There is something quite calming about ducks and our human interaction with them.

‘From troubles of the world I turn to ducks’

F.W. Harvey
Ducks (1919)

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Alan Summers lives in England, and is President of the United Haiku and Tanka Society. He is a Japan Times award-winning writer; and co-founder of Call of the Page. NHK TV of Japan filmed him for a program called “Europe meets Japan–Alan’s Haiku Journey,” covering aspects of his teaching and passion for the art of haiku.

His forthcoming book titled, Writing Poetry: The Haiku Way, is due out later
this year.

Alan blogs at Area 17: http://area17.blogspot.com

Each day through Sunday, March 5, one haiku written by Alan will appear. Please search the archives for other selections by Alan.

those who stop —
ducks taking colour
from the river

by Alan Summers
brass bell: a haiku journal, February 2017

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Back to Haiku Happenings The Slip-Realism Perception Challenge by Alan Summers My creation of the idea of Slip-Realism was both inspired by Elizabeth Hazen’s haiku collection, and also my time as a…

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What is it about haiku? After 25 years of coming back to this genre, being pulled back, I would have to say it’s the mysteriousness of unsaidness in the white echoes of haiku, as well as the …

Source: Favourite Haiku by Alan Summers

word pond

Monet’s pain–
the shadows of haybales
lengthening the sunset

Alan Summers
Area 17

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Back to Haiku Happenings The Slip-Realism Perception Challenge by Alan Summers My creation of the idea of Slip-Realism was both inspired by Elizabeth Hazen’s haiku collection, and also my time as a…

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Brass Bell journal of haiku featuring Alan Summers

featuring haiku and tanka:

http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/brass-bell-alan-summers.html

Joint winning piece, a haibun entitled: “When bitter can mean please”

Folded Word

a response toJanuary’s #WonderFold prompt

So we have two winners to celebrate! Thank you to all who submitted, everyone’s work was wonderful and remember to keep submitting!

Buzz-Sparkle-Shot

buzz sparkle shot – rich dark sweet sweet – precious luxury – condensation of company – patina of burnished wood – smooth smooth cream froth – jangling cravings satisfied – here – take a seat if you can find one – sigh into the warmth – relax my dear – here – your buzz sparkle shot. ©2016 FE Clark

When bitter can mean please

When bitter can mean please…

the handle of the cup holding a coffee with a fern like design in its froth, is like her nose, and both are porcelain.

And when I order something bitter I remember your German, and how you kissed the word Bitte that held the meaning of please, and other meanings.

Berlin…

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