3.11 Haiku from Vera Primorac, Croatia

2011/11/12

 

On October 26, 2011, I received an e-mail from Ms. Vera Primorac, Croatia.

She says as follows:

Dear Sir Hiruta, Dear Friends,

 

Japan is in my heart.

This is my poetry for Japan and its future.

 

Vera Primorac,

Croatia

 

 

 

First of all, let me introduce Ms. Vera Primorac through her presentation.

Vera Primorac
Born: 1942 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegowina
Resides: Viškovo, Croatia
Website:
http://www.worldhaiku.net/poetry/si/vera_primorac/1st.html

About Vera Primorac, CR

As a professor, Vera was working in Croatian Schools abroad, writing,
and painting on silk as well.
She had a number of noted independent and common exhibitions.
She has published poetry for over thirty years, and her haiku have
been translated into Slovenian, English, French, German, and Japanese.
Her haiku have been published in Slovenia,Poland, France, Bosnia and
Hescegovini, India,the United States. Canada, Ireland and Japan

 

 

 

Awards and Other Honors:

–Apokalipsa, haiku magazine contest (Slovenija, 2005);
–Third Prize, International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2006);
–Haiku sequence Award, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest (2007);
–Chosen Haiku, The 42th A-Bomb Memorial Day Haiku Meeting Competition,
(Kyoto, 2008.);
–Two second prizes, The 13th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2008);
–First Prize, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest, Croatia language category (2008);
– Comendation A little haiku contest IRIS, haiku magazine no 3:4,
(Ivanić Grad, Croatia, 2009.);
–Basho Festival Haiku Contest, Selected haiku by Kōko Katō, (2009);
–Second Prize for haiku sequence, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest (2010);
–Akita, International Haiku New Year’s Festival, 2011.
–Akita International Haiku Network, 2011. Japan; The 84th. WHA Haiga
Contest, 01/2011. Japan
– World Haiku 2009. No.5, World Haiku Association;
–World Haiku 2010 No.6, World Haiku Association;
–World Haiku 2011. No.7, World Haiku Association;

 

 

 

–An Anthology HAIKU WORD- SAD, Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems
of Death Awareness ..AD-2011
–An Anthology of Croatian AN UNMOWN SKY, Haiku poetry 1996-2007.

Named one of the top 100 European haiku poets by haiku.forum.pl.;
Work included on the Haiku Society of America’s “Haiku Wall” at the
Liberty Theatre Gallery in Bend, Oregon (June 3-5, 2011); Honorable
Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Award (2011).

She’s published five books: two haiku collections, two collections
of poetry, and a book of short stories

Last of all, let me post her ten haiku, whose title is MY POETRY FOR JAPON.

 

1.

Friendship-

only the coasts

never meet

 

友情 ―

ただ海岸だけは

出会うことはない

2.

Warm touches
Always between
Two palms

 

暖かい触感

常にこの間には

二つの掌

3.

the ruins
my childhood and I
in front of the birthouse

 

廃墟

私の子供時代と私

生家の前

4.

Distant detonation
Tremble of
The linden’s crown

遠方からの爆発音

振動

菩提樹の花冠のふるえ

5.

Site of fire
Box with keepsakes
In the ash

 

火事の現場

形見の入った箱

灰の中に

6.

Ruined house
Cracked entrance door
Clattering

 

崩壊した家

砕けた玄関のドア

ガタガタ音を立てている

7.

Late into the night
Darkness escorts passers-by
And their long shadows

 

夜が更ける

暗やみが通行人に付き添う

そして長い影

8.


Without a sign

Overgrown with weed

A forgotten grave

 

しるしがない

雑草が生い茂っている

忘れられたお墓が一つ

9.


Spring night – pattering

Of a beggar and his dog

Down a deserted street

 

春の夜 ― 模様を描いている

乞食1人と彼の犬

人通りのない街路に沿って

 

10.

End of earthquake

On the ruins

New foundation

 

地震の終結

廃墟の上で

新しい建設

 

Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

The next posting ‘Haiku from Romanian poets for AIU Festival 2011 (1)’ appears on November 19.

 

Hidenori Hiruta (HIA member)

 

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One Response to “3.11 Haiku from Vera Primorac, Croatia”

  1. kvennarad Says:

    I would like to extend an invitation to Vera Primorac and to you to contribute to the next showcase of ‘the zen space’ http://thezenspace.wordpress.com

    M
    __________
    Marie Marshall
    writer/poet/editor/blogger
    Scotland
    http://mairibheag.com
    http://kvennarad.wordpress.com

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