Watersmeet Spring Ginko

Watersmeet Haiku Group held its Spring ginko on 16th November at Princes Park, Battery Point. We were a small group. Irene McGuire, Leanne Jaeger, Ron Moss and Lyn Reeves were joined by Jenny Barnard, an original member of Watersmeet, who had been unable to come to meetings for some time.  It was a delight to have her with us again.

In the park, swallows wheeled in swift circles across the grassy hill that sloped down towards the road, and one or two solitary walkers traversed the paths. A mother and her toddler climbed on the wooden boat-shaped play structure that gives the green space its local name of The Boat Park. The new green leaves of shade trees ruffled in a slight breeze from the waterfront where the CSIRO’s research vessel, Investigator, had docked that morning after a month-long voyage studying currents around Antarctica.

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Watersmeet 25th May, 2018

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    For the past eighteen months or so Watersmeet has been meeting seasonally for a ginko in various locations. After our silent walk, participants have shared jottings or observations, sometimes over a coffee at a nearby café. Recently, however, some have been asking for a longer session of haiku sharing, so on our last gathering we began with morning coffee and the intention to a ginko afterwards. I had invited those who were coming to bring a haiku, or something haiku-related, to add to the mix.

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Marking the Moment – workshop

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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 – new haiku from Lyn Reeves

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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.

Book Launch: Bushfire Moon by Ron Moss

book-cover Please join us to celebrate the publication
of Ron’s Fire and Rescue Poetry Collection Bushfire Moon
To be launched by Lyn Reeves

at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

Ground Floor 91 Murray Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000

on Friday 24 March at 5 pm.

RSVP to Ron Moss:  ronmoss8@gmail.com

Further details of launch here: book-launch-flyer-small

Further details of the book here: bushfire-moon-flyer-small

Hobart Workshops: The Art of Haiku

Fullers’ Cafe Poet, Lyn Reeves, will hold a series of haiku workshops at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart.

10.00am – 11.30am, Saturdays 17th August – 14th September

Explore the traditions and contemporary practice of these ‘capsules of poetic insight’ in a series of four workshops, followed by a ginko (haiku walk) in St. David’s Park. This course is aimed at people with an interest, but little or no knowledge of these brief but potent poems.

Numbers strictly limited. Please rsvp@fullersbookshop.com.au