Friday, January 15, 2016

Butterfly Dream: Heat Lightning Haiku by Alan Summers

English Original

heat lightning
the rain on the grass
reflects each strike

1st Prize, 2014 Liverpool Virtual Book Fair Twitter Haiku Contest

Alan Summers

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Alan Summers, Bradford on Avon, England, is a Japan Times award-winning writer with a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. He is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet working on The Kigo Lab project to use the potential of Western seasons for eco-critical writing within haiku. More at: and

1 comment:

  1. Combined with captivating imagery, Alan's effective use of the zoom-in technique lifts the poem up a notch.

    For more info. about the relationship about cinema and haiku writing, see my Haiku Reality essay, titled “Haiku as Ideogrammatic Montage: A Linguistic-Cinematic Perspective," which can be accessed at