World Haiku Series 2022 (28) Haiku by Dubravko Korbus (Croatia)

Haiku by Dubravko Korbus

prva mu jesen

mladi ovan juriša

na bića iz magle

his first autumn

a young ram storms

at beings in the fog

*

prastara vrana

kljucne prvu pahulju

– za sreću…

a very old crow pecks

at the first snowflake

for good luck

*

život pahulje

u padu od oblaka

do snijega

life of a snowflake

in its fall from the cloud

to the snow

*

starački dom

teškom mukom urezano

srce na stablu

nursing home

heart cut into a tree

with much effort

*

rika jelena

u rasparanoj magli

zapetljani rogovi

the roar of the deer

in torn apart fog

entangled antlers

*

kapljica rose

jedan maleni svemir

obasjan mjesecom

dewdrop

a little universe light up

by the moon

*

paške livade

na njima je i trava 

bonsai

meadows on Pag island

even the grass there

is bonsai

*

poslije kiše

valovi mjesečine

u moru lišća

after the rain

the waves of moonlight

in the sea of leaves

*

leđa guštera

solarna grijalica

suhozida

the lizard’s back

the dry stone wall’s

solar heater

*

roda na gnijezdu

stoji na jednoj nozi

spava na drugoj

a stork in its nest

stands on one leg

sleeps on the other

Translated into English by Djurdja (Đurđa) Vukelić Rožić

 Bio:

Dubravko Korbus has been writing prose and poetry since his youth, and is a very successful author in publishing short Japanese literary forms.

He has received a large number of awards in Croatia and abroad.

He is the selector at a number of contests and an editor of the haiku miscellanies.

He published two haiku collections, in 2007 and 2011.

He is the author of a number of essays in the field of haiku and tanka.

He is the father of four children and took part in the Croatian War of Independence (1990-1995).

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