EN340 / IN350 Global Haiku Tradition
Dr. Randy Brooks
Spring 2004
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Juliana Helt

I Tunnel Through . . .

haiku by
Juliana Helt

I would like to start by saying that I do not consider myself to be a skilled haiku poet. I don't feel like the haiku I have written in the course of this semester are up to par with many of the other students in the class. I had a good time learning about and reading haiku this semester. I organized the haiku in this chapbook into, what I thought, represented a story, a story of who I am through haiku.

snowplowed mountain
I tunnel through
to my brother

ashes on forehead
businessmen scurry
to the next task

innocent laughter
this year
a three year old
has my heart

heartbroken . . . she sobs
I watch
glad to be single

drizzling rain
gales of laughter
beneath the umbrella

broke mine
angelic in his sleep


©2004 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois || all rights reserved for original authors