The Analogue Academy

Hello readers, today I’m presenting my first Haibun. The Haibun is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan, combining prose and haiku. The range of haibun is broad and frequently includes autobiography, diary, essay, prose poem, short story and travel journal.

Yesterday I travelled by bus into the city centre, to visit the unique Analogue Academy, an art gallery, a creative arts school, including a coffee shop/bar, and a drop-off depot for photographers to have their films developed. Definitely a friendly venue for creative  people to meet, and enjoy the atmosphere of the rustic and comfortable surroundings. And of course Ivor had his usual coffee, cake and a few beers. The specific purpose of my outing was to view an exhibition of paintings by local artist, Jacklyn Foster, who is a fellow member of Geelong’s ‘Lowercase Poetry Group’. I found her display, “Replying To Spam Emails” to be imaginative and colourful, and I was very satisfied with myself that I had made the effort to attend the Analogue Academy.




Uniquely homely

Creativity set free

Here’s Tullawalla**


** Tullawalla, and an aboriginal word meaning, ‘a place to sit and meet’

Below: A fabulous painting by Jacklyn Foster

Below: Jacklyn Foster’s paintings in the display area at Analogue Academy


Below: Photos of the Cafe area



Ivor Steven (c)  Jan 2020

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

27 thoughts on “The Analogue Academy”

    1. The name/word Tullawalla, has been a part of family for over 75 years, and the beachhouse at Ocean was already called Tullawalla, before my grandmother bought it just after WW II
      ….It’s a lovely name and has a beautiful meaning, which really suited my Haiku……

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  1. What a wonderful place to meet people and enjoy the arts! So glad you got to spend some time there, Ivor! 🙂 Your Haibun captures it all so well! 🙂

    Jacklyn’s art is beautiful and cheery! Love the colors, designs, shapes, etc! 🙂

    Enjoying Hanne Kah sing while I read your blog! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…now for some reason I want to go read some Poe poems! 😉

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    1. Haha .. yes I was wearing my fav’ Shirt….. I’ve plenty of people wanting to buy it off my back !! I think I’ll have to get cuz’ Maureen of Philadelphia to purchase another one for me, before comes her in late March…. XXXX

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    1. Thank you, the word Tullawalla was the name of the family home in Ocean Grove. And yes the word rolls of the tongue rhythmically, and it’s meaning fitted suited my Haiku. 💙🌏

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