Saturday, June 26, 2010

Twilight Ginko -- Thursday, 7/8/10

Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m. -- Join us for an outdoor poetry-writing session at the historic Marston House Gardens, an elegant early 20th Century Craftsman estate adjoining the north end of Balboa Park. This will be a quiet, contemplative visit emphasizing on-site haiku composition and kigo gathering.

Members of Haiku San Diego will guide you through the pleasures of a traditional ginko, giving focused attention to our own human presence in an historic landscape, and to the craft of composing "plein air" poems. The visit should take about 45 minutes, followed by a voluntary read-around of our new work at a local restaurant. We will also be collecting Summer season-words/phrases (kigo) for the San Diego region.

There are numerous canyon hiking trails adjacent to the Marston House for the more adventurous. which will require a little hill-climbing and sturdy shoes. It might become cool after sundown, so a sweater or light jacket is a good idea.

We will meet on the corner of 6th Avenue and Upas Street, located at the north end of Balboa Park (Hillcrest neighborhood). From Interstate 8, take 163 South to the University Street Exit, which will put you on 6th Ave. Park in one of the free lots at the north end of Balboa Park, or along 6th Avenue. The Marston House is just one block east. Please check GOOGLE MAPS for address 3525 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 for more complete directions.

Look for the Haiku San Diego sign.

We will repeat our twilight walks every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

July 22: San Diego Bay waterfront stroll -- briny breezes and a good photo op for historic ships.

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