Amy Jackson’s haiku is dedicated to her father, the man who “always took her seriously” and helped her be “confident and ambitious.”
Editor’s Note: Amy Jackson’s haiku is a perfect example of the old poetry lesson “show don’t tell.” She shows us a glimpse into her father through his “salt and pepper beard” and through his eyes that are not only awake but “awake with waiting.” To not just be heard, but listened to. With Engagement. Interest. Curiosity. That’s the portrait this haiku helped me paint of Amy’s father.
salt and pepper beardeyes awake with waiting forwhat I have to say.