Along Forgotten Paths: Selected Haiku

Lindsey Omohundro

Global Haiku Tradition
Millikin University, Spring 2000

Lindsey Omohundro is currently majoring in General Psychology with a minor in Dance. She is also an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and a performer in the Dance Concert held each semester. Following her senior year, she hopes to attain her master’s degree in Social Work. Lindsey enjoys various forms of art, ballet, and writing haiku.

She finds haiku to be at its most compelling and intense level when it is created from "personal undertone and humanistic emotion."

along forgotten paths
our hands slowly meet—
Sunday outing

winter walk—
fresh footprints
not our own

midnight storm—
the flash of his face
through lightning



rearview mirror—
my parents
still waving

unopened valentine
hidden inside
her underwear drawer



button-down flannel
he never came back for—
passing rain

passing each pew
in her black high-heels
eyes turn inward



awkward silence…
        I think to myself,
        who will go first

lonely bus stop—
falling snowflakes
on my tongue



another family reunion—
spent                in
separate            corners

turning away
he pulls at my wrist …
a final serenade



concert rain—
his old jersey
wrapped around my head

before nightfall
        the tire swing
still   t
            in the wind


©2001 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois || all rights reserved for original authors