Germain DroogenbroodtGermain Droogenbroodt

Born 1944 in Belgium
Lives in Spain
Germain Droogenbroodt, is a Belgian poet living in Spain, translator and publisher of international poetry. His poetry books are published in 28 countries. His philosophical TAO and ZEN-inspired poetry has been compared with Rabindranath Tagore. He received many international awards, nominated in 2017 for the Nobel Prize of Literature.
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Still virginal white
the almond blossoms announce:
Spring is arriving

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

So grey the morning
suddenly the morning dawns
song of a blackbird

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

How short is freedom
gained by the cherry blossom
released from the branch

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

Tiny green glitters
were ever an eye’s delight
the fireflies

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

Yellow daffodils
vainly searching in the grass
their mirror image

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

A morning fisher
at the still water’s surface
the red hope floating

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

Its roots in the mud
whiter than whitest white
the lotus flower

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

As if perfection
on earth could possibly be
Cantatas of Bach

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

Leave me my own world
that very small world of mine
so fragile, so frail

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

Just like the longing
the urging of the sea waves
unremittingly

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017

As if heaven
takes pity on passing away
the last love

Dewdrops 100 haiku JUNPA, Kyoto, Japan, December 2016
Second, revised edition POINT Editions, Belgium, October, 2017