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Friday, January 18, 2013

Snow and winter haiku - in honour of the 2013 January snowy weather in the U.K.

Photograph of snow in Hull©Alan Summers 2010

snow flurry
a child thrusts his anorak
into it

Publications credits: Simply Haiku vol. 1 no. 3 (2003)

field of snow
the horses
back to back

Publications credits: Blithe Spirit vol. 19 no. 1 (2009); Haiku Friends Vol. 3 (Japan 2009)

snowed in
I watch the streetlamps
and dream of Narnia

Publications credits:
Blithe Spirit vol. 20 no. 4 (2010)

snowfall she takes her daffodils Underground

Publications credits:
Blithe Spirit vol. 19  no. 1 (2009); Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

powdered snow -
a crow’s eyes above
the no parking sign

Publications credits: The Mie Times, Japan (1999); Haiku International magazine (Japan 1999); Watermark: A Poet’s Notebook - Crows (2004); The In-Between Season (With Words Pamphlet Series 2012); Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

Award credit: Joint Winner, Haiku International Association 10th Anniversary Haiku Contest 1999

rook chatter
tracking each snowflake
to the end

Publications credits: Asahi Shimbun (2010)

solitary snowdrop
         in march snow

Publications credits: Azami Special Edition ed. Merrill Ann Gonzales (Japan 1995)

tilting at the world
the late morning finds
a smaller snowman

Publications credits: Blithe Spirit vol. 20 no. 4 (2010)

through the blizzard
particles of me

Publications credits:  The Haiku Calendar 2012 (Snapshot Press); The Humours of Haiku (Iron Press 2012) ; The In-Between Season (With Words Haiku Pamphlet Series 2012)

Award credits:
Winner, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2011 (Snapshot Press)

Gare du Nord
the slow change of snow
on fake fur

Publications credits: Blithe Spirit (Vol. 22 no. 2 May 2012)

snow globe-
we toast each galaxy
with margaritas

Publications credits: Prune Juice issue 9 July 15th 2012

thunder snow
the wind-shifting scent
of fox

Publications credits: fox dreams (April 2012) edited by Aubrie Cox


1 comment:

Lovette Carter said...

Mr Summers:
Somehow, your stellar haiku makes a rookie keep on writing! Thank you very much for sharing your gifts and talents through encouragement, instruction, and penning each haiku perfectly on the lines!