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Some of KaDo Ottawa at the summer haiku meeting.

I suppose some of you don’t know what I look like — I’m in the red Japanese jacket in the front. I won’t name everyone but I will mention a couple things — the papers blowing in the trees each have a wish for the winds. Mine I thought out, wrote it in careful script, and upside down. Ah. But, as Claudia said, it’s positioned for the angels to read it best.

Looks like we’ll have a public event come November. I’ll post news when it comes.

A particularly neat moment of the meeting was when Betty finished reading the prose section of her haibun and the wind chimes which had been silent all along gave a song that stopped within the pause before her haiku began.

3 of the senryu of mine I read:

a new basil leaf
late summer-small —
bee shoulders a petal


salvaging the day-
reset the plunger
in public toilet


belt it out!
projecting haiku
over lawnmowers

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  1. I love these, Pearl! They’re perfect gems.

  2. thanks.

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