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Thursday, June 27, 2013

A selection of haiku about rain by Alan Summers (rain haiku)

a selection of haiku about rain
by Alan Summers

rain-soaked wind
the weather-worn notice
peels back more

Alan Summers
Award credit:  Judges’ favorites
Selected Haiku 
6th annual Golden Haiku Competition (The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, Washington DC, USA) 2019

fairy wasps they exist the tension of rain 
on rain on rain 

Alan Summers
Glint ePamphlet collection by Alan Summers
Proletaria   politics philosophy phenomena  (February 2020)

the undersong of the light falling rain

Alan Summers
Half A Rainbow 
Haiku Nook: An Anthology ed. Jacob Salzer & The Nook Editorial Staff (2020)
Dedicated to Rachel Sutcliffe (1977-2019) 

I start to rain
and into falling leaves
my childhood

Alan Summers
Troutswirl - The Haiku Foundation - 
A Sense of Place: HIKING TRAIL – sight ed. KJMunro

Anthology credit: 
All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019) 
ed. Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press (18 Oct. 2019)
ISBN-10: 173412542 ISBN-13: 978-1734125429

mosaic rain:
the cul de sac
of shadow

after Sylvia Plath

Alan Summers
Human/Kind Journal issue 1.6 (June 2019)
IT’S THE SMALL THINGS . . . haibun monobun

Collaborative collection:
The Comfort of Crows 
Hifsa Ashraf and Alan Summers 
(Velvet Dusk Publishing, December 2019)

the sodium streets
sizzle in its rain

after Hopper

Alan Summers
Publication Credit: Weird Laburnum (September 2019)
From The After Party haiku sequence
ekphrastic haiku

backend rain…
a pair of canvas boots
framed by the door

Note: backend = autumn rain (North of England)

Alan Summers
Publication credit: Weird Laburnum ed. Michael O’Brien (August 2019)
From the haibun: Van Gogh’s combat fatigues
Published on the morning of the last day of the Tate Britain Van Gogh and British Painters exhibition


sidewalk waltz
the aroma of rain
and coffee

Alan Summers
The Haiku Foundation: A Sense of Place: CITY SIDEWALK – smell 
ed. KJMunro (December 2018)

lone crow
rain crosses
the moon

Alan Summers
ed. David McMurray (June 2018)

night train
each window carries
its own little rain

Alan Summers
Brass Bell: a haiku journal (September 2017)

the scent of rain
birdsong stretches
as far as Mars

Alan Summers
Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Selected Haiku Collection (Japan 2017)

#AtoZBlogChallenge on Poetry Roundabout and Liz Brownlee 

A TO Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2018 S is for Haiku Poet Alan Summers, #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA 

the rain
almost a friend
this funeral 

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Azami #28 (Japan 1995); Snapshots 4 (1998); First Australian online Anthology (October 1999): Blithe Spirit article On minimalism and other things  DJ Peel Vol 9 No.3 (1999); tempslibre (2001); Cornell University, Mann Library, U.S.A. Poet of the Month (October 2001); The Omnibus Anthology, haiku and senryu  (Hub Editions Hub Haiku series 2001); Hidden (British Haiku Society Anthology 2002); The New Haiku (Snapshot Press, 2002); First Australian Haiku Anthology (2003); Birmingham Words Magazine Issue 3 (Autumn 2004); seven magazine feature: “Three lines of simple beauty”  (2006); tempslibre (2010); Blogging Along Tobacco Road: Alan Summers - Three Questions (2010); Travelogue on World Haiku Festival 2002 , Part 2  (Akita International Haiku Network 2010);  The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change (Modern English Tanka Press 2012); THFhaiku app for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (2011); The In-Between Season (With Words Pamphlet Series 2012)

Award credit:
Highly Commended, Haiku Collection Competition, (Snapshot Press 1998)
Joint 9th Best of Issue, Snapshot Five (1999)

long hard rain my compass your true north

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Frogpond 36.1 • 2013

this small ache and all the rain too robinsong

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Modern Haiku vol. 44.1 winter/spring 2013

cabbage butterflies
a man with an umbrella
when there's no rain

Alan Summers
Publication Credits:  Under the Basho Vol 1.1 Autumn 2013

early morning rain
the sound between
the sound

Alan Summers
Publication Credits: Asahi Shimbun (Japan 2013)

Cloud kigo
a light rain patters across
your nightingale floors

Alan Summers
Publication Credits: Asahi Shimbun (Japan 2013)

“In search of the ultimate season word to associate with clouds, Alan Summers observes how “rain writes its own story across floorboards that sing like a bird.”

