PACE Global Haiku • PACE November 2012
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Kimberly Hanners


Kimberly Hanners

My knowledge of Haiku was very limited before taking Global Haiku Traditions instructed by Dr. Randy Brooks at Millikin University in the Fall of 2012. This class broadened my understanding of haiku reading and writing in many ways. I now understand that a response to a Haiku can vary from person to person depending on the individuals own life experiences. Haiku can strongly trigger emotions and put you in the scene created by the author. Learning about haiku was very interesting and therapeutic for me. I greatly enjoyed this class. Here are some of my favorite haiku’s and a rengay that I have written.

rake the leaves
children play
rake the leaves again


hidden in the trees
seeing my breathe
waiting for the shot

Thick and Curvy
not sickly thin . . .
a real woman


warm sand in my toes
child giggles
day at the beach


© 2012, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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