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Friday, January 08, 2016

Alan Summers - haiku collected and updated for 2016 in the world's largest database for haiku: The Living Haiku Anthology




A selection of my haiku has been updated to give a cross section from 1994 to January of this year:


From the romantic:


The Night Train

of paper rock scissors

you sleep into me
 
Anthology Credit: c.2.2. Anthology of short-verse ed. Brendan Slater & Alan Summers
(Yet To Be Named Free Press 2013)


To undertones of Greek mythology:


night of small colour

a part of the underworld

becomes one heron
 
Publication Credit: Modern Haiku Vol. 45.2  Summer 2014
Anthology credit: Haiku 2015 (Modern Haiku Press, 2015)


And other old tales:


old tales
moon-bright leaves
jostle the breeze
 
Publication Credit:
Wild Plum 1:1 (Spring & Summer 2015)


Dreams, childhood, magic, the battle torn, train journeys, and when we are graced, the love of birdsong, love and pain, and more:


snowline
the topography
of tears
 
Publication Credit: Edge - BHS Anthology 2015



And the sheer beauty of natural scenery where we like being made to feel small, and in awe:


far off Helvellyn snow the nouns of verbs 
 
Publication Credit: Blithe Spirit 25.4 (2015)

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