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9th INTERNATIONAL HAIKU/SENRYU CONTEST ON THE THEME OF GOURDS, 2022

9th INTERNATIONAL HAIKU/SENRYU CONTEST ON THE THEME OF GOURDS, 2022

The Haiku Association Three Rivers
The Pumpkin Festival
The Tourist Board of Ivanić-Grad, Croatia

AN INTERNATIONAL HAIKU/SENRYU COMPETITION IN ENGLISH
For all poets, all ages and nationalities

Deadline: May 31, 2022.

The theme: The Cucurbits ̶ gourd, pumpkin, squash, cucumber, melon, calabash, zuchini, melon, loofa … The Cucurbitaceae consist of 98 proposed genera with 975 species!

Adjucator: an’ya, USA

The contest is open to everyone worldwide and free of charge; all rights remain with the poets. Printable certificates will be emailed to winners and authors with honorable mentioned works.

Please send six original and unpublished haiku/senryu in English to the coordinator D. V. Rozic

e-mail: dvrozic@gmail.com SUBJECT: Pumpkin Haiku/Senryu Contest.

The results will be published at www.tri-rijeke-haiku.hr during October 2020, and in IRIS International haiku magazine No 8/2022. All winning authors will be advised by e-mail.

Haiku Association Three Rivers, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia

                                                                                                The President             

                                                                                                Stjepan Rožić

 

 

             Ivanić-Grad, March 1, 2022.        …

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Judging Report – A Little Iris Haiku Contest, Croatia 2021

Judging Report – A Little Iris Haiku Contest, Croatia 2021

By Debbie Strange

Theme: Book and Reading

My thanks to Djurdja Rozic for inviting me to adjudicate this contest, and to the entrants who entrusted me with their work. Congratulations to the winners! It was an honour to read the entries for this challenge, and even if your haiku was not chosen, it does not mean it was without merit. Judging choices are subjective, so please don’t be discouraged from submitting your poems elsewhere. You just might be the next winner!

I keep the following quote in mind when I submit my own work for consideration:

“What has praise and fame to do with poetry?” —Virginia Woolf

I think we writers have an ingrained love of reading that has likely been present since our childhoods. Who cannot remember the pleasure of learning to read their first book, the delight in practicing their first letters, or the joy in penning their first poem? Literacy gives us access to all the knowledge this world has to offer, and it is a privilege not to be squandered. We all understand that words have the power to hurt or to heal, and they must be wielded with care.

Themed contests present unique opportunities for writers to venture beyond straightforward interpretations of the subject matter. Thinking outside the box is vital in order to lift one’s haiku out of the ordinary realm, into the extraordinary. The competition is fierce when all of the contestants are on the same page, so to speak!

 

First Place: Taylor Jo Kelly, United Kingdom

dark forest
a young girl lost
in chapter two

I was drawn to this haiku from the first reading. A cinematic natural scene is set in the first line, or so we might think. The second line seems to reinforce the idea of a young girl’s misadventure. In the final line, we are treated to a charming surprise, and a feeling of joy. How wondrous that feeling of being “lost” in a book! I commend the multiple uses of ambiguity in this poem. Is the girl reading her book in an actual forest, or is it simply the chapter’s backdrop? Pivot lines in haiku are intriguing and rather rare, and the adept use of the zoom-in technique lifted this finely crafted poem into “something other” for me.

 

