Per Diem: Daily Haiku for October 2019 features Anna Maris’ collection on the theme of ‘death’. This is what Anna has to say by way of an introduction to her theme:
The seasons are a fundamental subject in haiku, integral to the form, where birth, growth, decline and death signifies not only the cycle of the year, but often also our own brief human lives. The significance of death as a theme is universal to us as humans, and something that we spend our lives fearing, exploring and coming to terms with. At the end of October, death has its own celebrations in All Hallows’ Eve, Samhain, Höstblot, Halloween and Dias Muertas. But death is also related to light, and so we return to it during this, for many, dark month of the year.
– Anna Maris