This month, Per Diem features haiku selected by Corine Timmer that explores her love of dogs, a topic which is sure to connect with many readers. Her wonderful selection is a tribute to the presence, playfulness and companionship of dogs. And in true haiku style, it captures the precious moments that underscore the importance of the relationship between man and beast.
– Rob Scott
In this haiku selection I would like to share with you my admiration and passion for dogs. The dog was the first species to be domesticated and they have been a loyal companion to humans ever since. Mutual respect and cooperation between canids and humans can be found in the stories of many indigenous peoples around the world and so too, in haiku. Many of you have a dog or know someone with a dog. In an age where many things in our lives are being reduced to what we can see and do on a screen, pets such as dogs can teach us not only about the reality of what biology is but about ourselves as well.
– Corine Timmer