heat lightning
the rain on the grass
reflects each strike



(Originally received 1st Prize? in The Liverpool Virtual Book Fair Twitter Haiku Contest 2014 as part of the city’s International Festival of Business.)

8 Responses

  1. Julie Warther Says:

    Beautiful, Alan! The imagery is all-encompassing. And the jolt, visceral.

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    Thank you Julie, that's a lovely comment, especially from someone where I am a huge fan.

    warmest regards,


  3. janet Says:

    vivid and thought-provoking, Alan.

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    Thank you!

    Yes, on the surface it's just about the 'weather' but there's also human weather issues.

    kind regards,


  5. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Such vivid imagery! Beautiful and captivating. Well done, Alan! :)

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    Thank you! I appreciate your words very much.

    warm regards,


  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Great use of the zoom in technique, Alan, from the heat lightning to its reflection on the wet blades of grass. Wonderful.


  8. Alan Summers Says:

    Many thanks Marion !:-)

    warm regards,


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