Haiku to Edit 1

Global Haiku • Millikin University • July 2016

Four edit actions: cut unneccesary words, add context (setting, time), replace for better images, & rearrance the furniture.

freshly painted toes
apple flavored lip gloss smile
filled with a peanut butter day





my kayak gliding on water
crystal clear waters
fish swim on by

Red white and blue

As we sit on the porch
Peaceful afternoon
A father's advice




lighten lanterns call in
ships in the night
for troubled wife's

monkeys, lions & zebras
as the music plays



still of the night
broken by a clamour
just the cats





turtles in the mud
river waters high
log cabin

ice creams
warm sunny days
whip cream on her nose

hanging by a thread
good news arrives
a glimmer of hope

Christmas day
opening boxes
his hazel eyes smile at me





with grandma and grandpa
summer vacation


yellow rain ponchos
awestruck wonder
Horseshoe waterfall




flooding river banks
people scurrying around
running from the cabin


early morning
cleaning house
before starting the day

© 2016, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.