PACE Global Haiku • PACE September 2009
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Doug Taylor

Life's Memories
Selected Haiku

Douglas J. Taylor

Dedicated to my wife, Annette, who has
been with me through many of our life’s
joys and sorrows.


This collection of Haiku written about some of the fondest, warmest, and endearing memories in my life, brings joy to my thoughts as I wrote and remembered. It was not hard to remember those who have been close to me in my life. They all bring a smile, sad thought or loving feeling as I read them.

Reader's Introduction:

My husband has really surprised me when I read some of his Haiku. They all have a special meaning to him or to us. My favorite is the snow fort, mom calling, hot coco. Even though I did not know my husband as a child, I also share this same
memory in my childhood, and it brings back many memories from my own past.

Annette Taylor

moon watching
stillness in the night
winter breath . . .


snow fort
     mom calling . . .
hot coco

hollowed out tree
all alone
still standing


hub cap missing . . .
    still willing to haul
old Ford truck

autumn chill
my grandpa's death
mums blooming


splintered wooden sword
hanging on the wall
my Japanese soul

at night
deer path
leads me home…


© 2009, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.