Grandfather’s Old Ships
Haiku creates a connection between now and then. It transports the reader to a place and time. That setting can be loaded with emotions, senses, pictures, memories, and people. It can cause the imagination to ignite, or a memory to come alive.
Haiku creates a connection between the writer’s life and the readers. It can open a window to the heart of another, or reveal an entire culture. It provides insight into the author’s world, while evoking memories of the reader’s as well.
As I write, I think about these connections. I hope to find a way to let you, the reader, into my own mind so you can see the world through another’s eyes. As well, I attempt to take you back into your own life in the hope that you might remember. Whether those memories are good or bad, funny or romantic, nostalgic or erotic, is caught up in who you are. What I write is caught up in who I am. Together, we may give birth to a haiku that brings us together in this wonderful art that moves those who love it.