, also, for this charming "my friend" haiku!
Nov. 19th, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
From your report ...
haiku poets
find autumn kigo
on their construction site

This is SO cute! :)
Nov. 21st, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
Re: flutes, poetry, family history, art...and more
Thank you for the nice words about Sasha's playing :)

Again, it's amazing ... first, I've never heard about such phenomena as "Klezmer music" -- this must be a Western terminology, not the Russian one. I googled, and found this link:


and also, info in Wikipedia:


So, you enrich my ken :)

And of course that's amazing that your husband's heritage is Russian! Collection of 150 flutes sounds incredible!!! I'll again forward this story to Sasha :)

Yes, more and more in common -- amaizng! Smiling back at you :)

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