Jennie, Tommie, Louella, and Harriet
I wish to express gratitude to Dr. Randy Brooks and his "joyful spirit" in teaching haiku to our November 2014 PACE class. This has been a wonderful learning experience that is truly relevant and I will treasure it the rest of my life. I choose the title "Canopy" as my haiku writing approach represents my sense of peace, emotions, family ties, memories, and the secret voices of my heart that stand together under the canopy of my life. I am just beginning in my path of haiku but I have gained strength from this course in considering words that are precise yet enlightening at the same time. I endeavor to create lingering haiku "moments of awakening." I am engaging my haiku voice.