Global Haiku • Fall 2012
Dr. Randy Brooks

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before I go to sleep . . .

R Nicole

I would just like to start by saying that as an academic, logical, terribly algorithmic double business major, the idea of haiku once terrified me. For your own enjoyment, I have omitted any poem over-thought, over-analyzed, or edited to death. So what's left are some of my better and more creative haiku. Enjoy!

I ask him a question
in a language I don't speak
cup sloshing over

as she turns
her ocean eyes
turn to ice

black pen comes out as again he cancels


lazy breeze
asks the cotton flowers
to dance

picking tomatoes
from the garden
early dinner

first thanksgiving
without lasagna—
burnt turkey

crooked lights
with drunk uncles

una perdita in Famiglia
coffanetto si chinde
prima la vedo

first party
after the breakup

we kiss

late for class
I apologize
lost puppy

the car hesitates
before passing
her house

ghost stories
10 Hail Marys
before I go to sleep


© 2012, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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