dining alfresco
starlings break formation
on our server’s tattoo


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  1. Alan Summers Says:

    dining alfresco
    starlings break formation
    on our server’s tattoo

    —NANCY RAPP

    ah, yes, so many people in service, whether hospitality, police, or military have tattoos, and sometimes they do feel like they are about to pop out and free themselves!

    I also like how tattoo, possibly unintentionally, can be a sound of music, and to stop serving alcohol!

    MILITARY TATTOO
    A military tattoo is a performance of music or display of armed forces in general. The term comes from the early 17th-century Dutch phrase doe den tap toe ("turn off the tap"), a signal sounded by drummers or trumpeters to instruct innkeepers near military garrisons to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to their barracks, and is unrelated to the Tahitian origins of an ink tattoo. WIKIPEDIA

  2. Alan Summers Says:

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    dining alfresco
    starlings break formation
    on our server’s tattoo

    —NANCY RAPP

    Wonderfully observed haiku. Love the musicality, and it would be wonderful to witness the haiku being performed. I
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    dragon tattoo my skinned fables of depression

    Alan Summers
    Under the Basho Vol 1.1 Autumn 2013

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