Autumn Haiku Walk at Yume Japanese Gardens on Nov. 18

“Haiku, the iconic Japanese short poem, is the definition of brevity.

Elegant due to its compactness of expression, its typically unrhymed versus only take up a few lines and a handful of syllables. As you can imagine, every single word counts. Revolving around seasonal topics and nature but often holding double meanings, these poems are a pleasure not only to read and understand, but also to try your hand at writing.

Our autumn haiku writing walk is a time to observe, reflect on, and collect perceptions and images both of nature and life which are used in the appreciation and creation of a 

Led by award-winning haiku poet Kenneth Francis Pearson, this workshop will discuss the history, form, and aesthetics of haiku, followed by time in the Gardens to gather personal images and impressions (along with gentle Japanese music from Paul Amiel) which we will share afterwards in an informal time together.

About Kenneth F. Pearson:

Kenneth F. Pearson has established himself as an award-winning haiku poet with several distinguished awards and many notable publications. His work offers glimpses of truth and beauty discovered through a lifetime of exploration. Each poem is a mindful concentration of experience in a brief yet impactful format. Through his writing, teaching, and tireless promotion of the art form, Kenneth F. Pearson has demonstrated a strong passion for haiku. He uses it as a means to share insights and inspire mindfulness in others.”


Saturday, November 18 @ 12pm – 1:30pm


$20 general/$10 Members 

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