• Joseph Fulkerson



Japanese short form poetry has always been an interest of mine; Haiku in particular.

I've been reading and studying haiku for around five years now. A couple of years ago I tried my hand at writing them. While I've had some success publishing them in a few of the popular haiku journals, it was more about honing my skills and being a part of a global community with like-minded passions.

It's really interesting to see how my style and preferences have changed since the first one I wrote.

cold January rain

the ducks take flight

two by two

From traditional (consisting of three lines of seventeen syllables 5-7-5) to single line "monoku," there is so much variety in haiku one could practice for years without tiring. If fiction is dining out, and poetry is considered fine dining, I propose that haiku is caviar.

Haiku has the ability to express a thought or a moment in time in a few short breaths, resulting in what can only be described as an "AHA!" moment, stirring in the heart of the reader a sense of kinship to the writer, which in my opinion is what makes great writing. Each haiku written is a moment in time I spent walking, hiking, practicing stillness while taking in the space, reflecting on it and writing about it. I humbly submit this collection for your enjoyment.



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