Thursday, January 25, 2018


Sad to say that Caribbean Kigo Kukai has lost a haiku friend. Johnny Baranski passed away after a short stay in hospital, Thursday 25th January 2018.

"...father peace activist, pacifist, published haiku artist, father of three, father in law to three, grandpa to three, friend of many, devout Roman Catholic and Catholic Worker walked across the lake with Jesus. He is with his maker now. May he rest in God’s eternal peace"
--Margo Williams, the eldest daughter of Johnny Baranski

May he Rest In Peace

blossoming spring
I long to return to
a simpler time
-- Johnny Baranski
Ckk#33April 2012

brazier smoke
unaware of his fate
salted fish
--johnny baranski
Ckk#32 March 2012

always welcome
at the hilltop shrine
my muddy feet
Johnny Baranski, Vancouver, Washington USA
Ckk#28 September 2011