Global Haiku • Spring 2012
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Lindsay Quick

Through the Oak Tree

haiku ink paintings

2 Spoons, 1 Memory

Lindsay Quick

The art of haiku writing is not something that can be forced. It must come from life itself. I have found that the best haiku represent moments that are often unnoticed or quickly forgotten. I write haiku based on my own experiences as well as moments common to others. I believe life is beautiful and I hope my haiku show just that.

a ragged t-shirt
known as blankie
nestled between them

sidewalk scribbles
the language of friendship
written for all to see

down the path
a butterfly lands

a bowl of ice cream
two spoons
one memory

a confidant
a partner in crime
a brother

one moment
the next, soaring

the story of a woman
long gone
told over and over

Sunday dinner
on the grill
a cool breeze stirs

even the breeze
seems to
have somewhere to go

I go left
you go left
awkward aisle dance

it only takes three words
to understand
I love you

© 2012, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.