The haiku I have included in this collection are just a small section of the poems I have written this semester. The ones I have included are all about animals. I found, throughout the semester, that I wrote the best haiku when I wasn’t trying, and most of these animal haiku were products of just writing and not trying because I love animals, and they would always come to mind when I would sit down to write haiku. I wouldn’t consider these the entirety of my best haiku, but I wanted the collection to have a theme. I hope you enjoy!
About the author: Morgan Ewald is a double major in creative writing and theatre. She has taken both Dr. Brooks’ roundtable workshop on writing tanka and this Global Haiku Traditions class and loved them both.