Haiku by Millikin University Students
Published in 2002

 

 

side of the road
the field of wildflowers
pulls her over

 
by Kerry Hammergren
Illinois Times, May 30, 2002

 

peeking through
tiny holes—
first confession

 
by Melanie Hayes
(Modern Haiku, Winter 2002)

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 2002:

Jennifer Clements
Gia Drouzas
Matt Eichhorn
Medea Mosxona
Candace Golden
Nikki Garry
Kerry Hammergren
Maggie Hart
Melanie Hayes
Ryan Hosler
Chris Hornbacker
Shannon Kroner
Andrew Kirchgesner

Natalie Kussart
Brianne Marsel
Brock Peoples
Rachel Perry
Stacy Radliff
April Romberger
Eric Sharp
Meg Schleppenbach
Beth Stiner
Angie Williams
Maureen Yates
Amanda Young

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


 

children grown up
the backyard swing set
sways against the breeze

 
by Andrew Kirchgesner
Illinois Times, Sept. 26, 2002

 

melting cream mingles
with warm spices,
kiss from grandma

 
by Maureen Yates
Illinois Times, Nov. 27, 2002

 

pumpkin pie
without mom . . .
doesn't taste the same

 
by Candace Golden
Illinois Times, Nov. 27, 2002

 

 
Deep in the blue sky
We begin to fin ourselves

 
by Gia Drouzas
Illinois Times, Oct. 31, 2002

 

wind outside . . .
a serenade
in gray

 
by Beth Stiner
Illinois Times, Oct. 31, 2002

  first date
I pretend
to be cold
 
by Meg Schleppenbach
Modern Haiku, 33.2, 2002

   
making our bed
the way you used to insist
 
by Christopher Hornbacker
Modern Haiku, 33.2, 2002

  peeking through
tiny holes—
first confession
 
by Melanie Hayes
Modern Haiku, 33.1, 2002

 

blue dragonfly,
just skimming
surface of the moon

 
by Amanda Young
Collage, Spring, 2002

 

my valentine
all dressed up
never shows up

 
by Gia Drouzas
Solaris Hill , Feb. 22, 2002
Illinois Times
, Feb. 21, 2002

 

through Grandmother's woods
to the blackberry bush—
tripping over that same root

 
by April Romberger
Collage, Spring, 2002

 

the smell of home
wrapped in the quilt
her mother made

 
by Kerry Hammergren
Illinois Times, Feb. 21, 2002

  spring break—
a romance novel
on the nightstand
 
by Melanie Hayes
Illinois Tiems , Mar. 28, 2002

 

harsh words
brittle promises
waiting for spring

 
by Medea Mosxona
Illinois Times, Feb. 21, 2002

 

Valentine's Day
frozen petals
on my windshield

 
by Angie Williams
Illinois Times, Feb. 21, 2002

 

Hershey's kiss
softening
winter sunlight

 
by Jennifer Clements
Illinois Times, Feb. 21, 2002

 

valentine's day
her reaction
is my gift

 
by Matt Eichhorn
Illinois Times, Feb. 21, 2002

 

Valentine's day
girlfriends meet
for dinner

 
by Maggie Hart
Illinois Times, Feb. 21, 2002

 

sorority house
on valentine's day
40 dozen roses

 
by Shannon Kroner
Illinois Times, Feb. 21, 2002

 


 

Autumn wind
through the branches
caw of a crow

 
by Brock Peoples
Illinois Times, Oct. 31, 2002

 

the men
and their football game
wives yell "pie"

 
by Ryan Hosler
Illinois Times, Nov. 27, 2002

 

smiling face
seen through candle-light
the rest of him a pie

 
by Stacy Radliff
Illinois Times, Nov. 27, 2002

 

early morning frost
the unlocked doors
won't open

 
by Andrew Kirchgesner
Illinois Times, Nov. 27, 2002

 

under the street signs
and the shadow of her hat
morning glories

 
by Maggie Hart
Illinois Times, Oct. 31, 2002

 

swift moving storm
no where to go
but further down stream

 
by Brock Peoples
Illinois Times, Sept. 26, 2002

 

lazy afternoon
two grasshoppers mating
on my sandal

 
by Cathy Sadowski
Heron's Nest, Fall, 2002

 

the off-ramp curves
toward familiar trees
glowing porch light

 
by Eric Sharp
Illinois Times, June 27, 2002

 

colorful powder
on the butterfly's wings
a child's finger

 
by Shannon Kroner
Illinois Times, June 27, 2002

 

ocean of tiger lilies
waving in the breeze
a wisp of hair breaks free

 
by Maggie Hart
Illinois Times, June 27, 2002

 

late night snack
June bugs hammering
the screen door

 
by Rachel Perry
Illinois Times, June 27, 2002

 

early morning frost
the unlocked doors
won't open

 
by Andrew Kirchgesner
Illinois Times, 2002

 

blue sky shattered
paw prints
in sand

 
by Amanda Young
Collage, Spring, 2002

 

smell of green grass
the rain
splashing our feet

 
by Medea Mosxona
Illinois Times, May 30, 2002

 

after the hike:
tasting the redbuds
of spring

 
by Melanie Hayes
Illinois Times, April. 25, 2002

 

candy and flowers
on the kitchen table
an off-key serenade

 
by Nikki Garry
Solaris Hill , Feb. 22, 2002
Illinois Times
, Feb. 21, 2002

 

doorbell ringing
one last spray
of perfume

 
by Natalie Kussart
Solaris Hill , Feb. 22, 2002

 

Valentine's dance
I only go
for the cupcakes

 
by Brianne Marsel
Illinois Times, Feb. 21, 2002

 

spring dance
I paint my nails
for no one

 
by Meg Schleppenbach
Illinois Times, Mar. 28, 2002

 

 

 

 

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