Paperbark Haiku Ginko

By Samar Ghose

Paperbark Haiku (formerly Mari Warabiny) had its Spring Haiku Gathering and Ginko on Wednesday the 14th of November 2018. The selected location was The Ruth Faulkner Public Library and its surrounding gardens in The City of Belmont in Perth, Western Australia which enjoys a 34 year long sister city relationship with Adachi-ku, a special ward of Tokyo, Japan where there stands a statue of Haiku Master Matsuo Basho. Continue reading “Paperbark Haiku Ginko”

Name Change for Mari Warabiny

Mari Warabiny Haiku Group has changed its name! We are now called Paperbark Haiku.

The linking of ‘paper’ and ‘bark’ is a connection to nature, and its fragility juxtaposes well with the longevity of the written word. Or as Tash Adams said “paper bark … for me has a 2nd meaning, like a barking piece of paper… or something on the paper that speaks” The peeling away of the bark can be likened to the peeling away of the layers of meaning within haiku. Continue reading “Name Change for Mari Warabiny”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Our October meeting brought us all together again under the dappled shade of the conifers in the garden of The Oaks Brasserie at Yarralumla. This time, the English Garden was displaying distinct signs of Spring, the white dogwoods were in magnificent bloom, and parking was tight as Canberrans flocked to the adjacent Heritage Nursery to stock up on tomato seedlings and summer colour. Present at our meeting were Jan Dobb, Glenys Ferguson, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Greg Piko and Marietta McGregor. Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

Echidna Tracks Submission Reminder

Submissions to Issue 2 of Echidna Tracks on the theme of Landscapes remain open for the duration of October.

For this issue we invite (original, previously unpublished) haiku that respond to aspects of the rich and various landscapes of the Australian continent — from its coastal environments to its desert interior, its many kinds of forests, wetlands, rivers, bushland and landforms. We look forward to receiving haiku that share your moments of heightened awareness and deep connection with these natural places.

Please follow the guidelines on the submissions page.

Mari Warabiny Invitation

Mari Warabiny Haiku Group would like to invite anyone interested to attend their Spring Haiku Gathering and Ginko.

Wednesday 14th November 2018
10 am – 1 pm
Ruth Faulkner Public Library Meeting Room
215 Wright St, Cloverdale Western Australia

BYO Lunch

The Ruth Faulkner Public Library is situated in Faulkner Park Civic Precinct in the heart of the City of Belmont. To see attached flyer and further information Continue reading “Mari Warabiny Invitation”