January 21st, 2007

Egrets Reading

Distractions

Yesterday was my haiku study group meeting at the Pacific Asia Museum. It was a little more chaotic than usual because the various cultural councils associated with the museum decided to have an open house/Asian cultural festival at the museum with free Asian food samples and live entertainment in the courtyard.

This apparently was decided two or three days earlier.

Random people from the festival kept walking into the meeting and at one point, we had to talk over Taiko Drums.

However, we still had a good meeting and somehow the noise stimulated our creativity because collectively the ten of us managed to write 51 haiku, distractions and all!

courtyard drums
I try to write about
wild mushrooms