PACE Global Haiku • April 2007
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Kara Nihiser

Selected Haiku

Kara Nihiser

Well first of all let me say that when I started this class I knew very little about haiku. I have really enjoyed the class and learning how to write my own haiku. I have learned that haiku is learning to concentrate on understanding the meaning to a poem. Haiku are about everyday experiences. Haiku allows expressing one’s true feelings. Haiku poems are written in the present tense to convey an image or moment. Haiku poets also use concrete images to create an atmosphere. I have really enjoyed this class. Dr. Brooks was great and helped me understand how to write haiku. These in the collection are just a few of my haiku. I hope you enjoy them as I have.

smiling at him
in old pictures
he smiles back

children barefoot through the grass
green fireflies

spring afternoon
walking in the park
sounds of water


dark clouds
waves crashing
midnight storm

autumn afternoon
the sound of a woodpecker


June 25, 2005

it’s my birthday
dinner with family
I accept

daily phone calls
reservations needed

something new
something borrowed
something blue

my little man
all dressed up

fresh new face
one of love
for our commitment

two separate lives
the new Mr. and Mrs.

by Kara and
Shannon Nihiser


© 2007, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.