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(E) Croatian Haiku
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  03/11/2002 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) Croatian Haiku

2002-02-22Asahi Shimbun JAPANESE


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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