bringing spring into a room
the Kurent’s* shadow
*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
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
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.