Paperbark Ginko

Wednesday 16th October, 2019

One fine spring day…

On a fine spring day, warm with a cool breeze and blue skies sporting a few white clouds, five haiku enthusiasts from Paperbark Haiku: Melissa Moffat, Elizabeth Nicholls, Rose van Son, Barry Sanbrook and Maureen Sexton, met for a ginko and to discuss the intricacies and simplicities of haiku, in the Meeting Room at the Dome Café, Maylands, WA.

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Autumn Ginko / Haiku Gathering

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.

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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:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1013040615553001/

Maureen Sexton

Name Change for Mari Warabiny

Mari Warabiny Haiku Group has changed its name! We are now called Paperbark Haiku.

The linking of ‘paper’ and ‘bark’ is a connection to nature, and its fragility juxtaposes well with the longevity of the written word. Or as Tash Adams said “paper bark … for me has a 2nd meaning, like a barking piece of paper… or something on the paper that speaks” The peeling away of the bark can be likened to the peeling away of the layers of meaning within haiku. Continue reading “Name Change for Mari Warabiny”

Mari Warabiny Invitation

Mari Warabiny Haiku Group would like to invite anyone interested to attend their Spring Haiku Gathering and Ginko.

Wednesday 14th November 2018
10 am – 1 pm
Ruth Faulkner Public Library Meeting Room
215 Wright St, Cloverdale Western Australia

BYO Lunch

The Ruth Faulkner Public Library is situated in Faulkner Park Civic Precinct in the heart of the City of Belmont. To see attached flyer and further information Continue reading “Mari Warabiny Invitation”

The Healing Power of Haiku: Maureen Sexton

Bee on flowerI met the late WA haiku poet, Nicholas Barwell, in 2005 and there began years of discussions about haiku and my first attempts at writing haiku. Following this, I was fortunate to be offered, and to complete, an intense mentorship (writing, researching, critiquing and workshopping of haiku for publication) with mentor, John Bird, in 2007. I am so grateful to both of these people for the excellent grounding they gave me in haiku and the development of my love for haiku.

Since then, and after much research and experience, I have learned that haiku can be so much more than a form of poetry. It can also be a lifestyle, a healing tool, and a tool for environmental activism. Continue reading “The Healing Power of Haiku: Maureen Sexton”