sushi bar
 making eye contact
  with the koi

 


8 Responses

  1. Marjie Fitterer Says:

    removed shoes

    Japanese restaurant with date

    played footsies to warm feet

  2. Alan Summers Says:

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    sushi bar
    making eye contact
    with the koi

    —ALEXANDER B. JOY
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    Great poem!

    I wonder what the koi would have to say about sashimi? It was wonderful seeing the koi at Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Garden in Morocco with all its koi.
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    dark morning…
    the sushi bar opens up
    for the train station

    Alan Summers
    Publication credit: Aesthetics (Bath Spa University 2007)
    Anthology credit: Haiku Friends Vol. 3 ed. Masaharu Hirata (Osaka, Japan 2009)
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    Shinkansen
    another bento box
    gets on with me

    Alan Summers
    Travelogue on World Haiku Festival 2002, Part 2 (Akita International Haiku Network 2010)
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  3. carol jones Says:

    I've never eaten, sushi, but I'm sure it's delightful.

    I can imaging that momentary pause when eye contact is made as the diner is about to take a mouthful of the sushi. Unnerving. Smashing verse.

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Now that might put me off my sushi, Alexander! Nice one. :)

    marion

  5. papagreenbean Says:

    she plays coy
    on the first date—
    sashimi

  6. Jennifer Says:

    This is a wicked little poem. I love it.

  7. questionmarkmedia Says:

    Love it!

  8. Debbie Says:

    Oh gosh . . .this is great!

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