Mari Warabiny Haiku Group

Join with the Mari Warabiny Haiku Group on their first Ginko (Haiku Walk) for 2018.

Saturday 10th March at 10 am.

We will gather at First Edition Café in the State Library of WA in the Perth Cultural Centre at 10 am for coffee and to discuss haiku for a short time.

We will then go on our separate walks to observe and take notes of our surroundings, using all our senses.

At 11.30 we will gather again at First Edition Café for a bit to eat, drink and to share our observations, any haiku we may have already written while on the walk, and to write haiku together.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to mariwarabinyhaikugroup@yahoo.com.au by Wednesday 7th March so we can let First Edition Café know how many will be attending. They are generously holding a table and chairs for us on one end of the café for the first and second sittings.

Maureen Sexton

Cloudcatcher: Ginko No.48 (summer) Lennox Head

Thursday, 1 February 2018

The Cloudcatcher summer ginko is generally held the first week after school goes back. This year it also happened to be the first day of the ‘cool change’ and it rained. A hurried ring-around altered the meeting place from Lake Ainsworth to a picnic shelter in the town, with a short walk to the beach. The surf had been predicted as ‘hazardous’, and indeed looked really wild, with an offshore wind holding up the curves of the numerous white-topped milky-grey waves. However, through the drizzle we discerned half a dozen boardriders taking up the challenge, and rewarded with some glorious rides. A row of seagulls lined the fence, facing into the strong breeze to hold their feathers back, swallows flew up and down the steps to the beach, and a pelican chose the highest pole to keep an eye on it all.

Seven of us around the table read from the recent issue of Windfall, specifically the five haiku by Cloudcatchers included in it. We tried the new method of reading haiku as reported in HaikuOz by Jan Dodd (suggested by her American visitor Sheila Sondik): L1, then L1 & L2, then L1 & L2 & L3. However there was a consensus of opinion that this interfered with the placement of the keriji, and the two-part nature of a traditional haiku presentation, so we decided not to implement this procedure in the future. Continue reading “Cloudcatcher: Ginko No.48 (summer) Lennox Head”