I have an inordinate love of nature, so when I read my first Haiku, I was deeply impressed by it's ability to convey such beautiful thoughts in one breath. The purpose of my collection is to try to do the same, while evoking a strong emotional response and proposing a subject for meditation. While knowing that my love of nature is intense, I still know that I do not own the tree I planted. There is an old Chinese proverb that exhorts us to keep that green tree in out hearts, and maybe a songbird will come along. Not being attached to the outcome of our wishes often engenders great peace. A sense of detachment guarantees serenity and reading Haiku brings the opportunity for such a healthy quietude. No one has everything, everyone has something, sometimes something is nothing, having nothing, needing nothing, wanting nothing, is blessed peace. I hope you enjoy book.