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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