Per Diem/Haiku of the Day for August 2022 features Guest Editor Kathleen Tice’s collection on the theme of Early Harvest. This is what Kathleen has to say by way of introduction to this theme:
August 1 is often recognized as “early harvest” on the Christian Calendar, or Lammas, meaning ‘Loaf Mass Day.’ August marks the beginning of laying up food for the long winter months ahead. It is a time for showing gratitude to the Earth for the great abundance it provides. Those who have a “green thumb” and our blessed farmers are in the process of gathering-in the fruits of their labors. It is also a time to reflect on the many aspects of our own personal lives. Perhaps our earnest endeavors have reached a peak and now we are ready to reap the benefits. When you evaluate your life, consider it with the heart of a farmer.
after the house fire . . .
how reluctantly I eat
the last heirloom tomato