Per Diem: Daily Haiku for June 2020 features Greg Piko’s collection on the theme of ‘Sunset’. This is what Greg has to say by way of an introduction to this theme:
Sunset is neither one thing, nor the other. It doesn’t have the clarity of the midday sun, but neither is it shrouded in the black of night. Sunset is a point of transition. Depending on the circumstance, it may invite us to reflect on events of the day, to anticipate what lies ahead, or simply to absorb the moment. The transient character of sunset seems perfectly suited as a subject for haiku. Being evanescent, being ephemeral by nature, sunset is all about the moment. All about fleeting beauty and impermanence. Indeed, sunset is often a glorious time: full of colour, full of hope for another day and full of poetic inspiration. Thank you to the 30 poets from around the world who kindly agreed to have their sunsets featured on Per Diem this month.
– Gregory Piko