World Haiku Series 2021 (59) Haiku by Nadejda Kostadinova

an empty field you never know

first frost
#1 Spring 2021

あなたが決して知らない人の住んでいない野
*
melting snow
how far can you trace
my absence

топящ се сняг
колко далече можеш да проследиш
отсъствието ми

cattails 
April 2021 Issue

雪解け
どこまでトレースできますか
私の不在を
*
south wind
a single dry leaf 
trembling on the branch

Presence 
Issue 70 July 2021

南風
一枚の乾燥した葉
枝に震える
*
mountain path
almost reaching
the Milky Way

first frost 
#2 Fall 2021

山道
ほぼ到達
天の川に
*
fragrant breeze
my eyes fill with the color
of the wisteria

World Haiku Review
Summer 2021 Issue
Neoclassical haiku/honorable mention

香ばしいそよ風
私の目は藤の色で
いっぱい
*
moon light
the quiet steps
of the rain

Cold Moon Journal
June 2021

月の光
雨の静かな階段
*
lavender field 
stretching for the sun 
a single poppy

EUROPEAN KUKAI 2021

ラベンダー畑
太陽を取ろうと手を伸ばす
たった一本のポピー
*
forest path
thinking about 
my small steps

modern haiku
Volume 52.2
Summer 2021

森の小道
私の小さなステップについて考える
*
glace lake
my smile floating
from one cloud to another

8th National December Haiku Contest “Snowy mirror”, organized by the Bulgarian Haiku Union
Honorable mention

グレース湖
私の笑顔が浮かんでいる
雲から雲へ
*
before midnight
myriad pieces of light
harvest moon

ESUJ-H
December 2021

真夜中前
無数の光
中秋の名月

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Photos presented by Ms. Nadejda Kostadinova

Bio:

Nadejda Kostadinova is from Sofia, Bulgaria. 
She discovered haiku in the autumn of 2017. Since then, she has been writing and trying to capture the precious moments in daily life.
Her work has been published in various online and printed editions, among which are Asahi Shimbun, ESJU-H, Cattails, Presence, seashores, World Haiku Review, Wales Haiku Journal, Failed Haiku etc. 
She has won 3rd prize in Maya Lyubenova International Haiku Contest (2020) and honorable mentions in 6th and 8th National December contest (2019, 2021) and in the 5th International Haiku Contest “Cherry blossom” 2021 organized by the Bulgarian Haiku association.
Also, she has a nomination in the Haiku Contest of the Haiku Society of Constanta (Romania), 2021 (dedicated to 10th anniversary of Fukushima disaster) and honorable mention in the 2021 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.
She also writes poetry and enjoys traveling, photography, painting and astrology.

3 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (59) Haiku by Nadejda Kostadinova

  1. Beautiful haiku and gorgeous observations in your nature photographs Nadejda, thank you so much for sharing them here. Best wishes, Xenia.

  2. Thank you very much, dear Hidenori Hiruta! And thank you Sasha and Xenia for your comments! Nadejda

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