I chose haiku that come from memories of me in my college years, whether it was at school, over the summer, or in quarantine. This class has been a fun way
to take my favorite and least favorite memories and put them into words to share with my peers.
When I first signed up for this class, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I have not heard talked or thought about haiku since about the third grade, but I heard this class is really fun and I was excited to learn more. Since I have been in the class, I’ll see haiku a completely different way. I have always been the kind of person that wasn’t the biggest fan of poetry because I would have trouble understanding, but haiku is the first enjoyable form poetry due to it being so short. I am a really bad reader so long poems have been very hard for me to analyze and comprehend, but this has made me find a new love for poetry in general. I definitely find myself looking at life differently, for example, I myself making random little haiku in my head throughout the day and it’s fun. And I think that’s what I like most about haiku and this class was the fact that it was simply fun and enjoyable and not something I was being forced to like. Moving on I will definitely have a more open mind about poetry in general and specifically haiku, and I hope to read and make more haiku for fun in the future.