Sean Ekiss @ 2013
The haiku you are about to read in this collection are what I consider to be among my best work. As the title of my collection “MyKu” suggest these are all haiku that were written and personally selected by me. When selecting a name for my collection I wanted something that said that would jump off the cover and draw the attention of an avid haiku reader as well as say this is who I am and how I write, I feel “MyKu” does this perfectly.
Most of the haiku I write are from memories of childhood, life or even future conversations and situations I one day hope to have with my son. I believe my best haiku have come to me while driving; I attribute this to being the only time when my mind is not ADHDing out completely. I hope you enjoy reading my haikus on MyKu as much as I have enjoyed writing and selecting them.
Sean’s work has an instant nostalgia that is easily recognizable and even easier to understand. His haiku take the reader to a familiar place that is heartwarming and sincere. Often associated with childhood, Ekiss takes us back to that moment in time we will treasure forever with his writings. My old red shirt and Rusty floorboard are both personal favorites of mine and illustrate precisely the vibe that defines Ekiss’ nostalgic writing.