The Poetry Bar

Following Matsuo Basho

willow catkins
in the evening wind
notes of Chopin


a harvest soon
miller’s wife washes
white shirts


lazy afternoon
unpunished mosquito
on my foot


agave flower
in a gardener’s notebook
last entry


rural alehouse
over a poor beer
beautiful stories


at midday
the shadow waits
for its time


botany lesson
in the old herbarium
love letter


Wiesław Karliński alias Wilhelm Karud – teacher, traveller, tourist and cuisine journalist, haiku poet. Lives in Namyslow, in south – western part of Poland. He has degree in Russian language and literature in Opole University. Since 2009 his awarded haiku and haiga have been published worldwide in books, journals and online, and translated into many languages. He was selected to The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. One of winners of „Haiku w metrze” organized by EUNIC, Warsaw, 2015. Member of former European Haiku Society and one of founders of Polish Haiku Society. Much of his inspirations comes from travels in Polish, Scandinavian, British, Ukrainian and Balkan provinces. He wrote more than 300 articles connected with tourist and kulinary attractions were published in Polish popular journals.


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