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Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku (beginner and intermediate, and advanced). We also run workshops and courses on tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

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We will let you know more about these courses.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Selection of haiku by Alan Summers



Crows at an art exhibition, Kings Place, London photograph through window glass by Alan Summers



a scarecrow’s journey
even the leaves become
butterfly dreams

Publication Credit:
Scope (FAWQ  magazine July 2015 vol. 61 no. 6)




wildflowers adding a little evening to the daylight

Publication Credit:  Presence #52 (2015)





700,000 olive trees remember the butterfly

Publication Credit: 
Bones - journal for contemporary haiku issue 7 July 15th 2015





dandelion fluff
I lose count of my time
on this earth


Publication Credit:  Brass Bell July 2015 Showcase





Unforgiving rain I write my next epitaph in a dream

Publication Credit: Asahi Shimbun (Japan, July 31)





we learn to adjust
the clocks of our hands
borrowed moon

Publication Credit: 
sequence: Bones - journal for contemporary haiku no. 7 July 15th 2015





cobweb moon
a man’s opening lines
fill with mortar

Publication Credit: 
sequence: Bones - journal for contemporary haiku issue 7 July 15th 2015




conjugating verbs
across a battlefield
matins moon

Publication Credit: 
sequence: Bones - journal for contemporary haiku issue 7 July 15th 2015





Minnelli's films
the spirits of long lost actors
across a dance floor

Publication Credit: Asahi Shimbun (Japan, August 21st 2015)





the sound dome of bees
how many shades of color
can a human see

Selected by Isamu Hashimoto
Publication Credit: Mainichi Shimbun (Japan, July 7, 2015)




The colour rain
runs through our blood types
in wood and iron

Publication Credit: Asahi Shimbun (Japan, July 2015)





family home
the grain of the wood
enters his hands

Publication Credit: 
Prune Juice, Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun & Haiga, Issue Sixteen: July, 2015




mistfall
the swansongs
of orb spiders

Publication Credit:
Scope (FAWQ  magazine July 2015 vol. 61 no. 6)





quickening its rain
through the eye of a needle
the dragonfly’s glint

Publication Credit:
Scope (FAWQ  magazine July 2015 vol. 61 no. 6)




stray casuality
my tears reflected
as bandages

Publication Credit:
Ekphrastic haiku for Art Installation by Fairley Barnes and Call for Haiku Response





garden chores
I dig another timezone
from the backyard

Publication Credit:  Mainichi Shimbun (Japan, March 31st 2015)




corn moon
the jackdaw shifts
its iris

Publication Credit:  
Asahi Shimbun (International Haiku Day April 17th 2015); EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015, The Year of Light 



Note:
Image taken by Alan Summers through the window

Image taken by Alan Summers through the window

Pangolin London exhibited a varied selection of works at the Kings Place building that celebrated the skills of modern British and contemporary sculptors.