AHS Spring Equinox 2021 Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal Results with Comments by Judge Ron C. Moss

1st Place

tea party
she protects her doll
with a face mask


Liv Saint-James

The continual threat of the Covid virus and the impact it has had on our lives is so stunningly captured in these three short lines. The deeper we go into this poem the more is revealed. The very best haiku use a minimum number of words from limitless possibilities. The most natural of moments can be a young child at play – their love and nurturing a wonder to see. So practical and perhaps without thought, the child does what it must do to protect loved-ones, having witnessed this very thing for themselves in the adult world around them. It’s in our very DNA to survive and adapt, and this latest global challenge is merely the latest in a long history of human suffering. But we know we can overcome everything by working together.

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Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Our October meeting brought us all together again under the dappled shade of the conifers in the garden of The Oaks Brasserie at Yarralumla. This time, the English Garden was displaying distinct signs of Spring, the white dogwoods were in magnificent bloom, and parking was tight as Canberrans flocked to the adjacent Heritage Nursery to stock up on tomato seedlings and summer colour. Present at our meeting were Jan Dobb, Glenys Ferguson, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Greg Piko and Marietta McGregor. Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”