The shade had a feel of autumn about it as we gathered round our table under the oaks. Recent rain had refreshed the earth and air after a spell of summer heat. A perfect afternoon to sip coffee and talk haiku – along with a magpie in full voice!
There were five of us this time – Gregory Piko, Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb. We missed the good company of Hazel Hall.
At our first ginko for the year, on Friday 16th February, we were wondering where summer had gone as we met at the Japanese Gardens in the Royal Hobart Botanical Gardens, rugged up against a cold westerly wind.
There were only four of us, partly due to the unseasonal weather, though Ron Moss’s volunteer fire brigade was called away to Bruny Island to fight a house fire that had gotten out of control in the gusty conditions.
Ross Coward recalled how Watersmeet had its beginning in 2000 in this place. Tom Daly had brought along a copy of the Watersmeet: haiku anthology from which we read several haiku, including a favourite of mine by Ross: Continue reading “Watersmeet Summer Ginko”
flickers among headstones ‒
a moment on yours
Join with the Mari Warabiny Haiku Group on their first Ginko (Haiku Walk) for 2018.
Saturday 10th March at 10 am.
We will gather at First Edition Café in the State Library of WA in the Perth Cultural Centre at 10 am for coffee and to discuss haiku for a short time.
We will then go on our separate walks to observe and take notes of our surroundings, using all our senses.
At 11.30 we will gather again at First Edition Café for a bit to eat, drink and to share our observations, any haiku we may have already written while on the walk, and to write haiku together.
IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 7th March so we can let First Edition Café know how many will be attending. They are generously holding a table and chairs for us on one end of the café for the first and second sittings.
gold rush town
the sandstone well
brims with algae