Global Haiku • May 2021
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Nick Laramee





Time Unnoticed

Nick Laramee

Haiku is one of the most unique ways to write poetry. Haiku is not a static writing style where the author must write in 3 lines of five, seven, and five syllables like we have all been taught at some point in our lives. As for me, I use haiku as a way to express emotions, and hopefully create a relatable connection with the readers of the world. After taking Randy Brook’s class at Millikin University, Global Haiku Traditions, I can happily say that I can appreciate the art of Haiku, and hopefully I have created some haiku that you can enjoy.

The title of this collection is Time Unnoticed, as we can sometimes get caught up in the mundane tasks of life, where we can often lose track of life. It is all about reminding yourself to live in the present and to not take anything for granted.

ringing bell
pencil lead

mother obsessed
with murder

first interview
she sits
twirling her hair

yellow shirt
purple shorts
not a care in the world

leaky oil
squeaky brakes
things will get better

training wheels rolling
dad's hand
let's go

first day of school
smi le
missing tooth

swing of the bat
of stadium peanuts

masquerade part
I dance with her
without one

one Oreo
left in the pouch
who did this?

two squirrels fighting
at least . . .
that'w what we told the kids

sitting at her desk     I catch myself staring

i ask about his
he pours a coffee

only kind he will drink

Nick Laramee & Jake Pietryk

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