Global Haiku • Spring 2016
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Corrin Littlefield

The Music of My Life

Corrin Littlefield

Music is a very important part of my life. It is constantly a part of my day and I don’t know where I would be without it. It is a way for me to express myself and share my passion with others. Music is the best way to describe who I am. Most of these haiku are not music related, but they are also the best way to describe who I am. They help shed a light onto my life and my experiences, just like music does; that is why I have included them in my collection. These haiku help to explain who I am. Some haiku represent memories, some are fictional, and some represent different emotions. But these haiku are me. I hope you enjoy the music of my life and you find yourself connecting to it as well.

About the Author

Corrin Littlefield is a freshman Music Education Instrumental student with a minor in Spanish. She plays the piano and flute. She loves to read in her free time. Her favorite artists are Billy Joel and Mumford and Sons. She hopes to travel the world someday. Her little sister is her best friend and she hopes you enjoy her haiku.

the conductor cuts off
the ensemble bursts into a smile
that is why I do this

late morning
and mom

no more calls
no more texts
radio silence

you want to get married
in a church
where is your faith

snow covered boots
hot tea
and a hand to hold

the little girl
gazes at the night sky
“the stars go on forever”

standing on top of a Jeep
two young girls
able to see the world


he rubs her back
if only he were the one
she loves

an awkward conversation
to break the silence
I didn’t know was there

for the chance of a date
with his dream girl

until three in the morning

follow the yellow brick road
to your next adventure
sun painted side walk

soft jazz
floats up the stairs
the parent's party

the museum window
a stone statue

sister sleepover
shit talking parents
some things never change


my emotions go round
like an airport carousel
one lost bag


finding the courage
to be a radical
version of me

© 2016, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.