an attic window sill
a wasp curls
into its own dust

—Alan Summers

published in 'The New Haiku', editors John Barlow & Martin Lucas
Snapshot Press 2002
ISBN 1-903543-03-7

This is an extremely fine haiku anthology with important essays by John Barlow and Martin Lucas, definitely a must for anyone with a serious interest in this genre.

Also published in Raku Teapot: Haiku
Book: 1-891691-03-1
CD: 1-891691-04-X
pub. June 2003

About the author: Alan's haiku and poetry is published in over 60 anthologies, and a number of languages. He regularly reads, performs, and workshops from venues as diverse as possible including shop windows; inner city rainforests; cliff tops; to the more orthodox places...on occasion. His website is:

Contact: alan at withwords dot org dot uk


Responses to the haiku for 2 July 2002 by Alan Summers

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-17 06:35:23

    passage of time:
    corner of the attic
    forgotten decrepit trunk