Harmony

      by Michael Dylan Welch, Emiko Miyashita, David Burleigh, Kathleen O’Toole, Garry Gay,
      and Susan Antolin

 

First published in Haiku Canada Review 3:3, October 2009, page 27. Written on 7 August 2009 during the Haiku North America conference in Ottawa, Ontario. You can see several pictures of us reading this rengay on the conference boat cruise (or see one additional photo below).

 

 

my coins dropped

into his cap

the bagpiper nods                                                         Michael

 

        the organist lit

        through stained glass                                           Emiko

 

the sound of a band—

the red geraniums

stand to attention                                                         David

 

        an Irish air

        from the woodwinds                                             Kathleen

 

café music

a sparrow dances

across the table                                                            Garry

 

        cruising lowrider

        the surge and ebb of hip-hop                               Susan

 

 

 
 
Left to right: David Burleigh, Terry Ann Carter, Emiko Miyashita (reading for Kathleen O’Toole), Michael Dylan Welch (Captain Haiku), Garry Gay, and Susan Antolin. Photo by Fay Aoyagi.