EN340 / IN350 Global Haiku Tradition
Dr. Randy Brooks
Spring 2004
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A Collection of Moments

Julia Shaver

My haiku are called "A Collection of Moments" because that is what they are. There is no special order to them or even a reason for their placement. It is just at complete random order; the same way they were written. I really enjoy all of these haiku, and I feel that a lot of these moments bring back great memories. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Julia's haiku can relate to anyone. They are many times about experiences that everyone has encountered in their life. She does not use fancy words or different forms to her haiku. They are very simple but you can tell they have a lot of ideas in them. I really enjoyed her first haiku about polka dots because I can visualize it and it is really interesting to have stars be made into something else. Her haiku are good for reading at any time or any place and always leave you with a good feeling.

black sky
white polka-dots
some big, some small

big dusty box
old t-shirt
feeling the pain

broken vase
guilty look
tears stream down

semll of lilacs
walking through a garden
rainbows of vegetables

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