I’m looking forward to our Summer Solstice Haiku String which opens tomorrow on the subject of Peace, something that is worth reflecting on now more than ever. Please consider contributing your haiku.
As it is not only the Christmas season but also our long summer holiday, here at the Australian Haiku Society we’ll be taking a break from our regular features until the end of January so that we can recharge our batteries and come to you with renewed energy to celebrate Australian haiku in 2018.
I would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful and creative New Year.
President, Australian Haiku Society
I would like to welcome Lyn Reeves as the new Vice President of the Australian Haiku Society. Lyn has been involved in the Society since its inception and brings a great deal of experience to the role.
I would like to thank Lynette Arden, our outgoing Vice President, for the huge amount of work she has done for the AHS over the past four and a half years. She has been very dedicated to her role as Vice President and has made a lasting contribution to the Society. We are fortunate that she will remain involved in the AHS in her capacity as Web Manager.
Vanessa Proctor, AHS President
On Sunday 19th March, Tash Adams from Mari Warabiny hosted a “Have a go” Haiku stand at the 1000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day.
The stall received great interest from children and adults alike, with over 30 haiku written on bunting and pegged to string for a colourful display. Flyers on how to haiku and details on joining our group were distributed to the public. Continue reading “Mari Warabiny Have-A-Go Haiku Fun Day”
On Sunday March 19th, four RKHG members met at the Visitors’ Centre of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens for our autumn meeting and to welcome Takanori Hayakawa, our newest Red Kelpie Haiku Group member. We all made our way to a shady spot not far from Nymphaea Lily Lake, close to where we held our December meeting. Now that it’s autumn, the waterlilies had ceased blooming but we noted bright little yellow flowers of some kind of water plant as we passed the lake. Purple cosmos at their full height were swaying in a soft morning breeze. The sky was a clear bright blue, without even a trace of cloud, as is typical of Melbourne’s autumns, but the temperature this year was notably higher than usual, reaching the mid-thirties. Continue reading “Red Kelpie Haiku Group Meeting #11”
Capture and record a moment from nature through haiku and mark making to create a visual expression of a sensory experience. Join poet Lyn Reeves and local artist Desiree Fitzgibbon for walking and observation in the stunning environment of Okines Beach.
At the end of this workshop we will have uncovered the features of the brief nature poem and composed our own haiku and brush work images depicting a special moment in time on a handmade paper scroll. Continue reading “Marking the Moment – workshop”
Small Worlds is a book/catalogue of paintings in an exhibition by Hobart painter, Luke Wagner. Each of fifteen paintings of bonsai is accompanied by a haiku by Lyn, in a limited edition, beautifully presented hard cover publication. Paintings and book details can be viewed at http://www.colvillegallery.com.au/artists/lukewagner.php
The book was launched at the exhibition opening on the 5th March and is available from the gallery and from Hobart Bookshop.
The Melville City Council has invited Mari Warabiny to hold a Haiku display and have-a-go stall at the 1,000 Paper Cranes Picnic and Fun Day.
We urgently require local members to give an hour or two of their time to be present at the stall; then have a look around, sample food, soak in the environment, perhaps even write a few haiku!
You can promote & display your own family friendly haiku and even bring the family and make a day of it.
Sunday 19th March, 2017. 1000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day
Chairs, trestle table and marquee provided.
This is an opportunity to promote Mari Warabiny and Haiku Oz as well as plant a tiny seed in someone’s life.
Go to www.melvillecity.com.au for more information on the event & print a template to fold a colourful paper crane.
Mari Warabiny Haiku Group
Mari Warabiny are Nyungar words meaning billowing clouds
On Monday 13th of March (Labor Day) there will be a haiku gathering to welcome poet and Haiku Foundation Ambassador, Roberta Beary to Melbourne.
This event will be held at the Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.
Time – 11:30 am.
Meeting spot – The Fairy Tree.
All haiku poets, enthusiasts and friends are welcome.
BYO – food drink, alternatively the Kerekere café near the visitor centre will be open.
For any further information, please contact Jennifer Sutherland on 0414786508
See map below Continue reading “Haiku Meeting with Roberta Beary”