High­tail it for haiku hon­our

PO­ETRY COMP DEAD­LINE LOOMS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - City Of South Perth -

BUD­DING po­ets only have four days left to get their po­ems en­tered into the City of South Perth I ♥ Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to all lovers of po­etry but is strictly limited to haiku poem en­tries. Haiku is a Ja­panese po­etry form.

Com­pe­ti­tion judge Anne Dyson said the haiku should present one or two con­trast­ing, clear images that re-cre­ate a per­ceived mo­ment of ex­pe­ri­ence, us­ing a min­i­mum of words.

“A good haiku will res­onate in the reader’s mind, sug­gest­ing deeper mean­ings,” she said.

There are three age cat­e­gories – 12 years and un­der, 13-17 years and 18 years and over.

En­tries will be judged by po­ets Anne Dyson and Rose van Son, ac­com­pa­nied by City of South Perth Branch Li­brar­ian, Ker­rin Brown.

En­tries close at 5.30pm on Jan­uary 31.

Visit www.south­perth.wa. gov.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

Ker­rin Brown, one of the judges for the I Love Po­etry com­pe­ti­tion, with her son Mar­ley (5).

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