Monday, November 17, 2014

CVHC 2014 Haiku Reading, "Dragonfly Dance"

            Waiting for fall to arrive, on yet another sunny,Central Valley day, we held our annual CVHC Poetry Reading, “Dragonfly Dance”, on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory, in Folsom, California.
skipping roller pen
the half-filled words
of my poems
Yvonne Cabalona (bottle rockets, no. 30)

            Our dear friend, w.f. owen, was MIA, suffering from the effects of a flu virus, but members Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo diBernardi, Mark Hollingsworth and his wife, Nancy, Lynne Sperry, and Leslie Rose carried on.

raking leaves
the color
where his pocket used to be
Mark Hollingsworth
 (one song, the Two Autumns Reading Series, HPNC)

            With an array of snacks, provided by our dear friends of the Sake Factory, we nibbled,  and each member shared poems, from haiku, to senryu, to tanka, to haibun.

expired parking meter
two quarters
over grandpa’s eyes
                                                                        Lynne Sperry

            After the members had shared, audience members were invited to read as well. 

new love the up and down of her teabag
                                                   w f owen (Frogpond 2012, Vol. 35)

            Reading finished, before we said our goodbyes, we held a quick meeting of members, checking on the progress of our haibun contest, and setting the date for our next meeting, Saturday, December 20th, which will be our Christmas meeting, at The Eastern Empire Bar and Grill in Sacramento.  

a jet drawn line
divides the cirrus strands
summer’s end
Leslie Rose