Virtual Ginko (in our own homes/environs)
Thursday 12th August 2021
As we were in lockdown on the Northern Rivers of NSW, the majority of members, loathe to cancel the ginko altogether, chose to participate in another virtual gathering. As Quendryth had some personal family issues at this time, Robbie Braithwaite stepped forward to organise and conduct the proceedings.
Nine of us, from seven different locations, thought of everybody else taking part at 9.30 am, and proceeded to maintain silence, to observe and write for at least an hour. Once again we experienced the camaraderie of another virtual ginko.
A Round Robin followed, with writers submitting haiku for comment. Some added photographs of the objects or landforms which inspired their writing, taken in areas where they had found themselves during the ginko timeframe. Responses were redistributed by Robbie, with feedback being both positive and constructive.
Photo taken from Vivi’s veranda overlooking Marshalls Creek, a tributary of the Brunswick River.