Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Another delightful and inspiring time together! The setting capped the magic. For the first time in months we were seated outside again in weather that was balmy in its stillness. Spring flowers coloured the surrounding garden, an especially eye-catching display of violets and grape hyacinths beneath the silver trunk of a birch. Music was provided by currawongs, magpies and miners (volume up!) as our lunch orders arrived.

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Announcement of Spring Equinox Haiku String

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Spring Equinox Haiku String 2020.

We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Spring Equinox, which occurs in Australia on Tuesday, 22rd September 2020. The String will remain open for contributions until Thursday 25th September to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Contributions may be made on the website during these dates (not before).

Spring Equinox Haiku String – Instructions

AHS invites you to share with us your original haiku or senryu on the theme of ‘Early Spring’. We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without necessarily using the words ‘early spring’.

The haiku will be linked by the subject Early Spring. It is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

  1. Please contribute up to three of your best haiku or senryu.
  2. Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of the post.
  3. Haiku posted must be original work by the poet making the post. Please include your name below each haiku as you wish it to appear.

Posting your work in the AHS Spring Equinox Haiku String 2020 assumes the following:

Copyright of each haiku remains with the author. We request nonexclusive permission to publish your work on AHS website and to republish it in any future online collections on the AHS website.

Rob Scott

Fringe Myrtles Haiku Meeting August 2020

The Fringe Myrtles said goodbye to the winter of 2020 (a winter of some discontent) with yet another COVID-19 lockdown-enforced Zoom meeting held on the last Sunday of August. And it was another typically lively and collaborative affair, highlighted by engrossing discussions and the sharing of original haiku.

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Members’ News August 2020

Spring Equinox Haiku String

The signs of spring are most definitely all around—in the greater frequency of sunnier days, in the plants and trees and in the activities of a whole range of insects, animals and birds. The Spring Equinox falls on September 22nd in the Southern Hemisphere this year and to celebrate, the Australian Haiku Society will host a Haiku String on and around that date. Everyone is invited to participate and we look forward to your offerings. A submission form will be made available on the website at the time of the equinox. More information will be posted to the website soon including the announcement of a theme.

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Photo by Simon Hanson

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