World Haiku Series 2021 (35) Haiku by Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan

a ripe grape bunch

to my lips offering

offering sweet moonlight

熟したブドウの房

私の唇に捧げる

甘い月明かりを捧げる

13th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest 2021.

(http://samidare.jp/basho/box/13th%20english%20haiku%20contest%20(results)pdf.pdf)

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in the moonlight

the first petals of the plum tree

reflecting silence

月明かりの下で

梅の木の最初の花びら

沈黙を反映する

The Asahi Haikuist Network, 3/19/2021.

(https://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/14267890)

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distance learning

the garden covered

with writing

通信教育

庭が覆われる

書かれた物で

The Asahi Haikuist Network,

4/16/2021.

https://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/14325869

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summer breeze

the lighthouse keeper’s pipe

on and off…

夏のそよ風

灯台守のパイプ

ついたり消えたり

Cattails Journal, April, 2021.

http://cattailsjournal.com/backissues/cattails211.pdf, april/2021.

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silence

fills up the gap

among clouds

The Haiku Foundation, Haiku Dialogue, August, 2021.

沈黙

ギャップを埋める

雲の間

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first primroses

courier brings hope

to our home

Anthology Säe Hoffnung aus/ Sewing Hope, Germany, 2021.

最初のサクラソウ

宅配便が希望をもたらす

我が家へ

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the fifth floor of the apartment

on a flower pillow

moon lizard

アパートの5階

花の枕の上

月のトカゲ

1st prize, Haiku circles, 2nd Haiku Contest by the Lanterna journal, Croatia, May 2021.

(https://lanterna-magazin.net/2021/07/05/rezultati-drugog-natjecaja-haiku-krugovi/)

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town balcony

the snail’s shell swells in the scent

of spice plants

タウンバルコニー

スパイス植物の香りで

カタツムリの殻が膨らむ

2nd prize, 8th Haiku Meeting in Gorski Kotar, Fužine, Croatia 2021.

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travelling …

two azures connected

with a pod of dolphins

旅行 …

2つのアズールが接続される

イルカの群れで

Honourable Mention, The Haiku Association “Three Rivers”, 8th “Gathering Croatian Haigins”, Croatia, 2021.

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a change of wind

the nightingale’s sequences

stream down my garden

風の変化

ナイチンゲールのシーケンスが

庭に流れ落ちる

Honourable Mention at the haiku competition of the City Library “Juraj Šižgorić” (Šibenik, Croatia), 2021.

(http://www.knjiznica-sibenik.hr/)

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta

Photo Haiga

1.

Honourable Mention,

The 10th Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest,Japan, 2021.

(https://matsuyamahaiku.jp/contest/result2020_10th/eng_free.php)

2.

3rd prize for photo haiga, 5th Haiku by Mogila Competition, Oroslavje, Croatia, 2021.

3.

DailyHaiga, online journal, Canada, 2021.

https://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/?q=Mihovila+biljan

4.

Cattails Journal, April, 2021.

http://cattailsjournal.com/backissues/cattails211.pdf, april/2021.

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BLACK & WHITE HAIGA/HAISHA- international blog, Romania

,https://ourbesthaiga.blogspot.com/?m=1

5.

https://ourbesthaiga.blogspot.com/2021/05/mihovila-ceperic-biljan.html?m=1

6.

https://ourbesthaiga.blogspot.com/2021/02/mihovila-ceperic.html

Bio:

Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan

(born Mihovila Čeperić, April 17, 1968, Senj, Croatia,

Croatian haiku poet. She received a degree in Croatian language and literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka and is employed as a teacher at the Vežica Grammar School, Rijeka. She founded the Vežica Gathering of Haiku Poets, a haiku and haiga contest for schoolchildren, and edits its annual miscellany. Her pupils have won contests for haiku and haiga in Croatia and Japan. Čeperić-Biljan is a member of the editorial staff of Iris magazine. An award-winning author, she publishes poetry in her hometown Chakavian dialect as well as spiritual poems in standard Croatian. She lives in Rijeka.

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Curiosity:

Japanese garden- Primary School Vezica, Rijeka, Croatia

Video:

Haiku meetings Vežica have been held continuously since 2016 and are intended for primary school students in Croatia and our students abroad.

One thought on “World Haiku Series 2021 (35) Haiku by Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan

  1. Thank you for the read. The “silence” haiku made me crave a lazy summer afternoon, spent watching the clouds, guessing what they look like 🙂

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