Fringe Myrtles Haiku Meeting, October 2022

With some fortunate timing given the disastrously wet weather surrounding us, the Fringe Myrtles managed to meet on a cloudy but bright Saturday noon at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. The venue has always been a favourite for the group and was suggested on this occasion (with some added excitement) by Marisa Fazio, as, according to experts, this was the time of year when our namesake, ‘the common fringe myrtle’ (Calytrix tetragona), was supposed to be blooming in the gardens. Our mission was set.

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The 2022 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai

Grand final day—
the stadium fills
with hope

Welcome to the annual celebration of Australian footy and haiku!

Calling all haiku poets and other vagabonds from every nook and cranny on the planet to participate in the Annual AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai for 2022. This is the one day of the year when haiku poets, expert and novice, turn their Zen minds to the rip-roaring, white-knuckle, roller-coaster experience of a footy match to produce a live haiku call of the AFL Grand Final. The game kicks off on Saturday 24th September at 2.30pm AEST, but you can share your haiku anytime prior to the game.

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