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Sunday, December 11, 2016

A few selected haiku covering 2016 - Alan Summers

original photo & this image of umbrellas©Alan Summers 2016


























Modern haiku by Alan Summers during 2016.


mulled wine
my mother's voices
move within me

Alan Summers
Asahi Shimbun (2016, Japan)


the forest under stars taking blankets

[Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia]

Alan Summers
Poetry & Place anthology issue 1 2016
ed. Ashley Capes and Brooke Linford (Close-Up Books, 2016)


juniper the tether end of larksong 


[The Lake District, Cumbria, England, U.K.]

Alan Summers
Poetry & Place anthology issue 1 2016
ed. Ashley Capes and Brooke Linford (Close-Up Books, 2016)



the mountain ash birdsong lichens

[The Lake District, Cumbria, England, U.K.]

Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit 26.1 (March 2016)

house clearance
room by room by room
my mother disappears


Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit 26.1 (March 2016)
Shortlisted for the Museum of Haiku Literature, Japan
Winner, The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Award for 2016







photo of tickets for Alan Summers & Karen Hoy©Alan Summers 2015


photo by Alan Summers, van Gogh Museum 2015



moonlighting crows in other colors



Alan Summers
Frogpond (39:1 Journal of the Haiku Society of America) Winter Issue 2016
Anthology Credit: 2016 HSA Member Anthology
http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/index.html



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

Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit 26.2 (May 2016)




the rain in our fingers return journey

Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit 26.2 (May 2016)



the blue guitar
how many snails
dream of race

Alan Summers 
Frozen Butterfly video journal. issue 4


deep into winter 
the sun measured 
in kettle clicks 

Alan Summers 
Presence issue #55 (2016)


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

Alan Summers 
Presence issue #55 2016



Easter Sunday
a For Sale sign leans
into birdsong

Alan Summers
tinywords issue 16. 1 (2016)


sun off stubble a train in its landscape

Alan Summers 


secret garden
a clue to everything
lies with the crows

Alan Summers
Mainichi Shimbun (Japan) July 2016



meadow borders the river clouds

Alan Summers
Presence #56 October 2016 issn 1366-5367


broken boats
the coastline tagged
with shearwaters

Alan Summers
Presence #56 October 2016 issn 1366-5367



original photo and this image©Alan Summers







skittish clouds
the lightning tree
grows a crow

Alan Summers
Presence #56 October 2016 issn 1366-5367













pink season
a train picks up speed
into floating petals

Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit 26.4 winter issue 2016
Vol 26 No. 4 November 2016




sun-scarred desert
a rough tongued cat
scans the yard

Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit 26.4 winter issue 2016
Vol 26 No. 4 November 2016






Ullswater
conversations drift out
of reflections


Lake District, Cumbria, England, U.K.

Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit 26.4 winter issue 2016
Vol 26 No. 4 November 2016
















wind-loaded snow
the shapes foxed
by morning

Alan Summers
British Haiku Society 2016 Members’ Anthology Beginning ISBN 978-1-906333-05-8





Karen Hoy, British Haiku Society 2016 Members’ Anthology Beginning ISBN 978-1-906333-05-8



a drone’s hum
the Hunter’s moon 
clears cloud

Alan Summers
otata 11 (November 2016)


blood moon 
the wind whips 
up a fox

Alan Summers
otata 11 (November 2016)


wolf rain my taste maps a cloud

Alan Summers
otata 11 (November 2016)


dark fields
tightly the vee of birds 
into pockets of forest

Alan Summers



the darkness
seeps out of leaves
resting spiders

Alan Summers
NHK World NHK Haiku Masters  (Japan, November 2016)




new home
she promises me the world
in a lilac tree

Alan Summers
Hedgerow #99
selected haiku from the Homecomings sequence: https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/99/




travelling by rail
a super moon kept inside
all the skyscrapers

Alan Summers
Hedgerow #99
selected haiku from the Homecomings sequence: https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/99/



commuter town
a long wait for the lights
to change to Christmas


Alan Summers
Hedgerow #99
selected haiku from the Homecomings sequence: https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/99/




Also see my interview by the Sonic Boom magazine talking about the stiletto of poetry
and the white paintings of haiku:
INTERVIEW WITH ALAN SUMMERS 
SONIC BOOM for writing that explodes... 


























Free PDF version of Sonic Boom:

More about White Paintings and " the action of light and shadow on the white surfaces":



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Alan Summers provides individual feedback on haiku and related genres. 

As part of the organisation Call of the Page, Alan Summers is the lead online tutor for haiku; haibun; tanka; tanka story aka tanka prose; and other related genres. 

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Japan Times award-winning writer Alan Summers is the new incoming President of The Haiku and Tanka Society, and a founding editor of two ground-breaking online haiku magazines.

He appears in many leading haiku and tanka anthologies and journals.

His book Writing Poetry: the haiku way is due late Summer 2017.






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