library cafe -
we swap lost key stories
as my coffee cools

—Alan Summers
        

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: http://www.withwords.org.uk

Contact: alan at withwords dot org dot uk

 

Responses to the haiku for 27 July 2007 by Alan Summers

  1.  
    jem (sisterimapoet at tiscali dot co dot uk)
    2007-07-27 03:12:26
     

    Sometimes a haiku reads as very genuine. You feel the moment really happened and has not been forced for effect. This is one of those.

  2.  
    Alexander Woodhouse
    2007-07-27 05:41:02
     

    Ah, the golden moments of life.
    I will remember that one. Thanks!

  3.  
    Magyar
    2007-07-27 08:09:09
     

    Alan, I'm sorry, I simply cannot -remember- that conversation! Have you seen -my- keys_?
    _M

  4.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-07-27 08:26:43
     

    nice!

  5.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-07-27 09:20:05
     

    Hi Alan,

    Your imagery has a beautiful flow with a nice conclusion!
    Good work!

    _kala

  6.  
    josh wikoff
    2007-07-27 10:03:27
     

    nice to wee your work here again Alan!

    i wish you the best with all you have going on...

    he fumbles
    for the right key
    piano tuner

  7.  
    David Wood
    2007-07-27 10:26:57
     

    where will the key be found
    never under the front mat
    upons life's journey

  8.  
    elena
    2007-07-27 10:37:31
     

    Alan I might have your keys:

    moon illusion
    as I look for my lost key,
    someone else’s keys

  9.  
    laryalee
    2007-07-27 13:38:37
     

    Nice one, Alan!
    And I love the comments...
    a dilemma we can all relate to!
    ;)
    Lary

  10.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-07-29 03:56:30
     

    Thanks for your fun comments! It's great to see a haiku click with people because we know the experience ourselves directly! ;-)

    library cafe -
    we swap lost key stories
    as my coffee cools


    The lady who runs the café lost her City Council keys that day and I was telling her my stories too. She never found them, and they had security i.d. on them, so maybe one day they will turn up!

  11.  
    collin barber
    2007-07-30 00:06:04
     

    Alan,

    Great one. I actually couldn't find my keys today, and thought of your haiku.

    heat wave —
    I look for my keys
    in the refrigerator


    Collin

  12.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-07-30 02:53:39
     

    Did you find them there? I have to leave my keys nowadays in my trouser pocket so there is no way I can forget them anymore! ;-)

    Hope you found your's nice n'cool.

    Thanks for all of the comments and that it sparked a connection with everyone.

  13.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-04 18:07:17
     

    alan, i had to sign in on the "lost keys". these days, after many trying moments of "where are those keys", i thought i had the perfect solution; placing them by the door. albeit my thoughts revert to the places i'd absentmindedly placed them previously; those are the places i look first.

    -

    admiring the moon--
    car lock clicks
    with keys inside

  14.  
    2007-08-05 05:46:38
     

    Thanks b.m.!

    I still have fond memories of locking myself out of a rental car just outside Malibu. I had to spend most of the day by a Women's Open Prison waiting for a locksmith. It was a sunny day and everyone was really nice. ;-)

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