Autumn Equinox Haiku String 2020

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Autumn Equinox Haiku String.

We will be holding the String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Autumn Equinox, which occurs in Australia this year on Friday, 20th March, 2020. The String will remain open for contributions until Sunday 22nd March to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Continue reading “Autumn Equinox Haiku String 2020”

Preliminary Announcement: Autumn Equinox Haiku String 2020

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Autumn Equinox Haiku String.

We will be holding the String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Autumn Equinox, which occurs in Australia this year on Friday 20th March, 2020. The String will remain open for contributions until Sunday 22nd March to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Contributions may be made on the website during these dates (not before).

Haiku String – Instructions

AHS invites you to share with us your original, previously unpublished haiku or senryu on the theme of Relationships.  We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without necessarily using the word ‘relationship’.

The haiku will be linked by the subject of Relationships. It is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

  1. Please contribute up to three of your best previously unpublished haiku or senryu.
  2. Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of the post.
  3. Each poem posted must be original work by the poet making the post. Please include your name below each haiku as you wish it to appear.

Posting your work in the AHS Autumn Equinox String 2020 assumes the following:

Copyright of each haiku remains with the author. We request nonexclusive permission to publish your work on AHS website and to republish it in any future online collections on the AHS website.

Report of January 25 Bindii Meeting.

Six of us met at the State Library for a two-hour discussion and critique session. Members present were Maeve Archibald, Lynette Arden, Stella Damarjati, Margaret Fensom, Julia Wakefield and Steve Wigg. We had apologies from Marilyn Linn, Jane Harris and Dawn Colsey.

Stella led the session with some definitions and examples of wabi and sabi techniques, quoting Jane Reichhold, and then between us we tried to define the difference if any between the two concepts. Reichhold translates sabi as aged/loneliness, while she equates wabi with poverty. Continue reading “Report of January 25 Bindii Meeting.”

Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

MOSS-Summer
Ron Moss

 

1st Place

fiery sunset
a single red blossom
on the blackened branch

Louise Hopewell

 

There is no doubt that the weather is changing and that there is a climate emergency upon us. In Australia the records keep being broken, records of storms, high temperatures, low rainfall, and continuous drought, all of which have beset our beautiful country. I chose this photograph, which I captured on a recent deployment in Queensland fighting the bushfires with other Tasmanian crews, to use for the seasonal image for the Kukai. The fire was out of control and burning over the surrounding mountains. I was looking for haiku that worked with the power of the image to bring us an emotional connection. Louise has captured very well the danger of the scene, but she has also expressed an overwhelming feeling of hope. Things have their time and place, but there will be rebirth. A lot to pack into a one-breath three line haiku, but I think it has been achieved very well indeed and so I would like to award it a worthy first place. Continue reading “Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal”

Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal

Non Seasonal
Ron Moss

 

1st Place

 

painted cow –
the village boy’s makeup
still taboo

Isabel Caves

 

This haiku appealed for the mystery that it evokes along with the brightly coloured display cow. Who is the boy and what is his life like shrouded in what is still seen as taboo? It seems very much a social comment about the changing times and attitudes we have towards each other. Good haiga are when the haiku and image combine to create something more than their individual parts. I think this combination leads us to examine our thinking, and how there can be change for the better. Continue reading “Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal”

Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

Welcome, haiku poets worldwide to the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice Kukai.  Entries close on the day of the Solstice, Sunday 22nd December.

Entries have now closed.

Continue reading “Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal”

Prior Notification of the AHS Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai

The Australian Haiku Society will be holding a Haiga Kukai for the Summer Solstice, 2019. Two images by Ron C. Moss will be displayed on the AHS website from 15th December (a week before the commencement of the Solstice) and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until the day of the Summer Solstice, Sunday 22nd December. Ron will then select the winning haiku which will be displayed on the AHS website.
Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section, which can be found at the bottom of the post.
By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although copyright will remain with the author.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.
Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.