Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | By Rosie Chuong

Last month, I mentioned a recent visit to The Huntington Library where I learned about Chinese woodblock printing and read some of the most beautiful haikus I had ever come across. Earlier this month I unveiled a little side writing project I had been working on titled, “You In Haiku” through a consecutive 14-day launch featuring initial haikus written for the poetry series.

Haikus, in its most traditional form, typically describes nature. Since its beginnings, haikus have been utilized to write about other topics including life and love. If you have followed along all this time, you may have noticed by now that I love to write about human beings, relationships, love and romance. I realized I could compare and summate human qualities to nature, and so, infused with my undying love for intended puns, You In Haiku was born.

There will be a second set of haikus published in the month of March, written from an entirely different perspective, but for now, scroll down to read through the 14 initial haikus of this series.

DESCRIBE YOUR LAST RELATIONSHIP IN HAIKU  He taught me how to  fall in love with another  when our lips first kissed  - Rosie Chuong

DESCRIBE YOUR LAST RELATIONSHIP IN HAIKU

He taught me how to
fall in love with another
when our lips first kissed

– Rosie Chuong

Pour your soul in me like the empty glass you trust. Lose inhibition.  - Rosie Chuong

Pour your soul in me
like the empty glass you trust.
Lose inhibition.

– Rosie Chuong

It's only in your  presence that summer arrives.  Your body is warmth.  - Rosie Chuong

It’s only in your
presence that summer arrives.
Your body is warmth.

– Rosie Chuong

Let's be explorers  tonight amidst an ocean  of sheets and pillows.  - Rosie Chuong

Let’s be explorers
tonight amidst an ocean
of sheets and pillows.

– Rosie Chuong

Measure the span of  my love against stars for it  is a galaxy.   - Rosie Chuong

Measure the span of
my love against stars for it
is a galaxy. 

– Rosie Chuong

You are a river:  your depths of wonder flow in  through me, the Dead Sea.   - Rosie Chuong

You are a river:
your depths of wonder flow in
through me, the Dead Sea. 

– Rosie Chuong

Thinking of you and  writing late night haikus. Do you think of me too?   - Rosie Chuong

Thinking of you and
writing late night haikus. Do
you think of me too? 

– Rosie Chuong

Tonight, bedazzle  me with a glow only the  moon shows the night sky.   - Rosie Chuong

Tonight, bedazzle
me with a glow only the
moon shows the night sky. 

– Rosie Chuong

I unfold and I  become undone before you  like a rose petal   - Rosie Chuong

I unfold and I
become undone before you
like a rose petal 

– Rosie Chuong

A star agleam in  the night sky guiding you. I  long to be that star.   - Rosie Chuong

A star agleam in
the night sky guiding you. I
long to be that star. 

– Rosie Chuong

Surrender to me  the same way the sun escapes  from day into night   - Rosie Chuong

Surrender to me
the same way the sun escapes
from day into night 

– Rosie Chuong

I will kiss you like  the sun kisses your skin and  make your body glow   - Rosie Chuong

I will kiss you like
the sun kisses your skin and
make your body glow 

– Rosie Chuong

Not even morning  mist touching my face compares  to your sweet wet kiss.   - Rosie Chuong

Not even morning
mist touching my face compares
to your sweet wet kiss. 

– Rosie Chuong

DESCRIBE YOUR MOST RECENT KISS IN HAIKU  The kiss on my lips  was not the only thing that  he made wet that night.   - Rosie Chuong

DESCRIBE YOUR MOST RECENT KISS IN HAIKU

The kiss on my lips
was not the only thing that
he made wet that night. 

– Rosie Chuong

FOR MORE INSPIRATION, check out the Love Notes & Little Reminders series.

Writing: all haikus were written by Rosie Chuong | Photos: all photos were taken by Rosie Chuong