PACE Global Haiku • PACE November 2012
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Amber Potts


Amber Potts


I would like to dedicate this to my Ladybug. Thank you for taking this journey with me.


It is said that a haiku isn't birthed until someone else loves it. That statement is my motivation for every poem that I write. I feel that if I love the poem that someone else in turn will love it as well.  Several of these poems that I included in this collection are ones that were "born" in class. The other selections that I included are ones that were "born" outside of class by others. As you read this collection may the following poems be "born" again.

Reader Introduction

perfect wind
floating airplane
principal’s office

open window
summer rain
snuggle day

raking leaves
family bonding time
2 more acres to go

These three were my favorite poems because I felt a connection with them.  I really enjoyed all of them, but these were my favorite because I could relate to them the most. I like poems about family and life. I’m happy that I can help with my Mom’s homework because she always helps me with mine. —Lauryn Imani Rowe-Adams

4 pounds
½ oz.
Happy Mother's Day


first morning home
tousled hair
duffle bag in the corner

black and white photo 
of young love
60th wedding anniversary


cast iron skillet
Mom's fried chicken
seasoned to perfection

charred chicken
soggy potatoes
newlywed dinner


heirloom diamond
3 carats
pawn shop favorite




© 2012, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.