Red Dragonflies – Winter Meeting 2012

On Saturday 28th July the Red Dragonflies met at Lesley Walter’s home for a very enjoyable and entertaining meeting which was fuelled by Lesley’s delicious chocolate cake with cream and berries. All six members were present.

We discussed haiku we’d written as a result of the preset exercises. Our haiku were on the subject of pens, birds and wool, the latter generating much discussion on sheep and shearing practises and led some of us to reminisce about our farming days. We also workshopped haiku anonymously and discussed context in haiku as well as how far it is possible to push ‘rules’ and expectations of haiku. We resolved to have a renku party at our next meeting in September.

Vanessa Proctor