Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from the NOHS. Pay homage to the Earth by writing a haiku about her!

Monday, April 21, 2008

April Meeting Notes

The April 21st meeting was energized by our shared experiences at the previous nights moon viewing party. We read the poems we had written at the party as well as poems we had written during the month. Juliet, Bob, Ronnie, Laura, David and Johnette were in attendance. After the meeting, we had dinner at Kyoto Restaurant.

Moon Viewing Party Notes

Sushi dinner and moon viewing; ahhhh, what a night. The moon viewing party at Vaughn's lovely home and Zen garden was filled with excitement and drama. The moon toyed with us sneaking in and out of clouds while music and merriment filled the air. Christening Vaughn's delightful tea house was a highlight. Here are some poems from the night:

flashlight moon
on batteries

-Johnette Downing

murky moon
now I'm older
than ever

-David Lanoue

under a full moon
a teahouse
crowded to capacity

-Vaughn Banting

full moon in scorpio
she stings


out from under
the blanket
peeks the moon

-Karel Sloane

glass of wine
in my court yard
same moon


Monday, April 14, 2008

Tea House Party

Vaughn of the NOHS will host a tea house christening and moon viewing party on April 20, 2008. We will meet at Little Toyoko Restaurant on Causeway Blvd in Metairie for sushi dinner at 7:00 p.m. and then go to the tea house location.

Monthy Meeting - April 2008

The next NOHS meeting will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008 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. Please bring some haiku to share and feel free to join us for sushi dinner after the meeting at Kyoto Restaurant on Prytania Street

Maple Leaf Bar Poetry Reading

The New Orleans Haiku Society was featured at the weekly Maple Leaf Bar Poetry Readings on April 6, 2008. The group read poems about the environment as part of the V-Day Celebration hosted in part by the Katrina Warriors, an organization formed after Hurricane Katrina to unite, activate, involve, and transform the women of the New Orleans and Gulf South after the disaster.

The Maple Leaf Bar poetry readings are held at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street in New Orleans every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.