my reading of Courtney's haiku, I was constantly reminded
of things that have happened to me. Several of her haiku
made me think of my family. The haiku about a lost tooth
reminded me of my nephew when he lost his first tooth
and the haiku about children playing laser tag and running
in the rain brought fond memories of my childhood. I noticed
her haiku deal with nature which is normally something
I cannot relate to because I am from the Chicago area.
was drawn into the country with her haiku and could put
myself in each situation as if I was actually living it.
There were several haiku that I could not relate to but
that were so vivid, I could imagine myself being there.
I especially like the haiku about the station wagon in
a hailstorm. I was instantly reminded of a camping trip
my family took to Ohio. It stormed and hailed so we ended
up sleeping in the car instead of our tents. Her haiku
captured that moment brilliantly even though it was obviously
not talking about my experience but most likely something
that happened to her. I like the haiku that draw me in
like this and Courtney does an excellent job with that.
I hope that as you read her haiku collection, you can
say that you can relate to them just as I have.