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Per Diem for January 2021: “in quaich and sakazuki” (Haiku about Spirits)

Per Diem: Daily Haiku for January 2021 features Ralf Bröker’s collection on the theme of “in quaich and sakazuki” (Haiku about Spirits). This is what Ralf has to say by way of an introduction to this theme:

Cultural asset or satanic scourge? Tasty experience or dangerous temptation? Alcohol‘s many faces are part of this fine collection of haiku that opens the per diem for 2021. I have chosen the theme: “in quaich and sakazuki”. The authors are sensitive, gifted, and proficient haijin from all over the world.

– Ralf Bröker

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  1. Dear esteemed poet,
    Greetings. Apart from your ” beer rings and ” bag of beer”
    the following I like, image and content making me read and re read into
    the haiku

    whiskey storyteller the road in marked cubes of ice

    Alan Summers

    1. Dear Radhamani sarma,

      I used a kind non-lethal beer trap for slugs and snails one night. 🙂
      The next morning they had escaped and their trails was just like British people after a Friday night out drinking!!!

      Thank you for liking that one, and the whiskey drinker one too! I learnt to appreciate American bourbon, and also Rye, as well as Irish whiskey (all spelt with an ‘e’) as well as the famous Scottish single malt ones called Malt, as well as Scotch, which is called and spelt whisky, with no ‘e’. 🙂

      warm regards,

  2. bag of beer
    snail trails leave it
    from all directions

    Alan Summers
    WHC Tournament June 2002

    beer forgotten
    the drunk looks deep
    within his shoe

    Alan Summers
    Publication credits: The Haiku Calendar, Snapshot Press (2004); Tinywords (2004); Beer Haiku Daily (2007)

    the grain of the table
    in a beer ring

    Alan Summers
    The Bath Burp: Poetry, Music & Arts Monthly Issue No. 12 (May 2012)

    sunday lunch
    the chatter of children
    among hard drinkers

    Alan Summers
    Publication credit: Haiku Harvest  vol. 4 no. 1 (2003)
    Anthology: Haiku Harvest: 2000 – 2006 (Modern English Tanka Press 2007)
    ‘Favourites each fortnight’ on Serge Tome’s tempslibre 2002

  3. Whisky and Whiskey!

    late night television spills its whisky tumbler

    Alan Summers
    Collection: Forbidden Syllables (Bones Library May 2020)

    whiskey storyteller the road in marked cubes of ice

    Alan Summers
    Publication credit: Hedgerow #133 ed. Caroline Skanne (December 2020)

    peat smoke–
    one more angel’s share
    of handcrafted whisky

    Alan Summers
    Publication Credit: Sippin’ Haibun, Blithe Spirit Vol. 25 issue 2 (2015)

    The “Angels’ Share” is the amount of alcohol (around 2%) that evaporates normally from oak casks.  Whisky producers once thought it was angels taking a small sip before the whisky was matured for bottling.

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