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by Corine Timmer

"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure."
—D.H. Lawrence

In our modern Western societies it’s easy to forget where the origin of many of our products, including food, clothing and building materials, lies. The evolution of production and its impact on consumption has severed man’s connection with nature. This in turn has led to a lack of understanding and respect. Corine Timmer is a visual artist, author, publisher, award-winning haiku poet, animal lover and street dog advocate. She lives in the countryside in the south of Portugal with ten street dogs and other animals, including her beloved donkey, Lolita.

Corine’s haiku, including photo haiku and haiga have been published in various respected print and web haiku journals and anthologies. She is a member of the British and American haiku societies, ALLi ( Alliance of Independent Authors), and the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She also composes electronic music to haiku for Naviar Records in London. Her website: www.bicadeideias.com.

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