Zen Haiku • March 2017
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Jane Daniels


Jane Daniels

It is thrilling to have a friend, classmate or professor interact with a haiku that I have written. Writing haiku requires that I am quiet and willing to express my experience in that moment.

This course helped me to slow down and enjoy the moments that I would have otherwise been missed. I was challenged to be still and try to capture these moments in haiku. I believe that this class was a wonderful experience and I am grateful for the kind and attentive way the writing of haiku brought us all closer together. I found kukai and matching contest enlivened us all into so many wonderful discussions.

Thank you Dr. Randy Brooks for sharing your Zen Art.



removal of an old pot
wolf spider

truck in the shop
mechanic calls
tune up the bike


water resting
of grass

waves crashing
to shore
one lonely sandcastle


weeding the strawberry patch
the dog pulls on a twig
the cat rolls in the dirt

the sun
forgets to shine
Will i?


© 2017, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.