Global Haiku • Spring 2014
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Blaine Buente

Blaine's Haiku Collection

Blaine Buente

Author’s Intro

The following haiku are ones that I have collected and used for class over the spring semester of 2014 at Millikin University. I believe that these are the best haiku that I have written. The haiku are over various topics and express different emotions. These haiku represent the variability of my writing style. I personally do not like to write about the same topic over and over again, nor do I like to write about one emotion. You will see a few playful haiku as well as some more serious ones. It all really depended on what mood I was in when I wrote these haiku. I believe that taking this class about haiku has led me to use my imagination more when I am writing. Also, before I took this class, I thought that haiku was written in five-seven-five form. This, however, is only a myth. There are multiple ways to express haiku and a few can be found in this collection.

Reader’s Intro

The haiku in this collection vary in style, emotion, and meaning. There does not seem to be a particular style that is popular among the haiku. His favorite haiku range from playfulness to seriousness. It is very unique to see that his haiku do not follow any pattern.

meditating on the cliffs
above the Arizona valley
the wind carries my thoughts

surrounded by
more cacti

finals approaching
papers for days
keep the COD away

old war medals
the boy asks grandpa
what they mean

lake setting—
my deceased dog
in the colorful photo

family cemetery
memories erupt
who do I visit first

yoga pants—
sight seeing

migrating geese
honking in the night
tis’ the season

kiss cam
at the hockey game
a couple hugs

the hole like the moon
looks giant
the putts start to drop

© 2014, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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