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HAIKU KAI REPORT
NOVEMBER 11, 2017
AUTUMN MEETING

 

Attending

Anne Anderson, Jane Benson, Danielle Draper, David Keim, Sarah Paris, Janet Schroder, and Mark Werlin. New attendees Anne Keim and Jennifer.

 

Meeting

Following rounds of reading on the themes of war and sacrifice—honoring Veterans Day, Jane did a presentation on the uses of juxtaposition in haiku. The juxtaposition of two different elements in a haiku can be strengthened through similarity, contrast, and association. We are always noticing these qualities in the world of impressions and the reactions they generate. Similarities operate like similes within the short haiku form. Contrasts and associations help to focus on the clash—or synthesis— between the two elements.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Feb 10, 2018  Theme: family

May 12, 2018  Theme: TBD

 

Autumn Haiku

Some haiku shared at the November 11 meeting:

 

real fireworks
bright flashes and boooming sound
electrical storm
Barbara Campitelli
Abandoned graveyard
fog drifts among
the tombstones
Anne Anderson
a fog of smoke
dark shadows
tend the vines
Jane Benson
Peace flag
flapping in the breeze
autumn mourning
Danielle Draper
Wounded soldier with family
gives all for our everyday lives Hand over hearts
Mary Fuchs
different bedtimes
all the seasons—
the teachers get up
David Keim
Burnt bushes
closing the gate—
distant sirens
Anne C. Keim
The lame pigeon
patiently waiting outside
the emergency room
Sarah Paris
frosted windows
announce the cold—
more blankets tonight!
Janet Schroder
dry paintbrushes—
just sticks without
a master
Mark Werlin
distant sirens
scorched earth—
the still moon as witness
Jennifer