October 31, 2014

Cloudcatchers' Ginko No. 35

Ginko No. 35 (spring)

Victoria Park, Alstonville

Date: Thursday, 30 October 2014

It was such a glorious day for our spring ginko, which felt more like summer, complete with the hum of a few mossies and March Flies. The rainforest was as alluring as ever, and in spite of the fact that it is the sixth time the Cloudcatchers have visited this venue since 2008, we managed to experience many fresh and different images.

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October 29, 2014

Red Kelpie Haiku Group Ginko & Meeting #2

We skipped a Winter meeting, due to long-awaited surgery on my feet, and planned a Spring meeting, for group members only, this time. Our second meeting was held on Sunday 26th October in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens. The dramatic thunderstorms were postponed until around 1am on the 27th , the swans were parading their big, dove-grey cygnets, the eels were getting under their paddling feet, the air was scented with all sorts of delicious perfumes from flowering plants and trees and we were blessed and lucky with a fine, warm day, full attendance and great enthusiasm. An Eastern Water Dragon approached our table at the Terrace and seemed to take a special liking to Marisa, staring at her boldly and making her feel nervous enough to take off her lace earrings. The resident Purple Swamp Hen strutted busily between the Terrace and his reedy hideout by the lake.

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October 26, 2014

Red Dragonflies’ Spring Meeting 2014

The spring meeting of the Red Dragonflies was held on Saturday 25th October at Dawn Bruce’s home in St. Leonards. Dawn kindly met us at the garage entrance so that we could all go up in the internal lift together.

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October 24, 2014

Italian International Haiku Competition results 2014

The 2014 Italian International Haiku Competition saw 450 poets enter from all over the world, with 942 haiku received. Organisers extend their thanks to each poet who participated, as well as to all other people and organisations providing support in the promotion and judging of the contest.

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October 22, 2014

Fujisan Haiku Contest 2014

The Fujisan Conservation Division of the Yamanashi Prefectural Government, Japan, is now accepting entries for its haiku contest, “Fujisan Haiku 2014”. Submissions are welcome on the subject of Fujisan (Mt. Fuji) until December 17th, 2014.

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