I was born and brought up in Ireland, the land of poets and painters. Then, while a student at Chelsea College of Art, got married and had two babies.
I am now eighty two, and am still, and will always be grieving for our son who died of cancer (I refuse to give it a capital letter) after great suffering courageously born on March 18th last year.
Then the Lockdown closed in, and I thought, prompted by your idea of a Haiku a Day to do just that, send them to you, and possibly put them together as a little book partly to his memory, and also to raise money for research. Two little books have now been printed, and have so far raised over £1,200.00.
I have been writing most of my life, and still continue to paint and exhibit now and then, and have been printed here and there over the years. The haiku idea really gripped my imagination, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for starting THE DAILY HAIKU, I would never have done this otherwise.
A selection of haiku and artwork:1