PACE Global Haiku • PACE February 2010
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Sandy Fitzgerald

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Sandy Fitzgerald

My approach to writing haiku is best
summed up by the word truth. The best of
haiku conveys a moment of oneness with ones
surroundings. An experience that magnifies
sights, sounds, and filters out all conveyances.
There is no room in haiku for frilly words only
feelings conveyed by a stark image of human
connection. One brings to haiku their own
feelings, images and experiences. The writer
paints a picture on a canvas and the reader
brings it to life.

cherry blossom spring
a warm breeze kisses
the pallbearer's cheek

manic Monday
everything botched
except for my waiting dog

porch swing beckons
the parched field hand
cold lemonade


behemoth corsage
love drunk ants swarm
the peonies

sand covered crabs
tiny toes make
for an easy prey


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