Lynette Arden (on behalf of HaikuOz SA representative, Martina Taeker)
GINKO (HAIKU WALK) IN THE ADELAIDE BOTANIC GARDENS
previously published by the Society of Women Writers South Australia Inc.
On Saturday 13 September a group of twelve haiku enthusiasts met at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens for a ginko In a sudden burst of spring warmth, the gardens were at their best. After a short meeting to discuss our plans the group split up, so individuals were free to walk about the gardens or, if they chose, to find a special place to pause and observe the variety of plant life, creatures and humans sharing the gardens on this sunny morning.
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This year, our International haiku contest in English received 306 haiku written by 97 authors from 25 countries: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobaggo, and The United States of America. Members of the jury were prof. Ruzica Mokos and prof. Vida Pust Skrgulja.
in a full moon’s night –
ticking of a clock
Ivan Ivkovic, Veliko Laole, Serbia
in the playground –
Robert Naczas, Poland
all I want is
to pass water
Ernest J. Berry, Pincton, New Zealand
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The second Bowerbird Tanka workshop was held on 26th October, 2008 at Beverley George’s welcoming home at Pearl Beach, NSW.
The presenters, Beverley George and Amelia Fielden, led a most enthusiastic and creative group of thirteen women throughout the perfect spring day.
Workshopping began with prepared tanka on the theme sport/recreation/hobby or an interest which was followed by a highly informative talk by Amelia Fielden about shasei (sketching from life).After lunch on Beverley’s sun deck by the lagoon, we worked in pairs rising to the challenge of writing a responsive string using memories as a theme and incorporating the newly learnt shasei.