warm winter afternoon
the bike shop door
locked


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  1. Alan Summers Says:

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    warm winter afternoon
    the bike shop door
    locked

    —ROARY WILLIAMS

    Ah, yes, some places do have warm winters, and Roary lives in the high desert of New Mexico. It feels like the winter is like a mild Summer, perfect for taking a bicycle out and engaging with the season as much as possible. But the shop is closed, either because you had the itch to ride real early in the morning, too early for them to open up yet, or they’ve gone on vacation themselves.

    What a wonderful opening line packed with musicality.

    Here’s a hot Christmas day for you though. ;)

    christmas morning heat –
    two fledgling mudpie larks
    pecking cobwebs

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Blithe Spirit Vol. 7 No. 1 Feb 1997; sundog haiku journal: an australian year sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998 California State Library – Main Catalog Call Number : HAIKU S852su 1997; de facto 2 issue 2. (2008)

    And two bicycle haiku:

    two boys giggle
    as he enters the bike shop …
    the onion seller

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Blithe Spirit vol. 11 no. 3 (2001); Stepping Stones:  a way into haiku (British Haiku Society 2007): The Haiku Foundation's Per Diem: Daily Haiku December 2012 (31 poems): Children

    Indian Summer
    the first bicycle ride
    with an older girl

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Blithe Spirit (February 2013)

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  2. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I imagined the bike store owner decided to have the day off to go cycling in the countryside himself once he saw the good weather! :) Nice one.

    marion

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