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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2

HAIKU

Featured Poet: Rositza Pironska
 

Rositza Pironska Rositza Pironska lives in a world far removed from what most of us are used to. It wasn't that long ago when Bulgaria, her homeland, was a repressive Communist satellite of the former Soviet Union. And remnants of that regime still affect the political and social climate of the country. Poverty, suppression of freedom, and corruption run rampant. Pironska loves poetry. It is a major part of her life; a salve that dresses and sometimes heals her wounds. She writes and translates poetry, and not just her own. A compassionate person by nature, she encourages other poets, giving them a voice via the Krug Review and other publications.

 

HAIKU

 

winter time . . .
a May beetle sleeping
under the Chinese rose
 
   
  quite heavy,
this hornet . . .
the petunia bending
   
half asleep...
closer and closer
the goat bells
 
   
  he kissed me and
laughed out loud,
my friend, the moon
 
saffrons,
sleeping when
I pick them up
 
   
  alone on its nest
the fixed eyes of a stork
on live wires
 
loneliness . . .
no snails in the garden
this autumn