deep in the water
the tops of houses
by Mark Beanblossom
caress me awake . . .
just five more minutes
by Joanne Weise
special haiku events this fall 2005:
Japan House Fall Open House
10am - 4pm, Saturday, Oct. 22
tea ceremonies conducted throughout the day
11am & 2pm featured lecture on haiku
by Lee Gurga, Editor of Modern Haiku
Haiga artist visit to Millikin
Saturday, Nov. 5
10am-2pm master class on sumi-e painting
3pm haiga presentation & haiku reading
Haiku Writing Roundtable
Fall 2005 Dr. Randy Brooks
The primary goal of this course is to read, write and publish haiku. As a pass/fail course, the secondary goal is to have fun sharing the creative process in a small workshop atmosphere. We will celebrate the diversity of voices and variety of experiences which will be evident in the student works.
For the Fall 2005 semester, students will gain an aesthetic understanding of Zen poetics underlying the haiku tradition and write original haiku from memory, imagination, direct observation, and meditation. We are especially looking at haiku and visual arts this semester.
Each week we will have a traditions reading assignment, a short analysis assignment in response to readings, and a writing assignment.