The 16th Bowerbird Tanka Group Meeting was a lively one, enhanced by David Terelinck’s presentation on combining tanka with photographic art. A report by Carmel Summers and appraisals of favourite tanka presented by Dy Andreasen, Carol Judkins and Catherine Smith are available here. Carmel’s report includes information on the activities of other tanka groups. This shared information is included in every Bowerbird meeting.
On Sunday 19th March, Tash Adams from Mari Warabiny hosted a “Have a go” Haiku stand at the 1000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day.
The stall received great interest from children and adults alike, with over 30 haiku written on bunting and pegged to string for a colourful display. Flyers on how to haiku and details on joining our group were distributed to the public. Continue reading “Mari Warabiny Have-A-Go Haiku Fun Day”
On Sunday March 19th, four RKHG members met at the Visitors’ Centre of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens for our autumn meeting and to welcome Takanori Hayakawa, our newest Red Kelpie Haiku Group member. We all made our way to a shady spot not far from Nymphaea Lily Lake, close to where we held our December meeting. Now that it’s autumn, the waterlilies had ceased blooming but we noted bright little yellow flowers of some kind of water plant as we passed the lake. Purple cosmos at their full height were swaying in a soft morning breeze. The sky was a clear bright blue, without even a trace of cloud, as is typical of Melbourne’s autumns, but the temperature this year was notably higher than usual, reaching the mid-thirties. Continue reading “Red Kelpie Haiku Group Meeting #11”
first day of winter
the sun mandala drips
in the rain
The Melville City Council has invited Mari Warabiny to hold a Haiku display and have-a-go stall at the 1,000 Paper Cranes Picnic and Fun Day.
We urgently require local members to give an hour or two of their time to be present at the stall; then have a look around, sample food, soak in the environment, perhaps even write a few haiku!
You can promote & display your own family friendly haiku and even bring the family and make a day of it.
Sunday 19th March, 2017. 1000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day
Chairs, trestle table and marquee provided.
This is an opportunity to promote Mari Warabiny and Haiku Oz as well as plant a tiny seed in someone’s life.
Go to www.melvillecity.com.au for more information on the event & print a template to fold a colourful paper crane.
Mari Warabiny Haiku Group
Mari Warabiny are Nyungar words meaning billowing clouds
On Monday 13th of March (Labor Day) there will be a haiku gathering to welcome poet and Haiku Foundation Ambassador, Roberta Beary to Melbourne.
This event will be held at the Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.
Time – 11:30 am.
Meeting spot – The Fairy Tree.
All haiku poets, enthusiasts and friends are welcome.
BYO – food drink, alternatively the Kerekere café near the visitor centre will be open.
For any further information, please contact Jennifer Sutherland on 0414786508
See map below Continue reading “Haiku Meeting with Roberta Beary”
Vanessa Proctor from Sydney and Gregory Piko from Yass have collaborated in writing a book of haiku that celebrate the joys of parenthood from the creation of a new life through to early childhood.
The book is titled Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents and is published by Red Moon Press. Vanessa and Gregory will be launching Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) in both Sydney and Yass over the coming weeks with everyone invited to attend.
The Sydney launch will take place at 2pm on Saturday 25th March at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft.
The Yass launch will take place at 2pm the following Saturday, 1st April, at Tootsie’s café and gallery which can be found at 289 Comur Street, Yass.
a plover glides
over the cliff face
my open heart