struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder every
day. I am known to be zealous and enthusiastic, but I have
been told that I lack focus and that I am disorganized at
times. Learning to read and write haiku has challenged me
to overcome some of these deficits. In order to write haiku,
you need to be "in the moment" and focus solely
on one place or event. Using a few carefully selected words,
you can capture the essence of a particular moment in time.
When I was in high school, I used to think "Each day
is a new embarassing moment waiting to happen." Now,
with my newfound appreciation for the natural world, I can
say, "Each day is a new haiku waiting to be born."
personal interests include collecting comic books, singing,
and videography. Videography is comparable to haiku for me
because it allows me to shut out life's distractions and focus
on the moment that I see through the lens of a camcorder.
I can channel my enthusiasm and creative vision towards one
particular moment in time and capture it on tape to share
with the world around me. I'm no Bashô or Brooks, but
I hope that you enjoy reading my haiku.
reflects life. That is the common element in my artistic expressions.
I have found this to be true very much so in this colleciton.
It is the outline of a portrait of the author. It roots back
to a central Illinois childhood. It transitions between the
humorous, harsh, and sentimental moments that make up each
one of our histories. The second half of this series chronicle
the past three years the author has spent at Millikin University.
Again they are traces of the sweet and sympathetic moments
in our universal experiences of life. Together these haiku
tell of a humanity shared in various ways by the human race,
yet still manage to outline a life unique to Zackary Glenn.