Gene Murtha is our Guest Editor for Per Diem in May. Along with being a haiku poet, Gene is an avid birdwatcher, and his overlapping interests are on display in this month’s Per Diem gallery. Gene writes:
May is one of our better months to look to the sky, and you will be surprised at what you may see, besides possibly Superman or an airplane; “it’s a bird.” The avian. In these selections I want to share with you my love and my passion for nature through poems which are among the best bird haiku ever written. These haiku bring out the obvious, and not so obvious; even a poem that does not include the name of a bird. So open up your field guides and enjoy the ride.