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
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.