These are the Haiku of love – sometimes soft and gentle, sometimes suggestive and raw. They are written to a soulmate – sometimes memories and at other times fantasies.
There are over 100 haiku of 17 syllables (5-7-5), written over 4 years. The book is in four connected parts – Winter to Spring to Summer to Autumn – tracing the stages of loving, but also reflecting the passages of life.
Photographic images are from the author’s own Japanese garden, from others in Brisbane and Toowomba in Queensland, as well as from journeys to Japan, Korea and China. Other stock images were purchased for the book.
Details of paintings are from Ginnosuke Tasuke Yokouchi (1870-1942), a Japanese watercolour painter; all paintings are part of the author’s personal collection.