After a reception at the Romanian embassy, I came home to find a next collection.
As chance would have it, the book was by Clelia Ifrim, a gifted and prolific poet familiar to our readers. She writes in both Romanian and English, and her delicate and imaginative poems often work well in her own translations :
A handful of snow
taken from the empty field –
the year’s first haiku
A last silver coin –
I feel in my silk pocket
a silver fever
The use of white and the delicacy of feeling are characteristics of her work.
Published in “Ko” – Haiku magazine in English – 2015.