Stella, Lynette, Maureen and I met for our usual Zoom meeting. We received apologies from Steve, Kaarin and Maeve. Some of us had attempted haiku using the ideas promoted in Michael Dylan Welch’s Haiku on Steroids paper that was published online during the 2022 Haiku down Under online conference. After discussing the merits of radical experimentation, we tried writing a spontaneous haiku sequence, taking turns to write each line.
The result was certainly entertaining, but perhaps not a work of literary merit. It was, however, a useful way of generating ideas.
The next Zoom meeting will be on Saturday, Feb 11 at 3pm. We welcome a new member, Subha, who belongs to a Sri Lankan online haiku group and is based in Sydney.
The topic will be wabi sabi, and Steve will give us a presentation on the concept.