Global Haiku • Fall 2012
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Geoffrey Eggleston

Essay on Issa's Haiku


Geoffrey Eggleston

Hello readers! This is a tiny collection of haiku that I have written, just for you to read! These are the best of the best after a semester of writing and editing. I wrote most of them based on my personal experiences and observations, but some of them were inspired by stories, prompts, and even some songs. I write about what interests me. I hope it interests you too. Jackson Lewis' preface describes my haiku better than I can, so I suggest you read that next!

Reader's Preface:

Geoffrey Eggleston writes with a hidden sentimentality apparent in his themes and style. The point of view is a narrow lonely one, separated from others and constantly reflecting on what society feels as opposed to what the speaker views. The style is especially short and clipped. This allows each word to cut at the reader almost before the word is read. This collection is a journey along the narrow scope the speaker is at the other end of. It is about what we keep from each other and ourselves. It is about what life steals from us. —Jackson Lewis

fat man
atop his throne
fake beard

the masked man
hides his scars
from everyone but her

a klaxon
the crowd surrounds
the other team

talking on the roof
we didn't notice
the rain

best friends
an entire conversation
with a tombstone

she likes him
he likes her
but he's gay, right?

their eyes lock
on the snowy walkway
he slips

in the pond
the moon

his future
flashes before
her eyes


© 2012, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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