Haiku is a genre of Japanese poetry that has been practised and enjoyed for over four hundred years. English-language haiku, which has been evolving over a hundred years, continues to do so, and today flourishes worldwide. In Australia, while honouring the ancient haiku spirit, poets are exploring this succinct expression of experience with the authenticity …

Waratahs bloom in Australian haiku

Waratahs bloom in Australian haiku

Written by Australian poets in ordinary language, the following “one-breath” poems bring to mind an observation by Sydney poet David Terelinck: 'Haiku is a journey along a road lined with small windows. Each time we pause to peer into one of these, we are astounded by the beauty and depth of the vista behind them.'