Monday, July 31, 2006

cooler night
i fetch the duvet
from its cupboard

Sunday, July 30, 2006

summer moves on

summer moves on-
changing the page of
the calendar

end of summer

photo by mmm
end of summer
the first whisper of rain
on the frangipani


Saturday, July 29, 2006

heat swims up

heat swims up
the Mississippi River-
steamy summer day

Friday, July 28, 2006

summer peach

crimsom blushed the gold
lip smack chin dripping sweet grin
peach without manners

(A gift from Paula yesterday.)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

summer's end

summer's end
i step carefully
over rocks

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves will be a collection of haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, haiga and other works celebrating the season of autumn as it enfolds.

It will run from August 1st to October 30th 2006.

The blog is a follow-on from Ukku Spring Haiku and Summer Haiku.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

distant clouds
we are so dry
come weep for us

summer haze

summer haze —
no one notices
I’ve shaved my beard

Monday, July 24, 2006

sequencing heat

kids play in the street-
counting down the days
'til school starts

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Moving on to Autumn

At the end of the month Summer Haiku will have been going for its alloted three months.

J Andrew Lockhart and myself have agreed to set up an Autumn blog to run from August 1st until October 30th.

It will operate along much the same lines as this and the original Ukku Spring Haiku blog.

We will say more about this towards the end of the month once we've set the basics up.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

summer noon-
defining sound from

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

heat lightning

heat lightning —
the dog
swallows a bug
thunder moon
rats scurry for cover
along the deck

bubuit de luna
sobolani tasnesc spre adapost
de-a lungul puntii

-Romanian translation by
Andrei Dorian Gheorghe-

Monday, July 17, 2006

dog days

dog days —
the dog

Sunday, July 16, 2006


starless summer night — fireflies

Thursday, July 13, 2006

warm summer day-
ballerina butterflies
dance in the field

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

lightning strike
the day's heat had
risen gently

Sunday, July 09, 2006

midday heat

the field of clover shimmers

with wings

Saturday, July 08, 2006

summer dusk

summer dusk —
a hornet’s nest
in the butterfly house

Friday, July 07, 2006

friends, has been updated!

dustin neal

phrase and fragment

worked with 12/13 year olds at Lady Manners' School Bakewell UK
phrase and fragment pieces to explore moments in nature
environment and the personal


click here for more

Thursday, July 06, 2006

empty swimming area perch circle the peer

—dustin neal

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

4th of July-
nighttime show of

Monday, July 03, 2006


harbour entrance
a ladybird lands
on my wrist

Sunday, July 02, 2006

hot summer night

hot summer night —
another haiku about
hot summer nights
summer night —
my haiku notebook
pale and starless
above the bottle rocket
the war vet's hand shakes—
independence day

—dustin neal

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Independence Day

Independence Day —
the kids take a vacation
from us