Paperbark Ginko

Wednesday 16th October, 2019

One fine spring day…

On a fine spring day, warm with a cool breeze and blue skies sporting a few white clouds, five haiku enthusiasts from Paperbark Haiku: Melissa Moffat, Elizabeth Nicholls, Rose van Son, Barry Sanbrook and Maureen Sexton, met for a ginko and to discuss the intricacies and simplicities of haiku, in the Meeting Room at the Dome Café, Maylands, WA.

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Members’ News, October 2019

New Zealand Featured Haiku Commentary 

For some time we have been featuring commentary about Australian haiku. You may have noticed we have recently have extended an invitation to New Zealand haiku poets, our neighbours across the Tasman Sea, to contribute to the AHS website, with commentaries about New Zealand haiku. These haiku and their commentaries offer a uniquely New Zealand perspective on life and on the landscape. We trust you will find them instructive and enjoyable.

Vanessa Proctor

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HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

Tuesday 15 October 2019

A sunny afternoon had brought customers to The Oaks and busy mowers to the adjacent grassland, magpies and cockatoos adding further sounds of spring as we settled around a table in the dapples. As usual, we’d anticipated this casual time-out together and greetings were hearty between the five of us – Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson, Marietta MacGregor, Gregory Piko and Jan Dobb. We missed Hazel Hall whose time was stretched with her involvement in Canberra’s annual festival of Poetry on the Move.
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Echidna Tracks Submissions

A reminder that submissions for Echidna Tracks issue 4: Recreation & Leisure remain open throughout the month of October.

From the beach to the bush, from playing fields to ski slopes, from public parks to domestic spaces, Australia offers a wealth of opportunities and places to enjoy our leisure time.

We invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu about recreation, relaxation, holidays, sport, hobbies and pastimes. The editors look forward to your contributions.

Tassie Dune dweller