PACE Global Haiku • Fall 2006
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Nate Halteman

The Journey

Nate Halteman

The inspiration for my haiku ranges from fragments of childhood memories to events that just happened not even a month ago. This poetry reflects everything from moments of solitude and happiness to personal struggles. It is a compilation of the meaningful experiences that I have encountered throughout my journey from youth to adulthood as well as my development as a poet over this past semester. It is a pleasure for me to be able to share these thoughts and memories with you.

underneath the mask
an unexpected guest

the setting sun
my basketball
a brief eclipse

on the goal
a spectator
takes flight


the car ride home
but the radio

at the end
of the beaten path
my sanctuary


touching the heavens
a shack

a white Christmas
within my grasp


stars shining
I find peace last

in the flames
my future revealed
I smile


snowy peaks
pierce the clouds
faint tracks of a sled

a conquered
my father's tractor


a haunted house
she hides
...behind me

© 2006, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.