Haiku North America 2009 was held in Ottawa from August 5 to August 9, in Ottawa. This year’s HNA was dedicated to William J. Higginson who passed away in October 2008. After a keynote speech by John Brandi, a long-time friend of Bill and his wife, Penny Harter, this haiku popped up !? in my mind (actually, in the elevator!). I recited it at a reading during a beautiful boat ride in the Ottawa River.
a chrysanthemum whispers
“Bill Higginson Day should be
HNA is held every two years. To get more information, please go to their website (http://www.haikunorthamerica.org).