autumn twilight ...
swan shapes separate
for the lone boatman

—Alan Summers

City: Bristol Today in Poems and Pictures ISBN: 0954811704 (2004)

British Haiku Society members anthology ‘River’ 2005

Snapshots haiku journal 10
ISSN 1461-0833 Oct 2001

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 5 November 2007 by Alan Summers

    kala ramesh
    2007-11-05 00:11:57

    autumn twilight ...
    swan shapes separate
    for the lone boatman

    I love the way the lines resonate with each other.

    Great work Alan.


    2007-11-05 06:59:13

    Alan, This is a grand view of seasonal co-existance!
    _These gentle swans swim aside, allowing the boatman to pass through. [Early spring? If there were -chicks- 'twould be a different scene... their innate parental protection taking over.] _M

    Karen Summers
    2007-11-05 08:02:15

    One of my favourites of yours Alan. A genuinely calming poem for a rushed Monday. Karen x

    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2007-11-05 12:33:07

    I love it... great work indeed!

    Helen Buckingham
    2007-11-05 12:38:29

    Beautiful, Alan.

    Mary Griffith
    2007-11-05 18:06:23

    What a lovely mystical moment you have given us. Thank you.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-11-05 20:32:53

    autumn's dawn
    crossing darken mirrored lake--
    solitary drake's ripple

    2007-11-06 16:43:25

    Lovely view, Alan...
    wistful and if there's
    an unspoken bond between them.