Global Haiku • Fall 2014
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Sara Siegfried

Small Town Haiku
by Lee Gurga's Haiku

Crazy Road Called Life


A Hug Goodbye

Sara Siegfried

About the Author

I was born and raised in a small rural town and did not experience true city life until moving away to attend college at Millikin University. Here I enrolled in Dr. Randy Brooks' "Global Haiku Traditions" class and immediately fell in love with the art of composing haiku. The inspiration behind the vast majority of my haiku stem from growing up in the country and life experiences. I also enjoy bringing in unexpected elements into things that are typical and normal and happen in everyday life. Writing haiku comes very naturally to me, similar to the natural elements and beauty incorporated into many of the lines I have written. Even though Global Haiku is coming to an end I hope to continue writing haiku.

Reader's Introduction – by William Shepherd

In haiku written by Sara Siegfried, there is a distinctive picture painted. It is clear that she has deep roots within the heart of Midwestern America, and her writing demonstrates the life of a small town country girl who isn't afraid to enjoy the moment that she is in.

alone with a bow
a visitor arrives

Driven by the instinct that knowledge and persistence will always prevail, her haiku represent that of someone who will never give up.

a hug goodbye
will this be
the last time?

junior prom
excitement ruined
by a crown

waiting train
my heart searches
for a way out

horse drawn carriage
snow flakes falling
in her hair

our goodbye kiss

a wink in class
her blush
reveals their secret

promise ring
every hour everyday
he is mine


organ music
off key voices ring
with joyful praise

wedding night
the priceless gown
flutters to the floor

waterpark locker
my bare feet
burn like fire

deserted woods
a hiker finds
human remains

the old cemetery
illuminated in the moonlight
enter if you dare

laundry day
a week of stains
washed away

dozing off
the frail women dreams
of her angel wings

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