EN170 Haiku Writing Roundtable
Dr. Randy Brooks
Millikin University • Fall 2004
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Diary of A Girl

A Collection of Haiku
by Lea Evers

This collection is dedicated to
my late father,
Edward Jay Evers
November 3, 1949 — November 29, 2000

This collection of haiku was written during the fall semester of 2004 at Millikin University. Many of these haiku are my responses and heartfelt reactions to other haiku I read. Still others are based on the occurences in my life this past year. I really enjoyed creating these haiku and hope you enjoy reading them.

baby's first Thanksgiving
throwing turkey
at her Daddy

chocolate martinis
with the girls
boyfriends at home

gentle reminder
     hung on the door

after a few drinks
I sleep
among the roses

wilted flowers
on the gravestone—too long
since my last visit

dust settling
follows my home
down the gravel road

light touches
the folded flag
hidden in a dusty drawer



my father
home for the holidays
in a tiny urn

soft voices
in the graveyard,
i place roses on the ground


new tattoo--
a purple rose
forever on her back

silently . . .
i dress
in the dark



little girl
on daddy's shoulders
steering through the crowd

all alone...
they took the laces
from her shoes


winter sunset--
in daddy's hair

calmly, her hand pulls
the needle tight
a silhouette forms on canvas


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©2004 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois || all rights reserved for original authors