January 19, 2013 5:15 pm Malama Farm in Haiku, Maui HI
Kupu Maui is a locally sourced popup event that takes place usually on the 3rd Saturday of each month, except December. Have you been?
This photograph was taken by Erik Blair and shows about 50 guests seated eating a late lunch on Malama Farm, a 100% Berkshire hog farm. The perspective is facing east and in the foreground is a red clothesline of Haiku poems written by our guests.
Asking our guests to be creative and write their own Haiku poem was interesting. I never asked anyone to sign their name but simply wanted people to be creative in a way that they normally would not be. How many of us sit and hand write poems? I was thrilled with the results. And overjoyed.
I’m in the process of putting several of our favorites in a book along with some photographs from the event into a book. I suppose the “take away” was watching people and their reaction to having to actually write, be creative then show their work. Nervous at first, then thinking caps came on and out of 52 guests can you guess how many Haiku poems were written? You might be surprised. I was…