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Purple Haze: Haiku #423 by Vladislav Vladimirovich Buglak and Cody DeFazio Vladislav Vladimirovich Buglak & Cody DeFazio Purple Haze: Haiku #423, 2010
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My cigarette glows
Without my lips touching it,—
A steady spring breeze.


I chose this haiku because of the mental image that I got when I read it. We made our quilt with waves and contrasting shapes to add movement and dimension to the quilt. This project required focus, determination, and responsibility.
Vladislav Vladimirovich Buglak
age 15, ninth-grader at Central Junior High School

I chose this haiku because when I read it my mind went in all directions. I knew I could be creative with this haiku and I think I put all of my creativity into my quilt.
Cody DeFazio
age 15, ninth-grader at Central Junior High School