Report for Bindii meeting, September 12 2021

Present: Lynette Arden, Stella Damarjati, Steve Wigg, Julia Wakefield. Apologies: Maeve Archibald.

The meeting had been postponed form August 9, as not all of us could attend.

We are getting quite good at running Zoom meetings, but we all forgot what the topic was this time – it was supposed to be water! Julia thought it was winter, so some of us submitted some winter haiku, and Lyn showed us some of her senryu, which alluded to Adelaide-related themes from the past.

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AHS Spring Haiga Kukai 2021 Non-Seasonal

Welcome, haiku poets worldwide to the Australian Haiku Society Spring Equinox Haiga Kukai. Entries close on midnight 30th of September AEST.

Entries have now closed for this competition.

You are invited to write a haiku in response to the image.

Enter no more than one haiku per image. Haiku entered should not have been published previously in print or online, including in discussion forums. If you enter more than one haiku per image, only your first haiku will be considered.

Your name should appear on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.

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AHS Spring Haiga Kukai 2021 Seasonal

Welcome, haiku poets worldwide to the Australian Haiku Society Spring Equinox Haiga Kukai. Entries close on midnight 30th of September AEST.

Entries have now closed for this competition.

You are invited to write a haiku in response to the image.

Enter no more than one haiku per image. Haiku entered should not have been published previously in print or online, including in discussion forums. If you enter more than one haiku per image, only your first haiku will be considered.

Your name should appear on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.

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Prior Announcement: AHS Spring Haiga Kukai 2021

The Australian Haiku Society will be holding a Haiga Kukai for the Spring Equinox occurring this year in Australia on the 23rd September. Once again Ron Moss has generously provided two images (Seasonal and Non-seasonal) which will be displayed on the AHS website from the 23rd  to the 30th of September and poets will be invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image. Ron will then select the winning haiku which will be displayed on the AHS website.

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Report for Bindii meeting, June 27 2021

Present: Lynette Arden, Stella Damarjati, Steve Wigg, Julia Wakefield. Apologies: Maeve Archibald.

Steve gave a short presentation, preceded by a description of the online tea ceremony that he experienced. He related how there are winter solstice ceremonies in Japan that are designed to appeal to all the senses, and this example included an ikebana arrangement, sound stimuli such as the ‘deer scarer’ fountain, a scroll with the inscription ‘Direct (the) mind in this place’ and a charcoal burning, using a log of a special type of Japanese wood that creates a glowing star. It was at such ceremonies as these that renku were traditionally written. Steve’s online ceremony did not include poets, but we liked the possibility of uniting an international online ceremony with a renku in the future.

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AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2021

Entries have now closed for The AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String. Please enjoy the many contributions from poets worldwide.

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the Winter Solstice Haiku String.

We will be holding this Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, occurring in Australia this year on Monday, 21st June, 2021. The String will remain open for contributions until Monday 28th June to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

Haiku String – Instructions

The AHS invites you to share with us your original, previously unpublished haiku or senryu on the theme of Food or Cooking.  We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without necessarily using the terms food or cooking, though you may if you wish.

The haiku will be linked by subject and theme, it is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

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Preliminary Announcement: Winter Solstice Haiku String 2021

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the Winter Solstice Haiku String.

We will be holding the Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, which occurs in Australia this year on Monday 21st June, 2021. The String will remain open for contributions until Monday 28th June to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Contributions may be made on the website during these dates only (not before).

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Results of the John Bird Dreaming Award for Haiku

Dear Members,

I am delighted to be able to announce the winners of the inaugural John Bird Dreaming Award for Haiku. The response to the competition, conceived to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Haiku Society, has been overwhelming to say the least. A total of 890 poems were received from an incredible 41 countries – an outstanding result for a new competition. Thank you to all poets for contributing their poems.

Our judges have chosen their top three haiku and honourable mentions whose poems appear below. I would like to thank the judges, Vanessa Proctor and Michael Dylan Welch, for their diligence and enthusiasm for this award. I would also like to express my deep gratitude to Ron Moss for providing the winners with beautiful ink drawings featuring their poems.

Rob Scott,
President, AHS

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