book club
all the characters
driven to drink


3 Responses

  1. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    always go to bed
    with a good book
    or someone who’s read one

  2. Alan Summers Says:

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    book club
    all the characters
    driven to drink

    —NICHOLAS MATHISEN

    Wonderful senryu! Booze and readerships like book clubs or writers' clubs often seem to have that effect before, during, or after, or even all three!

    What's great about the senryu is I misread thinking it's the book club members, when it's the characters in a book or several books! :-)

    That word 'driven' as either ancillary verb, perhaps, is brilliantly included!

    I keep wanting to re-read the poem as it's so fantastically executed, and it's a real pleasure to do so! If I ever joined a bookclub I'd have to find a way of reading your poem out, and enjoy the blank faces until some pennies started dropping! :-)

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    sunday lunch
    the chatter of children
    among hard drinkers

    Alan Summers
    Publication credits: Haiku Harvest  vol. 4 no. 1 (2003)
    Anthology: Haiku Harvest: 2000 – 2006 (Modern English Tanka Press 2007)
    Award credits: Editor’s Choice, Haiku Harvest book (and magazine)

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  3. Alan Summers Says:

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    "Since I'm here…"
    a character unravels
    into a café scene

    Alan Summers
    Today's Twitter Haiku Challenge using a difficult word for a haiku poem: "since"

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