Second Place: Alan Peat, United Kingdom

drifting …

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IRIS International No.7

IRIS International
Internetski časopis za haiku poeziju i srodne izričaje
Udruge „Tri rijeke“ HPOI, Ivanić-Grad
Web magazine for haiku and related genres of the
Haiku Association “Three Rivers“, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
Izlazi jednom godišnje / Published once a year, Godište 7, svezak 7, 2021. /
Year 7th, No. 7, 2021
Izdavač: Udruga „Tri rijeke“ HPOI, Ivanić-Grad
Published by the Haiku Association „Three Rivers“, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
Urednički savjet / Editorial advisors: Stjepan Rožić, Antun Mikleš, Jasminka
Predojević
Uredništvo / Editorial Board: Miroslav Vurdelja, Nina Kovačić, Dejan Pavlinović,
Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Goran Gatalica, Sanela Pliško
Glavna i odgovorna urednica / Editor-in-chief: Đurđa Vukelić Rožić
Lektura hrvatskoga teksta / Croatian sub-editing: Ružica Marušić-Vasilić
Korektura i lektura / Correctons: Ivana Cerinski
Lektura prijevoda na engleski jezik / English sub-editing: Elizabeth Harrison-Paj
Fotografija na naslovnici / Photo on the cover: Sanja Srbljinović-Čuček
Adresa uredništva / Editorial address: Kolodvorska 44, 10310 Ivanić-Grad
Tel./Phone: +385 (1) 2882 716, E-mail: dvrozic@gmail.com
Grafička priprema / Prepress: Antun Mikleš
ISSN 1849-8639

Our goal is to present haiku and the Japanese culture to the Croatian readers and
introduce Croatian haiku to the world. If not submitted in English, only haiku
will be translated by the editorial team while other texts optionally. IRIS does not
pay any fee for any form of cooperation. Submissions will not be returned to the
authors. IRIS and IRIS International are sponsored by the City of Ivanić-Grad and
the Zagreb County. Views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the articles, columns
and commentaries herein are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily
reflect the opinion of the Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board and/or the Publisher.
Copyright Iris International Haiku Magazine, 2021. All rights revert to the authors
upon publication.…

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The country of Croatia shown by Haiga from Croatian authors

Every week we present one haiga by a Croatian author/authors. You are welcome to send three of your unpublished photo-haiga, size 2000 pixels on the longer side of your photograph to the Editor: dvrozic@gmail.com

On your haiga please note the name of the author/authors. Please write the Haiku in Croatian and in your e-mail message you may give the Editor its version in English. Also, in several sentences please let us know how this particular haiga was created.

About haiga

A photo-haiga consists of two art forms, haiku and a photograph. It is important for your haiku not to describe the photograph, nor should it create any misunderstanding. Haiku and the photograph should complement each other and depict an atmosphere of sincerity, buoyancy and depth, creating a piece of art which is more valuable than each separate expression. You need to explore reality and move away from the expected poetical clichés. Be original.

In the spirit of sume-e painting, let your haiku and photography be free of any redundancy. Empty space is important. Explore and take several photographs of the item of your interest until you achieve something especially good. Let your choice of photograph speak of poetry. Take care about choosing the font with which you will write the haiku concerning your photograph. Try several different fonts until you have no obtrusive connection of the letters (shape, colour and size) with the photograph and mood of your art work.

In your haiku do not be a slave to the form of 5-7-5 syllables at the expense of the literary quality of the poem, avoid adjectives. Remember, kigo impersonates the transience of everything and denotes constant changes of everything alive. Only one kigo is allowed in your haiku. Be short and clear, use simple words understandable to each average educated reader. Unfamiliar words may be wrongly interpreted and draw the attention away from such a short poem. While your reader looks up a word in a dictionary, your haiku has lost his/her attention. Remember, haiku is complementary with our rushed, everyday lives. It is clear and short and may be read on sight. It of course hides a story to be thought about.

Try to connect your poem with the photograph in the best possible way. Create several haiga and edit them until you attain the best results. Take care about the main postulates in fine arts. Lay …

A LITTLE IRIS HAIKU CONTEST, CROATIA 2021

A LITTLE IRIS HAIKU CONTEST, CROATIA 2021

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Theme: BOOK AND READING

The Croatian Government declared the year 2021 the Year of Reading. Reading contributes to the growth of the society and in turn the society needs to enable adoption and development of reading habits. https://min-kulture.gov.hr/the-year-of-reading-in-croatia/20875

Send 3 unpublished haiku by e-mail, to the coordinator D.V.Rozic: dvrozicatgmaildotcom

Subject: LITTLE IRIS

The results will be published during March 2022. The authors will be informed about the results by e-mail and winners sent e-diplomas.

