World Haiku Series 2019 (56) Haiku by Goran Gatalica

World Haiku Series 2019 (56)

Haiku by Goran Gatalica

 

howling wind —

the mast of a small ship

sings on the shore

 

The Mainichi, 15.2.2018

 

ヒューヒューとうなる風-

小型船のマスト

海岸で歌う

 

winter dawn —

small refugee takes breath

in a tank car

 

Honorable Mention, Sharpening The Green Pencil Haiku Contest, Romania, 2018

 

冬の夜明け-

小さな難民が息をする

タンク車で

 

lingering heat —

the tempo of flies

on the cow’s tail

 

The Mainichi, 13.4.2018

 

長引く暑さ-

ハエのテンポ

牛の尾に

 

spring pilgrimage —

first cherry blossoms

in mother’s sandals

 

Haiku Moment Award, The Best of Autumn Moon Haiku Journal (Volume 1:1 and 1:2), 2018

 

春の巡礼-

最初の桜の花

母のサンダルに

 

spring loneliness —

washed with moonlight

mother’s ink brush

 

English-Speaking Union of Japan, April 2019

 

春の孤独-

月明かりで洗われた

母の筆

 

war memories —

the caterpillar dies

in its cocoon

 

Human/Kind journal, Issue 1.4, April 2019

 

戦争の思い出-

イモムシが死ぬ

繭の中で

 

starlight —

first snowflakes falling

in a blur

 

Presence, #63, 2018

 

星明かり-

初雪が降る

ぼやけて

 

leaving home —

the ferryman’s solitude

in my veins

 

Presence, #64, 2019

 

家を離れる-

フェリーマンの孤独

私の血管の中に

 

winter garden —

a long silence

of bonsai

 

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XIX, Number 2: June 2017

 

冬の庭-

盆栽の長い沈黙

 

cherry blossom —

a monarch butterfly

touches her palms

 

Acorn, journal of contemporary haiku, Issue #39, Fall 2017

 

桜の花-

オオカバマダラ

彼女の手のひらに

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Short bio: 

Goran Gatalica, born in Virovitica, Croatia, 1982, got both physics and chemistry degrees from the University of Zagreb, and proceeded directly to a PhD program after graduation.

He has published poetry, haiku, and prose in literary magazines, journals, and anthologies. 

He is a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association.

Here is another photo of Mr. Goran Gatalica.

 

 

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (56) Haiku by Goran Gatalica

  1. Some great imagery and use of the senses in this selection from Goran Gatalica. The first cherry blossoms on his mother’s sandals and the “wash of moonlight” on her ink brush are so visual, and “the mast of a small ship singing”, the “silence of bonsai” and “the tempo of flies” are wonderful aural descriptions.

    marion

  2. war memories —
    the caterpillar dies
    in its cocoon

    Nice haiku. Beauty of imagination. Thanks to Goran.

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