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
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