White Pebbles Haiku Group Autumn 2018

The autumn meeting of the White Pebbles Haiku Group took place at Gosford / Edogawa Gardens on March 10th. Present were Marilyn Humbert, Gail Hennessy, Maire Glacken, Verna Rieschild, Kent Robinson, Beverley George, Colleen Keating, Rozanne Collins and Wendy Stringer. Apologies were received from Samantha Hyde and Anne Birt, both of whom were travelling. We look forward to seeing them at our winter meeting on June 16th.

As usual, we met at 10 for an informal half hour chat and coffee on the café patio, before commencing our ginko promptly at 10:30. We work from a pre-distributed handout which includes prompts and examples to get us comfortably started and soon we are scattered throughout the garden’s expanse individually writing what we are observing.
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Echoes of Flight – by Jane Williams

echoes cover w2Jane Williams’ collection of haiku and senryu, echoes of flight, will be launched by Lyn Reeves on Saturday 17th March, 11.00am, at Waterworks Reserve Ridgeway Rd, Ridgeway. Site number 9 (last hut on the left).
You are warmly invited. There will be cake.

‘Echoes of Flight is a wonderful treasure box of haiku moments experienced through finely tuned poetic senses. These moments are captured in crisp detail, displaying a profound reverence for the world in which the poet so keenly observes. We are richer for seeing things as Jane Williams does.’ – Ron C. Moss. Continue reading “Echoes of Flight – by Jane Williams”

Red Dragonflies’ Autumn Meeting, 2018

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Red Dragonflies’ autumn meeting, which was scheduled for Saturday 3rd March, had to be cancelled at the last minute. Instead of meeting in person we workshopped each others’ haiku via email. The haiku exercises for this meeting were based around World Wildlife Day, women in the workplace and the technique of sense switching. While the online comments were most helpful, we missed the spontaneity and warmth of meeting each other in person. We’re looking forward to seeing each other again and discussing haiku in more depth at our June meeting.

Vanessa Proctor

 

Ginko Invitation

Whether new to haiku or experienced you are invited to a Ginko with Lysenko # 34.

Sunday 11th March, 2pm – 5pm, Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Meet at the Terrace Tearooms, near Ornamental Lake. If you’re already a haiku writer, join us for some inspiration, sharing and discussion. If you’d like to try haiku but don’t know where to start, this cross-cultural event is free and beginners are welcome. Poets Myron Lysenko and Takanori Hayakawa will lead you through some tips on writing haiku, explaining both the Japanese tradition and the way haiku works in English.  This event is a follow-up to last year’s Japanese Australian Poetry Festival.

Enquiries: Myron Lysenko 0475 062 067

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Ginko 2017

 

Members’ News, February 2018

Another summer is slipping away and autumn lies before us, and for our friends north of the equator their winter turns toward spring. This is a simplification though as many people around the world (including here in Australia) name and allocate seasons very differently – and so our understanding of kigo deepens.

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