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Autumn Equinox Haiku String
Thank you to all participants in our recent Autumn Equinox Haiku String on the theme of City Life, your contributions are much appreciated. You can revisit the String at your leisure here .
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we listen to the rain
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International Haiku Poetry Day
Wednesday 17th April 2019
If you’re in Perth, Western Australia, come and join the Paperbark Haiku Group for an Autumn Ginko / Haiku Gathering.
First Edition Cafe
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth WA 6000
10 am onwards
We will meet first for a short discussion, then we will go on our ginko (haiku walk) around the close by parks and shops. Afterward, we will reconvene to share, write and discuss all things haiku.
Coffee, tea, lunch, cakes, snacks, etc are all available at Dome Café.
There is also an online component on Facebook to help
celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, hosted by Bee Jay
from Sharing Haiku Knowledge at:
Tuesday 19 March 2019
Although only a month since we last gathered beneath the trees for a cuppa, there was so much to talk about that at first, we had trouble restraining ourselves to just one conversation! All of us were there again — Glenys Ferguson, Gregory Piko, Kathy Kituai, Hazel Hall, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb. And there again, with their lively conversations, were the magpies and cockatoos.
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AHS invites you to share with us your original haiku about City Life. This is a wide-ranging topic. We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without using the words ‘city life’.
The haiku will be linked by the subject City Life. It is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.
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Tuesday 19th March 2019
It is sometimes said that bigger is better but at our first meeting for 2019 it must be said that is not always the case. While unfortunately three of our members Barbara, Gavin and Lana were unable to attend it allowed our small group to spend more time on all things ‘haiku’.
It was originally planned that our meeting be held outdoors at Burnum Burnum Sanctuary, Woronora. However, due to the unpredictable weather it was decided to meet at the very pleasant alternative Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre at Gymea.
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barking dogs –
the swaggie’s progress
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Our first meeting this year was hosted by Cynthia Rowe on Saturday 2nd March. Others present were Barbara Fisher, Dawn Bruce, Vanessa Proctor and Willem Tibben.
Vanessa had forwarded the exercises beforehand so everyone came well armed with work.
The most testing exercise was to write a haiku about writing poetry (a subject dear to all poets) and for another we had to choose a favorite haiku and then say why we liked it.
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