Mari Warabiny Haiku Group

Join with the Mari Warabiny Haiku Group on their first Ginko (Haiku Walk) for 2018.

Saturday 10th March at 10 am.

We will gather at First Edition Café in the State Library of WA in the Perth Cultural Centre at 10 am for coffee and to discuss haiku for a short time.

We will then go on our separate walks to observe and take notes of our surroundings, using all our senses.

At 11.30 we will gather again at First Edition Café for a bit to eat, drink and to share our observations, any haiku we may have already written while on the walk, and to write haiku together.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to mariwarabinyhaikugroup@yahoo.com.au by Wednesday 7th March so we can let First Edition Café know how many will be attending. They are generously holding a table and chairs for us on one end of the café for the first and second sittings.

Maureen Sexton

Cloudcatcher: Ginko No.48 (summer) Lennox Head

Thursday, 1 February 2018

The Cloudcatcher summer ginko is generally held the first week after school goes back. This year it also happened to be the first day of the ‘cool change’ and it rained. A hurried ring-around altered the meeting place from Lake Ainsworth to a picnic shelter in the town, with a short walk to the beach. The surf had been predicted as ‘hazardous’, and indeed looked really wild, with an offshore wind holding up the curves of the numerous white-topped milky-grey waves. However, through the drizzle we discerned half a dozen boardriders taking up the challenge, and rewarded with some glorious rides. A row of seagulls lined the fence, facing into the strong breeze to hold their feathers back, swallows flew up and down the steps to the beach, and a pelican chose the highest pole to keep an eye on it all.

Seven of us around the table read from the recent issue of Windfall, specifically the five haiku by Cloudcatchers included in it. We tried the new method of reading haiku as reported in HaikuOz by Jan Dodd (suggested by her American visitor Sheila Sondik): L1, then L1 & L2, then L1 & L2 & L3. However there was a consensus of opinion that this interfered with the placement of the keriji, and the two-part nature of a traditional haiku presentation, so we decided not to implement this procedure in the future. Continue reading “Cloudcatcher: Ginko No.48 (summer) Lennox Head”

Eucalypt e-Newsletter

The February 2018 Eucalypt: a tanka journal e-Newsletter is now online. Included are the Scribble Awards from issue 23, Book Notes, items of interest on the web, submission and subscription details and an engaging writing challenge you might like to try.

warm wishes

Julie Thorndyke
Editor, Eucalypt: a tanka journal

 

Members’ News January, 2018

Well there goes January in a flash and here we go into February . . .

We have managed to catch a few snippets of last month’s news, and thank you again to all those who have sent items to share with our readers.

Haiku Musings

It is usually of great interest as well as instructional to reflect on what haiku means to others, this is certainly the case here. We continue with our series of thoughtful reflections on haiku with the publication of My Writing Practice by Dawn Bruce and Why Haiku by Lorin Ford.

These are best read in the quiet zone, unhurried and perhaps with a cup of tea. Continue reading “Members’ News January, 2018”

HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

25 January 2018

We were just gathering round our shady table when the darkening clouds began to rumble. So we headed to The Oaks marquee instead, a wise move we agreed, when shortly a rainstorm came drumming down.

As we unpacked our show-and-tell, we remarked on the number of copies of Windfall 6 on the table! Yes, we had all noticed that this issue contains haiku by each one of us – Gregory Piko, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Marietta McGregor, Glenys Ferguson, Jan Dobb. The chummy tone of the afternoon ‘deepened’. Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”