I decided to name my collection Loving Memory, because many of my haiku represent a part of my past. I like to write from an observation point of view. That said, everything I write about come from something I've seen or experienced personally. In the process of forming my haiku I used my surrounding environment to guide me as well as my emotional state. Many times, I used my past experiences and correlated them to objects around me. Each haiku should allow the readers to from various images that would enhance the feeling of the haiku as well as the reader's connection to it. Therefore, my title represents the memories that were written about through my haiku. I added Loving to the title, because these memories are bittersweet. Everything that has happened in my life or someone else's occurred for a reason. We learn from our experiences and that's why it's lovely because we grow from them and reflect.
The order of my haiku in this book represent the transition of life from a young child to an adult. The last rengay ties the book up by focusing on a child, because we always reflect on things in our life. We can't consider the future but we can look back at our lives and reminisce about it. Towards the end of the book the haiku represents various memories where a person is hiding their pain or just living in the moment. It goes in and out but focuses on things someone might experience from a child to an adult. I also dive into break ups which is a typical experience that everyone goes through. Therefore, it's a relatable topic that people think about but may not say exactly how they are feeling. That's why I dove into it so that I can be the voice of those that don't have the voice to express these feelings.
In all, my haiku range from happiness to anger. People go through many stages in life of various emotions and it's just the way life is. At the end of the day we must look past the negative and remember the pure happiness we felt during our childhood. We go through struggles but life is amazing and in it we can form lovely memories.