How wonderful it was to be invited into this lovely group by my dear friend Vivienne Tregenza a year ago . Vivienne and I are old school friends from my days in Truro, Cornwall. An opportunity to reconnect, share memories, stories, thoughts, our hearts through poetry
I currently live with my family in Western Australia (minus my son who’s living in London atm)
I consider myself to be a creative person, my background being in the arts – working as a classical musician , artist and teacher.
However, I have had no formal writing experience in poetry or haiku before this group .
In approaching writing a haiku – the daily theme is a good starting point triggering a memory or evoking a feeling .
I have a large collection of photographs and artwork collected over the years.
I marry the feeling evoked with the words and an image. All work together, all of equal importance.
A collaborative creative experience.
This method gives me the confidence to post my haiku in the most creative way I know.
The Daily Haiku has been a gentle, non-threatening introduction into writing – supported by my friend Vivienne and many many other members all encouraging and generous in their warmth and appraisals.
It’s been a privilege to have met such a wonderfully diverse talented group of artists / poets sharing their stories, experiences, the human condition.
To me, haiku has universal appeal, feels accessible to all .
It’s beauty lies in its simplicity and its zen-like quality .
For all it’s simplicity however, it has a long history and tradition.
Two recent posts which seem to have been enjoyed by the group are very much about being in the moment.