With this new Haiku book, the author Christiane Haen-Ranieri lets us participate in memories that are connected with the passing of her blind parents. Each haiku alerts us to our own presence. Because the author captures the different moments in a great simplicity that hits the nail on the head. This collection is, one could say, a form of an autobiographical report. If many haiku books describe moments from life like a flash, the author chooses the opposite way by describing the innermost innermost things that she still feels towards her father. Paradoxically, their haiku let a new light emerge that is connected to a soul and spirit area. With their depth of feeling, they go beyond the actual word. The illustrations are by Aline Palau-Gazé. They give the texts an additional intensity and indicate that the art of haiku finds many ways to get to know a reality and to interpret it. Eleonore Nickolay translated into German with great empathy.