chill wind through the trees ~ senryū

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:

memories
fading away more and more
she … a child again
© Chèvrefeuille

Kristjaan lost his mother to COVID-19 this month. Please keep him in your thoughts.

9 thoughts on “chill wind through the trees ~ senryū

  1. In Jewish tradition, when somebody dies, we say this to the mourners: ‘Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet’, which means: ‘Blessed is the True Judge’. I’m not sure how much I believe that, but it feels good to have something to say when my own words don’t come.

    -David

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