Book of the Week: Dewdrops on the Weeds: A Collection of Haiku by Bulgarian Poet Ludmila Balabanova
From Haikupedia – Ludmila Balabanova (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Людмила Балабанова; born Ludmila Verter Balabanova; born 1949, Novi Pazar, Bulgaria), lecturer in computer engineering, poet, and theorist. She has published nine collections of poetry (four of them haiku and haibun) and received two Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards. She has served as president of Haiku Club Sofia. Balabanova is coauthor of the Haikupedia article Haiku in Bulgaria.
on the stone soldier
the string of a kite
stolen by the wind…
the café where we met
why does the moon hide
its other face?
a flower seed between
the pages of a book
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Clysta, many thanks for your comments on Ludmila’s poetry, I am sure she would appreciate it.
What a delightful haiku collection; the sketches were especially appreciated.
Thank you to THF for providing a platform to share the work of poets from around the world.
I admire the work the author has done to promote haiku in her country and I was transfixed by her take on adolescence:
thirteen years old
a goldfish in a waterfall
– Ludmila Balabanova
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