library cafe -
we swap lost key stories
as my coffee cools

—Alan Summers

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 27 July 2007 by Alan Summers

    jem (sisterimapoet at tiscali dot co dot uk)
    2007-07-27 03:12:26

    Sometimes a haiku reads as very genuine. You feel the moment really happened and has not been forced for effect. This is one of those.

    Alexander Woodhouse
    2007-07-27 05:41:02

    Ah, the golden moments of life.
    I will remember that one. Thanks!

    2007-07-27 08:09:09

    Alan, I'm sorry, I simply cannot -remember- that conversation! Have you seen -my- keys_?

    Angelika Wienert
    2007-07-27 08:26:43


    kala ramesh
    2007-07-27 09:20:05

    Hi Alan,

    Your imagery has a beautiful flow with a nice conclusion!
    Good work!


    josh wikoff
    2007-07-27 10:03:27

    nice to wee your work here again Alan!

    i wish you the best with all you have going on...

    he fumbles
    for the right key
    piano tuner

    David Wood
    2007-07-27 10:26:57

    where will the key be found
    never under the front mat
    upons life's journey

    2007-07-27 10:37:31

    Alan I might have your keys:

    moon illusion
    as I look for my lost key,
    someone else’s keys

    2007-07-27 13:38:37

    Nice one, Alan!
    And I love the comments...
    a dilemma we can all relate to!

    Alan Summers
    2007-07-29 03:56:30

    Thanks for your fun comments! It's great to see a haiku click with people because we know the experience ourselves directly! ;-)

    library cafe -
    we swap lost key stories
    as my coffee cools

    The lady who runs the café lost her City Council keys that day and I was telling her my stories too. She never found them, and they had security i.d. on them, so maybe one day they will turn up!

    collin barber
    2007-07-30 00:06:04


    Great one. I actually couldn't find my keys today, and thought of your haiku.

    heat wave —
    I look for my keys
    in the refrigerator


    Alan Summers
    2007-07-30 02:53:39

    Did you find them there? I have to leave my keys nowadays in my trouser pocket so there is no way I can forget them anymore! ;-)

    Hope you found your's nice n'cool.

    Thanks for all of the comments and that it sparked a connection with everyone.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-04 18:07:17

    alan, i had to sign in on the "lost keys". these days, after many trying moments of "where are those keys", i thought i had the perfect solution; placing them by the door. albeit my thoughts revert to the places i'd absentmindedly placed them previously; those are the places i look first.


    admiring the moon--
    car lock clicks
    with keys inside

    2007-08-05 05:46:38

    Thanks b.m.!

    I still have fond memories of locking myself out of a rental car just outside Malibu. I had to spend most of the day by a Women's Open Prison waiting for a locksmith. It was a sunny day and everyone was really nice. ;-)