St. Valentine's Day
at the end of the line
an audible smile
Awarded as "favorite haiku" in "Modern Haiku" Vol 35.3, 2004
a carp in the park pond snaps
at a speck of sun
Special prize in the "Genkissu! Spirit up! World Wide Hekinan Haiku Contest 2006"
curtain of beads
of filtered light
"Blithe Spirit" Vol 20, No 2, June 2010
Klaus-Dieter Wirth, living alternately in Viersen near Düsseldorf and at Burg, a village of wine-growers on the Moselle. Retired linguist in the teaching profession (English, French, Spanish). First contact with the haiku in 1967. Working for the promotion of haiku on an international level. Membership in several haiku societies (D, GB, NL/B, F, USA, CDN) and active collaboration on different journals, esp. "Sommergras", "Blithe Spirit", "Gong", "Chrysanthemum", and "Whirligig". Numerous publications in magazines and anthologies; awarded in several different competitions. Just out his quadrilingual haiku book "Zugvögel/Migratory Birds/Oiseaux migrateurs/Aves migratorias".