Bombora Autumn Report

Congratulations to Ulla McFarlane of Spain who is the winner of the Bombora members autumn competition with her haiku:

grey dust
settles in every crevice
relentless drought

I’m proud of our members, three of whom have been writing haiku for only a year now. Well done Dawn, Melody, Yvonne, and Ulla, who’s been writing a little longer.

Congratulations to Dawn Toomey the runner-up with:

lighting crashes as
big raindrops pound the green
bowlers scatter

Democratically, we all got to vote for each other’s poems. It was a unanimous decision. Our members are becoming more practiced providing feedback on each other’s work.

We have been discussing the enigmatic quality of some modern haiku and note that the form is an evolving one. Our next meeting will be an outing to the Japanese gardens at Mt Coot-tha. It will be an informal meeting including our two ever loving wheelchair pushers, Bernie and Pete, chatting about Japanese garden aesthetics, starting at 11am and gathering at the restaurant at 12 o’clock for lunch.

Any member who brings a prospective friend / member will be justly rewarded, as will anyone who visits from another club. I extend an invitation to anyone travelling in Brisbane at the time to join us. You can be assured of a warm welcome.

Finally, a special thanks to Eido Boru for again providing the competition winner with a lovely book prize.

Giddy Nielsen-Sweep
Convener of Bombora Haiku Group