Dear Australian Haiku Society Members,
Welcome back to our website for 2019. We trust that you have had a restful holiday season. Many areas in Australia have just experienced the hottest December and January on record and the bushfire season is continuing to be especially fierce. Some parts of the country are still afflicted with drought while others are suffering due to flooding. We hope that all our members, both in Australia and around the world, are safe. During these increasingly uncertain times poetry, and haiku in particular, can help us interpret and express our experiences and share them with others. We have an exciting year ahead of us at the AHS so please take part in our online and local events. This year, more than ever, we look forward to furthering our mission of promoting the enjoyment of haiku within Australia and beyond its shores.
President, Australian Haiku Society
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Many thanks for supporting the Australian Haiku Society this year by visiting our website, reading our posts and taking part in our Haiku Strings and Kukai. Our membership is steadily growing and Australian haiku is going from strength to strength. I would like to thank everyone who has continued to share news of their meetings and ginkos with fellow haiku poets and encouraged the enjoyment of haiku. Our Society couldn’t function without the hard work and dedication of our office bearers, in particular Lyn Reeves as Vice President, Simon Hanson as Secretary and Lynette Arden as Webmaster. Our Committee will be taking a break to rest and regenerate until the beginning of February. Wishing you all a very safe, peaceful and creative 2019. I’m excited to see the fine new haiku that the coming year is sure to bring.
Continue reading “Members’ News December 2018”
Welcome to our November Members’ News
We have news of groups and gatherings, publications, readings and the AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String.
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Australian Haiku Society Spring Haiga Kukai Results
Results for the Spring Haiga Kukai have been announced with comments by Ron Moss. Once again we thank Ron for the wonderful images and for his thoughtful consideration in making selections. Continue reading “Members’ News October 2018”
Spinning on our axis, flying silently around our star, swept along in a spiral arm of The Milky Way twirling in a universe expanding at an ever increasing rate, the spring equinox slips behind us and so too our little haiga kukai. Thank you so much to all who participated, your contributions make it what it is and thank you once again to Ron Moss for supplying these wonderful images. Feel free to revisit all contributions from the seasonal and non-seasonal categories. Results will be posted to the website as soon as they become available.
Continue reading “Members’ News September 2018”
On Thursday 23rd August, four haiku poets: Margaret Mahony, Vanessa Proctor, Carol Reynolds and Catherine Smith performed at the Auburn Botanic Gardens as part of the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival.
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From where I sit rainbow lorikeets are busy feeding on the nectar of orange and gold grevillia flowers, butcher birds are more boisterous than usual and blue-faced honey eaters are most assertively putting my poor cat in his place. All this can only mean one thing; we are approaching the Spring Equinox occurring this year on the 23rd of September in the southern hemisphere. Stay tuned for an announcement of our next Haiku Kukai to celebrate this event.
Continue reading “Members’ News August 2018”
Welcome to our Members’ News for July. Thank you once again to those who sent in items of interest, that is always appreciated.
Congratulations Cloudcatchers on their 50th!
Meeting for their fiftieth seasonal ginko was indeed an occasion for celebration. They met at Torakina Park by the mouth of the Brunswick River where the first Cloudcatcher gathering took place on 5 December 2005. What a splendid bounty of haiku they have given us over the years – an inspiration to us all.
You can revisit the celebration (Cloudcatcher style) here
Continue reading “Members’ News July 2018”