on the sleeping cow’s

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on the sleeping cow’s

belly…

a pheasant cries

#haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, Old Pond Comic by Jessica Tremblay

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Kite making workshop

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The Seabeck Haiku Getaway included a kite-making workshop with James Rodriguez during which we built an indoor kite.

 

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Kite-making instructor James Rodriguez

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Kite-making workshop at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

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Kite-making workshop at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

the kite builder

makes

the wind

  • Jessica Tremblay (inspired by a quote from James Rodriguez)

 

Endless Bolero (Seabeck Haiku Getaway – Day 1)

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Michael Dylan Welch selected the Bolero of Ravel as the theme song of the Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

On the opening night of the conference, we were shown the 8 minute final scene from the movie Les Uns et Les Autres by Claude Lelouch in which a character dances to the Bolero and is joined by a choir.

The music got stuck in our head for the rest of the conference.

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quite a tune this bolero

playing on and on within my head

crescendo of falling leaves

      #haiku by David Berger

 

A good place for your bad haiku

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The Old Man Gloom is Zozobra, a giant puppet that people stuff with negativity – such as divorce papers. The puppet is burned during the the Santa Fe Fiesta that takes place on Labour day weekend. Wouldn’t it be great if you could stuff it with bad haiku?