World Haiku Series 2021 (47) Haiku by Samo Kreutz

harsh winter

bringing spring into a room

the Kurent’s* shadow

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*Kurent (also Korant) – a fabulous or fairytale creature of Slovenian mythology, which chases away winter, brings spring and abundance to the land.

An Image of a Kurent

厳しい冬

部屋に春をもたらす

クレントの影

march morning
a softener awakens
the smell of flowers

(previously published in the Poetry Pea, April, 2021)

3月の朝
和らげる物が目覚める
花の香り

vaccination centre
skipping the queue
a bird

(previously published in the Stardust Haiku Online Journal, May 2021)

予防接種センター
列をスキップする
小鳥

summer
fully bloomed
my new desires

(previously published in The Bamboo Hut, May 2021)

夏
満開
私の新しい欲望

narrow street
rubbing up against me
the bell's echo

(previously published in the Cold Moon Journal, August 2021)

狭い道
私にこすりつく
ベルのエコー

autumn mizzle
falling from the clouds
a melancholy

秋の霧雨
雲から落ちる
憂鬱

endless conversation
chatty like always
the rain

とめどない会話
いつものようにおしゃべり
雨

dense fog
even the words
lost

(previously published in the Tsuri-Dōrō: A Small Journal of Haiku and Senryu, November 2021)

濃い霧
言葉さえ
失った

kitchen table
at the master's place
a tiny spider

(previously published in the Ink Sweat & Tears: The poetry and prose webzine, March 2021)

キッチンテーブル
主人の場所で
小さなクモ

social distancing
avoiding me
even dreams

人と人の間の距離
私を避ける
夢さえ

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

BIO SKETCH

Samo Kreutz (1975 -) lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 
Besides haiku (which he has been writing since 2011), he writes novels, short stories, and poetry. 
Up till now he has published ten books in Slovene (three of them were haiku books) and one in English (a haiku collection titled The Stars for Tonight, which is still available at Amazon). 
His recent work has appeared on international websites (and journals) such as Wales Haiku Journal, Under the Basho, Tsuri-Dōrō: A Small Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Poetry Pea, Jalmurra: Art & Poetry Journal, Ink Sweat & Tears: The poetry and prose webzine, Haiku Commentary, Frameless Sky: Art Video Journal,  Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Asahi Haikuist Network, Akitsu Quarterly, Akita International Haiku Network, and others.

One thought on “World Haiku Series 2021 (47) Haiku by Samo Kreutz

  1. Thank you for the read! Particularly enjoyed “narrow street.” Maybe “enjoyed” is not the word, because I actually felt claustrophobic reading this haiku (though hoping to follow “the bell’s echo” and get some air!)

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