World Haiku Series 2021 (16) Haiku by Franjo Ordanić

1.  World Haiku Review Summer 2021, Shintai Haiku, Honourable Mention:

under a grape trellis
along with the wine
my life flows

ブドウの格子垣の下で
ワインと一緒に
私の人生は流れる

It's mooving!
my cat left me a present
at the door

感動的!
猫が私にプレゼントを残した
入り口で

2.  World Haiku Review Summer 2021, Neo-classical Haiku, Zatsuei, Haiku of merit:

frost alert—
plum trees wearing
jute sack gowns

霜警報
梅の木は身に着けている
ジュートのサックガウンを

the last fire log
old lady’s prayers shivering
under a duvet

最後の焚き火用の丸太
震えるおばあさんの祈り
羽毛布団の下で

3.  Asahi Shimbun Haikuist June.2021: 

Spring organ
roof tiles dance
to bora's pipe

春のオルガン
屋根瓦が踊る
ボラのパイプに合わせて

*Bora is a strong, dry and cold, mossy (abruptly changing direction and speed) and turbulent wind from the mainland, which blows mostly along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea in the cold season. Sometimes the bora can reach speeds higher than 200 km/h.

4. First Prize. The Haiku Association “Three Rivers”, 17th “Pumpkin Festival” 2021:

blistering heat—
under the pumpkin leaf
a tiny oasis

猛暑
カボチャの葉の下
小さなオアシス

 5.  Failed Haiku Volume 6, Issue 66 and 67:

Needles vs Covid
I weigh my fears in the
waiting room 

針vsコロナウイルス
私は自分の恐怖を量る
待合室で

her perfume—
out of dead silence 
whispers come

彼女の香水
沈黙から
ささやきが出て来る

6.  The Haiku Foundation, Haiku Dialogue June and October 2021:

speeding train—
a railway weed catching
a glimpse of shade

突っ走る電車
線路の雑草が捕らえている
微かに見える日陰を

a lunch break—
sharing  bread crust
with a crow

昼休み
パンの皮を共有する
カラスと

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Franjo Ordanić kindly and delightedly presented his four haiga to the World Haiku series 2021.

His picture and haiga in co-authorship with Ms. Sandra Šamec published this year.

Brief bio:

– born in Laupheim, Germany, 1973

– lives and works in Oroslavje, Croatia

– Career: Master degree in Technical profession

– published – Japanese short literary forms, “The Scream of the Bearded Eagles” Oroslavje 2016

 Franjo Ordanić is man of many interests; in the field of culture, arts and sports.

He was the founder of the aikido Club “Hohoemi”, himself Master of the 1st Dan.

He has taken part in creating a musical “Green Wealth”.

He has been founding and organizing a number of cultural manifestations in his county.

Among others he organizes an annual meeting of the haiku poets in Oroslavje with a contest in Croatian and the Kajkavian language.

He paints. “All inclusive” and “tu doma sem taki” are the names of his haiga exhibition in co-authorship with Ms. Sandra Šamec, the photographer. He writes haiku for several years.

2 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (16) Haiku by Franjo Ordanić

  1. Franjo čestitam, naročito mi se sviđa prvi i drugi haiku. Haiku dođe kao lijek u trenutcima izolacije.
    Hvala i gdinu. Hiruti na prijevodima na Japanski. Srdačan pozdrav iz Croatie!

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