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 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
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”
I 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”