Lizzy Kelly (MU '12)
Lizzy Kelly is a freshman secondary math education major. Completely new to writing haiku, she grew to enjoy reading and writing senryu best of all. Her inspiration comes from her own experiences and favorite scenes from movies.
Warming the Engine
When I signed up to take Global Haiku, I had no idea what I was getting into. I had heard about the 5-7-5 technique and was worried about how I would fare at writing haiku. From the first day of class, I really enjoyed writing haiku. As a math major, this was something completely different from what I am used to. Writing has turned into a nice relaxing thing to do.
After looking back on my haiu I can really see the progress I have made this year, and I realized that I really enjoy writing senryu. My title is from one of my favorite haiku written:
blasting cold air
I wait patiently
warming the engine
I believe that the title is very fitting because this booklet is filled with my first haiku, and I'm only getting started. I feel that as I write more haiku my haiku will get better and better. I have included these haiku because they are the favorites among the people who have read my work. I think that my personality shines through them. Many of these have been inspired from personal experiences and favorite movies.