Rose Week Haiku Workshop at the Del Mar Library!

Susan J. Farese of SJF Communications taught her 2 hour SJF Communications “Capturing Your Creativity with Haiku” workshop during Rose Week on May 10th at the Del Mar Branch of the San Diego County Library System. Many thanks to Polly, Branch Manager and Friends of the Library for hosting the workshop.

We began with an interactive fun ice breaker – getting to know each other.

After introductions and a review of her published work (with Haiku and other forms of poetry), Susan taught her Power Point presentation about writing Haiku and shared nature photography, including several photos of roses and flowers, plus other nature photos as prompts to encourage Haiku writing. We all practiced writing Haiku and had the opportunity to share our work. One woman had to leave early so she didn’t contribute a poem. It was a great discussion and we equally had so much to say about the creative process and the parallels with Haiku poetry and visual arts.

Here is a glimpse of us, along with the photo prompts and written Haiku for the afternoon.

Anna’s Hummingbird Feeding (Photo by Susan J. Farese)

Aroma beckons

Vibrating and fluttering

Delightful humming!


Bold Flower and Butterfly (Photo by Susan J. Farese)

Vivid fuschia bed

Black and orange butterfly

Rests! Summer respite!


Moon Rise and Yellow Traffic Light (Photo by Susan J. Farese)

All of a sudden

Yellow traffic light appears

Inviting moon shine!


Julian Leaves – (Photo

Julian Leaves – (Photo by Susan J Farese)

Crunchy country sounds

A potpourri of color

Autumn leaves do fall!


Elizabeth chose one of her photos on her phone of a beautiful rose, Here is her Haiku:

Spring spiral petals

Fragrant blooms fill twilight mist

Paint to sunset rose!


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