poetry reading
the smell of humus
in the drizzling rain

7 Responses

  1. payal aggarwal Says:

    dwindling daylight
    rain drumming on the roof
    writing haiku in candle light

  2. Alexa Selph Says:

    I love it! This arrived on my phone just as I was finishing a long walk in the southern sun! Thanks for helping me cool off!

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    poetry reading
    the smell of humus
    in the drizzling rain


    Ah, the drizzle of rain, and perhaps balsamic too? Wonderful haiku.

    Fusion Hummus: A simple but fun humous recipe:

    A kind of a Mediterranean twist on hummus. It's quick, cheap, and super tasty. It goes great on bread, crackers, and is good even stirred into grilled vegetables. Plus, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and rosemary…

    Original recipe makes 4 1/2 cupsChange Servings
    2 sprigs fresh rosemary
    1 clove garlic, peeled
    2 (15.5 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup cold water
    salt and pepper to taste


    Strip rosemary leaves from stems, discard stems, and place leaves in the bowl of a food processor. Add garlic and pulse until finely chopped. Pour in the garbanzo beans; process until evenly blended.
    With food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil, scraping sides of the bowl as necessary. Pour in balsamic vinegar and process until evenly blended. Taste, and add more vinegar, 1 tablespoon at a time, as desired. Pour in the water and process to make a spreadable consistency. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before serving.

    15 mins
    15 mins

    Here's my soup recipe haiku. :-)

    lullaby of rain
    another pinch of saffron
    in the pumpkin soup

    Alan Summers

    Publications credits: Heron’s Nest (Volume XIV, Number 4 2012 December 2012); The Haiku Calendar 2014 (Snapshot Press, 2013)

    Award Credit: Editors' Choices, Heron’s Nest (Volume XIV, Number 4: Dec. 2012); Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2013


  4. Alan Summers Says:

    Ah, with drizzle and humus I thought food!

    So back to soil, a gritty topic:

    autumn drizzle
    sheen of boatlights
    on flattened dockwater

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Azami #31 (Japan, 1996); micropress yates, Australia, March 1997

    And of course the smell of soil

    petrichor this green sunsets in yesterday

    Alan Summers
    Publication Credits: Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

    Petrichor is the scent of rain on dry earth, or the scent of dust after rain.

    warm rainsoaked soil regards,



    Now where's that humous! ;-)

  5. Peter Newton Says:

    the trees
    each with its own expression
    for rain

  6. Olan .T Says:

    Questions and Answers Japanese Haiku

    1. What Does This Word Wish to Say ?
    2. What Does This Word Mean ?
    3. What Makes You Think So ?
    4. Write This in Your Own / Language / Words.

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    How lovely – this just had to have been written outdoors! The smell evoked has transported me to the damp forests of the Mourne. Mountains. Ahhhhhh :)


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