David McMurray is professor of intercultural studies at The International University of Kagoshima where he lectures on international haiku. At the Graduate School he supervises students who research haiku. He is a correspondent school teacher of Haiku in English for the Asahi Culture Center in Tokyo.

the scent of rain-
I stretch the truth
into clouds

Alan Summers
Publication Credits: Blithe Spirit 23.2. 2013

blue sky rain
the sunshine leaks
from pavements

from White Dust Ghosts – a series of haiku poems by Alan Summers

Alan Summers

Publication Credits:  (Tribe issue 22,  2013)


lullaby of rain
another pinch of saffron
in the pumpkin soup

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Heron’s Nest (Volume XIV, Number 4 2012 December 2012); The Haiku Calendar 2014 (Snapshot Press, 2013)
Anthology: "The Vast Sky, An International Anthology of Contemporary Haiku"
after a quote from Sekito Kisen, "The vast sky is not hindered by the floating clouds." (2013)

Anthology credits:
naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary international haiku ed. Shloka Shankar, Sanjuktaa Asopa, Kala Ramesh (India, 2016):

The Wonder Code ed. Scott Mason (2017) ISBN 978-0-692-93035-9 Girasole Press
Chappaqua NY

Award Credits: 
Editors' Choices, Heron’s Nest (Volume XIV, Number 4: Dec. 2012)
Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2013

velum clouds–
through the small hours
this writing in rain

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Haiku Novine ISSN 1451-3889 (2012)

toy suns
the winter-dark rain
smashes the city

Alan Summers
Publication credits:
Blithe Spirit (vol 23 no. 4 November 2012)
Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012) ISBN-13: 9781479211043 / ISBN-10: 1479211044

rain on the river–
when does white become
its darkest colour

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Haiku News (Vol. 1 No. 38 2012)

drifting rain 
my hundred autumn rooms 
to be alone

Alan Summers
Publication Credits: Mainichi Shimbun (Japan 2012)
Award: Best of Mainichi 2012 (Japan 2013)

does fish-god know?
rain can fall
from clear blue skies

Alan Summers
Award credit: Winner of the Blithe Spirit Cover competition for issue 22/2  (John Parsons cover artwork Autumn 2012)

Publication credits: Blithe Spirit (vol 22 no. 3 2012)
Anthology: Sea Bandits ed. Aubrie Cox (2012)
Collection: Does Fish-God Know  (Yet To Be Named Free Press 2012)

the names of rain
a blackbird’s subsong
into dusk

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Haiku News Vol. 1 No. 35 (2012)

hard-blue sky
the ghost touch of rain
on sloe-eyed horses

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Blithe Spirit (Vol 22 No. 3 2012)

rain on the river the jesus star shifting

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize 2012 Anthology Evening Breeze

bouncing rain
I force the hotel window
a little wider

Alan Summers
Publication credits:
Blithe Spirit March 2012; Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

the drum of the rain ghosting bare hands 

Alan Summers
Publication Credits:  Under the Basho Vol 1.1 Autumn 2013

rain clouds
conversations shift around
the train carriage

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Mainichi Shimbun (Japan 2011)  
Award Credits: Honourable Mention Best of Mainichi 2011

this delicate rain
the petal makes a typo
of a gravestone date

Alan Summers
Publication credits: tinywords, haiku & other small poems ( 2011)

rain ceases
as I leave the sycamore...
one more kingfisher

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Blithe Spirit vol. 14 no. 4 (2004)

late september rain
cutting through the lane
and the mist

Alan Summers
Publication credits: in a heron’s eye  (Paper Wasp 2000)

the geraniums
flowering again
just before the rain

Note: Queensland (Australia) poem

Alan Summers
Publication credits: Potpourri Publications (USA 1994)
Collection: sundog, an australian year, (sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998)



Rich said...

Lovely moist haiku..
Many thanks,Alan.

Matthew Paul said...

Yes, there's lots to enjoy here - great stuff.

Stella said...

Great haiku, Alan! Thanks for sharing!

Gabri Rigotti said...

Lovely ... enjoyed reading these ...