|Yuki performs Cherry Blossom|
|Yuki explains her Haiku|
I spent the afternnon at The Clare Three Legged Stool Poets monthly meeting at Glor.. There was quite a lot of business to conduct with the launching of the group's Haiku competition for schools. The afternoon was ably compered by Rob Hopkins and there were many contributers today. Fred Johnston spoke about the technical aspects of composing a Haiku.- which is a short 17 syllable poem and not to be confused with a well known ritual tribal dance ; teachers from Clare schools spoke about the positive impact the inititaive is having in their schools. Yuki Nishioka spoke about the genre and demonstrated one of her own. A multi faceted performer she sang and played some traditional Japaneese melodies It was good to hear a young voice at the gathering and Mark James performed his rap influenced rhymes with and without guitar .
|Pat MacNamara of Knockanean NS School|
|Fred lays down the ground rules|
|Mark Jame Poetry Slam Winner|