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What will you find here for yourself and your soul? You can find poetic inspiration, and you can find artistic gifts that bring meaning to your everyday life. You can also share by taking part in the Lotus Contest for Haiku and short poetry (open and unformal) – and receive professional review and an art gift. You can buy an original ink painting, a print or a digital art image, and combine it with a special haiku. Read the blog entries here.

a comet
in every second passing
the lightyears between us – shorter

About me:
The first time, when I met haiku poetry and scented its’ magic is when I was a child – I found a red pocket haiku book, maybe the first haiku edition in Bulgaria. I kept this mini book for so long. Than it suddenly disappeared, and I am still mourning over it, although I have a haiku shelf in my home library. Back than I was really grabbed, but still I felt so far away from this faraway kind of poetry – and so it went on for some years: I needed to go through much life experience, before I stopped on the “Haiku train station”.
The same love story echoed in ink painting. Love at first sight, kept in secret for years on. Than a bright winter star told me as if – “Don’t be shy, express yourself. After all the way of art is the way of the Buddha, that’s how it feels like”.

Writing poetry and painting has always been inseparable in the Far East. The fusion of arts, their interweaving, adds another dimension to the whole of the feeling, one completing the other, and leaving space for your world, too.

What will you find here for yourself and your soul? You can find poetic inspiration, and you can find artistic gifts that bring meaning to your everyday life. You can also share by taking part in the Lotus contest for Haiku and short poetry (open and unformal) – and receive professional review and an art gift. You can buy an orginal ink painting, a print or a digital art image, and combine it with a special haiku. Read the blog entries here.
a comet
in every second passing
the lightyears between us – shorter

About me:
The first time, when I met haiku poetry and scented its’ magic is when I was a child – I found a red pocket haiku book, maybe the first haiku edition in Bulgaria. I kept this mini book for so long. Than it suddenly disappeared, and I am still mourning over it, although I have a haiku shelf in my home library. Back than I was really grabbed, but still I felt so far away from this faraway kind of poetry – and so it went on for some years: I needed to go through much life experience, before I stopped on the “Haiku train station”.
The same love story echoed in ink painting. Love at first sight, kept in secret for years on. Than a bright winter star told me as if – “Don’t be shy, express yourself. After all the way of art is the way of the Buddha, that’s how it feels like”.
My Haiku Awards:
2018, Haiku National contest “Snow Moon”, overall performance award
2017, December national Haiku contest “Harmony of Earth and Skies”
2016, December national Haiku contest “Wind Bringers”
Publications (Bulgaria)
2018, Bilingual Haiku Anthology „Beyond words“
2018, New Asocial Poetry Group
2018, Sofia Autumn Poetry Salon
2017, Haiku World (the Bulgarian haiku and Eastern arts and philosophy magazine)
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