The results will be published in IRIS International No.7/2021 and https://tri-rijeke-haiku.hr/

The results of the 8th International Haiku Contest for Haiku in English, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia 2021

The Haiku Association “Three Rivers”, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
Udruga “Tri rijeke”, HPOI Ivanić-Grad

The results of the 8th International Haiku Contest for Haiku in English, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia 2021

The theme: GOURDS

The International Haiku Contest in English, the theme of the gourds counted up to 414 haiku by 141 author from 35 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Ghana, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italia, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Phillipines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Santa Lucia, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA, Vietnam.

The contest in English on the theme of the gourds was judged by Sérgio Ninguém from Portugal, editor in chief of haiku magazine EUFEME.

Our gratitude to all authors and the judge. Thank you for being a part of our Pumpkin Festival in the town of Ivanić-Grad, Croatia. And, congratulations to all awarded poets!

Equivalent commendations are listed at random.

 

Rezultati 8. Međunarodnog natječaja za haiku na engleskom jeziku, 2021.

Tema: BUČA

Ukupno, na naše natječaje primili smo 923 uratka. Od toga, na međunarodni natječaj pristiglo je 414 haikua iz 35 zemalja: Australija, Bangladeš, Belgija, Bosna i Hercegovina, Brazil, Bugarska, Filipini, Francuska, Gana, Hrvatska, Indija, Indonezija, Italija, Jamajka, Japan, Kanada, Kina, Maroko, Nigerija, Nizozemska, Njemačka, Pakistan, Poljska, Republika Južna Afrika, Rumunjska, Rusija, Santa Lucija, SAD, Sjeverna Makedonija, Srbija, Švicarska, Turska, Ukrajina, Velika Britanija, Vietnam.

Radove je ocijenio Sérgio Ninguém iz Portugala, urednik časopisa Eufeme.

Zahvaljujemo svim autoricama i autorima na povjerenim nam radovima.

Hvala vam što ste na ovaj način bili dijelom naše “Bučijade” u gradu Ivanić-Gradu.

Jednakovrijedne pohvale navedene su bez posebnog redoslijeda.

Iskrene čestitke svim nagrađenim autoricama i autorima!

 

FIRST PRIZE / PRVA NAGRADA

 

Franjo Ordanić, Croatia

blistering heat ̶                                                             ljuta žega ̶

under the pumpkin leaf                                             pod bučinim listom

a tiny oasis                                                                   sićušna oaza

 

SECOND PRIZE / DRUGA NAGRADA

 

Arunachalashiva Ravi Sankarm, Chennai, India

childhood                                                                   djetinjstvo

wipe up the slate with                                              obrisati ploču s

ivy gourd                                                                     grimiznom tikvicom

 

THIRD PRIZE / TREĆA NAGRADA:

Pere Risteski, North Macedonia

dreaming pumpkins on foreign fields late autumn

                                    sanjajuć buče na tuđim poljima kasna jesen

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS / POHVALE

 

Marie Derley, Belgium

soon the cicadas                                                   uskoro cikade

the sound of the loofa                                          zvuk lofe

on the naked skin                                                  na nagom tijelu

 

Ariel Collis, USA

A dirt-flecked pumpkin                                      Buča umrljana blatom

Orange as the sun shining                                 Sjajno …

THE RESULTS OF A LITTLE IRIS HAIKU CONTEST, CROATIA 2020

JUDGE’S REPORT

By Neal Whitman, CA, USA

In the midst of the pandemic, it was a dose of medicine to read 323 haiku submitted by 114 poets from 27 countries. Reading haiku always lifts my spirits, even those which bring me a feeling of sorrow, as well as joy, because of the creativity that goes into the art of concision. This year’s contest was based on the United Nations theme of strengthening actions for Nature to achieve sustainable goals. It was uplifting to see that haiku poets around the world were “reading” Nature’s warning signals that we need to take action and to learn of the many ways they “see” how Nature can be the solution and how we can help it be so.

