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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Stopping for ducks and a week of haiku by Alan Summers, June 11 through the 17th 2017



Alan often stops for ducks, this time at Kew Gardens, London


Feature: A week of haiku by Alan Summers, June 11 through the 17th.

Enjoy visiting each day, and do click like if you do like, and even leave a comment! :-)





These haiku will eventually be showcased again on Area 17, and at our Call of the Page blog:




Also, here are a few other new haiku in various print and online magazines:





the bee hotel
             there are
  no vacancies


Alan Summers

Publication credit:  Blithe Spirit Vol. 27 No. 2 May 2017





taking a lunch break...
the common blue damselflies
gliding into packs


Alan Summers

Publication credit:  Hedgerow #113 (May 2017)


Common Blue Damselflies





basketball sessions
Azure Damselflies shift
the day’s heat around

Alan Summers

Publication credit:  Hedgerow #114 2nd June 2017

Azure Damselflies

On-line Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Ireland






solstice heat 
the moon quicker 
in a taxi


Alan Summers
Invited writer for the anthology of the Samobor Haiku Meeting, Samobor 2017, Croatia





mountain clouds
the birth of the moon
out of a river bed


Alan Summers
World haiku poetry day Ensamble  (April 2017)
Cha No Keburi (Smoke Tea) publication







candlemas
little fingers pulling
the wishbone


Alan Summers

Publication credit:  Brass Bell Edible Haiku (April 2017)
Anthology credit: EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2017 The theme of Reconciliation

Candlemas
“birds… indicate the way of the poor.”

The tradition behind pulling a wishbone:







fading photos
a goldfinch tugs again
at the spiderweb


Alan Summers

Publication credit:  Blithe Spirit Vol. 27 No. 2 May 2017






zigzagging
the meadow buttercups
into a robin’s song


Alan Summers

Publication credit:  Blithe Spirit Vol. 27 No. 2 May 2017





those who stop —
ducks taking colour
from the river


Alan Summers

Publication credit:  brass bell: a haiku journal curated by Zee Zahava (January 2017)
An actual observation but also inspired by Ducks written by F.W. Harvey (1919)






Berlin afternoon
the rain in your hair
passing time


Alan Summers

Award Credit: wonderfold haibun winner (January 2017)

Republished: 
Narrow Road 
Literary Magazine for Flash Fiction – Poetry - Haibun
Special invitation only inaugural issue first (April 2017)



Alan Summers is the President of the United Haiku and Tanka Society, and the co-founder of Call of the Page: www.callofthepage.org


Call of the Page regularly runs popular online courses on haiku and related genres such as haibun; tanka; senryu; shahai; tanka stories etc...

Do contact us (Karen and Alan) at:
https://www.callofthepage.org/contact/






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