PACE Global Haiku • PACE September 2009
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Stacy Burrous

Selected Haiku

Stacy Burrous

When I first registered for Haiku, it was because I had to take a Global Studies course. Many have asked me how Haiku pertains to my major. I respond back with “it is part of my general education requirements.” Even at that point I do not feel I was giving Haiku its fair chance. I entered Haiku thinking, “let’s get this Japanese poetry over with!” Dr. Brooks has made the class so much more! I have found that we write American Haiku, but it is “based” off of the Japanese poetry. Haiku has opened my eyes, and broadened my thinking process. Whenever I am driving down the road and looking at scenery, I think of a Haiku. Also whenever I am writing something for work, I find myself choosing larger and more descriptive words to get my point across. This being said I think Haiku is very important for my major, because it makes me look at situations in a different perspective. I am finding in life that there is no black and white, we have a “gray” area. Haiku helps me to look at the situation, dig in, and decipher it for all aspects of the problem. After I complete my Haiku course, I believe I will continue to read and write Haiku

kneeling over the bed
the red sweater

rain pouring down
wind shield wipers racing
still no sight of the road

the day has come
wet ink
Marriage dissolved


molded to my hand
warn out glove
clinching the last out

© 2009, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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