Global Haiku PACE June 2005
Millikin University
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Lori Baietto

Selected Haiku

Lori Baietto

Dr. Brooks’ had quite the challenge ahead of him to teach me Haiku. What I learned in his class was to read poetry, slow down and breathe. In addition, I have learned to be grateful for the simple things in life. I would have never guessed that I would have enjoyed reading poetry, but I have surprised myself in the Haiku class. Though I lack quality I my creativity, I was able to develop some sort of a collection upon Dr. Brook’s request. As I developed this collection, I realized that I centered it mainly around my family and childhood memories. Therefore, this collection revolves around particular seasons that are my favorite time year and memories of events in my life that will be forever in my heart.


colorful leaves
the smell of wood burning
and crisp cool air


sunny afternoon
floating in circles
scent of coconut

early evening
cup of coffee
home from work


no words between them
stillness in the room
peace lilies

scent of baked apples
her shared secrets



pot roast . . .
table for six
sibling chatter

. . . along the sunset
the roar of the engine
the feel of pavement



winding dirt road
nature painting
the direction       

          blooming wildflowers
          scent of country air        LB

roar of an engine
tires turning
humming an old song      

historical markers
deserted farm homes
days gone by       

          brookling stream
          hidden behind trees        JL

postcard greetings
wish you were here       

          by Lori Baietto & Jeanne Luckenbill

©2005 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois || all rights reserved for original authors