Haiku Published in 2005


working saddle soap
into leather
my hand    your hand    my hand

by Katie Steimann
Mayfly, 38, Winter 2004-2005

Students in Millikin University haiku courses are encouraged to submit their original work to small press literary magazines and haiku publications. Several have had their work accepted, so we are please to share these published haiku.

These students had work published in newspapers, haiku journals or literary magazines in 2005:

Sarah Bassill
Rick Bearce
Abby Cavanaugh
Emily Evans
Marcia Gordon

Angie Hawk
Tena Myers
Laura Podeschi
Katie Steimann
Dee Woods

Dear Millikin students and alums,

If you have had a haiku published somewhere or if I have missed your published work, please let me know and I will add you to this page celebrating the haiku published by Millikin students and alums.

send your updates by email to:
Dr. Randy Brooks


hiking ahead
he blends in perfectly—
lonely mountain valley

by Emily Evans
Modern Haiku, Winter 2004-2005


calm winter night
city lights dim
under falling snow

by Sarah Bassill
Midwest Living, Dec 2005


yellow dandelion
i ask him
if he's happy

by Laura Podeschi
Acorn, Fall 2005


Fourth of July fireworks
girls with long pigtails
jump double-dutch

by Dee Woods
Heron's Nest, June 2005


the tide rises
a hint of orange
in winter sky

by Laura Podeschi
Modern Haiku, Summer 2005


rainy evening
mother and daughter
rolling the dough

by Marcia Gordon
Kokako, Sept. 2005
New Zealand


takes the sting
     out of ruined silk

by Abby Cavanaugh
Raw Nervz, May 2005
Quebec, Canada


star-studded sky
the gleam of stepping stones
across the frozen creek

by Angie Hawk
Modern Haiku, Summer 2005


their son
home from the war
folded flag

by Rick Bearce
Bottle Rockets, Summer 2005


scattered wildflowers
her finger
encircles mine

by Marcia Gordon
Kokako, Sept. 2005
New Zealand


stepping out
            of the shower
a new woman

by Abby Cavanaugh
Raw Nervz, May 2005
Quebec, Canada


Life's Progression

gazing at long cornrows
mother envisions
elaborate designs

          tiny beads
          show colors of the rainbow

rain pouring down
trudging through muddy fields
in tall rows of corn

          swatting mosquitoes
          tired weary hands

showing signs of aging
she massages the tender knots
reflecting on years gone by

          the rocker creaks softly
          darkness slowly sets in

rengay by
Marcia Gordon
& Dee Wood
Raw Nervz, May 2005
Quebec, Canada


i take off my glasses
to dry them off

by Abby Cavanaugh
Raw Nervz, May 2005
Quebec, Canada


meeting strangers
I’ve known forever
grandpa’s funeral

by Tena Myers
Raw Nervz, Dec 2005
Quebec, Canada

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2005, Dr. Randy Brooks• Millikin University
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