Monday, June 20, 2011


old diary -
between two blank pages
a pink ribbon
-- Cezar-Florin Ciobîca, Romania

Cezar's haiku qualifies diary, old diary, which connotes memories.These memories may be sad or happy. The fact that the pages are blank, could mean an untimely ending to entries or the kind of entry best not expressed by words. This diary could be his or someone else's. There are so many possibilities, which Cezar leaves out, it makes for a very intriguing poem. The kigo ribbon is qualified - pink ribbon; but again, the colour pink carries its fair share of joy and pain in interpretation. It is certainly not a stand back and observe ku; one cannot help but get involved. His well crafted abstraction draws us in with eager curiosity.

Well done Cezar

--gillena cox
coordinator; Caribbean Kigo Kukai

the theme of the kukai was ribbon

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


broken string
my paper kite disappears
in the sun
--Jacek Margolak; POLAND

A deeply disturbing image for the christian soul - "broken string". This subsumes one into a limbo, a hopelessness; and Jacek resonates his theme in this quest of oblivion by choosing to use the word "disappears in Line 2. Disapperance into a scorching inferno, in this case Jacek's haiku 'sun'. An apocalyptic rendering of the Kigo - string, that can cause the faint hearted to swoon, and the neligent believer to take stock, for Lost Lost is the fate of hopelessness; the result of inadequency as tenants in this human earthly scenario. And, as flimsly as Jacek's kite of paper, such is our earthly existence.

What a terribly wonderful canvas from the haiku brush of Jacek Margolak accompanied by the rhythm of his 's' alliteration

Well done Jacek

--gillena cox
coordinator; Caribbean Kigo Kukai

the theme of the kukai was string