Haiku by Millikin University Students
Published in 2001

 

 

first rain of spring . . .
all the windows open
he plays Chopin

 
by Sarah Alexander
Modern Haiku, Summer 2001

 

grandma pets her dog
one eye and one leg
missing

 
by Andrew Harrison
(Raw Nervz Haiku, Fall, 2001)

Students in Millikin University haiku courses are encouraged to submit their original work to small press literary magazines and haiku publications. Several have had their work accepted, so we are please to share these published haiku.

These students had work published in newspapers, haiku journals or literary magazines in 2001:

Sarah Alexander
Ben Alvey
Kristin Boryca
Amy Cassity
Michelle Clements
Kyle Curry
Michelle Deterding
Visar Dida
Jill Embry
Andrew Harrison
Melanie Hayes

Mandi Hill
Marvin Hill
Sarah Knutilla
Michael Lawary

Chad N. Mitchell
Brock Peoples
Chelsey A. Peters
Cathy Sadowski
Shannon Tissier
Nicholas Walters

Dear Millikin students and alums,

If you have had a haiku published somewhere or if I have missed your published work, please let me know and I will add you to this page celebrating the haiku published by Millikin students and alums.

send your updates by email to:
Dr. Randy Brooks


 

sunset
beneath her foot
the sand dollar, broken

 
by Kristin Boryca
Modern Haiku, Summer 2001

 

the scent of lilacs
carried by the wind—
tornado sirens

 
by Chad N. Mitchell
Mayfly 32 , Winter, 2001

 

one . . . two . . . three . . .
glowing fire
across the sky

 
by Sarah Knutilla
(Illinois Times, Dec. 27, 2001)

 

starry night
the one I wished on
only an airplane

 
by Cathy Sadowski
(Illinois Times, Dec. 27, 2001)

 

catching
the autumn wind:
rainbow colored kite

 
by Sarah Knutilla
(Illinois Times, Dec. 6, 2001)

 

candle flickers
in the chilly wind
poof!

 
by Cathy Sadowski
(Illinois Times, Dec. 6, 2001)

 

cold spray
drenched frat boy
runs through again

 
by Brock Peoples
(Illinois Times, Dec. 6, 2001)

 

lazy afternoon
two grasshoppers mating
on my sandal

 
by Cathy Sadowski
(Illinois Times, Oct. 25, 2001)

 

grass full and green
littered with
sycamore leaves

 
by Brock Peoples
(Illinois Times, Oct. 25, 2001)

 

sun in his face—
the baby swings
without a care

 
by Mike Lawary
(Illinois Times, June 28, 2001)

 

Against the wall...
phone getting heavy
in my trembling hand

 
by Michelle Clements
(Raw Nervz Haiku, July, 2001)

 

Weeks of struggle
MOTIVATION
oozes from the tube.

 
by Michelle Clements
(Raw Nervz Haiku, July, 2001)

 

Summer twilight . . .
Grandma's raspy laughter
catches on cigarette smoke

 
by Amy Cassity
(Illinois Times, July 26, 2001)

 

driving up the mountain road
       aroma of pine trees
             fills the car

 
by Jill Embry
(Raw Nervz Haiku, July, 2001)

 

peeling off
     yellow skin,
         banana strip show

 
by Adria Neapolitan
(Raw Nervz Haiku, Fall, 2001)

 

Fire of life
     ---flickers
  smoke admist the skyline

 
by Mandy Hill
(MedMagazine, Fall, 2001)

 


 

snow drifts
even with his cane
her grave is too far

 
by Kristin Boryca
Modern Haiku, Summer 2001

 

college friends
sheltered in the lobby
this time for warmth

 
by Ben Alvey
Illinois Times, Dec. 27, 2001

 

back of the closet
sexy dress
tags still attached

 
by Amanda Hill
(Illinois Times, Dec. 27, 2001)

 

An answer sought
pages flip rapidly
"To everything there is a season…

 
by Michelle Deterding
(Illinois Times, Dec. 27, 2001)

 

red-headed girl
caught without a jacket
under a naked tree

 
by Ben Alvey
(Illinois Times, Dec. 6, 2001)

 

Touchdown!
my hands too numb
to cheer

 
by Amanda Hill
(Illinois Times, Dec. 6, 2001)

 

sweatpants
sweatshirts
still shivering

 
by Michelle Deterding
(Illinois Times, Dec. 6, 2001)

 

flickering candle light
telling stories
to draw them in

 
by Nicholas Walters
(Illinois Times, October 25, 2001)

 

strong wind
sudden raindrops
tickle my nose

 
by Michelle Deterding
(Illinois Times, October 25, 2001)

 

dark summer night . . .
all alone
with my homework

 
by Visar Dida
(Illinois Times, June 28, 2001)

 

River of sunlight
two children
swim.

 
by Michelle Clements
(Raw Nervz Haiku, July, 2001)

 

In the rain—
The little boy picks strawberries.
Soaking wet.

 
by Marvin Hill
(Illinois Times, July 26, 2001)

 

country drive . . .
one seat up,
one seat down

 
by Shannon Tissier
(Illinois Times, July 26, 2001)

 

I stop to see
the length of truth . . .
shadows on the black top

 
by Chelsey A. Peters
(Illinois Times, July 26, 2001)

 

rain on the car roof...
the warmth of her laugh
on my arm

 
by Sarah Alexander
(Modern Haiku, Summer 2001)

 

Easter service—
comparing my dress to hers
all through communion

 
by Sarah Alexander
(Modern Haiku, Summer 2001)

 

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