Selected Haiku

April Romberger

Global Haiku Tradition
Millikin University, Fall 2000

April Romberger


cluttered dorm room—
giggling till sunrise
over two bowls of Lucky Charms

rain scent
brother's knees muddied from
searching for worms

thru Grandmother's woods
to the old Blackberry bush—
I trip over that same root



streetlamps in the puddles—
two strangers laughing
a little too loud

Already winter
     in his words—
we gather fallen leaves



Grandpa's cherry tree—
where my swing was hung
the rusted yellow chain

Late sumer rain
     the wolf-howls
           of frat boys in the mud




midnight dorm snack
as I open the tuna can
no meow

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