Cloudcatchers’ Ginko No. 35

Ginko No. 35 (spring)

Victoria Park, Alstonville

Date: Thursday, 30 October 2014

It was such a glorious day for our spring ginko, which felt more like summer, complete with the hum of a few mossies and March Flies. The rainforest was as alluring as ever, and in spite of the fact that it is the sixth time the Cloudcatchers have visited this venue since 2008, we managed to experience many fresh and different images.

This time we placed special emphasis on the sense of hearing, and were thrilled to have a pale yellow robin join us on a branch close by, as we wrote, so that in future we may identify its song from all the intertwined birdcalls that carol from the canopy. Our numbers were diminished due to illness of some of our members, but somehow the laughter was even greater … again and again and again. It is amazing that, although we spend a large part of our time together in complete silence, there is a strong sense of bonding in this passion for the capturing and sharing of haiku. The summer ginko will be held at Lake Ainsworth on Thursday 29 January 2015.

Quendryth Young