Far fewer of us than usual were able to attend this autumn meeting but those present understood the wise and valid reasons of our absentees and wished them well.
After our catch-up coffee, we set off, walking in light rain. As always special sights delighted us: fragments of tiny blossoms scattered through white pebbles; dense foliage across the wisteria archway; the rattle of wind in the bamboo patch.
We retired to the meeting room and our round table to workshop poems written in response to the previously circulated worksheet or newly written on our ginko.
Prior to our workshop, the Cloudcatchers haiku group and their recent landmark 56th meeting came to mind. I wrote to Quendryth Young requesting a small number of her own haiku on an autumnal theme that we might share. Quendryth obliged and we had the pleasure of reading and enjoying fifteen of her haiku aloud around the table.
As we shared our haiku we could glance up from time to time to enjoy the view of a secluded end of the garden that added to our pleasure.
shared haiku . . .
all the smiles
around the table
Report by Beverley George
Convenor White Pebbles Haiku Group