Global Haiku • June 2020
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Delaney Manning


Discovery: A Booklet of Haiku

Delaney Manning

It’s always fun to discover something new. This booklet may help you discover more about yourself and haiku. There is no arrangement of a topic or a specific emotion that needs to be felt. I ask you to simply discover the hidden feelings you have behind each haiku. Allow your senses to look back on memories and possibly create new ones. I thank my college professor Randy Brooks for allowing me to grow personally from reading and writing haiku. The haiku you will be reading are some of my favorites from taking Brook's class. Now it's time to discover!

sled attached
to the golf cart

in the sheets
pizza box open


clay print
onto the porch
tiny hands


mother wakes
I crawl into bed
to snuggle


soldiers in a row
one without a gun
marching off


owlets nestled
tight under
another mom’s wing


creaky trampoline
sprinkler on
bubbles foam


scrapes on knees
bails of hay
mom making lemonade


ball bounces
off the roof
into the swimming pool



solid cedar wood
couch scratches
a cat’s blank stare


change clinks quietly
a tin can
barely heard


long white t-shirt
the smell of his cologne . . . all alone


© 2020, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.