HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

Tuesday 12 June 2018

A wintery day in Canberra meant little custom for The Oaks Brasserie. Hence we enjoyed the quiet yet cosy atmosphere of this outdoor venue’s marquee, with a heater to ourselves plus the personalised service of friendly owners. Through the transparent walls we glimpsed a few final leaf-drifts and the comings and goings of pale sunbursts. What more could a group of haiku enthusiasts ask for? Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 27 February 2018

The shade had a feel of autumn about it as we gathered round our table under the oaks. Recent rain had refreshed the earth and air after a spell of summer heat. A perfect afternoon to sip coffee and talk haiku – along with a magpie in full voice!

There were five of us this time – Gregory Piko, Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb. We missed the good company of Hazel Hall.

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HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

25 January 2018

We were just gathering round our shady table when the darkening clouds began to rumble. So we headed to The Oaks marquee instead, a wise move we agreed, when shortly a rainstorm came drumming down.

As we unpacked our show-and-tell, we remarked on the number of copies of Windfall 6 on the table! Yes, we had all noticed that this issue contains haiku by each one of us – Gregory Piko, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Marietta McGregor, Glenys Ferguson, Jan Dobb. The chummy tone of the afternoon ‘deepened’. Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”

HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

Tuesday 24 October 2017

By 1:30 we were all gathered at The Oaks, greetings ringing loud and warm under the spreading trees.

Seven of us circled the large wooden table, while a hopeful magpie or two kept watch. The six ‘regulars’ – Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson, Hazel Hall, Gregory Piko, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb – were delighted to welcome back our ‘ex-officio’ member Sheila Sondik from Washington State who is again visiting her family in Canberra. Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Sunlit pink blossoms along the lane through Weston Park welcomed us to another haiku buzz at The Oaks Brasserie. After Canberra’s bitter winter, it was a joy to sit around an outside table and to feel the warmth at last, while miners and currawongs squabbled in branches overhead. Despite a residue of snow on the hills, spring is surely awakening once more. Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Canberra’s autumn this year is more stunning than ever, an ideal time for a gathering of haiku spirits at The Oaks. The five of us — Kathy Kituai, Gregory Piko, Glenys Ferguson, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb — were very pleased to welcome Hazel Hall to our table under the golden trees. Currawongs moved about in the branches overhead (beware of missiles!) and leaves gently drifted in afternoon light.

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