early haiku represent my first attempts at understanding and
exploring the art of writing haiku. Most of my material for
these writings came from my memories of family, friends, or
God's wonderous nature. I tend to seek beauty in the most
simplistic everyday life events.
would like to thank Dr. Randy Brooks for introducing me to
the beauty of haiku. It is an art I will continue to enjoy
long after this class.
would also like to thank my classmates for their insightful
comments on my writings, especially Becky Buchanan, who helped
me write my first renga. In addition, my daughter, Tricia,
helped me write the "Family Time" renga in this
collection. As always, I am forever thankful to my family
and friends for the memories and continued support.