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(E) Croatian Haiku
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  03/11/2002 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) Croatian Haiku
Source: www.asahi.com/english/culture/K2002022200693.html

2002-02-22Asahi Shimbun www.asahi.com JAPANESE

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK: DAVID MACMURRAY

The Ashiya International Haiku Festa winners included Darko Plazanin fromCroatia, to whom the Japanese Minister of Education, Science and Culture gavean Inspirational Award for his English haiku with a 3-syllable first line,intriguing contrasts and similarities:

each snowflake

flies in its own way into

the same whiteness

Also from Croatia, Stefanija Bezjak won the Haiku Grand Prize in honor ofhaiku mentor Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1959) for a similarly pithy starting line:

spring morning

mountain pastures reach

up to the skies

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