Haiku in the Garden

Nothing is ordinary, including a garden, and a haiku can capture that: a moment in nature. The form of haiku originates in Japan but has migrated around the world. Knowing how the form works will give you the ability to see the extraordinary in the natural world around you. That seeing then translates into a written expression in which the "I" is only softly present. Having learned the basics you’ll take a "ginko" - a haiku walk in your garden or your local park - and write. The third stage is for review. As a group we'll polish what may be fairly rough gems of poems. The collective end product should be a kaleidoscope of the environments of Sydney. Please compile 1 A4 page of haiku: 1/2 page classic (ie Japanese, but in translation), 1/2 page modern.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • What is a haiku? History, form and philosophy – modern haiku in English – guidelines for taking a ginko, i.e. how to write while walking in your garden or nearest natural place.
  • Solo walk and write (ginko): In your garden (or local park, if you are an apartment dweller) you’ll write as much as you can, following the “first thought, best thought” practise.
  • Review: A second look with a critical eye at what you’ve written – discussion and feedback: “what works?” – shaping the writings into haiku form with editing buddies – final edit - group reading finale.
$79 Limited / $71

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22 Nov

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