Per Diem: Daily Haiku for February 2020 features Paul Conneally’s collection on the theme of ‘Sickness’. This is a subject that is very personal and ‘close to home’ for Paul, who is currently caring for his ailing mother. It is worth noting that Paul has assembled this collection under great duress and has been unable to provide a summary for it. We are very grateful for his determination to complete the collection under the circumstances. The poems he has chosen are powerful and raw, and have clearly been influenced by his current plight. We hope that the process of putting it together has offered him the opportunity for some positive reflection during a difficult time.
The collection includes some Japanese originals for which Paul has provided his own transliterations.
– Rob Scott