Haiku Walks: Wabi Sabi, Yugen, and Ma

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Haiku, the most popular form of poetry in the world, can help us connect more deeply to the natural world. What a great reason to get outside! Join us for three haiku walks in inspiring green spaces, one in Arlington, one in Lexington, and one in Concord. At each spot, we’ll first learn how one of three Japanese aesthetic concepts, wabi sabi (appreciating beauty that is imperfect and impermanent ), yugen (quiet grace and mystery), and ma (an emptiness full of possibilities) influence the writing of haiku. Afterwards we’ll walk around, gather observations and insights, and try our hand at writing some haiku. Everybody is welcome to join us!

Ma and Haiku at October Farm Riverfront, 1:00-2:30 PM, Saturday, June 4 (rain date 1:00-2:30 PM, Sunday, June 5) October Farm Riverfront, 265 Balls Hill Road, Concord (Meet in the parking lot at the very end of Balls Hill Road off of Monument Street.) $29.

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Brad Bennett’s haiku have appeared in over thirty magazines and journals. He has published two collections of haiku, a drop of pond (2016), and a turn in the river (2019). a drop of pond won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award from the Haiku Foundation. He has taught haiku to children and adults for over twenty years. 

Start Date: , 3 meetings
Class Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Day of Week: Thursday
Location: Offsite
Instructor: Brad Bennett
Status: Running/Openings
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