chill wind through the trees
below, silent leaves rustle
greet last fallen leaf
Kristjaan Panneman (Chèvrefeuille) has told us of his mother’s struggles with dementia, apologizing for his absence from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai due to the time he was dedicating to her, as well as his increased workload as a nurse due to the current pandemic.
My senryū, child once more, was posted in August 2020 and inspired by that dedication, as well as by his senryū:
Kristjaan lost his mother to COVID-19 this month. Please keep him in your thoughts.