Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monthly Meeting Notes - September 2008

The September 15, 2008 meeting of the New Orleans Haiku Society went well as it was nice to reunite after being evacuated for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. In attendance were Juliet, Bob, David and Johnette. We shared haiku we had written about the evacuation and about our recent visit to the Insectarium. David brought a book of haiku titled In Borrowed Shoes by San Francisco poet Fay Aoyagi. David and Bob took turns reading poems from Fay's book. A sushi dinner after the meeting was enjoyed by all. Here are a few poems Juliet wrote and read at the meeting:


Under the dogs
white paw
first autumn leaf

Old flower
children
Dylan show


Evacuation
Deja vu
my brothers couch

-Juliet

There is something brewing about a haiku walk in October. If you are interested in joining us for a BOO-KU, let us know!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September 2008 Monthly Meeting

The next NOHS meeting will be held on Monday, September 15, 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

Hurricane Gustav

Even a mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Gustav is muse for haiku warriors! Here are a few haiku written by the members of the New Orleans Haiku Society before, during and after the storm.


$6.00 salad dressing
in the trash
evacuation

- Juliet


slice of honeydew moon
wraps itself in cloud
hungry for home

-Emma Pierson


After the hurricane
the sound of frogs

-Samantha Klein


the smell of generators
and roofing tar
in Gustav's wake

-Michael Hebert


sushi bar
after the hurricane
mad gobbling

-David Lanoue


she waters her garden
slow moving
hurricane

-Johnette Downing

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Southeast HSA Conference

The Southeast Regional Conference for the Haiku Society of America will take place in Hot Springs, Arkansas on November 7-8, 2008 at the municipal airport. For more information, contact Howard Kilby at hkilby@gmail.com.

Insectarium Haiku Walk

The New Orleans Haiku Society hosted a haiku walk at the Insectarium on August 24, 2008 from 1:00-3:00. Juliet, David and Johnette were in attendance. Here are a few poems we wrote at the new Insectarium:

Watching them squirm
children and
caterpillars

Fitting in
moving about
ants

What happens in the bug
exhibit
stays in the bug exhibit

The ups and downs
of life
butterfly

Poor bug
your sex life
exposed

Surrounded by insects
swarms of
children

She pulls on
his arm
afraid of spiders

Share with me
your secrets
butterfly

She sides with
the vegetarian
insects

Eat up
little bug
before you get eaten

- Juliet


spring's brightest
cliche
butterfly

a visual language
the heart understands
butterfly's wing

butterfly garden
my haiku on paper
his in stone

delicate dancer
on gossamer
black widow

one of them
brings home a flower
ants

-David Lanoue


sanitation workers
dung
beetles

tea garden moon
buck moth
caterpillar

walls
of the butterfly garden
move

Insectarium
bug
Utopia

after the bug museum
my garden variety snail
miraculous

like going to a ball
leaf cutter ants
in crepe myrtle blossoms

Insectarium
bugs
for lunch

wind for the flute
butterfly
wings

painted ceiling
blue morph
butterfly

- Johnette Downing