Per Diem Archive: T. French Feb. 2014, The Highest Branches
The Highest Branches
On the graphic of a Family tree a person usually puts themselves at the top with parents beneath, and grandparents under them. These three generations are in effect the "highest branches" on the tree.
The haiku for this month mentions directly or alludes to the relationship and memories associated with parents and grandparents. Some of these are nostalgic in nature, some refer to present day relationships, some have comforting tones, some are more melancholy in nature.
When reading the work of others, it is almost always these haiku centered around family that touch me most profoundly. I hope that the readers of Per Diem will also feel this way about my selection.