Members’ News December 2018

Dear Members,

Many thanks for supporting the Australian Haiku Society this year by visiting our website, reading our posts and taking part in our Haiku Strings and Kukai. Our membership is steadily growing and Australian haiku is going from strength to strength. I would like to thank everyone who has continued to share news of their meetings and ginkos with fellow haiku poets and encouraged the enjoyment of haiku. Our Society couldn’t function without the hard work and dedication of our office bearers, in particular Lyn Reeves as Vice President, Simon Hanson as Secretary and Lynette Arden as Webmaster. Our Committee will be taking a break to rest and regenerate until the beginning of February. Wishing you all a very safe, peaceful and creative 2019. I’m excited to see the fine new haiku that the coming year is sure to bring.

Vanessa Proctor
President
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AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2018

AHS invites you to share with us your original haiku about Change, a subject that is particularly pertinent at the end of the year. This is a wide-ranging topic. We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without using the word ‘change’.

The haiku will be linked by the subject Change. It is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

Thank you for your contributions to the AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2018 on ‘change’. The String is now closed for contributions, but please enjoy the haiku in the String. Contributors have come from both Australia and many other countries, which is reflected in the diverse range of haiku. 

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Announcement of AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2018

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2018.

We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Summer Solstice, which occurs in Australia on Saturday, 22nd December 2018. The String will remain open for contributions until Monday 24th December to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Continue reading “Announcement of AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2018”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 11 December 2018

What a bumper end of year meeting!

As always, our greetings were heartfelt and joyous as we arrived at The Oaks and settled around a table under the trees. The sun was just beginning to shine again after a cloudy morning and between bursts of carolling, some magpies were shoving food down the throats of squawking young. Everyone was there – Glenys Ferguson, Kathy Kituai, Hazel Hall, Marietta McGregor, Gregory Piko and Jan Dobb. Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

Red Dragonflies’ Summer Meeting, 2018

The summer meeting of the Red Dragonflies was held on Saturday, 1st December, at Beverley George’s home at Pearl Beach, that lovely part of the central coast, north of Sydney. Vanessa Proctor, convenor of the group (and setter of challenging haiku topics), kindly took members Dawn Bruce and Barbara Fisher in her car  –  it’s a longish drive to get there so we got off to a later start than usual at about 12 noon.

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