falling down
onto rush hour traffic 
seagull feathers

—Alan Summers
        

City: Bristol Today in Poems and Pictures ISBN: 0954811704 2004

haijinx volume I, issue 2 summer 2001
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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 25 September 2007 by Alan Summers

  1.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-09-25 08:22:05
     

    "down" is very nice, Alan. Nicely caught entirely.

  2.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-09-25 12:26:46
     

    well done!

  3.  
    electraglide
    2007-09-25 12:55:07
     

    BRIGIT
    swan's down ~
    smell snow
    on the wind

    "There are as many definitions of haiku as there are stars in the sky" - Alan Ginsberg

  4.  
    Terra Martin
    2007-09-25 13:18:36
     

    Excellent images and a wonderful haiku.

  5.  
    Nancy Nitrio
    2007-09-25 13:47:59
     

    I am always inspired by your haiku, Alan

  6.  
    josh wikoff
    2007-09-25 14:40:20
     

    falling down
    onto rush hour traffic
    seagull feathers

    The lovely rhythm mirrors that of a falling feather...Nice, Alan.

  7.  
    2007-09-25 19:23:23
     

    Really nice, Alan. Love the surprise.

  8.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-09-25 20:21:29
     

    I echo Nancy, Alan.

    Enjoyed.

  9.  
    gK
    2007-09-26 17:08:02
     

    I enjoyed the double meaning inherent in "falling down". ;-)

  10.  
    laryalee
    2007-09-27 11:26:26
     

    Nice one, Alan...
    I like the two different movements.
    And then I find myself wondering if the
    seagull was in a rush too!
    ;)
    Lary

  11.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-09-27 20:12:04
     

    bouncing leaf
    basho's bird in flight--
    raindrops this night

  12.  
    2007-09-28 01:48:16
     

    Thanks everyone for the comments, I'm humbled.

  13.  
    Sue Burke
    2007-09-28 11:02:48
     

    Wonderful īku. Thanks.

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