World Haiku Series 2021 (25) Haiku by Krzysztof Kokot

thaw-
on thin brittle ice feelings
comes back

雪解け
薄いもろい氷に感覚が
戻ってくる

eclipse-
the painter is sipping
a pill of happiness

日食
画家がすすっている
幸福のピルを

spring cleaning-
old-yellowed- jagged
a letter from the war

春の大掃除
古く黄ばんでギザギザ
戦地からの手紙

blooming cherries-
in black and white photo
the same smile

花咲く桜
白黒写真で
同じ笑顔

pumpkin soup-
the paper napkins
in orange

Cold Moon Journal ; October 2021

カボチャのスープ
紙のナプキン
オレンジ色

old post office-
I still haven't sent a letter
to you

Cold Moon Journal; September 2021

古い郵便局
まだ手紙を送っていません
あなたへ

a wind from the sea–
hard to banish thoughts
from the past

5th International Haiku Contest of the Haiku Society of Constanta (Romania) 140521 Second Prize

海風
考えを払いのけるのは難しい
過去から

a runaway cat–
a night on the doormat
with dignity

THF Haiku Dialog, May 19, 2021

逃走した猫
夜玄関マットに
かしこまって

the end of dreams -
slowly goes down
paper boat

夢の終わり
ゆっくりと下る
紙の船

another childbirth -
in a small home garden
daisies bloom again

別の出産
小さな家の庭で
ヒナギクがまた咲く

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Bio sketch:

Krzysztof Kokot (born September 16, 1949, Katowice, Poland ), retired pharmacist, poet, and haiku organizer. 
He coorganized the 2nd (2015) International Haiku Conference, Kraków, Poland, and has run the European Kukai since 2013 (together with Robert Kania). 
Recipient of the Grand Prize, 3rd Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2013, and First Place, Setouchi Matsuyama Haiku Photo Contest (Japan, 2013), Ito En contest 2021 (Merit Award)among many other awards. 
He has published two volumes of haiku poems: Haiku Time (2012) and Around the Haiku (2017). Honorary Member of the Polish Haiku Association. 
He is the initiator of the International Picture Postcard project. 
Since 2011 Kokot has curated “The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors” list and he is the author of the Haikupedia article on that topic. 
He resides in Nowy Targ, Poland.

Mr. Krzysztof  Kokot kindly and delightedly presented his photos to the World Haiku Series 2021.

In the pictures:

-as a miner in a gala dress

-my dog named Bolek

-autumn in my mountains

-me and Bolek on the mountain pass in the Tatra Mountains -in the building of the European Parliament – Strasbourg

4 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (25) Haiku by Krzysztof Kokot

  1. Greetings from Croatia
    I like the photos from mr. Kokota because it is in nature. He also loves animals.
    I was glad to read in particular:
    pumpkin soup
    the paper napkins
    in orange.
    Best regards to Japan!

  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful haiku and photographs here Krzysztof and so lovely to meet your sweet dog Bolak too! Warm greetings from Scotland from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia

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