Monday, October 13, 2008

Vaughn Banting

With heavy hearts, the New Orleans Haiku Society shares the sad news that one of our own, Vaughn Banting, has passed away. Vaughn was a dear friend who was an inspiration to all. His extensive website offers us a glimpse of the amazing life he led with joie de vivre.

Below are a few haiku written as a tribute to our beloved friend:

flying high
above all worldly care
Vaughn Banting


the bonsai master
walks with a cane
under pines

-David Lanoue

in the midst
of war
collecting orchids

-Emma Pierson

to live life
with infirmities
Vaughn showed us the way

-Carolyn Graetz

in the barrel
of his gun
white orchid

-Johnette Downing

of his Zen Garden
loss of a friend

His memorial service will be held on October 16,2 008 from 9-12 at Tharp Sontheimer Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 504 835-2341.

RIP Vaughn.

Japan Fest

The Japan Fest is on Sunday, October 19th, 2008 at the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park, New Orleans, LA USA. For more information about this wonderful festival, visit: