EN340 / IN350 Global Haiku Tradition
Dr. Randy Brooks
Millikin University PACE Summer 2004
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Ciara Buzan

Essay on John Stevenson

Selected Haiku

Ciara Buzan

I have written haiku from what I have experienced in my life. Things that are very important to me: family, the military, and friends. Being in the military has forever changed my life.

the flag covered coffin
running through my head

in a straight row
perfectly shined boots
soldiers obey

two green hats
one from one war
one from another



duffel bags packed
last sleep in a bed
duty calls

the hearse stops
I tremble with sadness
longing for one more minute



church bells ring
rice in her hair
miles from home

dandy lions
from my hand to
my mother's



spring rain

ice cream
hot summer day

cover the earth

wet snow
on my tongue

dandy lions
from my hand to my mother's

the wind blows
season’s change
new life begins

Ciara Buzan & Susan Tabor

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