EN340 / IN350 Global Haiku Tradition
Dr. Randy Brooks
Millikin University PACE November 2004
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Tina Mond

This is my haiku collection. I have put together eight of my favorite haiku I have written. These eight take me to places of peace and comfort. I often find myself writing about peaceful surroundings. I usually use scenic haiku or those that can place me in a mode of relaxation. This may be the result of a stressful life, in terms of family, work and school. All three of these demands can be very taxing. For this reason, I have selected my favorite haiku which happen to achieve the goal for me of being taken away from the chaos that often accompanies life. Warmth, dim lit rooms, and quite nights are often part of my haiku. Being alone also seems to be a popular approach for my haiku.


warm blanket
cold and damp
no moon in sight

several days of snow
children on the bus stop
waiting patiently



christmas tree
dark room
quiet still

scraping first snow



baby crying
time stands still

Tina and Napoleon

she walks by
stood still

naïve about inquiries
never noticed

forget me nots

searching about
cake and candy on desk

eagerly waiting

heart flutters



Tina and daughters:

quiet outside

dim corner lights
quiet streets

break for tea
can't go on
reach for energy

bed in sight
forbidden desire

knots in stomach

time is gone

These are Ginko writings from Napoleon and Tina Mond. These writing were inspired by our surroundings as well as memories as we walked the mall and as we took a drive. We decided to alternate as we came up with our writings.

winter cold
at home                        Napoleon

early morning
     hair curlers
waiting on the porch                Tina

floral liner
       the country basket
filled with sweet potatoes pies        Tina

bitter cold
       applying ointment
to chapped lips                   Napoleon

shopping mall
frantically searching            Napoleon

holding hands
        remembering yesterday
as we stroll along                 Tina

cold winter night
         the Christmas tree
glistening in the window                  Tina

dark skies
       shining stars
hanging from God's fingertips    Napoleon

sitting outside
       peace and quiet
children waiting inside               Napoleon

early morning
       cuddled close
praying for another minute             Tina

Tina & Napoleon Mond


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