Come along to the launch of Nature’s Warehouse: Birds in Focus, a collection of 90 colour photographs and poems by Rose van Son. The launch will be taking place at the Gallows Gallery in Mosman, Western Australia on the evening of Thursday the 27th February.
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Wednesday 12th February 2020
Such a pretty place – Guildford, WA is an important town in the Swan Valley with so much history. I was lucky to have grown up in the area and that makes a difference to how you see a place and its relevance to writing haiku because you know its background, its heritage, and its heritage become yours.
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The Polish haiku poet, Krzysztof Kokot, has begun an initiative to collect picture postcards from all over the world, on which (on the reverse side), the sender/author will post their haiku with a view to creating an exhibition of the postcards.
Send one postcard with a view of your city/region with the haiku on the back. The haiku should not be connected with the view on the postcard, but should reflect your homeland.
Write the haiku by hand. No envelopes please.
Contact Krzysztof Kokot for more information at: email@example.com
There were ten of us visited Torakina Park, at the mouth of the Brunswick River, to participate in the Cloudcatcher’s fifty-sixth ginko. It was very warm, but the sea breeze contributed to our comfort.
The site had been chosen in the hope that our beloved founder and patron, John Bird, who lives in this area, might have recovered sufficiently from his heart surgery last June to be able to join us. And he did! It was the first time for eighteen months, and our delight at having him with us once more was immense. Yes, he does carry some physical evidence of his long illness, but maintains that lovely smile, that wondrous voice, and a hug for each one as warm as ever! He involved himself in the readings, and from his lips we received some guiding words and concepts once again.
A request had been made that participants bring up to five haiku written since our last meeting, on the themes of bushfires, heat and the festive season. These were read in turn around the table, and readers and listeners noted any that warranted workshopping after the readings. Continue reading “Cloudcatchers Summer Ginko #56”
Please join us for a ginko/haiku gathering, Wednesday 12th February 10am to 12 noon. The Lounge Room Café, 187 James Street, Guildford WA, in the historic Guildford township. There’s 2 hour parking in the back streets.Close to the Guildford Railway Station, too! See you there.
Administrators: Maureen Sexton, Barry Sanbrook, Rose Van Son, Samar Ghose, Tash Adams.
Yone Noguchi compares hokku to “a tiny star … carrying the whole sky at its back.” He compares an English poem to “a mansion with windows widely open, even the pictures of its drawing-room visible from the outside. It does not tempt me much to see the within.” He says, “simplicity and the power of suggestion offer a superior poetic form.”
We are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/12352015101 708/
Red River Book of Haibun Vol 1
A collection of 102 haibun by 61 poets from around the world, edited by Steve Hodge & Paresh Tiwari with illustrations by Ron C. Moss has recently been released. Most definitely a recommended read.
Further information and ordering details can be found here on Amazon.
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