Saturday 5th November 10.30 am, Cascade Gardens Hobart.
We are a little late with our Spring ginko, but hopefully the winds and the rain will have eased in two weeks’ time when we plan to meet at the bottom end of Cascade Gardens, near the play area. There is a car park at the entrance from MacRobie’s Rd, and a smaller one at the top near the brewery.
We will have a choice of walking up into the gardens, taking side-tracks and/or walking part of the Linear Track along the Rivulet. Afterwards it’s a short walk or drive to Hamlet Coffee Shop where we can share our haiku drafts and discuss the article by Ferris Gill on Seasoning your Haiku; perhaps you’d also like to bring your own ideas for season words. Continue reading “Watersmeet Spring Ginko”
The following report comes from Lyn Reeves, on behalf of Ron C. Moss and the Watersmeet haiku group in Tasmania: this piece – accompanied by photographs – can also be accessed through this link:
To mark International Haiku Poetry Day in Hobart, Ron Moss and I held a ginko in the Royal Botanical Gardens. We chose to meet at the site of the Japanese Gardens, where the haiku group Watersmeet had its beginnings. This was an opportunity, not only to celebrate the day, but also to bring together poets who may be interested in continuing to share haiku activities.
Fourteen people turned out to take part, some of them old hands at haiku, some relative beginners and some entirely new to the form but with a keen desire to learn more about it. We were honoured to also have the company of Lee Bentley, co-coordinator of the Bindii Japanese Poetry Genre Group, who was visiting from South Australia.
After a brief introduction where Ron and I read some mood-setting haiku and thoughts about haiku, Ron led the way along paths that wound through autumn-coloured foliage, across wooden paths and bridges spanning shimmering ponds.
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