last song's echo
My booklet, entitled “last song’s echo,” presents a collection of the best haiku I have written during this semester’s class. As a graduating senior this semester marks my last, so I have chosen the title “last song’s echo” as a fitting reflection of the final poetry I have written while at Millikin. As befits the course of this class, my collection begins in winter with haiku that feature icicles, snow, and coldness. Midway through the collection, the haiku begin to soften with the onset of spring.
Finally, “last song’s echo” ends in sunlight and coconut in anticipation of summer break. I have rendered each haiku—such as “in the winter sun” and “waves lapping”—so as to capture the beauty of each encapsulated moment. Many haiku—such as “first love…” and “shaking snow”—feature the extraordinary in the ordinary. Some poems reflect upon memories, while others are drawn from imagination. You will have to decide which are which as you read my “last song’s echo.”