Haiku Special from the 3rd Japan – Russia Haiku Contest (3)

2015/06/01

 

The yearly pamphlet Akita – the Land of Poetry『詩の国秋田第6号』, whose 6th volume is posted as an e-pamphlet, features haiku special from the English haiku submitted to the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2014.

A great number of haiku fans willingly sent their haiku in English to the contest from 46 countries including Japan.

They compose haiku, the shortest form of poetry of three lines, catching the haiku moment through their observation or insight.

They write haiku, seeking for “pure present”, which might express “the eternal now.”

We sincerely hope that haiku will be shared with each other, which helps us realize the pleasure of writing haiku again. 

We also hope that haiku could deepen mutual understanding and enjoyment of different cultures between those people who read or compose the poem, helping make the world peaceful.

  

Haiku Special

  

Bilankov Smiljka(Croatia)

 

at the patient’s bed

a rose has leaned a little

feeling sympathy

 

 

Bogovic Zlata(Croat)

 

murmuring stream

a blossoming almond bough

sails under the bridge

 

 

Danica Bartulovic(Croatian)

 

White wings

Of the albatross embarcing

Restless ocean

 

 

Djuretic Nikola (Croatia)

 

pitch dark

then flash of lightning

– there’s the road!

 

 

Funda Željko(Croatia)

 

dusk

between the sky and the sea

silence spreading

 

 

GATALICA GORAN(Croatia)

 

the space roulette

of the rejected pieces –

the asteroids

 

 

Jacmenica Nada(Croatian)

 

an eye clinic-

instructions on the wall

in small letters

 

 

Korbus Dubravko(Croatia)

 

warmth of the sun

calmed down the crows

autumn, nevertheless

 

 

Kovačić Nina(CROATIA)

 

A line in the sand

moving the edge of waves

up and down.  

 

 

Ludvig Štefanija (Croatia)

 

flood

only water doesn’t respect

the borders

 

 

Ludvig Vladimir(Croatia)

 

mirror burst

a fatal meet of

two mad dogs

 

 

Maretić Tomislav(Croatia)

 

summer shower –

the hammock instantly

left empty

 

 

Marija Pogorilic (CROATIA)

 

dead of the night

from the flooded land

a cry for help

 

 

Matas Dusko(Croat)

 

green apple twig

covered with silence

and belated snow

 

 

MIJOVIĆ  KOČAN  STIJEPO(CROATIAN)

 

Ship made of paper.

Child with him circumnavigate

the whole world.

 

 

Mrsic Ljudmila Milena(Croatia)

 

withered field flowers-

colors for the birds only

hidden in the seeds

 

 

Primorac Vera(Croatia)

 

summer time

tree tops lowering

their shadows

 

 

Rozic Stjepan(Croat)

 

bread on the lawn-

each bit spun by its own

circle of sparrows

 

 

Ruzica Soldo (Croatian, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 

Downy blossom of

Japanese cherry-tree

Crowns my face and soul

 

 

SMAŽIL PEJAKOVIĆ   MIRJANA(CROATIA)

 

 Blind man on a bench.

On the prostrate  palm fall

the spring sun

 

Stipcic Vesna(Croat)

 

with the first light

silent they stretch out

the petals of lily

 

 

Tomislav Maretić(Croat)

 

a dove alights –

cherry petals lift

from the roof

 

 

Vladimir Šuk(CROATIA)

 

these two frogs  

compete croaking 

deep into the night

 

 

 

Vukelic-Rozic Djurdja(Croatia)

 

riverside cherry –

a bank of clouds lulling petals

through the vale

 

 

Ulla Conrad (DENMARK)

 

The incence waving

in front of Buddhas dark face – 

Kerouac´s book ”Wake up”

 

 

John McDonald (Edinburgh Scotland)

 

beating

on two shores

the one heart

 

 

Buckingham Helen(England)

 

spray art . . .                

the cherry knows

no bounds  

 

 

Abad Anne Carly (Filipino)

 

darkening sky

the bamboo weeps over

the sun    

 

 

Keith A. SIMMONDS (France)

 

   hope for cosmic peace…

precocious cherry blossoms

       in outer space

 

 

PHAM Minh-Triêt(FRANCE)

 

autumn mist —

beyond the riverside

half of the old bridge

 

 

Pottier Nicole(France)

 

Fleeing clouds –

lost in the distance

the train whistling

 

  

We are now holding the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest.

Readers are invited to send haiku about “lake” to Hidenori Hiruta at the Akita

International Haiku Network by e-mail to (shhiruta@nifty.com).  

 

By Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

 

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