Thanks to the Nature Consortium for sponsoring the annual Arts in Nature festival, where Michael Dylan Welch and Tanya McDonald set up the "Haiku on Sticks" installation for Haiku Northwest.
Tanya McDonald inserts the first haiku on a bamboo stick.
The ground was dry, so it was hard to get the sticks into the ground in some places. Tanya McDonald.
Tanya McDonald inserts another haiku stick along the walkway leading from the parking lot down to the festival meadow.
Michael Dylan Welch installs a haiku stick. Next time, to make it easier, maybe we'll give the sticks pointy ends (instead of flat) so they're easier to insert into the ground!
Tanya McDonald inserts a haiku stick. It took us about an hour to set them up around the grounds of Camp Long.
One of the dozens of haiku sticks along a park path.
The Arts in Nature festival featured a wonderful geodesic dome, used for various musical and dance performances. We set up one haiku stick just inside the dome.
Tanya McDonald setting up more haiku on sticks. Actually, each stick features two haiku—a different one on each side. What follows are photos of all of the haiku in this installation. Nearly everyone had two haiku each, and they're arranged alphabetically here.
Shirley W. Beebe
Michael L. Evans
William Scott Galasso
[at the Stone Circle, where we also held a haiku workshop]
One-hour free public haiku workshops took place at the Stone Compass on each afternoon of the two-day Arts in Nature festival.
The Stone Compass location for the outdoor haiku workshops.
A close-up of the sign advertising the haiku workshops.
Tanya McDonald begins setting up the Haiku Northwest table at the Arts in Nature festival.
Tanya McDonald at the Haiku Northwest haiku table at the 2010 Arts in Nature festival in Seattle.
We had a whiteboard, worksheets for kids to fill out to help them write haiku, information about Haiku Northwest and the Haiku Society of America, books and journals to look at, handouts explaining how to write haiku, and more.
Haiku sticks along one of the entrance paths to the Camp Long meadow where the Arts in Nature festival took place.
Another haiku on a stick. Want some season words with that?
When there were performances going on, like the aerial dance performance in the background here, our table was quiet, but otherwise, we had a steady stream of people meandering by. Next to us was an activity table where people could make woodblock-style prints using items from nature to make different shapes in the paint.
Anyone could add their own haiku (or commentary) to our haiku whiteboard.
Michael Dylan Welch helps a few kids and their parents learn about haiku.
Kids filled out the haiku worksheets to find "haiku seeds" based on things they experienced through their five senses.
The back of the worksheet contained a set of example haiku for each of the five senses from Japanese masters, American haiku poets, as well as children.
Let's see, now—what shall I write my haiku about?
Contemplating haiku topics!
Tanya McDonald encourages two budding haiku poets.
Mommy, what things have I smelled and tasted today?
Tanya McDonald explains a few of the fine points of haiku composition.
Time for one of Michael Dylan Welch's haiku workshops. These pictures were taken while students were writing some of their own haiku.
Michael Dylan Welch's haiku workshop at the 2010 Arts in Nature festival.
Haiku workshop at the Arts in Nature festival.
Michael Dylan Welch's haiku workshop at the Arts in Nature festival.
Tanya McDonald greets a young visitor at the haiku table.
Tanya McDonald (and Sarah Welch) at the haiku table.
Sarah and Thomas Welch try their crayons at haiku.
Sarah and Thomas Welch at the haiku table.
Poems written on our whiteboard.
Robert Major (1920–2008)
C. R. Manley
Mary Fran Meer
Stephen A. Peters
Francine Porad (1929–2006), founder of Haiku Northwest
[at one of the camp's many cabins, each one containing an art/sound installation (inside)]
Joan D. Stamm
[sorry this photo isn't sharp]
Doris H. Thurston
Karma Tenzing Wangchuk
Michael Dylan Welch
Thanks to the Nature Consortium for sponsoring the annual Arts in Nature festival. Their website is http://www.naturec.org/. Visit Haiku Northwest at http://sites.google.com/site/haikunorthwest/. Hope you enjoyed looking at Haiku on Sticks!