This haiku has gained popularity since it was first read out one very hot Summer in London. It continues to be topical for one reason or another too.

David McMurray of the Asahi Shimbun called it a “brilliant haiku.”

Asahi Shimbun (Japan 2015)
the blood moon issue, Oct 2 for the eclipse of 9/28

Some of the other credits:

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

Publication Credit: Prune Juice : Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun & Haiga Scifaiku feature Issue 21: March, 2017 ed. Steve Hodge
from the “Nova Normandy 3044” haibun

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

war moon
the flickering of humans
at birdsong

by Alan Summers
Asahi Shimbun,  Japan, 2015
Blood Moon Issue for the Eclipse of 9/28

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