1st prize: Eduard Tara, Romania

all these trees
he planted years ago
new whispering leaves

The substance of this haiku directly addresses the contest theme. Trees, of course, absorb carbon dioxide as they grow, so these trees planted in the past were an investment in our future. The person who planted these trees must have had faith and patience that some day they would help future generations. This person may or may not still be alive, but his trees are. Maybe that is what the leaves are whispering. I found this haiku refreshing to recite out loud. It is lyrical in sound and balanced in sight.

2nd prize: Karin Hedetniemi, Canada

woodpecker tapping —
the steady click of
knitting needles

Woodpeckers are natural helpers! They eat wood-boring insects and insect larvae which are harmful to tree health. A bonus is the grin their tap, tap, tapping brings to those of us nearby. What drew me to this haiku was the second audio image. I can hear the click, click, clicking of a knitter working on a home-made garment which means one less factory-made one. It might be a sweater or a scarf or a blanket. I can “see” the knitter’s focused attention and wearing a smile, thinking of someone who will be warmed by this labor of love. It might even be a gift. I much liked the repeat k sound of click and the repeat of the n sound with knitting needles.

3rd prize: Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Romania

Earth Day
on every banner wave
forget-me-nots

When I think of Earth Day I recall attendingthe the very first one on April 22, 1970. On our local fairgrounds, …

HAIKU CONTEST ON THE THEME OF THE GOURDS 2021

8th INTERNATIONAL HAIKU CONTEST ON THE THEME OF THE GOURDS 2021

The Haiku Association „Three Rivers“
The „Pumpkin Festival“
The Tourist Board of Ivanić-Grad, Croatia

AN INTERNATIONAL HAIKU COMPETITION
in English
For all poets, all ages and nationalities

Deadline: May 31, 2021.

The theme: The Cucurbits

Gourd, pumpkin, squash, cucumber, melon, calabash, zuchini, melon, loofa …

The Cucurbitaceae consist of 98 proposed genera with 975 species!

Please send three unpublished haiku in English to the coordinator:

E-mail: dvrozic@gmail.com

SUBJECT: Pumpkin Haiku Contest  

The results will be published at www.tri-rijeke-haiku.hr during October 2020, and in IRIS International haiku magazine No 6/2020. The awarded and commended authors will be advised by e-mail.

Haiku Asociation „Three Rivers“, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia

 

                          Predsjednik Udruge „Tri rijeke“                                                                        


Stjepan Rožić

 

 

             Ivanić-Grad, February 15, 2021.        

 

Stay well and safe!…

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IRIS International No.6

 

IRIS International
Internetski časopis za haiku-poeziju i srodne izričaje
Izdavač: Udruga “Tri rijeke”, Haiku pjesnici otoka Ivanića, Ivanić-Grad, Hrvatska
Izlazi dva puta godišnje

Iris International
Web magazine for haiku and related genres
Publisher: The Haiku Association “Three Rivers”, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
Published twice a year

Godište 6, svezak 6/1, 2020./ Year 6th, No. 6/1, 2020
Urednički savjet / Editorial advisors: Stjepan Rožić, Dubravko Korbus, Antun Mikleš, Jasminka Predojević, Vida Pust Škrgulja
Uredništvo / Editorial Board: Boris Nazansky, Nina Kovačić, Dejan Pavlinović, Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Miroslav Vurdelja, Tomislav Maretić, Goran Gatalica
Glavna i odgovorna urednica / Editor-in-chief: Đurđa Vukelić Rožić
Lektura hrvatskoga teksta / Croatian sub-editing: Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan
Lektura prijevoda na engleski jezik / English sub-editing: Elizabeth Harrison-Paj
Fotografija na naslovnici / Photo on the cover: Sanja Srbljinović-Čuček
Adresa uredništva / Editorial address: Kolodvorska 44, 10310 Ivanić-Grad
Tel./Phone: +385 (1) 2882 716, E-mail: dvrozic@gmail.com
Grafička priprema / Prepress: Antun Mikleš

