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I was doubly honoured when LeRoy Gorman selected this haiku in his last term as editor, and that Nicholas Klacsanzky knew of the haiku long before it was accepted, and was keen to run this commentary.

And to Donna, who has been so supportive of my work.

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Alan Summers

Haiku Canada Review, vol. 11, no. 2, (October 2017) ed. LeRoy Gorman

Source: Alan Summers’ Sparrow – Haiku Commentary

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Many thanks again for posting this Donna! I was delighted that Kuniharu Shimizu, a renowned haikai artist, chose to illustrate my haiku.

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Honoured to be featured for a whole week at Charlotte Digregrio’s highly respected Daily Haiku blog site.

As a grouping of poems they have an underlying theme of journey in all its different aspects.

leafdrop a shrew journeys its path

breaking windows
the childhood gang
of mostly one
 
dead sparrow
how light the evening
comes to a close

empirical owls . . .
the sheep gather quietly
into their own bones

river-moss the mallards feeding the day slowly
 
a drone’s hum
the Hunter’s moon
clears cloud
 
night train
a window screams
out of an owl

Alan Summers

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

Dear Loyal Readers and Followers:

Today, Monday, May 28 through Sunday, June 3, you will enjoy a week’s worth of Alan Summers’ haiku. Alan lives in the UK, and his work often appears on this blog.

His websites listed below are very interesting and useful, and they are well worth checking out:

http://www.callofthepage.org

http://area17.blogspot.com

Enjoy these seven selections (one for each day and re-read them). Learn from them, as this is what The Daily Haiku is all about–learning and improving your skills.

leafdrop a shrew journeys its path

Yanty’s Butterfly: Haiku Nook Anthology
, 2016

breaking windows
the childhood gang
of mostly one

Haiku Windows, The Haiku Foundation, February 2018

dead sparrow
how light the evening
comes to a close

Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2017

empirical owls . . .
the sheep gather quietly
into their own bones


“Gwdihŵ” Wales Haiku Journal
, Issue One, Spring…

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Asters, kire, kigo, and how haiku & senryu create layers:
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/more-than-one-fold-in-paper-kire-kigo.html

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

senryu
comfort television
I don’t move the vase
for the orange asters
by Karen Hoy  (UK)
Multiverses1.1, 2012

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Delighted to be part of this project, and resource for schools, amongst many powerful poets working their magic for children.
Alan Summers

Poetry Roundabout

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Alan Summers 

Alan Summers, Wiltshire, England, is President of the United Haiku and Tanka Society, and co-founder of Call of the Page, here. He

Alan will be bringing out his book Writing Poetry: the haiku way later in 2018.

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Here is one of his award-winning haiku:

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the scent of rain
birdsong stretches
as far as Mars
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© Alan Summers (Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Selected Haiku Anthology, Japan 2017)

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Although this haiku appears to be visual only, the powerful wind gusts are present, just as they are in the iconic Charlie Chaplin silent movies.

Easter Wedding
the chauffeur in a tangle
with the umbrella

Alan Summers (UK)
Presence, #44, 2011

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Easter Wedding

the chauffeur in a tangle

with the umbrella

by Alan Summers (UK)

Presence, #44, 2011

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Delighted to have two haiku appear on Icebox!

Enjoyed the other work too.

Alan

Icebox

click on the picture to read the poems

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