Blaine's Haiku Collection
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.
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.