Cloudcatchers’ Ginko No.33

Ginko No.33 (autumn) held at Meldrum Park, Ballina, 10 April 2014

The sun was out, the tide was out and the blue soldier crabs were out in abundance. The Cloudcatchers’ autumn ginko was held on Thursday 10 April at Meldrum Park, in Ballina, on the banks of North Creek, which empties into the Richmond River just before its mouth.

Crows, ibis, butcherbirds and a flock of swallows also featured in the haiku, along with the grand Norfolk Island Pines, and their ‘tu-tu’ skirts of grasses, and young mangroves at the high-tide mark. The sound of a power tool grounded us in our urban setting. The winter ginko will be held on Thursday 31 July, at Torakina Park, Brunswick Heads.

Quendryth Young