Long Shadows by Jane Gibian

With inspiration drawn from Australia and Vietnam, Long Shadows by Jane Gibian is currently being featured as Book of the Week by The Haiku Foundation. In Island, Judith Beveridge wrote that, “Jane Gibian has a delicate and intuitive style…and her haiku brilliantly express the transient, fleeting nature of experience and perception.”

sidesaddle on the bicycle
one plastic shoe not quite
. . . . . . . . . . . .slipping off

 
on the street of hairclips
buckets of pink crabs
boil in their shells

 
at dawn
each rosebud wrapped
in damp twists of newspaper

 

You can download the book here as a PDF archived in THF Digital Library.

Members’ News, December 2019

Summer Solstice Haiga Kukai

The Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice Haiga Kukai for 2019 has concluded and selections by Ron Moss have been made and will be announced soon. Thank you so much to everyone who took part. And thanks again to Ron for creating the images and for judging the competition, our gratitude is ongoing. Feel free to revisit the contributions for both the Seasonal and Non-seasonal categories if you wish.
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Twenty-first Bowerbird Tanka Group Meeting

The twenty-first Bowerbird Tanka group meeting was celebrated on 30th November 2019, in the Crommelin Arboretum at Pearl Beach. Again it was heart-warming to note how far poets will travel to explore and share the poetic genre of tanka.

In addition to a presentation by Michael Thorley on shasei, and a ginko relevant to this, appraisals by three poets of a tanka they particularly enjoy, written by someone they have not met were shared and helped us to explore the more distant national scene as well as the international one.
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White Pebbles Summer Ginko 2019

On Saturday the 14th of December the White Pebbles Haiku Group met at the Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Gardens for a summer ginko and lunch.

Seven White Pebbles’ members attended. Beverley George convened the meeting and welcomed Maire Glacken, Colleen Keating, Verna Rieschild, Gwen Bitti, Samantha Sirimanne Hyde and Kent Robinson. Continue reading “White Pebbles Summer Ginko 2019”