A Hug Goodbye
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.