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Tiring the heart--
mountains and ocean
too much beauty

---Santōka
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this Easter - azaleas
sun drenched – there are
a million ways to love

Details of an Arts Weekend in New Malden, Greater London, Surrey

9 comments:

Alan Summers said...

Looks fun! Did you do the magnolia haiku too?

We must have just missed each other, as I was in Surrey recently doing my Purely Haiku Residential Course at Claridge House. ;-)

Alan

Wahyu W. Basjir said...

Hi, Alan.

I wish I had the opportunity be there learning haiku with the whole class. Need to recharge my battery again and again....

WWB

Vida said...

David, I love this azalea haiku.
As much as I like them, I have always had a hard time including their images in a poem:)

Alan Summers said...

I'm afraid I always think of Steve Martin and The Man with Two Brains. ;-)

Alan

David said...

Thanks for these comments.

Actually Alan I'm not planning to read the magnolia one.

Yea you were really close when you did the haiku course in Purley - 20 minutes away roughly.

Did it go well??

Alan Summers said...

Hi David,

The course was in Lingfield, not too far from the racecourse, and in Claridge House, a Quakers Retreat, which serves incredible food all week.

We've been doing haikai literature courses there for a few years now, always does well, great people.

Here's a magnolia haiku from me as part of the Japan Art Auction Aid event: weblink

all my very best,

Alan

David said...

Vida I have spent years looking at these shameless flowers - so guady and totally out of place in our restrained English landscaped spring gardens - except for the short bursts of native blossom. I have never written about azaleas before. But then a month ago they seemed to strike me like a lightening bolt unasked for.

May the lightening strike of inspiration continue to strike you Vida.

David said...

Alan your haiku is beautiful and disturbing. It gives us a different perspective on this strange spring.

Alan Summers said...

Hi David,

How do you mean by disturbing?

I could understand if you meant the rapeseed gendai one which is on this site.

Just curious. ;-)

Alan