Haiku by Dubravko Ivancan in Croatia (1)

2013/07/23

 

On June 9, 2013, Ms. Djurdja Vukelic Rozic , my haiku friend in Croatia, sent me an e-mail as follows.

Dear Hidenori-san,

thank you for your kind message.  Yesterday we were in the town of Krapina, there we have annual haiku meeting to the memory of Croatian foremost haiku poet Dubravko Ivancan (1931-1982), who wrote such wonderful haiku during sixties and seventies of the XX century.  Ha was the best friend of late Vladimir Devide. 

Ms. Rozic also sent me haiku by Dubravko Ivancan.

Here are a photo and haiku.

Dubravko Ivančan

Born in Krapina on March 6th, 1931. died in Zagreb, January 29th, 1982. 

 

クロアチア(他の作家) 001

 

Dubravko Ivančan

 

 

From the haiku collection Metropolis (The sketches from Paris)

Alfa, August Cesarec, Zagreb 1977.

Translated by Djurdja Vukelic Rozic

And translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta.

 

 

Velegrad.

Sve glasnije

svitanje.

 

Metropolis.

Daybreak becomes

louder.

 

大都市.

夜が明けて

音が大きくなる

 

 

Izađosmo

na boulevard:  moj kaput,

kišobran i ja!

 

Going out

to the boulevard:  my coat,

umbrella and I!

 

外に出て

並木道へ:コート、

傘そして私!

 

 

Suncobrani caféa.

Poneki par misli

posve je zaklonjen.

 

Cafés’ parasols.

Some couple thinking

of being completely hidden

 

コーヒー店のパラソル.

あるカップルが思っている

すっかり隠れていると

 

 

Velegradom… netko

odjeven

poput mene!

 

In the city … somebody

dressed

just like me!

 

市内にて...誰かが

服を身につけている

ちょうど私のように!

 

 

Ulica velegrada.

Plakat se

svima smiješi.    

 

City’s streets.

A billboard

smiles at everybody.

 

市の通り.

広告板

誰にも微笑む

 

 

Raskoš 

velegrada.  Viri

prosjački dlan.   

 

Luxury

of the metropolis. Protrusion of

the beggar’s palm.

 

贅沢

大都市の.突出

乞食の手のひらの

 

 

Mnoštvo na boulevardu.

Nekad

izroni i neko lice.

 

Crowd on a boulevard.

Sometimes

a face emerges.

 

並木道の人混み

時々

顔が表に現れる

 

 

Stabla u velegradskom

parku.  Snažna, željezna

ograda.

 

Trees in the city

park. A strong, iron

fence.

 

市内の木々

公園.丈夫な、鉄の

囲い

 

 

The next posting ‘Haiku by Dubravko Ivancan (1931-1982) ’(2) appears on July 27.

 

― Hidenori Hiruta

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One Response to “Haiku by Dubravko Ivancan in Croatia (1)”

  1. Jessica Slavin Says:

    Reblogged this on jessicaslavin and commented:
    “Luxury

    of the metropolis. Protrusion of

    the beggar’s palm.”

    And others equally lovely.

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