beer forgotten
the drunk looks deep
within his shoe

—Alan Summers

Previously published in The Haiku Calendar for 2003 (Snapshot Press)

About the author: Alan's haiku and poetry is published in over 60 anthologies, and a number of languages. He regularly reads, performs, and workshops from venues as diverse as possible including shop windows; inner city rainforests; cliff tops; to the more orthodox places...on occasion. His website is:

Contact: alan at withwords dot org dot uk

Responses to the haiku for 21 January 2004 by Alan Summers

    Marjo in San Francisco
    2004-01-21 14:11:11

    Napa Valley Wine Train
    no DUI drivers
    -shuttles to local B & B's

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-01-21 17:55:07

    Mr. Summers, a powerful senryu. One of the best
    i've read. Bravo, for exposing the tragedy & desperation of addiction in three short lines. A
    most compelling reminder.

    fourth of july
    i quietly celebrate
    another sober day

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-01-21 18:38:12

    serving cold beer
    barmaid's warm smile
    spices my brew

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-22 06:45:24

    solitary fisherman
    lost in thought
    several fishermen
    where yesterday was one
    lost in thought
    one fisherman
    where yesterday were several
    catching sunrays

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-01-23 07:01:32

    serving beer
    in the tropics
    the winter at home irks her

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-04 18:51:02

    forgotten times -
    through tears
    she sees memories