Gabi Greve sent this invitation to an online ginko:
Dear Haiku Friends,
I invite you to a walk with me through a Japanese temple and see all the colors of hope for the New Year.
gradations of red . . .
a sight of hope
for the New Year
Join me in a ginko (haiku walk), look at some New Year preparations, enjoy the stillness and the colors and, if you feel inspired, write a haiku or two about it!
I was fortunate enough yesterday to catch a sunny day in our local temple, birthday temple of Saint Honen of the Amida Pur Land sect of Buddhism.
For a good ginko haiku, you have to empty your mind before letting it be filled again with impressions of what you see or feel or smell around you.
Here are the photos from Nr. 01 to Nr. 59.
You can also view a full slide show starting from here (click the top right small box labeled slideshow).
Here are my full colors of hope.
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An archive of Fleur-de-Lisa's December 18th interview and performance of haiku songs is available on the WUNC (North Carolina Public Radio) web site.