Haiku Workshop by Adjei Agyei-Baah in Ghana

 

Finally, below are the pictures and the best 30 haiku from the haiku workshop Adjei Agyei-Baah facilitated with students of the Creative Writing Class of the Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon on 17th April 2017.

The workshop was co-facilitated by Ms. Celestine Nudanu, Adjei’s fellow haikuist from home who came over to render her support.

Please enjoy and share thoughts!!

1
frog on a lilypad
the longing
for a wet satisfaction

2
lights out
we find new friends
moon and stars

3
night time
my dirty deeds
blanketed by darkness

–Kofi Addo

4
driving home
a gap in the window
sneaks in the rain

–Sophia Abraham-Raveson

5
vanished stars
the thought of patching up
the holes for the rains

–Conrad Yeboah

6
after the rain—
toads croak a symphony
in tenor and bass

7
lapping waves
the moon slips
under a leaf

8
first rain
busy ants patching
their hill
–Mimi Borders

9
April morning
passing clouds slip through
the chameleon’s skin

10
class full
the simmering heat
from an unannounced quiz

–Hassan Abdulai

11
wild winds
bowing and breaking branches—
my resilience fails

12
still dawn
after the muezzin’s call
the bellow of a bull

–Andy Martei

13
cold night
passing clouds drape
and undrape the moon

–Hakeem Adam

14
my I-phone
freezes my heart
as it drops down

15
whatsapp—
enough of emoji
naught of emotion

–Sarfo Kantanka Julian

16
the cock crows
the c*ck grows
morning has come again

17
pouring rain
drifting me along into
your ocean of bliss

–Ekar Patrick Y. Y.

18
rough road—
not again
with my best shoe

19
tears…
my outlet
even the skies understand

20
scorching sun
but shirt still wet
isn’t it ironic?

21
wakeup call
a bird perching at the edge
of my dream

–Frances Nutchful

22
sunflower meadow
with a blue sky setting
what more can the poet ask for?

23
home from fruit shop
a drop apple rolls
to the feet of waiting lover

–Henry Bolster

24
jittery mother hen
moving back and forth
chick in gutter

25
moon—
settling on the last giggle
of the day

26
perching birds on tree
one takes off
and tows the rest

–Dyla MacQuaye

27
flowing river
dripping songs
into my soul

28
the caterpillar
ends its journey–
a butterfly

–Sandy Bashee

FACILITATORS HAIKU

29
searching for a birdsong
in the tree
a splash of shit

–Adjei Agyei-Baah

30
patching up
the crack in my dream
sunrise

—Celestine Nudanu

 

 

By Hidenori Hiruta

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