Blooming and Fading
In writing haiku I focused on life experiences that many people can relate to. Most of them come from images I have seen or feelings I have experienced. The haiku written in this book were all written over the course of this semester. My haiku involve family a lot and a few honor relatives recently lost. I found thinking of lost relatives provided images and emotions that were very true and heartfelt. In writing haiku and learning more about this art, I have become more in touch wiht nature and have take more time to appreciate the images, relationships, and events and history surrounding me. The titel, "Blooming and Fading," hints at images of flowers used throughout this collection, and also the feelings of both good times and bad times.
About the Author
Alexis Dockins grew up in Peotone, a small town south of Chicago. She attends Millikin University where she is studying nursing. She is a member of Tri-Delta sorority. Alexis has three sisters and enjoys spending time with them and her nieces and nephews. She just started writing haiku and has grown to love it.