My Heart in a Shell
I chose to label my collection "My Heart in a Shell" because I have noticed most of my haiku—mostly all of it—come from my personal experiences. I am really not good at writing strongly with vivid language unless I can feel it in my core. Hence, I titled this collection—I am in my own shell, as we are all are to a certain degree.
inside this shell . . .
there's no way to
hear the ocean
Basically this has been a very rough semester for me—the classes are easy, but my personal life and family life has been struggling to stay above water. I get so caught up in my troubles and silly preoccupations that I don't see the bigger picture sometimes. With my signature haiku, I hope to give other people that realization about hiding from pain and life in general—you miss out on so much!
If there's anything this haiku class has taught me, it's meditation and introspection. Relaxing and meditating on one thing at a time does wonders for my peace of mind. Thank you, Randy!