love nature, thus I decided to organize the first part of
my personal haiku collection the traditional Japanese way
by seasonal elements. The second part are haiku reflecting
personal moemnts in life that I would like to record in
writing. These moments are core to my haiku, hence I title
this collection, Special Moments.
reading some of Xiu Ying's haiku collection, I see that
many of her poems relate either nature or relationships.
Many of her haiku relating to nature contain a seasonal
element in addition to an object of nature, such as water.
For example, her haiku:
still on the ground
have also noticed that much of her work involves relationships,
whether between friends or familywhich is supported
by her commitment and loyality to those close to her!
in my ponytail
mom in the hospital
majority of Xiu Ying's work leaves her readers with a sense
of peacefullness and contentment. I ahve really enjoyed
reading her haiku this semester, especially because I was
able to relate to many of them which spoke of experiences
that we both share!
Garry Spring 2003