Zen Haiku • March 2017
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Alisha Burgett

I think the biggest thing I have taken away from this class is to sit and just be. Look around and notice all of life's blessings that have been sent my way. As I said before, my life can just seem busy and I am always thinking of what needs done. Sometimes you have to remember those things will still be there later and just enjoy the present time. Live in the right now instead of living for tomorrow. Too many times we wish for time to pass so quick we forget to see what is going on right around us. I think this is an important lesson to pass down to my children as well. It is good for them to see me being in the moment with them and not distracted.



the whispering wind
her nightly

the dust flies
the crack
of his wooden bat


graffiti lines the wall
where I once
skipped rope

they lay their foundation
one jagged brick
at a time


his breath slowly fades
into the midnight

the bullfrog sings
she jumps
feet first


old mason jars
light up
Grandma's back porch

tiny cries
from a wooden cradle
years of prayers


© 2017, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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