It used to be quoted more often, although it doesn't mean that haiku should be a blunt joke as we see so often.
an oarsman breaks
(Originally in A Haze of Infinity, the London haiku group anthology, 2017)
autumn twilight . . .
swan shapes separate
for the lone boatman
Anthology: City: Bristol Today in Poems and Pictures (Paralalia 2004)
Honored to have had my haiku in an anthology that featured work by the late and great Helen Dunmore (poet, novelist, and short story and children's writer) who worked in an office off Bristol's Park Street, my hometown.
I'm not always a fan of the rowing boats, as I like rivers to be owned by swans, ducks, and kingfishers, but sometimes they lend themselves to a haiku. :-)
I went into Bristol once when young. A place that I would like to go again. I’ve watched documentaries showing the vast array of graffiti art that I’d like to see up close. Also it being named Britain’s cultural city a few years ago I believe would be a good place to spend a weekend.
Bristol is now safe to enter, but not through the years of 1970s to late 1990s. Yes, there are big sections of the town set aside for graffiti, and of course we had Banksy when it seemed the city council and police were against everyone.
Yep, a lot to see, and the harbourside keeps being spruced up. If you get as far as Park Street, the Boston Tea Party was where I met Karen for the very first time, at a regular writers' group upstairs! :-)