Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that is drawn from direct experience with nature. It is an ancient spiritual practice that is now a worldwide phenomenon. Gyoshin Laurel Ross will lead nature walks to introduce people to writing in this simple form. All of the walls will be in natural areas and parks on Chicago’s northside.
We will walk in relative silence enjoying whatever Mother Nature has to offer that morning—possibly rain of course. We will carry note pads or sketch pads or cameras and not write poetry as we walk, but make notes or sketches of our experiences. Participants will be invited to write haiku afterwards and share them with the rest of us if they wish.
Gyoshin will provide a haiku basic instruction sheet and the location of each meeting place to registered participants. This walk will be the last in a series that started last April, so as to experience all seasons.
There is no fee for these walks, but contributions to Ancient Dragon are welcomed. Registration is required to limit the group size to 12. Please register by March 17 by emailing Gyoshin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.