Monday, May 25, 2009

Haiku North America

Here is information about the Haiku North America Conference set for August 5-9, 2009 in Ottawa, Canada. David is listed as a presenter!!

Issa Birthday Party May, 5, 2009

Here's a link to party pics and our drunken renga:

Thanks, everyone who came, for making the evening special and helping to anoint our new apartment with friendship, poetry and laughter. And, those of you who couldn't come, we MISSED YOU!

And this tidbit of news: Petar Tchouhov of Bulgaria has accepted our invitation to come to New Orleans to do a special reading for us. I invited him to our meeting of either June or July. I'll keep you posted on which date works for him.


HEY TOAD (drunken renga)

hey toad
the caterpillar will grow
and fly away!

like the buck moth
then down to earth

celebrating with
the goddess
sweet wine in May

in my glass
a drunk fly

wings bobbling
the little plane aims
at sunset

flying into sunset

waiting for
a friend
porch light is on

night blossoming jasmine
we shsh each other loudly

until their ears bleed
the old rocker

speakers blasting
more beer

their new apartment
mustard brown walls
book worms

a fake closet
no secrets

Queen Victoria poses
amid posies
he - she

birds of a feather
out of the closet

snow melts
Mount Fuji
wading in flood

the wells in her eyes

moon over the cemetery

than a motel

her best friend's
wedding in June
staying up late

humid air
a stained gown

Mr. Clinton
once the world's leader
checks in

it's hard to get
good help

at the shrink's
to dreamland

photos on line
for the world to see

morning meditation
my mother's voice
in the wind

Lady Liberty said "Come!"
damn it

always follow
universal rule
ladies first

ballerina dances
my little niece

cutting the cake
cinco de mayo
memories, laughter