Calling haiku poets all over the world to participate in the 10th annual running of the AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai.
the sudden intimacy
of mirrored faces
. . . . . . Beverley George
Calling haiku poets (and non-haiku poets) all over the world to participate in the 2020 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai.
follows the coffin down
a magpie’s song drops
into the pond
cat and coffee marking midnight papers
. . . . . . . .In the summer heat
of a city breathing out
. . . . . . . .the smell of brickdust
The Fringe Myrtles is a new haiku group in Melbourne which had its most recent meeting online due to the social distancing regulations associated with the Coronavirus. The theme of the meeting was to write haiku about the impact of Covid-19. And seeing as it was the first Zoom meeting for so many of us, it went as well as could be expected!
Group member Myron Lysenko commented, “It was wonderful to hear and see everybody read out their haiku. So many of our haiku had a focus on what is missing now.” All of the haiku shared with the group touched on this sense of loss – of what life was like before the virus. One member, Robbie Cairns, submitted a haibun which captured the mood of the current circumstances.