ISSN 1849-8639

Cilj časopisa jest prezentirati haiku i japansku kulturu hrvatskom čitateljstvu, a hrvatske autore predstaviti u svijetu. Haiku se prevodi redakcijski, a ostali tekstovi po izboru. Časopis ne isplaćuje honorare za bilo kakav oblik suradnje. Rukopisi se ne vraćaju. Izlaženje Irisa potpomažu Grad Ivanić-Grad i Zagrebačka županija. Pogledi, mišljenja i stavovi izneseni ovdje u člancima, kolumnama i komentarima isključivo su autorovi i ne moraju nužno predstavljati stav Glavne i odgovorne urednice, Uredništva i/ili izdavača. Sva prava zadržavaju autori.

Our goal is to present haiku and the Japanese culture to the Croatian readers and introduce Croatian haiku to the world. If not submitted in English, only haiku will be translated by the editorial team while other texts optionally. IRIS does not pay any fee for any form of cooperation. Submissions will not be returned to the authors. IRIS and IRIS International are sponsored by the City of Ivanić-Grad and the Zagreb County. Views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the articles, columns and commentaries herein are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board and/or the Publisher. Copyright Iris International Haiku Magazine, 2019. All rights revert to the authors upon publication.

 

 

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THE RESULTS OF AN INTERNATIONAL HAIKU CONTEST ON THE THEME OF THE GOURDS 2020

THE RESULTS OF AN INTERNATIONAL HAIKU CONTEST ON THE THEME OF THE GOURDS 2020

The Haiku Association „Three Rivers“
The „Pumpkin Festival“
The Tourist Board of Ivanić-Grad, Croatia

This year we received 347 haiku from 31 countries as follows: Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Phillipines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, UK, USA and Vietnam.

 

Congratulations to all authors!

 

FIRST PRIZE

 

Susan Burch, USA

this divorce                                        
gutting the pumpkin
seed by seed

 

TWO SECOND PRIZES (in no particular order)

 

Marie Derley, Belgium

blossoms of pumpkins
the wide open petals
of my kimono

 

Second place: Neal Whitman, USA

large and fleshy
both my favorite uncle
and my prize pumpkin

 

THREE THIRD PRIZES (in no particular order)

 

Debbie Strange, Canada

ghost pumpkins
winter arrives without
a sound

 

dl mattila, USA

tucka tucka
tee dee kitta, shoosh shoosh shoosh
the language of gourds

 

Arunachalashiva Ravisankar, India

dry cucurbit flask
a monk tries to take out
his rosary

 

 

TEN HONORABLE MENTIONS (in no particular order)

 

Elumach Frederic, Nigeria

a boy cut his hands
while dicing a pumpkin…
all red on white shirt

 

Julie Bloss Kelsey, USA

pumpkin seeds
roasted with salt, just a pinch
of my childhood

 

Ngo Binh Anh Khoa, Vietnam

Halloween
even pumpkins make faces
at our costumes

 

Isabel Caves, New Zealand

a spoonful
of fireplace
pumpkin soup

 

Dan Iulian, Romania

surrealist market –
among the gourds a child
with watercolors

 

Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Croatia

my raincoat pocket
the pumpkin seeds with the smell
of naphthalene

 

Carol Reynolds, Australia

waiting
for an artist’s brush
dried gourds

 

Marilyn Humbert, Australia

pickers campfire
pans of pumpkin seeds
popping

 

Benjamin Blaesi, Switzerland

between damp leaves
the song of the cricket
and melon flowers

 

Franjo Ordanić, Croatia

an afternoon coffee
the pumpkin seeds
on exchange

 

 

The contest was judged by Beate Conrad.

 

BIO: Motto: Live (mind)fully.  Travel light.  Experience the world with open eyes.  Nothing lasts forever.

 

Beate Conrad was born and raised in Northern Germany.  After living thirteen years abroad, she chose the city of Hildesheim, Germany, to become her new home in 2015.

She writes, paints, takes photographs, creates sculptures and her own music. She is especially interested in haiku as …