World Haiku Series 2022 (6) Haiku by Aljoša Vuković (Croatia)

Haiku by Aljoša Vuković

artificial roses –

how many garden


pumpkin –

travelling around the world

a little ant

nuclear war –

who will figure out

the unfinished graffiti

rubbish in the forest –

on a plastic bottle

an eco-message

French fries –

deep fryer ruins the smell

of grandma´s earth

picnic –

a child puts grass

on dad´s bald head

the globe –

in the Ludolphine number

my decimal too

global pollution –

one more picture book

about apples

poppy field –

oblivion covers

all my loves

earthquake –

Mr. Richter picks

our olives


Aljoša Vuković, a poet, musician, and puzzler, was born on May 29, 1970, in Šibenik.

He writes poetry and riddles for children, haiku poems, aphorisms, and rebuses.

He won many national and international awards in the field of literature for children, as well as haiku.

More than six hundred of his riddles and poems have appeared in children’s magazines, textbooks, and both in national and international collections, including If Trees Could Walk: Poems and Stories from Croatian Children’s Literature and An Unmown Sky 2: An Anthology of Croatian Haiku Poetry 2008-2018. So far, he has published twenty-five books and five picture books.

His poems have been translated into English, German, French, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, and Japanese.

In 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, he was included on the list of the 100 best European haiku authors on the Haiku Euro Top blog of the Polish poet Krzystof Kokot.

He lives and works in Šibenik. 

One thought on “World Haiku Series 2022 (6) Haiku by Aljoša Vuković (Croatia)

  1. Yet
    a step forward,
    in the path of my heart:
    the beauty of Poetry will be Freedom inside this Sky!

    ©Francesco Favetta

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