This November it was a pleasure to share the essence of haiku with a group of local children experiencing the Japanese garden at b Campbelltown Arts Centre.
We thought about the sights, sounds, textures, smells and tastes of the garden experience after their ginko.
Using some ancient and modern examples, the children then wrote original poems. We wrote the poems inside origami stars to create a haiku “surprise”.
It was great to experience haiku in the ambience of the Japanese garden.
Thank you to West Words for the opportunity of sharing haiku!
Thank you to The School Magazine for including my story The Scent of Cinnamon in November ORBIT. A sad Christmas story with a happy ending!
Thanks to Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newtown for including my shortlisted story in the competition anthology 2019.
and winter-flowering camellias
coexist in my garden . . .
freesias are budding
today it feels like spring
steals into my calendar
the turning of the year
hastens our time of parting
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bright beads on the abacus
are slid home—
the changing pattern
of my daughter’s bookshelves