On a glorious winter’s day, 5th August, 2020, in Perth, Western Australia, I contemplated the healing power of the sun as it entered my study windows through thin vertical blinds. Outside, the succulents were busy showing off their light and shade, their colour and variation; inside, I was preparing for the two hour Paperbark Haiku Zoom Winter Ginko gathering.
Come along to the launch of Nature’s Warehouse: Birds in Focus, a collection of 90 colour photographs and poems by Rose van Son. The launch will be taking place at the Gallows Gallery in Mosman, Western Australia on the evening of Thursday the 27th February.
Such a pretty place – Guildford, WA is an important town in the Swan Valley with so much history. I was lucky to have grown up in the area and that makes a difference to how you see a place and its relevance to writing haiku because you know its background, its heritage, and its heritage become yours. Continue reading “Paperbark haiku: Last days of summer”