the spring breeze pushes
down the slope
April is National Poetry month.
And April 17 is International Haiku Day!
The Haiku Foundation launched a series of HaikuLife videos on its website presenting various haiku, poets, projects, and groups. You’ll find a short animation video featuring Kaeru and Kawazu, the two characters of Old Pond Comics.
In this short video, Kaeru, a young frog who wants to learn haiku, becomes the apprentice of Master Kawazu (the famous frog who jumped in Basho’s pond). You’ll learn about the birth of Kaeru, his childhood and how he developed an interest for haiku. Check it out.
I’m looking forward to the Haiku North America 2015 conference at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. in October 2015. The request for proposals is up on their website for those who want to present. See you there!