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Philadelphia Folk Festival Haiku Happiness

 Jennifer Ellsworth and Carmen Baynes attended the 56th Philadelphia Folk Festival

at the Old Pool Farm in Schwenksville PA -- Aug 17 to 21, 2017

Jen collected Haikus from a variety of Folks from Saturday night to Monday afternoon.


"One More Time Around the Haiku Ranch"


1.

 

Moose’s Music Clan.

Heat, Mud, Cicadas Calling.

Anticipation.

 

Ralph Young and Bill Masi – “Moose’s Music Clan” Tent Camping

 

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2.

 

Mud came to our Fest.

Came with the wind and rain.

We welcomed the mud.

 

Mike Tusay – Friend and Heavy Camper

 

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3.

 

Insect by the flame.

From another universe.

Drawn by the good karma.

 

“The Polish Compound” – Tent Camping

 

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4.

 

I got a Festku.

Some time I’ll say it for you.

Next year I’ll tell you.

 

Dave Fiorella – Tent Camping

 

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5.

 

I can’t find my friends.

Everything smells like beef.

Tell YaYo Go!

 

“Sillyville” – Tent Camping

 

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6.

 

In the sun basking.

Through the air hear my music.

The day will be grand.

 

Ted – Tent Camper

 

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7.

 

First fest is awesome.

Lively, free, happy hippies.

Scary Pot-A-Pots.

 

Tydell – Ice Volunteer and Camper

 

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8.

 

Festival is here.

My Hat has seen many days.

It’s game for many more.

 

Murphy and Beech – Festival Goers on the Hill

 

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9.

 

My Austrian Wife.

She’s never bowled even once.

Bowl she goes with me.

 

Tim – Volunteer Merchant Tent

 

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10.

 

It only takes three.

Ralph’s White Russians on the rocks.

Opps. Fall down. Go pee.

 

Chip and Kim – “Moose’s Music Clan” Tent Camping

 

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11.

 

Hot as a dog’s breath.

Melting like the Wicked Witch

Where is the sauna?

 

Corin Raymond – Performer

 

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12.

 

Now sweet tea tastes great.

First time for sisters at Fest.

We love each other.

 

Sisters – Sweet Tea and Funnel Cake Vendors

 

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13.

 

Phoebe and Ginnette.

Hanging out at Camp Path Gate.

Looking out for folks.

 

Ginnette and Phoebe – Volunteers Camp Path Gate

 

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14.

 

The Medical Tent.

Helping festers with splinters.

Saving lives with TUMS.

 

MASH

 

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15.

 

When I come to Fest.

I bring no one but the best.

But I meet better here.

 

Instrument Storage

 

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16.

 

Sports bras gotta go

What was Mark talking about?

Unleash the puppies.

 

“Pretzel People” Heavy Camping

 

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17.

 

We barely leave camp.

The music is great but the

People are better.

 

Lauralee Lightwood-Mater – “Donutville” Heavy Camping

 

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18.

 

Camping and great times

Good friends get folked up at Fest.

Enjoying the bands.

 

Campers

 

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19.

 

Flip flops stuck in mud.

Cow barn wet straw smells ferment.

Bra-less Tie-Dye rules.

 

Jen Ellsworth – “Camptastic” Tent Camping

 

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20.

 

People passing by.

Wandering musical tones.

Free watermelon.

 

Carmen Baynes – “Camptastic” Tent Camping

 

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21.

 

Second time at Fest.

We love music and sunshine

But not rain camping.

 

Packer Gate Two – Volunteers and Campers

 

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22.

 

Folk Fest is Great.

I’m so glad to have next year.

Refrigerator.

 

Camper

 

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23.

 

Growing up is fun.

Until your hangovers last,

Two days, not just one.

 

Kangaroo, Tent Camping

 

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24.

 

Laughing till it hurts.

And then everything hurts.

It’s worth all the fun.

 

Tiger – “Party Animals” Tent Camping

 

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25.

 

Dick on the Huggie.

Watch out for pee pee splash.

Smell yo hand for shit.

 

Alex – “The Lord Boyz” Tent Camping

 

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26.

 

Stand here lone and blue.

Forgot to write a Haiku

Nothing else is new.

 

Carmine – “The Lord Boyz” Tent Camping

 

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27.

 

The Time is at Fest.

Nowhere else is real.

They wait for us to return.

 

Blake –  Volunteer Alpha Crew Chief

 

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28.

 

My name is Chris High.

I’m having the best-est time.

Can’t wait till nest year.

 

Chris High, Tent Camping

 

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29.

 

I’m hot and sweaty.

Water stations all shut down.

Twas a marathon.

 

Matt – “Repeat Offenders” Tent Camping

 

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30.

 

Pooping in my tent.

My man is a super chef.

I have the best friend.

 

31.

 

Schlepping hay from car.

Made our camplife so sexy.

Love my Fiancé.

 

32.

 

Watch the babies dance.

This Beautiful Music Heals.

Thank God for Wellies.

 

33.

 

Respect with better sound.

The artists need our love.

Here for the music.

 

Katherine and Craig – Tent Camping

 

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34.

 

One foot deep in mud.

Laughing footsteps squish by me.

Makes me glad I’m here.

 

35.

 

Fierce the wind blew through.

People running for shelter.

Tents fall from the sky.

 

36.

 

Solo camper waits.

For friends among the strangers.

Fest family love.

 

37.

 

Volunteer the Fest.

The feeling brings us all back.

Interview Haiku.

 

 

Jennifer Livengood – “Serenity” Tent Camping

 

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38.

 

I like alcohol.

Only Carmine will drink with me.

We are the Lord Boyz.

 

“Lord Boyz” Tent Camping

 

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39.

 

Ten babies abound.

Little ones, big ones and me.

Happy family.

 

Carmen Baynes – “Camptastic” Tent Camping

 

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40.

 

Haiku Happiness

Lives and Breaths, Full of Life

Haiku is Human

 

Jen Ellsworth – “Camptastic” Tent Camping/