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Monday, November 07, 2016

Some recent haiku by Alan Summers



A very young me as haiku poet in residence!
Falmouth, England, U.K. photo by Karen Hoy



meadow borders the river clouds

Publication credit: Presence #56 October 2016 issn 1366-5367




broken boats
the coastline tagged
with shearwaters

Publication credit: Presence #56 October 2016 issn 1366-5367



skittish clouds
the lightning tree
grows a crow

Publication credit: Presence #56 October 2016 issn 1366-5367
photo/image©Alan Summers
































ursa major
a plane's navigation lights
leave the system

Publication credit: Asahi Shimbun, Japan (September 2, 2016 at 10:10 JST)


the sunken mountain
this talking of things we see
and then cannot see

Publication Credit: 
RLIndiaPoetry 2016 (twitter)


a teaspoon of spice
crows bottle the wind in caws 
and then release it

Publication Credit: 
8th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest Selected Haiku Collection
July 2016


cusp month the housemartins field a meadow

Publication Credit: Blithe Spirit 26.3 (2016)
haibun: Growing Pains Of The Fairy Tale Train
re May into June 2016


bee hotel
all the lonely people
waking up

Publication Credit: Blithe Spirit 26.3


altocumulus
the rooks measure up
one by one

Publication Credit: Blithe Spirit 26.3


just a shooting star
in the wide expanse
unfinished poem

Publication credit: Asahi Shimbun, Japan (September 2, 2016 at 10:10 JST)

all the demons
are in mourning
sparrowsong

Publication Credit:
A Journey With the Poetry of POETS Part 3 (July 2016)



secret garden
a clue to everything
lies with the crows

Publication Credit: 
Mainichi Shimbun (Japan) July 7th Thursday 2016


restless rain
this flag planted
where it counts

Award Credit:
7th Place, 2016 first edition of Bangabandhu Kukai contest organized by the Haiku Society of Bangladesh


pink bullets
an armadillo ricochets
off the blossom

розови куршуми
броненосец рикошира
от цветчетата

Publication Credit:
Ohanami: "One Hundred and One Cherry Blossom Haiku”
Annual Ohanami Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria April 2016
101 authors from 27 countries
The following collection includes haiku from 101 authors and 27 countries (UK, Scotland, France, Austria, Slovenia, Japan, Canada, Brazil, India, Belgium, Poland, Croatia, Montenegro, Germany, Nigeria, Denmark, Greece, Serbia, Finland, Switzerland, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, Portugal, USA, Holland, Romania, and Ghana), which participated in the International Section of the Second International Haiku Contest “Cherry Blossom”

The poems were translated into Bulgarian by Iliyana Stoyanova for the Annual Ohanami Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. 


a breath smiley
below the astronaut’s nose 
fields of world food 

Anthology:
EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2016 Foodcrop Haiku



call of geese the heart I eat inside

Publication Credit: 
otata 4 (April, 2016) An e-zine of haiku and short poems, Otata ed. John Martone


shadows that don't daffodils belong

Publication Credit: 
otata 4 (April, 2016) An e-zine of haiku and short poems, Otata ed. John Martone



not yet light the wall its black cat

Publication Credit:
brass bell: a haiku journal: April issue: one-line haiku 



Easter Sunday
a For Sale sign leans
into birdsong

Publication Credit: tinywords ISSUE 16.1 | 25 MARCH 2016



war moon
the flickering of humans
at birdsong

Anthology Credit: Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku ed. Jean LeBlanc
ISBN: 9789385945038


honeymoon hotel
I peel away the seasons
of a red rose

Anthology Credit:
Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (Cyberwit March 5, 2016)
ed. Jean LeBlanc


house clearance
room by room by room
my mother disappears

Publication Credit: Blithe Spirit 26.1 (March 2016)
Shortlisted for Museum of Haiku Literature 
Blithe Spirit 26.2 (May 2016) 


















my father's war 
a story of the dark 
collecting its own

Publication Credit: Presence issue #55 2016




the blue guitar
how many snails
dream of race

Publication Credit: Frozen Butterfly issue 4



the rain in our fingers return journey

Publication Credit: Blithe Spirit 26.2 (May 2016)


a ripple through fields
whistling down the wind
the train on its way

Publication Credit: Blithe Spirit 26.2 (May 2016)


blood moon 
the wind whips 
up a fox

Publication Credit: otata 11 (November 2016)


elm groves
Christopher Logue slips 
into the Iliad

Publication Credit: otata 11 (November 2016)



postcoital coffee 
songs out of the blue 
drown the highway

Publication Credit: otata 11 (November 2016)



wolf rain my taste maps a cloud

Publication Credit: otata 11 (November 2016)



dark fields
tightly the vee of birds 
into pockets of forest

Publication Credit: otata 11 (November 2016)


night shadows
a star catches something 
out of an office window

Publication Credit: otata 11 (November 2016)






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