World Haiku Series 2019 (175) Haiku by Stjepan Rožić

World Haiku Series 2019 (175)

Haiku by Stjepan Rožić

 

blackboard of the night

waiting for the summer sounds

to be written down

 

2nd Prize, Ito-En, International Haiku Contest, Tokyo, Japan 1997

 

夜の黒板

夏の音を待っている

書き留めるため

 

with his brush

a painter moves flowery meadow

onto the canvas

 

3rd Prize, the International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition, Japan 2000

 

彼の絵筆で

画家が花の咲く草原を動かす

キャンバスに

 

summer night
crickets chirp while the children’s
playground takes a rest

 

2nd Prize, the International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition, Japan 2008

 

夏の夜

コオロギは鳴く

子供たちの遊び場が休む間

 

summer grass

a stork’s neck waves

with its red beak

 

Among the Lilies, A White Lotus Anthology, USA,2008.

 

夏の草

コウノトリの首が揺れ動く

その赤いくちばしとともに

 

a rook

arriving from the fog

swallowed by the fog

 

2nd Prize, the Mainichi International Haiku Contest, Japan, 2009.

 

ミヤマガラス

霧から到着し

霧に飲み込まれた

 

manhole grid cover—

a harsh croaking echoes

from the darkness

 

2nd Prize, the Mainichi International Haiku Contest, Japan, 2011.

 

マンホールのグリッドカバー

耳ざわりな鳴き声が反響する

暗闇の中から

 

a magpie takes off

its shadow fell from its claws

to the snowy ground

 

The Prize Winner, the 15th HIA Haiku Contest, Japan, 2013

 

カササギが飛び立つ

その影が爪から落ちた

雪の地面へ

 

winter beginning

over the dry leaves rustles

a hurried hedgehog

 

Second prize, Revista HAIKU Contest, Romania 2014

 

冬の始まり

乾いた葉の上でサラサラと音を立てる

急いでいるハリネズミ

 

green oak tree

swallows a flock of birds

just arrived from nowhere

 

A Vast Sky, An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku, Broadway, Bangor, SAD/USA, 2015.

 

緑のオークの木

鳥の群れを包み込む

どこからともなく到着したばかり

 

seaside bench –

a young couple passionately

cuddle their cell phones

 

First prize, the Spring Haiku Contest, Rovinj, Croatia, 2015.

 

海辺のベンチ

若いカップルが情熱的に

携帯電話を抱きしめる

 

— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Bio:

Stjepan Rožić (1946, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia) has been writing haiku since 1996 and has authored a number of haiku of anthological merit.

He has received a number of high awards in his country and abroad, mostly in Japan.

He is the president of the Haiku Association “Three Rivers” and its co-founder. He is also the co-founder and organizer of the Kloštar Ivanić Haiku gatherings (2003-2011), and the Gathering of Croatian Haijins in the town of Ivanić-Grad during the Pumpkin Festivals, since 2014. He also judges haiku in Kajkavian Dialect.

Since his childhood he has been an amateur musician playing several instruments, taking part in the work of a number of amateur and folk orchestras. He received a Medal for Merit to the People in 1985, and Order of Danica Hrvatska, with face of Katarina Zrinska in 2013.

He published 3 independent and as an author was included in 3 joint haiku collections. His haiku has been published in a number of anthologies and joint collections at home and abroad.

 

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