Two sticks and a carrot
Tanner James Holmes
Two sticks and a carrot is a collaboration of my work throughout a semester long class about global haiku. It is a small collection of what I think represents my best work. As I went through and reread the haiku I had written throughout the semester, I started to notice a trend. Many of my haiku are about change. Two stick and a carrot comes from this poem:
and a carrot—
the last reminder of winter
This is a good example of what I mean when i say change. Whether it has to do with physical change of seasons, or psychological change of mood or memory, they all lead to this point of change. That is why I picked this title, and it is the basis for how I put together this book. This small sample of my work is my first attempt at joining the haiku tradition. I hope you enjoy.