Creative Haiku

Send in your best haiku about USF Week of Welcome and the new school year. Be creative and have fun.

 

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2011) – What better way to celebrate the new school year, than with being a little bit creative and having some fun.

 

To mark the event, we’re inviting everyone - faculty, staff, students, parents, visitors (you get the point) - to send in your very own haiku about USF, the new school year, Week of Welcome, Move-in Day, or whatever USF-related event you want to highlight.

 

So, what’s a haiku?

 

According to dictionary.com, a haiku (pronounced hahy-koo) is “a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.”

 

Email your haiku to phoward@usf.edu. Be sure to include your name and hometown. We’ll publish the entries, along with your information.

 

Check back to read the entries.

 

Submitted Haikus:

 

From new beginnings

Come learning, fun, adventure

Life starts now, enjoy

                                       --- Gail Spector, Land O Lakes

 

Lot, a parking spot

Why do you elude me so?

I have a class, OH!

                                 --- Lauren Rivera, New Port Richey

 

Fall in and adjust

Winter ends and summers whiz

Degree is a must!

                               --- Terrie Wade, Tampa

 

Do right to others

And study tenaciously

Success will follow

                           --- Benjamin K. Carter, Eustis, Fla.

 

Two Online Courses.

Degree is almost Complete.

Class of Twenty-Twelve!

                                --- Damian Stanziano, Miami, FL

 

Registered for two

Courses this term. I'm nearly

Done. Hip Hip Hooray!

                               --- Damian Stanziano, Miami, FL

 

 

The Mind and Soul seeks

An Oasis of Knowledge

On our campus grounds

                               --- Benjamin K. Carter, Eustis, Fla.

 

syllabi abound

unlimited potential

another cycle

                       --- Timothy Carrigan, Boone, NC

 

I love USF

Nothing short of being great

What else can I say?

                                --- Franklin Velez

My teacher taught me

All my heart needs to know

Then she set me free

                               --- Kathleen Boyle, Tampa.

 

I have seen the goal

Knowing the journey worthwhile

I will not look back

                              --- Kathleen Boyle, Tampa.

 

Ride your bike to class

It is so easy and fast

Wave to cars you pass

                                --- Charles Lockard, Saint Augustine, FL

 

Classes have begun

Students and staff all ponder

Where the hell to park

                                       --- Anne Maynard, Tampa

 

Intriguing changes,

An amazing sensation,

USF nation.

                                    --- Brock Lewis, Fort Myers

 

Another year down,
and though it may get harder,
it still gets better.

                                   --- William Willis, Tampa

 

Boxes everywhere

Oh, be careful with that one!

Crammed in our new rooms.

                                   --- Elizabeth Loyer, Nokomis

 

The Kickoff Party

Small balloon animal bull

Lots of free stuff here!

                                  --- Elizabeth Loyer, Nokomis

 

So many events

How to choose which to attend?

Broaden your interests.

                                   --- Elizabeth Loyer, Nokomis

 

USF, we’re here

A new beginning for us

Green and gold, go Bulls!

                                   --- Barbara Pearce, Dunedin

 

It's a new school year

It's a time to grow and learn

No more B's I want all A's

                                    --- Victor Rivera, Tampa

 

Welcome to USF

You’ll have the time of your life

Have fun; own the bull!

                                 --- Vicki House, Tampa

 

Green and yellow bull
Hope, promise, potential lie
in front of us all
                               --- Christy M. Foust, Tampa

Broken heart causes
the past to resurrect life
but I will play dead

                               --- Phil Siniscalco, Tampa

 

Bedsheets bodies sink
passion skin pressed silhouettes
love; eclipse; sunset

                              --- Phil Siniscalco, Tampa

Blazing stars align
hues ascend and intertwine
swimming in your eyes

                             --- Phil Siniscalco, Tampa

To love you again
noon gardens bloom after rain
shine bright with sunlight

                             --- Phil Siniscalco, Tampa

 

Hot sun, hot car bad. 

Hot pavement on my feet bad.

Hot Band is so cool.

                             ---- Sarah Connelly, Tampa

 

The campus is green

The sun is gold and bright

Freshman are green too.

                                ---- Sarah Connelly, Tampa

 

Drive, unload unpack.

Meet, greet, mingle with new friends.

New semester nerves.

                               ---- Sarah Connelly, Tampa

 

I should have printed

my schedule for tomorrow.

Where do I go now?

                              ---- Sarah Connelly, Tampa

 

Another year down,
and though it may get harder,
it still gets better.

                        --- William Willis, Tampa

 

Summer is waning

Fall classes are beginning

Where is the free food?

                                   ---- Jenna Withrow, Tampa

 

It’s Week of Welcome

New places, faces and friends

Have a great school year!

                                     --- Lara Wade, USF News, Tampa.

 

Fall is in the air

And Week of Welcome is here

Greetings all new Bulls!

                                                  --- Lara Wade, USF News, Tampa.