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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone! Christmas and Winter haiku

Verse by Alan Summers
Artwork by Dave Alderslade
About Dave Alderslade:

Winter bonus
the mailman buys
a hot toddy

Publication Credit:   Asahi Shimbun (December 2014)

how does this swan
         sleep like a diamond
     frosted moon

Publication Credit:   Frozen Butterfly (October 2014)

heat and sunlight
a child starts building
snow castles

Publication Credit: Derafsh-e Mehr Issue#4 Winter & Spring 2014

falling clouds
the snow gathering
bits of moon

Publication Credit:   hedgerow: a journal of small poems (Issue 1, September 2014)

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); Cornell University, Mann Library (March 2013); Per Diem Archive: D. Wentworth April 2014, "Transcendence" 

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

the french train passes
trees with mistletoe

Publications credits: Blithe Spirit vol.19  no. 1 (2009)

flickering in the silence
corralled horses

Publications credits: Modern Haiku vol. xxvi  no. 3 (1995); Moonlighting  (Intimations Pamphlet Series BHS Profile, 1996); sundog haiku journal: an australian year  (sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998); California State Library - 1997; First Australian Haiku online Anthology (1999); First Australian Anthology (Paper Wasp 2000); haiku dreaming australia the best haiku & senryu relevant in and to australia (Australia 2006); The Crow Walk haibun (HAIKU HIKE, World Walks, Crossover UK 'Renewability' project 2006)); Stepping Stones:  a way into haiku  (British Haiku Society 2007); Mann Library, Cornell University Daily Haiku (March 2013)

winter timetable-
the late train leaves behind
half a school trip

Publications credits: Blithe Spirit  vol 17 no. 1 (2007)

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)

hot sandwiches
the railing spikes collect
children's gloves

Publications credits: 
Presence 41 (2010) ISSN 1366-5367; Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)



eider green said...

Happy Xmas Alan ☺i love your sleeping swan. Hope to be more in touch in NY.

"risk of heavy snow" the curtains twitching in suburbia

Sara winteridge x

Area 17 said...

Thanks Sara,

Hope the New Year is kinder.

The last two years have been incredibly tough, but excited about 2015. :-)

warm regards,


Brendon Kent said...

Absolutely brilliant winter haiku Alan!
I hope you had a great although very busy Christmas! All the best for 2015
warm regards,

Area 17 said...

Thanks Brendon!

Very busy as Santa all the way up to Christmas Eve. :-)

seasonal regards,


Frank... said...

Hi Alan, brilliant set of haiku. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Let's hope that 2015 is your best year yet! All the best, Frank...

Area 17 said...

Thank you Frank!

It's been a lovely Christmas, resting mostly, but sharing time with my 6 year old nephew too, with many pirate sword fights and dinosaur adventures.

warm regards,