Haiku Kukai 2 Favorites

Fall 2010 Haiku Roundtable • Millikin University
(Select 5-10 favorite haiku, and write a ¶ of imagined response to 2 favorites.)

talking to her
in the car
a face in the stereo

vise-like grip,
I finally meet
her father

Garrett Derman (3)

morning jog
carefully evading
the ant hill


police sirens ablaze
this is home

Joseph Sparks (5)

dead flowers
outnumber their
surviving brothers

Ky Cochran (3)

cardboard fisherman
driving in a parking lot


a light breeze flowing
over the unmoved water
of a docile creek

september wind
in my hair
smell of harvest

Aubrie Cox (2)

the reflecting streetlight
in the puddle

Becky Smith (4)

more baggage
than I remembered

Susie Wirthlin (6)

pumpkin patch
hidden among hay bales
her crooked smile

Susie Wirthlin (7)

making geometry
from the next room
she asks if cows lay eggs

Carmella Braniger (7)

on the back patio
ignoring my busy neighbors
late morning snooze

Carmella Braniger (3)

tree frogs
whisper through my window,
autumn night.

she plays
his marimba

Garrett Derman (4)

sticky fingers
with a lemon pie smile
the tickle monster

Susie Wirthlin (8)

rising smoke
she grills
his meat

the patch of green grass
grows best along the edge
of your grave

Hollie Logsdon (8)

The Beatles in black and white
on the wall
Ringo looking off to the side.

Nora Kocker (2)

the overgrown bridge
I tread lightly
through my childhood

Aubrie Cox (12)

morning after
gently washing away
his scent

Susie Wirthlin (8)

men’s restroom
listening to small talk
from a stall

Jackson Lewis (4)

fish playing
ripples in the pond

zen garden
brush aside
dead cigarettes

Jordan Pennington (10)

sudden downpour
all the poets
write faster

Aubrie Cox (12)

twilight walk
gently linking arms
with mom

Susie Wirthlin (4)


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