THE RESULTS OF THE 4TH HAIKU CONTEST ON THE THEME OF THE GOURD 2018

Judged by Marta Majorka Chociłowska

 

 

HAIKU

1st Prize

 

Saša Važić (Serbia)

 

hidden in the cornfield

a dewdrop sliding into

a lone pumpkin flower

 

kukuruzište…

u samotni cvet tikve

klizi kap rose

 

 

2nd Prize

Radostina Dragostinova (Bulgaria)

 

string of gourds

on the rusty fence

grandma’s ancient necklace

 

niz buča

na hrđavoj ogradi

bakina stara ogrlica

 

 

3rd Prize

Ann Maqyar (USA)

 

rain-scented morning

pumpkin vines

extend their reach

 

jutro s mirisom kiše

produljile se

vriježe buča

 

Honorouable mentions

(in no particular order)

 

Violeta Urda, Romania

 

Halloween–

the moon is hidden

in a carved pumpkin

 

Noć vještica–

mjesec je skriven u

izrezbarenoj buči

 

 

Neal Whitman (USA)

 

the crone next door

scatters pumpkin seeds …

she talks to crows

 

stara susjeda

prosipa koštice buče …

razgovara sa vranama

 

 

Stjepan Rožić (Croatia)

 

ripe Hokaido squash

in the shade of its leaf

a shell with dozing snail

 

zrela bundeva

u sjeni lista spava

puž u kućici

 

 

SENRYU

1st Prize

Aparna Pathak (India)

 

pumpkin soup

the family’s oneness

in slurps

 

juha od buče

obiteljsko zajedništvo

u skranju

 

 

2nd Prize

Eduard TARA, (Romania)

 

small pumpkin–

the young pregnant

cupping her moon

 

mala buča–

mlada trudnica

obujmila svoj mjesec

 

3rd Prize

Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara (Romania)

 

pumpkin –

teacher teaches us

the circle lesson

 

buča–

učitelj predaje

o krugu

 

Congratulations to all authors!

 

Our gratitude to all poets taking part in our haiku contest, and special thank to Ms Marta Majorka Chociłowska for being so kind as to judge the poems.

 

We hope you join us next year, your haiku will be read on our Pumpkin Festival, at the meeting of Croatian Haijins in the town of Ivanić-Grad and published in the next number of magazine IRIS.

 

D.V.Rozic, the Secretary of the Haiku Association “Three Rivers”, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia