March 2017


Although you could say I am a free form or modern haiku writer, I do love writing them in a 5-7-5 English syllable pattern too! 🙂

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an oxeye daisy
swinging overhead starlings
in metallic song

by Alan Summers

Selected Haiku Collection

8th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, 2016

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This haiku came about from a writing challenge to write about concrete images from a single window view on a single day.

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

Easter Sunday
a For Sale sign leans
into birdsong

by Alan Summers
tinywords, 16.1, March 2016

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This is a literal haiku, from an evening pitstop spent at Four Ways Station in the Northern Territory of Australia. Of course there are always other layers to explore in the poem. 🙂

Alan

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

sun-scarred desert
a rough tongued cat
scans the yard

by Alan Summers
Blithe Spirit, Winter issue, 26.4, 2016

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There is something about Autumn/Fall because there is beauty, and there is sorrow.

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

we shift and turn
the migrating clocks
fallen leaves

by Alan Summers
Right Hand Pointing, Issue 107

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Our new home, a small 1930s house, will be a world of trees; bramble; and hedgerow, almost fairytale.

Alan

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

new home
she promises me the world
in a lilac tree

by Alan Summers
Hedgerow, #99, (Homecomings sequence)

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