Gathering of Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra on Monday 5 December 2016

A warm morning to match the warmth of our keenness as we all gathered at the Botanic Gardens.  Our usual venue of The Oaks Brassiere is closed on Mondays – but this was the day Beverley George was in town!  We were delighted to welcome her to our table – Gregory Piko, Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb.  A whisper had reached us that it was Beverley’s birthday so our morning took off with cake, candle and song.
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Gathering of Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra, on Monday 19 September 2016

Morning drizzle and mists gave way to blue sky and sunshine as six of us met around an outside table with our coffee, tea, a tempting cake or two, and assorted bits of haiku and tanka.  A persistent wattle bird tried to join our gathering — for gourmet reasons rather than poetic — before heading to test his luck elsewhere.  Duck parents shepherded their lone baby duckling on the wet green lawns. Continue reading “Gathering of Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra, on Monday 19 September 2016”