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Global Haiku • Millikin University • June 2019

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pencil shavings fill the air
the sun beats down from the windows
works of art are made

pencil shavings fill the air
works of art are created

pencil shavings fill the air
the sun from the windows
works of art make

pencil shavings
sunlight from a window
on his blank page

pencil shavings
in the sunny art room
about to sneeze

sun from the windows
pencil shavings fill the air
while art is made

Geoffrey Diver


bonfire in the darkness
laughter filling the air while
marshmallows burn on sticks

laughter fills the air
marshmallows burnt to a crisp
bonfire turns to dark

laughter filling the air
marshmallow burning
bonfire turns to dark

bonfire
holding sticks with marshmallows
into the flames

bonfire
small talk with
sticks in the flames

Emily Boes


loud sounds of laughter
playing hide and seek
running fast to catch

running fast running fast
hide and seek laughter
loud laughter hide and seek

playing hide and seek
running fast
loud sounds of laughter

laughter
running fast
to catch the hider

Raisa Zamacona

running fast
loud laughter
hide and seek


winter time
snowflakes falling on the windowpane
sledding in the near future

winter
sledding on
fresh snowfall

winter
snowflakes falling promise
sledding

winter
snowflakes falling
promising sledding

winter
sledding
the fresh snowfall

winter
snowflakes falling
sledding

snowflakes
catch on the window
sledding hill white

Alysa Doneske


cannonball
splashing in the water
after jumping off the diving board

jumping off the diving board
splashing in the water
Cannonball!

splashing in the water
after jumping off the diving board
Cannonball!

cannonball
jumping off
splashing water

cannonball!
the splash almost
reaches grandma

Alysa Doneske


gold latch
spin the gold crank
my sunshine

cranking open
the kitchen window
my sunshine

my sunshine
open the latch
spine the crank

gold latch
gold crank
you are my sunshine

gold latch
crank spinning
my sunshine


crowds of people holding hand made signs
chanting
fighting for what they believe is right

crowds of people holding signs chanting

Geoffrey Diver

crowds of people holding signs
chanting for what is right

crowds of people
chanting . . . fighting . . .
what they believe is right


our childhood turtle Phil
     my sweet hard shelled
          my reptile best bud

hard shelled
turtle Phil
best buds

hard shelled
turtle Phil
best bud

the turtle Phil
hard shell
reptile best bud

hard shell
reptile
our turtle Phil

childhood turtle
my best bud's
hard shell

Raisa Zamacona


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