One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way


autumn mizzle
I leave the apartment moody
and be lost to the elements


Dennis Tomlinson said...

Similar feeling here!

Alan Summers said...

Some rain just lifts your mood doesn't it? ;-)

I had a neighbour dump a bag of our laundry from the garden saying we were using up space on the clothesline.

Firstly, there are three large rotating clotheslines,

secondly, no one else is going to put out shirts and sheets when it's raining except for two mad haiku poets.

Thank goodness for haiku rainy weather is all I can say.

Thanks Dennis! ;-)


Diane Mayr said...

Hi Alan! "Mizzle"? I can feel a misty drizzle. Is it a common word in the U.K.? I like it!

Alan Summers said...

I think mizzle might be a poetic term although it's a good direct word for the kind of rain we had today, which was mizzle after all. ;-)

Feel free to use it! ;-)


Cassiopeia Rises said...

Alan, what is with the "Mizzle". I am from NYC and I thought I had heard every thing. Great poem though mizzle and all

love, Melanie

Alan Summers said...

Hi Melanie,

Here's a few definitions, always handy to have various names for different rainfall. ;-)

miz·zle 1 (mzl)

intr.v. miz·zled, miz·zling, miz·zles

To rain in fine, mistlike droplets; drizzle.

A mistlike rain; a drizzle.
[Middle English misellen; probably akin to Dutch dialectal mieselen; see meigh- in Indo-European roots.]


mizzle - very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower

mizzle - rain lightly;
"When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"

all my best,

1000 Verse Renga Project


Leatherdykeuk said...

What a dreadful neighbour you have!
fabulous haiku, though.