Bindii Report on Zoom Meeting in May

On Saturday June 27 we held another Zoom meeting. Four of us attended: Julia Wakefield, Steve Wigg, Stella Damarjati and Lynette Arden, with apologies from Dawn Colsey and Maeve Archibald.

We had arranged at the previous meeting to try putting together a sequence, using the theme of ‘sound’. Each member was required to bring along between three and five haiku that they had written on this theme. Continue reading “Bindii Report on Zoom Meeting in May”

Bindii Report for Zoom meeting in May 2020

On Sunday May 23 we assembled for another Zoom meeting. Just four of us attended: Julia Wakefield, Steve Wigg, Stella Damarjati and Lynette Arden.  We were all much more confident this time with the technology and the meeting was quite prolonged!

The topic was Haiku sequences and strings, and our theme was Winter. We began by defining the terms: a sequence usually has a theme and takes us on a journey, sometimes through time, sometimes through a landscape, and often it does both at once. A string, on the other hand, can be loosely bound by a theme. Continue reading “Bindii Report for Zoom meeting in May 2020”

Bindii Report Two Zoom meetings in April

On two consecutive Sunday afternoons, April 19 and 26, we assembled and experimented with holding an online meeting. Attendees on the first occasion were Julia Wakefield, Steve Wigg, Maeve Archibald, Lynette Arden, Dawn Colsey and Margaret Dingle. We decided to have a second meeting as Stella Damarjati couldn’t attend the first one, and we also needed to practise with the technology. Continue reading “Bindii Report Two Zoom meetings in April”

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.”

Report of Bindii meeting October 26, 2019

Five of us met at the State Library for a two-hour discussion and critique session. Members present were Julia Wakefield, Maeve Archibald, Dawn Colsey, Steve Wigg and Stella Damarjati. We had a apologies from, Marilyn Linn, Jill Gower, Lynette Arden and Athena Zaknic.

Our haiku theme was the one that Echidna Tracks is currently calling for (deadline in 3 days!), that is, previously unpublished haiku and senryu about recreation, relaxation, holidays, sport, hobbies and pastimes. Continue reading “Report of Bindii meeting October 26, 2019”

Report of August 24 Bindii meeting.

Five of us met at the State Library for a two-hour discussion and critique session. Members present were Julia Wakefield, Lynette Arden, Maeve Archibald. We had a apologies from Dawn Colsey, Marilyn Linn, Margaret Fensom, Jill Gower and Athena Zaknic.

We had two new potential members, Steve Wigg and Stella Damarjati.  Steve drew our attention to the work of Richard Gilbert, who wrote ‘The Disjunctive Dragonfly’ http://research.gendaihaiku.com/dragonfly/DisjunctiveDragonfly.htm and the poetry of Eve Luckring http://www.eveluckring.com/publications2015.html

The theme was senryu, and attendees were asked to bring a definition of the senryu as well as a few examples. Continue reading “Report of August 24 Bindii meeting.”

Report on Bindii meeting of 1 June 2019

Four members of Bindii (Julia Wakefield, Lynette Arden, Dawn Colsey and Athena Zaknic) met at the Box Factory in Regent St Adelaide at 12.30 pm to share, write and discuss haiku.

Apologies were received from Maeve Archibald, Sara Sims, Margaret Fensom and Michelle Slattery.

Julia Wakefield had selected haiku from two anthologies and asked members to select their favourites. Members spoke about haiku they particularly liked. Lynette Arden also spoke about several published haiku she had selected, which she thought demonstrated depth and resonance. Continue reading “Report on Bindii meeting of 1 June 2019”

Haiku Workshop by Julia Wakefield for Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group

Nine people attended the haiku workshop on 6 April in The Box Factory, Adelaide.

The workshop commenced at 12.30. To begin, Julia asked participants to select a card with a visual stimulus for writing a haiku. We were expected to work on composing a haiku through the afternoon for presentation at the end of the workshop.

Julia distributed a handout outlining the basic principles of haiku with traditional rules and technical requirements, followed by many haiku examples, both traditional and modern.

Julia started by telling us why she writes haiku and still finds it an exciting challenge, then spoke about the guidelines for haiku writing.

Participants each found a haiku from the worksheets to comment on and share with the group, then performed various exercises, such as completing the last line of a haiku when the first two were given and rearranging the structure of a given haiku example into one, two or three lines. There was much discussion about the merit of examples and what they meant to each participant.

The workshop continued after a short break for refreshments with a look at various view of haiku by such authors as Penny Harter and Martin Lucas.

To finish the session participants presented the haiku they had composed for the postcards. There was a good deal of discussion about these haiku and how they might be structurally improved.

Julia will organize a follow up email workshop for participants.

The workshop concluded at 2.45 pm.

 

Lynette Arden