this delicate rain
the petal makes a typo
of a gravestone date

15 Responses

  1. @andreochka Says:

    Very interesting, Alan…

  2. Freddy Ben-Arroyo Says:

    A masterpiece! Thank you, Alan!

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    Thanks Freddy! Very much appreciated.

    warm regards,


  4. Helen Buckingham Says:

    The whole as delicate as the rain in question…..lovely, Alan.

  5. Peter Newton Says:

    A typo on a gravestone how we all wish for this at times
    and the thought of petals as a form of consolation
    however temporary. Just great, Alan.

  6. StrongVPN review Says:

    Japan's very interesting. Some people think it copies things. I don't think that anymore. I think what they do is reinvent things. They will get something that's already been invented and study it until they thoroughly understand it. In some cases, they understand it better than the original inventor.

  7. Bruce F. Says:

    Evocative! To me, it plays with our attachment to time/death/eternity.

  8. snowbirdpress Says:

    she always said
    she was ten years younger

  9. Alan Summers Says:

    Thanks for the comments everyone! ;-)

    Yes, the strange dates didn't add up, and it had me perplexed for quite a while, strolling round the church grounds.

    My second time round I just got really up and close to the gravestone and was astonished that a single petal had created a new date, as if the death date was in the future.

    all my best,


  10. martin1223 Says:

    asphalt stink
    the cricket’s chirr quickens

  11. petertwo.oh Says:

    Wonderful haiku Alan. // Peter.

  12. Seren Fargo Says:

    I love this. How you have created a lightness to a normally sad or somber subject.

  13. shaheen Says:

    newspaper apologies
    about gravestone dates

  14. shaheen Says:

    a court decision
    about changes
    of grave stone dates

    Allan i hope you will not be summoned by the court

  15. Alan Summers Says:

    The gravestone had nothing to do with me. Perhaps they should take the petal to court? Dafter things have happened.

    warm regards,

    Alan with just one 'l' but thanks for thinking of my missing 'l' :-)

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