The blog of Alan Summers, Recipient of the Japan Times Award (2002) and owner of With Words, a UK provider of literature, education and literacy projects, often based around the Japanese genres.
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This haiku was part of the “Rocket Dreams” commission performed on U.K. National Poetry Day October 4th 2007 along with Space Historian Piers Bizony with selected NASA images, as part of World Space Week:
Below are a few of my standalone SFku that also featured in Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun & Haiga Scifaiku feature Issue 21 (March, 2017)
ed. Steve Hodge
the whisper of nanobots
in his breath
the different spellings
in alphabet spaghetti
fifth kind encounter
humans replace crows
as an idiom of murder
n.b. Perhaps it’s time we stopped saying a "murder of crows":