Head over to the South Common this Sunday April 22nd from 2-4:30pm for a the South Common Haiku Book Project in celebration of Earth Day and National Poetry Month. Artist and calligrapher Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, writer Paul Marion, musician Joseph Darensbourg, historian Dick Howe Jr, will be gathering revel in the wonder that is Lowell's South Common Park (past, present, and future). There will be a tour of the park departing from the front door of the Rogers School at 2pm. Inside the Rogers school from 2-4:30pm Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord will lead a bookmaking workshop where you'll be able to create a limited-edition book of haiku to take home with you. This event is free and open to the public.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Though, even rain provide inspiration for poetry, as the imitable Bashō shows us:
conveyed under the trees
In this warm spring rain
tiny leaves are sprouting
from eggplant seeds.
Plant your metaphorical seeds on the South Common, people. See what sprouts.