Global Haiku • January 2016
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Heather Doyle

Memories of the Past, Present, and Future

Heather Doyle

Author’s Introduction

This collection of my original haikus is inspired by my memories of the past, present-day experiences, and moments that have not happened yet. Because I
write my haiku in my bedroom of my childhood home, I am surrounded by pictures and objects that grab my attention and inspire me to write about the things that I do. I go wherever my mind takes me and randomly select topics that spark memories or relatable moments. The best way to read my collection is to open your mind, picture what I have laid before you, and then fill in the holes with your own experiences or dreams. I hope that you can relate to some of these poems and that you get a good laugh from a few of them. Also, I hope that some of them take you back to some of your greatest memories growing up.

jog, jog, jog
coach is looking

dinner plate broccoli
she eats
small trees

quick grocery store trip
wearing no makeup. . .
class reunion

the woman runs
for her heart . . .
loves Krispy Kremes

down on one knee
the woman gasp . . .
he ties his shoe

illuminates the den
tea for two

my black pants fit
until . . .
I breathe out

playing in the barn
cool drink from the spikit
fresh Earth water

batter up!
at the chain-linked fence
dad’s smile

she sings to many . . .
heard by Him

backyard dance
to soundless words
one firefly glow


ocean calling
I don’t speak whale


© 2016, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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