Painting the clouds
They key to a good haiku is to establish some sort of moment in time, one that the reader can connect to and bring part of themselves to. It is an incomplete work of art that requires a reader’s imagined response in order to be whole. Whenever someone discovers a haiku they love, my haiku professor, Dr. Brooks, described it as a sort of birth, since this is the moment when the haiku is finally complete. My hope as a haiku writer is that my readers can complete some of the haiku in the book with their imagined responses.
Wanda June is a sophomore majoring in Philosophy. Her pastimes include reading, singing, and after taking this class, writing haiku.