Daily Haiku: Feb. 28, 2017, Alan Summers’ Week

Berlin afternoon
the rain in your hair
passing time
 

by Alan Summers
WonderFold Contest Winner for Haibun, January 2017

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Daily Haiku: Alan Summers’ Week, Feb. 27- March 5

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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Your Responses to Describing “The Art of Writing”

Dear Readers,

 

Many thanks to all for responding with your one word to describe “The Art of Writing.” A few people duplicated words, but I decided to run them anyway.

 

If I have forgotten to run anyone’s word, please notify me so that I can include you–though I doubt I did forget anyone! We had thirty-seven respondents. Not too shabby! Also, next time, please state your name in full, as you’d like it to appear.

 

Many of these words got me thinking in ways I never did before. I hope they do the same for you.

 

Please read the entire list below. And most of all, thank you for being loyal readers and contributors to my blog.

 

Appreciatively,

 

Charlotte Digregorio

 

  • release–Mikels Skele
  • communication–Alison M. Williams
  • freedom–Maria Laura Valente
  • instinctive–Rachel Sutcliffe
  • divination–Earl Keener
  • process–Marjorie Robertson
  • life–kjmunro
  • portraits–Christine Goodnough
  • life–Eufemia Griffo
  • persistence–Marilyn Walker
  • spirit–Rick Daddario
  • penetration–Margherita Petriccione
  • concentration–Paul Beech
  • discipline–Barb Germiat
  • understanding–Angiola Inglese
  • crystallization–Sheila Elliott
  • pouring–Susan Beth Furst
  • heartfelt–Mariette McGregor
  • therapy–Jan Benson
  • discovery– Kim Goldberg
  • connection–Karen Conrads Wibell
  • release–Madhu
  • expression–Billy Antonio
  • living–Claudia Coutu Radmore
  • consolation–Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo
  • visceral–Alan Summers
  • craft–Dave Boyer
  • encouragement– Ellen Grace Olinger
  • zone–Amy Losak
  • embracing–Karen Harvey aka “Poet on the Beach”
  • simple–Kah Choon
  • confluence–Ben Moeller-Gaa
  • inspiration–Olivier Schopfer
  • self-analysis– Elisa Allo
  • fine-tune– Terri Hale French
  • concise (verb)–Susan Delphine Delaney
  • essential– Doris Pascolo

 

 

 

 

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Daily Haiku: Feb. 26, 2017

Each paddle stroke

stitches the silvery moon

onto the lake

by David McMurray

Third Prize

Kusamakura International Contest

November 2002

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Daily Haiku: Feb. 25, 2017

white wedding
the brides kiss



by Robert Ertman

Full Moonlight

Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2016

 

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Daily Haiku: Feb. 24, 2017

spring begins …
each mango ripe
with promises

by Gautam Nadkarni
A Hundred Gourds, 4:2, March 2015

 

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Daily Haiku: Feb. 23, 2017

senryu
family reunion
bats scratching
in the cabin walls

by Jennifer Hambrick

The Herons Nest, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, Dec. 2016

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