pop-up snowstorm
the swirl of Van Gogh’s
starry nights

4 Responses

  1. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    cold spell
    iguanas ?
    falling from trees

  2. Garry Eaton Says:

    acid trip
    a decidedly unusual
    starry night

  3. Alan Summers Says:


    pop-up snowstorm
    the swirl of Van Gogh’s
    starry nights


    I've certainly written a lot of haiku and haibun around Vincent van Gogh, but never combined snow and that wonderful painting I had the privilege to see up close in Amsterdam and London.

    I love the idea, and have experienced, pop-up snowstorms! And I've experienced the swirls of Van Gogh's brushstrokes when I couldn't believe it, but I was able to be a couple of millimetres away from his wheatfields painting, and it had no glass front. The brushstrokes continue to be mesmerising the closer you get to them.


    blue note—
    the snow falls
    out of itself

    Alan Summers
    Nick Virgilio Writers House Poetry: Volume 1: haiku, senryu, and tanka
    ed. Henry Brann (upright remington press July 2019)

  4. Mojde Says:


    Faithful is a phenomenon
    To its resurrection …
    Where are we remembered?!

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