Illawong Haiku Group commenced our second year together with a Winter ginko on Tuesday 31st July. This is our first meeting report on the AHS website.
We decided due to the unpredictable weather to hold an indoor meeting. The venue was Hazelhurst Arts Centre at Gymea where an exhibition charting the career of Marion Hall Best, one of Australia’s first and most influential independent interior designers is currently featuring.
Haiku exercises were set around the theme of a present or past ‘interior of interest’ as well as the season.
Two of our regular members couldn’t make it on the day but we welcomed visitors Barbara Strickland and Gavin Austin who blended with the group immediately and added something special to our haiku gathering. We hope they will continue to join us.
There is nothing more sustaining on a Winter’s day than having a blend of folk with a healthy appetite to improve their haiku skills sharing a bowl of haiku.
I would like to give thanks to Vanessa Proctor, Gavin Austin and other members of the generous haiku community – too many to name individually – who have encouraged us and brought us to this point.