Summer Ginko & Picnic, February 2023
On Saturday 18th February six (and a bit) of us managed to get together for our summer ginko/picnic while our remaining members are away touring various parts of the world.
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Date: Thursday 9 February (summer), 10am
Place: Victoria Park, Alstonville, NSW
With Covid restrictions over, and weather limitations now abating, the summer ginko was organized with enthusiastic expectations. It was our ninth visit to this stimulating venue since our first in December 2006.
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Next ginko: Thursday 23rd March 2023, 10am
The aim of Gadigal Ginko is for haiku poets to meet on an occasional, casual basis, in an outdoor setting that encourages haiku composition. Poets will spend time walking around the location individually, paying attention to their senses, and drafting, or making notes for, haiku. This will be followed by optional group discussion and sharing.
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Thursday 9 February 2023
How good it was to have full attendance this time after a few months of depleted numbers—Glenys Ferguson, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Marietta McGregor, Gregory Piko and Jan Dobb. Due to rain, we were not under the trees this time but tucked away in the marquee.
After ordering lunch and enjoying some personal catch-up, we found ourselves admiring a copy of recently published Contemporary Haibun 18 (Red Moon Press) available from Amazon. This led to a clarifying discussion of qualities to aim for in a haibun and the wide scope of content the form offers. Some lively input crossed the table as views and experiences were exchanged.
As suggested last time, a few of us brought some haiku-in-progress for consideration and comment by the group—haiku that invited a further look, haiku that was unfinished or perhaps still seeking that elusive ‘something’. This sparked long, warm, and frank discussion both specific and general, while appreciative of the trust between us as we shared this ‘raw material’. We seemed to glimpse afresh how the melding of inspiration and technique offers so many possibilities.
Where does time go? There was more talk still waiting in the wings, but that will be for next month. The Oaks staff were packing up and we realised we were the only customers left. Outside, the sun had begun drying up the rain.
After a hiatus, Chrysanthemum has been revived by editors Beate Conrad and Klaus-Dieter Wirth. This international Bilingual German/English magazine for modern verse forms in the tradition of Japanese haiku is now open for submissions of Haiku, Senryû and more, with a deadline of March 1st 2023.
For further details, visit the Chrysanthemum website, choose your preferred language and check the Submission Guidelines.
Our summer ginko was held on Wednesday 25th January at Swanbourne beach in Western Australia. It was a typical summer’s day with warm sunny weather and a gentle breeze coming in over the ocean.
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The February 2023 Eucalypt: a tanka journal e-Newsletter is now online, announcing the Distinctive Scribble Awards for issue 33.
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Due to the large number of submissions received for the 4AHA, and other unforeseen circumstances, the response time will be longer than we estimated. The editors thank you for your poems and your patience.