Global Haiku • Spring 2020
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Hailey Wimberley


Moments of Little Treasures

Hailey Wimberley

Moments of Little Treasures is a collection of haiku from experiences and moments that give a little insight to my life as a whole and the world I see around. Some were written from my day to day interactions with the world, some come from reminiscence of childhood and others were through going out and trying out the technique of stop, look, and listen in nature. The ones I have selected are the ones that I value, and I feel captured moments where I had admiration for nature and life, while also moments of sadness. Throughout this semester of writing haiku, I found myself looking inward and reflecting on my emotions, as well as the world around me. Haikus are little treasures; they are short poems that capture life and express feeling. Life as whole is a cumulation of moments and with haiku I try to take the moments I find remarkable or worth putting into words into three lines.


Hello, my name is Hailey Wimberly and I am a sophomore Environmental Biology major and Track and Field athlete. I grew up in Salem, Illinois, which about 2 hours from Millikin University, with a very chaotic and loving family. When I am not giving my go at writing haiku, I am listening to all genres of music (besides country), running, or hanging out with my best friends. I really enjoy being out in nature because I grew up on 50 acres of woods and my mom really enjoys hiking. As well, I love going to antique stores, records stores, and just appreciate everything vintage.

long car ride
frosted windows
become sketchbooks

This one received a lot of likes and connected a lot with the class. I really like this one because I feel like it captures childhood and the youthfulness of those times. As well, this haiku just makes me feel very nostalgic. Overall this haiku is my favorite haiku I have written. Hailey Wimberly, Spring 2020

days of molding
tired clay
she falls apart

I really like how this one capture the sense of trying to always be okay and together. This haiku is somewhat depressing in nature but has a lightness to it because the words are sort of freeing. While the person is tired of shaping herself, she finally gives gives up and just crumbles. I like how people can put their own interpretation on it and make it relate to why they might be molding themselves. Hailey Wimberly, Spring 2020

a frog
and then a bird
in between their calls, the cricket

I really enjoy the simplicity of this haiku and how sensory it is. There is a lot of beings named, but I can imagine these sounds all coming together. As well, I feel like this fit what is considered to be a true haiku. Hailey Wimberly, Spring 2020

close to comfort
in this oversized sweater
tears and all

I picked this one because of how relatable it is to people. This one a haiku that I wrote in the moment it was happening and it just felt right. I tend to write sadder haiku and this one of the ones that just worked. Hailey Wimberly, Spring 2020

night sky
we play
connect the dots

This one of my haiku that received a lot of love as well. I liked this one because of the comparison aspect that just fits so well. I can imagine this one clear as day and that’s what I enjoy the most about it. Each time I read this haiku again I’m right back under the stars. Hailey Wimberly, Spring 2020


mixed match
scarves and mittens
racing for the first snow

porch light
front door covered with moths
a portal to hell

random chap stick
found in forgotten jeans
little treasures

pieces of sidewalk
kicked in front of me
I play catch up

honey suckle patches
in summer’s warmth
the path to grandma’s

a black spider
occupies me in the shower
who’s invading whose home?

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