Windfall: Australian Haiku

Windfall: Australian Haiku issue 7, 2018 closed for submissions at midnight on 31st July 2018, in accordance with terms of entry and the notices published on the AHS web-site throughout the month.

A record number of entries was received and the publisher and the editor would like to thank Australian haiku poets for their interest and support. It is envisaged that all who submitted will receive notification of acceptance or non-acceptance within the next four weeks.

Beverley George
Editor: Windfall: Australian Haiku

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Even Canberra’s winter could not chill the warmth of our spirits as we met once again at The Oaks for coffee and haiku talk. Following the hearty greetings – Gregory Piko, Marietta McGregor, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson and Jan Dobb – things got into swing.

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Members’ News July 2018

Welcome to our Members’ News for July. Thank you once again to those who sent in items of interest, that is always appreciated.

Congratulations Cloudcatchers on their 50th!

Meeting for their fiftieth seasonal ginko was indeed an occasion for celebration. They met at Torakina Park by the mouth of the Brunswick River where the first Cloudcatcher gathering took place on 5 December 2005. What a splendid bounty of haiku they have given us over the years – an inspiration to us all.

You can revisit the celebration (Cloudcatcher style) here

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Windfall: Australian Haiku

A reminder to Australian haiku poets that submissions to Windfall: Australian Haiku Issue 7 will be open throughout July 2018.  Please send up to six haiku relevant to the experience of urban and rural life in Australia. Observations that celebrate landform, seasons, and our unique flora and fauna, are welcome.

Email: beverleygeorge@idx.com.au

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Cloudcatchers: Ginko No.50 (winter)

Torakina Park, Brunswick Heads
Thursday, 5 July 2018

This was the fiftieth seasonal ginko of Cloudcatchers, and thus a celebration. We chose to meet at Torakina Park by the mouth of the Brunswick River where our first gathering had taken place on 5 December 2005 . Unfortunately some of our members were ill or had work commitments, and one was actually in Florence competing in Dragonboat Racing! However eight enthusiasts comprised a lively group around a large picnic table, and in spite of a bit of drizzle we managed to have a jolly and productive morning. Continue reading “Cloudcatchers: Ginko No.50 (winter)”

Limestone Tanka Poets

Blackburn Homestead Retreat 22nd – 24th June 2018

Apart from the chilly weather, the Limestone Tanka Poets Blackburn Homestead retreat (Yass) could not have gone any better; workshops were crammed with information and food bounteous and delicious. The first session on Saturday 23rd, Let’s Get Started (Kathy Kituai), focused on the inspirational power of mandala’s. When relaxing the mind into creative mode, nothing could be better or more fun. Continue reading “Limestone Tanka Poets”

Bombora Haiku Group

Tuesday 26th June

Bombora Haiku Group met for its June meeting last Tuesday with four members. Present were Melody O’Neil, Dawn Toomey, Yvonne Lockwood, and Giddy Nielsen-Sweep. Rhian Mac apologised and we missed her lively input and hope she will be back with us next month. Raelene Purtill was sadly also unable to attend due to a family bereavement.

Our subject for the month was ‘hot and cold.’ The subject seemed even more appropriate as the day was cold (for Queensland) and we sat around the wood stove in my lounge room.

We are open for new members, ready to welcome beginners to advanced. Anyone interested should email:  giddy22@outlook.com

Giddy Nielsen-Sweep