Dzen Hajku

dzenhajku_9786191950720For what are undoubtedly thousands of my readers in Bulgarian, there is now a Bulgarian edition of my Moon in the Pines (a.k.a. Zen Haiku), translated by Nadiya Nicheva-Karastoicheva and published by Knigomania in Sophia.

“Jonathan Clements has selected the best of three centuries of haiku, including the work of classic poets such as Basho, Buson and Chiyo-Ni and rendered into English the elusive spiritual quality of the poems.” And… er… now someone else has rendered my renderings into Bulgarian.

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To Lands Beyond Time

9780711228191The Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane, plays host on Sundays to free concerts and recitals, and 9th June sees the Triocca  ensemble’s triple whammy of Bax’s “Elegiac Trio”, Ravel’s “Tombeur de Couperin” and the world premiere of John Buckley‘s “To Lands Beyond Time”, six short movements inspired by Japanese poetry, specifically that to be found in my collection of translations Moon in the Pines (a.k.a. Zen Haiku). Good luck Ríona (flute), Nancy (viola) and Geraldine (harp).