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:
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:
mountain pastures reach
up to the skies
Distributed by www.CroatianWorld.net. This message is intended for Croatian Associations Institutions and their Friends in Croatia and in the World. The opinions/articles expressed on this list do not reflect personal opinions of the moderator. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, please delete or destroy all copies of this communication and please, let us know!