PACE Global Haiku • January 2006
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Tracy Nash

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Tracy Reese Nash

How does one go about writing a haiku? In my experience, a haiku comes from direct observation of the writer’s environment. It is a reflection of the season, climate or nature. It is also a commentary on the writer’s experiences, passions and introspections. As you read my collection of haiku, you will no doubt recognize the everyday occurrences.

Please enjoy!

crisp Autumn colors
dance on the path
as I run

wind whips my hair
I stand alone
on the busy street

eyes squint
at the burst of light
from the ocean


warm spring day
the race is on

autumn leaves
crackle underfoot
as I race through the park


rapid heartbeat
pulse racing
toward the finish line

rusty fenders
broken locks
it's a classic



I stare at the screen
words will not come

deadline is tomorrow

dialysis machine beeps
as the IV
snakes down my arm

hope drains
another donor rejected

mysterious call
he leaves again
midnight rendezvous

finally over
peace at last

by Tracy Reese Nash
and Connie Volpe


wind whips my hair
I stand alone
on the busy street

city sounds
engulf my mind

his voice sounds final;
with the last goodbye
the door closes

heartbeats echo in the room

spring rains
pound into
the window

her desire slides
down the pane

Tracy Reese Nash
and Chris Schmidt


© 2006, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.