a quiet place to celebrate the art of haiku and other forms of poetry
lovely practice, as it should be. a practice, that haiku writing. i loved teaching that form and cinquain as well to second graders. such fun as they're at the peak of loving/discovering the beauty of words.in retirement, 2 years now, i've furthered the form ... with tanka...31 syllables, 57577 lines. just those 2 extra lines can push the process right along to a deeper level. i just taught a few members (8) of my book group this at an overnight retreat i organized at fetzer institute's center way out in the country. it's in a post from maybe 2 weeks ago. i wrote a couple out there about that experience:"the mown path skirtsaround the acre's bouquetof wild longstemmed, uncutflowers that seem to be therejust to call us together."women arrive, one at a time to find their way back to a breath.gathering, then dispersing forsolitude and a sweet dreams."
Nancy -- Thank you for your comments and sharing your work! Ah, retirement! I have about 10 years to go, more or less. Time is so stretched thin these days -- just not enough time to do it all! I hope you don't mind that I added your blog to my lists on this site and AestheticWork?