PACE Global Haiku • PACE July 2013
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Emily Green

Reflections of Me

Emily Green

Haiku is something I have grown to enjoy when I first started taking this class I wasn’t sure how I felt on the subject. I also questioned on how successful I would be in writing a memorable haiku. I soon figured out that using my own personal experiences and memories were a melting pot of ideas to draw from. My most influential muse for writing haiku is my son, he is and always will be the most important person in my life. When I am writing haiku, I try to keep it relatable to the masses. In my opinion that is the sign of a successful haiku. I hope you enjoy my collection of haiku and renga as much as I have enjoyed taking this class and thinking outside the box.

nervous father
blue scrubs
red headed baby boy


summer sun
waves crash
sand covered toes

summer twilight
dusty and worn
he puts on his favorite ball cap


moonlight streaming
reaching for the tattered blanket
she kisses him goodnight

harvest moon
toe head giggles
sugar high


morning stretch
puppy breath in my face
nails click on the floor

evening breeze
old porch swing
creaks with memories



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