To me, haiku can be written about just about anything. From sports to nature to a random guy on the street, I write about events and sights that intrigue me. I chose the title Crumbling Bricks from this haiku:
school’s out forever
The inspiration for this haiku came from the many former school buildings that are no longer in use. These buildings have some of the grandest architecture around, and were once the pride of their towns. Now they are just a shell, rotting as time passes by. This is an example of how a simple observation can inspire a haiku. I hope you will enjoy reading my work. ~ Owen Pulver
As a student that is not in the haiku class, I had never been exposed to much haiku before I read Owen’s collection. Though short, his work seems to get right to the point and he is able to paint a picture with few words. My favorite haiku is:
my first mitt
As a baseball player, I like this haiku because it relates to me. Mementos like a first mitt or bat hold a special place in a player’s heart because they symbolize how far we have come. From that little leaguer using a cheap dollar store mitt to the college player wearing the nicest Nike uniforms. I enjoyed Owen’s haiku.
~ Anthony Bryan
About the Author
Owen Pulver is a sophomore Biology Major from Dwight, IL. His haiku are written mostly about things he experiences and observes in his everyday life. In his free time, Owen enjoys playing sports, hunting, and fishing.