Bombora Haiku Group met in the Japanese gardens at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens for their May meeting. What a treat! We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously and stayed afterwards for lunch at the Summit Restaurant. We immersed ourselves in the beauty of the Japanese gardens where everything was bright green. Misty light showers added to the atmosphere. We briefly inspected little waterfalls set amongst rocks and ferns and clipped shrubs as neat as round bald heads. Lastly, before retiring to eat, we viewed marvellous old bonsai, some of which were started back in the fifties.
Last week, for our June meeting, three of us sat in my tiny sitting room, staying warm in the air conditioning. Yes, typical Queenslanders, we feel the cold. Despite our small number we had a productive meeting. We discussed aspects of haiku, the challenge of locating information on the meanings of many Japanese poetry terms, and ways of linking lines in haiku. Dawn, our travel writer extraordinaire, has agreed to compile an ongoing list of Japanese genre poetry terms.
The meetings for August and September will depend on the weather, but for October we may start our day at South Bank Parklands, moving down to the river to cruise on the Citycat, and finishing with a South Bank lunch. We are still trying to enlist new members, my latest effort for the cause being colourful bookmarks I made with our contact details.
For enquires please phone, 0466 334 643 or email Giddy.