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Haiku in the Gardens

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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with Crystal Simone Smith, Poet, Haiku Scholar, Educator

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM ET
Location: Bell Seminar Room
Fee: $13 ($12 Members)

In this workshop, participants will engage in the meditative practice of writing haiku in the gardens. Haiku master Basho first advocated that we “learn about pines from the pine, and about bamboo from the bamboo.” Dwelling in nature is important to acquire haiku naturally. While there’s flora present, we can also pay attention to that subtle something like a swift breeze, a sonorous bird, unseen, or the aging tree. We will review the aesthetics of contemporary haiku writing and compose haiku on a traditional ginko walk through the gardens. All haiku experience levels are welcome, beginners too.

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