Haiku poetry day 2015 (part 2)
To more fully appreciate Haiku Poetry Day, I attended a haiku walk this past Saturday at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, a vital environmental preserve in Central New Jersey:
International Haiku Poetry Day Ginko
Join Education Director and haiku poet Jeff Hoagland on a ‘ginko’ (a haiku walk), in celebration of this traditional Japanese form of poetry. We will begin with a brief explanation of the haiku tradition, take a hike and finish with some light refreshments. Bring a favorite book to share and a journal. This hike is co-sponsored by The Haiku Foundation.
It was a wonderfully sunny, breezy day, and we all had a very nice time. A big thank you to The Watershed and The Haiku Foundation for making this event possible — and to Jeff Hoagland for leading! :- D
Here are three of the poems I composed as we strolled along . . .
not in my backyard!
a chickadee warns off
sky feather —
even at high noon
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