The first haiku poems were written in Japan over 300 years ago. Today, haiku is an artform practiced and beloved around the world.
Writing haiku—three-line poems featuring “season words” that reflect what’s happening in the natural world—can be a fun and enriching way to sharpen your literary skills, express your love of nature and find meaning and creativity in the world around you. Haiku can also be a spiritual practice in itself, supporting us in cultivating spiritual qualities like receptivity, mindfulness, sensitivity and tenderness, as well as a greater awareness of interdependence.
Join us September 8 for a virtual workshop exploring this accessible but profound style of poetry. Your seasoned guide for this workshop is Clark Strand, a writer and teacher with 45 years of experience with haiku. He is the author of Seeds From a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey, the leader of Tricycle’s monthly haiku challenge, and teacher of a new Tricycle online course, Learn to Write Haiku: Mastering the Ancient Art of Serious Play.
This workshop is an ideal introduction to the practice of writing haiku. Join us to sharpen your poetry skills, express your love of nature or simply have some fun.