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 narančasta poput sunca

From behind the clouds                                     Iza oblaka

 

Vladislav Hristov, Bulgaria

dew on the cucumber                                         rosa na krastavcu

in each drop ̶                                                         u svakoj kaplji

a different world                                                  drugačiji svijet

 

Houda Belabd, Morocco

Hail to the melon                                                  Pozdrav lubenici

to its myriad benefits                                           njenim mnogim vrijednostima

and to its halo                                                        naklon njenoj oreoli

 

dan iulian, Romania

chemo ̶                                                                        kemoterapija ̶

in her smock a pumpkin seed                                u kuti jedva proklijala

barely sprouted                                                         sjemenka buče

 

Nikolay Grankin, Russia

rumors of war                                                          glasine o ratu

the wasps on a cut                                                  ose na prerezanoj

melon                                                                        lubenici

 

Partha Sarkar,India

I have tasted both                                                Kušao sam oboje

The gourd and the earth                                     Buču i zemlju

And the second one is bitter.                             Druga je gorka.

 

Partha Sarkar, India

The imperialist                                                    Imperijalist

Can divide the Earth                                           Može podijeliti Zemlju

But cannot divide the gourd.                             Ali ne i buču.

 

Milan Rajkumar, India

among the gourds                                                među bučama

some are immortal . . .                                        neke su besmrtne…

the maestro’s sitar                                               maestrov sitar

 

Erin Castaldi, United States

just a touch                                                             samo dodir

melon thumping                                                    tupi zvuk pada lubenice

fills the quiet                                                           ispuni tišinu

 

Viktoriya Marinova, Bulgaria

summer solstice                                                    ljetni solsticij

the cucumber casts                                              krastavac baca

a long shadow                                                       dugu sjenu

 

Ron C. Moss, Australia

she cradles a gourd in the shape of a child

                                                      ona ljulja buču izgledom djeteta

 

Christopher Calvin, Indonesia

Melon, squash, gourd                                        Lubenica, bundeva, tikva

The color of brush                                              Boja kista                              

Harvest scene                                                      Žetveni prizor

 

Sebastian Chrobak, Poland

an old farmer                                                          stari ratar

teaches his grandson                                            podučava svog unuka

pumpkin grows                                                     rast buče