August 6th, 2006

Egrets Reading

Kukai on Hiroshima Day




Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
California State University, Long Beach



Today the Southern California Haiku Study Group met at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB for our monthly workshop and kukai. It turned out to be an ideal place to have a haiku workshop and kukai. Everyone was so inspired by the surroundings that they wanted to make it our new permanent location. However, I'm not sure this would be fair to the staff of the Japanese Garden since they do normally rent out the space for a fee and our group has no money. At this point, they've offered to host us a couple times a year at the garden if we, as a group, help them with a haiku display at some of their festivals, a fair arrangement in my mind.

When I scheduled today's kukai, I had forgotten that August 6th was the day the United States bombed Hiroshima back in 1945.

orange dragonfly
over the koi pond
Hiroshima Day