Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy National Haiku Day

Today, December 21, 2007, is National Haiku Day! Celebrate the day by writing, reading and sharing haiku. For more information about haiku, visit:

Haiku Society of America at http://www.hsa-haiku.org/
Haiku North America at http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/
Haiku Canada at http://www.haikucanada.org/
Modern Haiku at http://www.modernhaiku.org/
bottle rockets at http://www.geocities.com/bottlerockets_99/
Simply Haiku at http://www.poetrylives.com/SimplyHaiku/SHv5n4/index.html
Tiny Words at http://tinywords.com/

Here are some haiku from the New Orleans Haiku Society from our 5th Year Celebration commemorative booklet:

withered chrysanthemum-
the warmth
of a teacup

-Johnette Downing
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old stone bridge
whether I cross it
or not

-David Lanoue
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only on stormy nights
thoughts of him
under the covers

-Juliet
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caterpillar flips
turning over a new leaf
first full day of spring

-Ronnie Virgets
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light descends
trees write
on water

-Carolyn Graetz
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filling the air
with flutter
festival fans

-Karel Boekbinder-Sloane
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ghostly comets
warm hearts
in the cold darkness

-Michael Hebert
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deciphering
the slug's map
I arrive at cabbages

-Vaughn Banting
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biting the loquat
tasting
summer

- Emma P.
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opened book
child kissing
the bear

-Samantha Klein
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walking barefoot
on the wooden floor
Southern winter

-Isabel Altamirano


Happy in Haiku!

Monthly Meeting - January 2008

The Latter Library will be closed on January 21, 2008, the date of our regular NOHS meeting, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Regular meetings will resume in February at the Latter Library on the third Monday of each month from 6:00-7:45. Please join us on February 18, 2008 and bring haiku to share.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Monthly Meeting - December 2007

The next NOHS meeting will be held on December 17, 2007 at the Milton Latter Library at 5120 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, LA from 6:00-7:45 p.m. The meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring some haiku to share. Please join us for a sushi celebration at Kyoto Restaurant on Prytania Street at 8:00 p.m. immediately after the meeting. Happy Haiku Holidays!