On the Dewy Path

by Michael Dylan Welch, Shelley Baker-Gard, Deborah P Kolodji, Kath Abela Wilson, Jacquie Pearce, and Angela J. Naccarato

Written at the Haiku Society of America national meeting on 14 August 2016 at the Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. First published in Kokako #26, April 2017, page 26.

garden stroll—

the sun on her cheeks

comes and goes Michael

waiting on the dewy path

at the tea house Shelley

frayed cord

ties a bamboo fence

the creep of moss Debbie

a golden koi dips

into its shadow Kath

stone by stone

the many colors

of shoes Jacquie

a mountain of azaleas

borrowing the view Angela