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Saturday, January 25, 2014

A small selection of sky haiku by Alan Summers

haiku by Alan Summers, artwork by Angelee Deodhar

each of us born
with a number of breaths-
swallow flight

Alan Summers

Publication Credits:
Pulse—voices from the heart of medicine (inaugural haiku, October 2013)

bleu roi
a thousand flying foxes
quarter the moon

Alan Summers

Anthology credit:
Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac ed. William Higginson (Kodansha International 1996)

Tribute: The Heron’s Nest Volume X, Number 4 (December, 2008 Celebrating Bill Higginson)

down side streets -
gulls turning the sky
in and out

Alan Summers

Publication credits: Presence 10 (1999)

Anthology credits: The New Haiku (Snapshot Press, 2002); The Disjunctive Dragonfly, a New Approach to English-Language Haiku by Richard Gilbert (Red Moon Press 2012) [Elemental Animism p80]; Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years. ed. Jim Kacian, Allan Burns & Philip Rowland (W. W. Norton & Company 2013)

Feature: seagull haiku blog collection ed. laryalee fraser (2006)
Award Credit: Haiku Presence webpage Editor's Choice 5

in the river reflection
he watches himself
watch the sunset

Alan Summers

Publication credit: paper wasp (Australia, Spring/Oct 1997)

Anthology: Haiku Enlightenment ed. Gabriel Rosenstock
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
ISBN (10): 1-4438-0521-1, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-0521-6
Page 54: There is a relaxed feeling of lightness – karumi – in the above haiku, employing everyday syntax and easily recognised imagery. Karumi became Basho’s ideal in the final phase of his development. Comment by Gabriel Rosenstock

into his overcoat
the winter sky

Alan Summers

Publication credits: Still (1998)
Award credits: Runner up, still magazine haiku competition (1998)

malibu sunset -
a disposable camera
lifted to the birds

Alan Summers

Publication credits: In Buddha’s Temple (March 2002)
Award credits: 2nd Place, In Buddha’s Temple (2002)

misted over river
the Humber Bridge
links to Heaven

Alan Summers
Publications credits: haijinx volume IV, issue 1 (2011)

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

Alan Summers
Publications credits: BlitheSpirit (Vol 22 No. 3 2012)



_kala said...

Lovely poems, Alan. My favourite is the gulls turning the sky in and out


Seaview said...

I agree with Kala and I also love the 'ghost touch of rain'.