Issa de Mayo

On May 5, 2013, members of the New Orleans Haiku Society celebrated Issa's 250th birth anniversary with a picnic at the Labyrinth in Audubon Park. Issa was born on the fifth day of Fifth Month in 1763, which equates to June 15, 1763, on the Western calendar. Nevertheless, we have a tradition of celebrating Issa's birthday on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), and this year was no exception.

Juliet and Samantha arrive.

Nicholas brings cupcakes appropriate for the day: frogs wearing sombreros.

Samantha, Kathleen and Carolyn.


A lovely spring day to commemorate a poet we love.

Bob performed a poem, accompanied by his wooden flute.

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