Haiku Northwest and Port Townsend Haiku Group members meet on November 8, 2008 at the Fort Worden dining commons for a morning walk to the beach and bunkers at Fort Worden State Park.
Enjoying a laugh at Fort Worden’s Commons before setting off on our beach and bunker walks. Clockwise from far left: Tanya McDonald, Carmi Soifer, Bryson Nitta, Karma Tenzing Wangchuk, Alice Frampton, ???, ???, Marilyn Sandall, Curtis Manley, ??? (mostly hidden, in burgundy jacket behind Curtis), Connie Donleycott (facing away), Connie Hutchison (facing away), and Christopher Herold.
A poem by Sam Hamill at "Memory's Vault" at Fort Worden State Park.
Connie Donleycott reading a poem by Sam Hamill.
"A Lover's Quarrel" poem by Sam Hamill.
Part of "A Lover's Quarrel" poem by Sam Hamill.
"Sonnet" by Sam Hamill.
"Black Marsh Eclogue" by Sam Hamill.
Haiku poets meandering around the "Memory's Vault" poetry installation at Fort Worden State Park. Sam Hamill’s poems appear on plaques on the pillars in the background.
??? and Christopher Herold.
Part of a poem by Sam Hamill.
Connie Hutchison and Ida Freilinger.
The "Memory's Vault" concrete sign.
Marilyn Sandall photographs a slug.
Good thing no one changed this to say "Haiku Can Be Deadly."
Connie Hutchison leads the haiku troupe past the lookout point, with Christopher Herold, Ida Freilinger, and Susan K. Miller behind. That’s the Point Wilson lighthouse in the distance.
Inside one of the abandoned rooms in the bunkers at Fort Worden. The room was pitch-black until the camera flash illuminated it. Can’t you see a haiku overlaid on this photo? Write one!
I'm going to try making some photo-haiga out of this and some of the following photos.
After our walk at Fort Worden State Park, and lunch, we gathered at the home Doris Thurston. Here, Christopher Herold is leading a discussion on a haiku.
We were very comfortable at Doris's home!
Alice Frampton is in the foreground.
Christopher Herold working on a poem during our anonymous haiku workshop.
Bryson Nitta, Carmi Soifer, Curtis Manley, Marilyn Sandall, and Carol O'Dell.
Connie Hutchison, Ida Freilinger, Dianne Garcia, Susan Miller, and Tanya McDonald.
We had snacks on the counter at the back. The importance of snacks is not to be underestimated!
After our meeting at Doris Thurston’s home, we migrated to Hudson Point Cafe in Port Townsend for an excellent meal and much laughter.
Good food and good conversation!
Thanks to everyone who led and participated in this meeting to make it a very memorable day!
Christopher Herold and his dessert. (He shared.)
Now that's a dessert! It didn't last long.