Red Dragonflies’ Autumn Meeting, 2019

Our first meeting this year was hosted by Cynthia Rowe on Saturday 2nd March. Others present were Barbara Fisher, Dawn  Bruce, Vanessa Proctor and Willem Tibben.

Vanessa had forwarded the exercises beforehand so everyone came well armed with work.

The most testing exercise was  to write a haiku about writing poetry (a subject dear to all poets) and for another we had to choose a favorite haiku and then say why we liked it.

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Red Dragonflies’ Summer Meeting, 2018

The summer meeting of the Red Dragonflies was held on Saturday, 1st December, at Beverley George’s home at Pearl Beach, that lovely part of the central coast, north of Sydney. Vanessa Proctor, convenor of the group (and setter of challenging haiku topics), kindly took members Dawn Bruce and Barbara Fisher in her car  –  it’s a longish drive to get there so we got off to a later start than usual at about 12 noon.

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Red Dragonflies’ Spring Meeting, 1st September, 2018

First day of Spring!

What could be nicer than spending the morning discussing and workshopping haiku with the Red Dragonfly group at Vanessa Proctor’s home? Barbara Fisher, Beverley George and Dawn Bruce were in attendance. Unfortunately Cynthia Rowe and Willem Tibben were unable to make it.

We workshopped haiku about sewing, pianos, bees and honey and using spring as a verb.

The ever popular ‘haiku in a bowl’ was played with haiku written without names.

All this was enjoyed while tasting a delicious banana cake fresh from the oven.

Dawn Bruce

Haiku Performance and Ginko at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival – Thursday 23rd August

A haiku event will take place at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival, Auburn on Thursday 23rd August, 10:00 – 11:00am. The event will include a haiku reading by a group of haiku poets and a ginko led by AHS President, Vanessa Proctor.

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Persimmon

This book is a delight, square in shape and persimmon-coloured, it is beautifully produced with deep green flyleaf covers and plenty of space around the text giving the haiku the room it deserves. The artwork of persimmons on the front cover by Eiko Mori and Richard Steiner’s artwork on the back is appealing and gives the reader the impression that a great deal of thought has gone into this book’s creation. Continue reading “Persimmon”