Global Haiku • Fall 2014
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Alexandra Wilson

Creepy Haiku

The Most Wonderful Time
of the Year

Allie Wilson is a BFA Theatrical Design and Production Major. She loves using her imagination and hopes to get paid one day for simply dreaming up fun ideas. In her spare time she loves to read, novels more so than plays. She also is very close to her family and they also inspire a lot of her writing. Overall, Allie loves to be creative and so she is excited to share some of her favorite haiku she has written this semester.

Wishes and Reality

Alexandra Wilson


I am a dreamer at heart and I go to Walt Disney World A LOT so most of this haiku was inspired by those experiences. However, there is not always happiness and sunshine and dreamers with their wishes and fantasy. My haiku collection explores what I long for, what could happen or be, and also what actually is realistic and happening in the world. I hope you enjoy these haiku as much as I have enjoyed writing them.


Reader's Introduction

As I read Allie Wilson's haiku, I noticed a unique quality. Even though her haiku vary in feeling from dark to wishful, they all have a common aspect. She takes common everyday things and translates them to elegant haiku. Each haiku points at an aspect of human lives that everyone has encountered. Be it the scary movies that you watch with your friends to that love in your life. I think that it is this aspect of her haiku that make them so unique. It makes reading haiku so much more enjoyable when you understand where the author is coming from. My two favorite talk about love, or at least that is my interpretation of them, the first:

hands clutch
one more time
goodbye love

This haiku is one of my favorites because it can be both happy and sad. At first I took it as a sad thing, lovers that have to part and never hope to see each other again, but there's also the possibility that they are parting only for a short time which makes it happier. This transitions well to my second favorite:

warm fire
empty chairs
burnt memories

This one seems like it can be taken with the first because if they were forced apart, you would want to do everything that you could to block out those memories. It is this unity that makes her poems enjoyable. They are not just a bunch of poems that were written at different times. They tell a kind of story. Overall Allie Wilson's haiku are a unique take on the realities of life that every person faces.

~Abigail Greider

a house on a hill
. . . 100 years vacant
a figure at the window

bright lights
cool evening breeze

red couch
New York City
there for you

grumpy cat
not just an animal
but a role model

the shining
a maze
of questions

marshmallow all over
I wipe the sticky mess
on his coat

small bonfire
quiet conversation
welcomed into the family

family outing
takes 45 minutes
to get out the door

blue skies
spring in a dress
and in my step

make a wish
to never grow up
and dream forever

© 2014, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.