EN340 / IN350 Global Haiku Tradition
Dr. Randy Brooks
Spring 2002
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Dorina Aguilar

Real Symbolism: Readings
of John Stevenson's Haiku

Chiyo-ni & Stevenson

Selected Haiku

Dorina Aguilar

My collection is a recognition of my surroundings and of all the things I love in life. There is a distinct style at simplicity conveyed in each line that allows me to remember how fortunate I truly am, as an individual. I hope you enjoy this work.

Medea Mosxona writes, "Out of our entire group, Dorina's haiku were the haiku that I enjoyed the most. Her style is similar to mine in many ways. For example, she enjoys writing about love and its many facets. I also like the simplicity in the moments that she describes. Her style uses a lot of ambiguity, which I enjoy because it is easier to put myself into the haiku when I read it. Her style has a very musical tone. She captures moments that have very little surface beauty and transforms them into inspiring images."

his number
up and down the court
not him

messy room
he'll soon be here
dust off his pictures

change of scent
but he always
welcomes me home



fuzzy exterior
I slice my kiwi

numb fingers trying
to curl up
away from the cold




empty tables
early in the night
college pub

     leaning on the bar
     waiting for the next round

medium rare
the raw meet

     cigarette smoke
     dwelling in my hair

candle on the table
in your eyes

     talking on the phone
     waiting for the results

by Dorina and Kerry and Amy Goebel

©2002 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois || all rights reserved for original authors