Cloudcatchers: Ginko No.50 (winter)

Torakina Park, Brunswick Heads
Thursday, 5 July 2018

This was the fiftieth seasonal ginko of Cloudcatchers, and thus a celebration. We chose to meet at Torakina Park by the mouth of the Brunswick River where our first gathering had taken place on 5 December 2005 . Unfortunately some of our members were ill or had work commitments, and one was actually in Florence competing in Dragonboat Racing! However eight enthusiasts comprised a lively group around a large picnic table, and in spite of a bit of drizzle we managed to have a jolly and productive morning. Continue reading “Cloudcatchers: Ginko No.50 (winter)”

Limestone Tanka Poets

Blackburn Homestead Retreat 22nd – 24th June 2018

Apart from the chilly weather, the Limestone Tanka Poets Blackburn Homestead retreat (Yass) could not have gone any better; workshops were crammed with information and food bounteous and delicious. The first session on Saturday 23rd, Let’s Get Started (Kathy Kituai), focused on the inspirational power of mandala’s. When relaxing the mind into creative mode, nothing could be better or more fun. Continue reading “Limestone Tanka Poets”

Bombora Haiku Group

Tuesday 26th June

Bombora Haiku Group met for its June meeting last Tuesday with four members. Present were Melody O’Neil, Dawn Toomey, Yvonne Lockwood, and Giddy Nielsen-Sweep. Rhian Mac apologised and we missed her lively input and hope she will be back with us next month. Raelene Purtill was sadly also unable to attend due to a family bereavement.

Our subject for the month was ‘hot and cold.’ The subject seemed even more appropriate as the day was cold (for Queensland) and we sat around the wood stove in my lounge room.

We are open for new members, ready to welcome beginners to advanced. Anyone interested should email:  giddy22@outlook.com

Giddy Nielsen-Sweep

Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku

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Lynette Arden

After months of preparation of the site and selection of content, the editors of Echidna Tracks – Simon Hanson, Lynette Arden and myself (Lyn Reeves) – are pleased to announce the launch of our first issue.

Go here to enjoy the wide-ranging voices and observations of Places we Live: cities, suburbs, towns. Haiku will be posted one a day until the issue is complete. If you would like to receive a daily haiku in your inbox, sign up to follow by email. Continue reading “Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku”

Windfall: Australian Haiku Issue 7

A reminder to Australian haiku poets that submissions to Windfall: Australian Haiku Issue 7 will be open throughout July 2018.  Please send up to six haiku relevant to the experience of urban and rural life in Australia. Observations that celebrate landform, seasons, and our unique flora and fauna, are welcome.

Email: beverleygeorge@idx.com.au   Continue reading “Windfall: Australian Haiku Issue 7”