With Eyes Wide Open
This collection titled With Eyes Wide Open is an accumulation of my most inspired and substantial haiku from the spring semester 2013 of Honors Seminar: Global Haiku. Exploring the art of haiku and its lax restrictions on creativity, I became interested in the abundant ways haiku could be written and organized. I have chosen to title my booklet With Eyes Wide Open as the following haiku is a product of my curious, unbiased examination of the art form. My open-mindedness has allowed me to thoroughly appreciate haiku and through inspiration of other poets, I have tried my hand at diverse forms of haiku. The organization of With Eyes Wide Open follows the naivety and innocence I held dear as an adolescent, until reality caused a sudden loss of purity during my teenage years. However, the collection concludes with a refreshing haiku, meant to represent a current newfound hope in my own life.