Students in Gustavus East Asian Literatures class write fall haikus

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by

Photo credit:  “A Touch of Light” by EJP Photos/

Students in Professor Lianying Shan’s Introduction to East Asian Literatures class went on a Haiku outing in the Gustavus arboretum on October 1st during the height of fall colors. Each student composed one or more haikus based on his or her experience.

As a form, the haiku often focuses on nature, and the writer uses details from nature to express emotion.

 

1. Bright, fleeting colors

Surround past memories, yet

Green pines show the way

By Zach Bergan

 

2.Of love and of wind—

a moth spinning in circles—

goosebumps on my flesh.

By Nick Mullenmeister


3. In the tepid fog

a cardinal sings my name

when the pine appears.

By Nick Mullenmeister

 

4. Young trees, fresh and new–

Leaves by winter sent askew,

letting the wind guide.

By William Doebler

5. The tall grass were many

but all swayed in the wind

-Another windy day

By Nicholas Tolrud


6.

Ginkgo 

Wind flutters the fan 

Whispering ancient wisdoms 

Never wavering

By Maria Bryan

 

7. The vibrant leaves still cling to their branches

Leaving the trees bright and loud-

Like fireworks, frozen at their crescendo

By Elena Beisel


8. Twirling leaves fall,

The tree’s colors slowly fade,

Autumn has arrive.

By Ia Vue


9.The season of red,

The sky empty and vast,

as the heart and mind.

By Mai Der Vang


10 Fate

Leaves show their beauty

Knowing they will have to fall-

The earth welcomes them.

By Taylehr Foglesong


11.  Red sun in the fall,

Flowers dancing in the wind,

I smell them and feel them 

By Gengshi Zheng


12. Birds

Winter is coming

Birds fly to the south

Why am I here?

By Trang Le


13

Dead leaves fall to earth

Squirrels scurry to conceal nuts

A cold wind blows

By Mitchell Plank


14

Red leaves clinging on

Strong winds causes them to fall –

Winter is nearing

By Alicia Lundell

15. The autumn breeze flows gently across the plains

Sorrow fills the air with change.

Leaves leap and fly dancing among the weeds

 By James Urquhart

 

16. Hiding in tall grass

Nature observing nature–

Are we different?

By Sam Suek


17. idly traveling by –

along the path graced by leaves

three white rocks are found


the first, round with a chip

smooth yet not fully perfect –

a rock of seeking


the second, rough worn

it has a ways to go yet –

a rock of learning


the third, moonlight opal

it has attained perfect form –

a rock of knowing


By Hayley Frederick


18.   

The birds chirp sweetly

Though in trees so far away-

Only wind is heard

By Evan Miller

19.

Wind dies

Wind lives with smell

Birds fly away

By Isaiah Connell

20 

 Walking through the trees

Observing subtle meanings

Nature carries me

 by Andrew Peterson


21. As a group we saw

Natures ever-changing plan

Creation and death

By Andrew Peterson


22. Leaves begin to wilt, 

Read, yellow, orange falling.

Only the green pine remains.

By Keenan Madson

1. Bright, fleeting colors

Surround past memories, yet

Green pines show the way

By Zach Bergan

 

2.Of love and of wind—

a moth spinning in circles—

goosebumps on my flesh.

 

By Nick Mullenmeister


3. In the tepid fog

a cardinal sings my name

when the pine appears.

By Nick Mullenmeister

 

4. Young trees, fresh and new–

Leaves by winter sent askew,

letting the wind guide.

By William Doebler

 

5. The tall grass were many

but all swayed in the wind

-Another windy day

By Nicholas Tolrud


6.

Ginkgo 

Wind flutters the fan 

Whispering ancient wisdoms 

Never wavering

By Maria Bryan

 

7. The vibrant leaves still cling to their branches

Leaving the trees bright and loud-

Like fireworks, frozen at their crescendo

By Elena Beisel


8. Twirling leaves fall,

The tree’s colors slowly fade,

Autumn has arrive.

By Ia Vue


9.The season of red,

The sky empty and vast,

as the heart and mind.

By Mai Der Vang


10 Fate

Leaves show their beauty

Knowing they will have to fall-

The earth welcomes them.

By Taylehr Foglesong


11.  Red sun in the fall,

Flowers dancing in the wind,

I smell them and feel them 

By Gengshi Zheng


12. Birds

Winter is coming

Birds fly to the south

Why am I here?

By Trang Le


13

Dead leaves fall to earth

Squirrels scurry to conceal nuts

A cold wind blows

By Mitchell Plank


14

Red leaves clinging on

Strong winds causes them to fall –


Winter is nearing

By Alicia Lundell

15. The autumn breeze flows gently across the plains

Sorrow fills the air with change.

 

Leaves leap and fly dancing among the weeds

 By James Urquhart

 

16. Hiding in tall grass

Nature observing nature–

Are we different?

By Sam Suek


17. idly traveling by –

along the path graced by leaves

three white rocks are found


the first, round with a chip

smooth yet not fully perfect –

a rock of seeking


the second, rough worn

it has a ways to go yet –

a rock of learning


the third, moonlight opal

it has attained perfect form –

a rock of knowing


By Hayley Frederick


18.   

The birds chirp sweetly

Though in trees so far away-

Only wind is heard

By Evan Miller


19.

Wind dies

Wind lives with smell

Birds fly away

By Isaiah Connell


20 

 Walking through the trees

Observing subtle meanings

Nature carries me

 by Andrew Peterson


21. As a group we saw

Natures ever-changing plan

Creation and death

By Andrew Peterson


22. Leaves begin to wilt, 

Read, yellow, orange falling.

Only the green pine remains.

By Keenan Madson

 

 

 

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