Faceless: Selected Haiku
Haiku is emotion and experience wrapped up into three short lines. Life is made up of the same two things and lasts only a few short years. The haiku that follow are simply emotions or experiences that I or someone I know have gone through crammed into a small capsule. So please, take one or two and call me in the morning.
Andrew T. Harrison
T. Harrison and I met casually before our attendance at Millikin
University. Through our mutual advisor, we began to find that
we had quite a few common interests. I was rather relieved
when I found out that I was to room with him freshman year.
The times we spent together were fun-filled, and I found that
I had a true friend in Andrew. He is a sensitive person who
never fails to see the humor in situations. Andrew also seems
to be the grounded one. While he has great dreams, he never
lets them get in the way of his life. His vision isnt
blurred by the niceties that others seem to find necessary
to get through a day. Instead, he sees the realism of the
world, and makes that the nicest place to be.
In this collection, "Faceless," Andrew wonderfully captures all of the niceties of the world without including anything trite. The images are all true to life, and they manage to bring out a feeling of oneness with everything. The world may not be the most wonderful thing all of the time, but it is magnificent at moments. Im sure that the following will take you on a journey through the everyday that you wont forget. I know that when you emerge on the other side, you will see things with a little bit of Andrew, and thats what makes the world fun.
Edward J. Morosini
bed and wall
arm around his lover
beams on clouds
pets her dog
(Raw Nervz Haiku, Fall, 2001)
Kell does not have a dream. There
is no glowing career in his head.
He doesnt want one. While
most people at least try to succeed
in life, Michael tries not to. Instead
he spends his time listening to
music, playing video games, and
trying to get his friends to come
"hang out." His favorite
"hang out" location is
the movie theatre where his mind
is introduced to a whole new level
of dream as he is sucked into this
©2001 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois || all rights reserved for original authors