Raven haiku contest

Zdenko Oreč Gavran (Raven) (1930-2020) was the founder of the Ludbreg haiku meetings. This year a raven haiku contest was organized in his honor and memory.

One hundred and sixty-eight (168) authors from Croatia (70), the United States (13), India (11), Poland (8), Serbia and Slovenia (7 each), Bosnia and Herzegovina (6), Romania (5), Russia and the United Kingdom (4 each), Montenegro and Ukraine (3 each), Australia, Belgium, France, Indonesia, Canada and Hungary (2 each), and Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Japan, the Republic of South Africa, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Germany, Northern Macedonia, St. Lucia and Switzerland (1 each) submitted their Haiku to the contest.

Haiku were judged by prominent Croatian haiku poets Enes Kišević (Zagreb) and Dejan Pavlinović (Pula).

Natječaj za haiku na temu gavran

Zdenko Oreč Gavran (1930-2020) bio je utemeljitelj Ludbreških haiku-susreta. Njemu u čast i na sjećanje ove je godine organiziran natječaj za haiku na temu gavran.

Haikue je na natječaj poslalo sto šezdeset osmero (168) autora iz Hrvatske (70), Sjedinjenih Američkih Država (13), Indije (11), Poljske (8), Srbije i Slovenije (po 7), Bosne i Hercegovine (6), Rumunjske (5), Rusije i Velike Britanije (po 4), Crne Gore i Ukrajine (po 3), Australije, Belgije, Francuske, Indonezije, Kanade i Mađarske (po 2), te Alžira, Bjelorusije, Bugarske, Grčke, Irske, Japana, Južnoafričke Rebublike, Kenije, Malezije, Nigerije, Nizozemske, Njemačke, Sjeverne Makedonije, Svete Lucije i Švicarske po 1.

Haikue su ocjenjivali istaknuti hrvatski pjesnici haikua Enes Kišević (Zagreb) i Dejan Pavlinović (Pula).

1st reward / 1. nagrada

Simon Hanson (Australija)

jedno sa sjenama               one with the shadows
osamljenog čempresa            of a lone cypress
gavran i mjesec                the raven and the moon

2nd reward / 2. nagrada

Cezar Florin Ciobică (Rumunjska)

gavran grakće …                a croaking raven …
kako da otac povjeruje         so hard to make my father
u nebesa?                      believe in heaven

3rd reward / 3. nagrada

Michael Dudley (Kanada)

kazališni vrt                  theatre garden
s vrha bardova poprsja         raven atop the Bard’s bust
gavranov monolog               soliloquizing

Honorable mentions  / Pohvale (abecednim redom autora)

Kanchan Chatterjee (Indija)

proljetni vjetar               spring gale …
tvrdoglav gavran mijenja       a wayward raven resets
svoj put                       its path
 

Goran Gatalica

pokop u zoru –                 burial at dawn–
voćnjak moje obitelji          my family’s orchard
pun gavrana                    full of ravens

Nikolaj Grankin (Rusija)

povratak kući                  homecoming
gdje i obično, na nebu         where they used to be
dva gavrana                    two ravens in the sky

Zvonko Jurčević

zlatni zvonik                  golden church tower
u gavranovu oku                in the raven’s eye
zalazi sunce                   the sun is setting

Deborah Karl-Brandt (Njemačka)

drevna šuma                    ancient wood
gavranov graktaj odnekle       a raven’s croak from
s onoga svijeta                somewhere beyond

Mile Lisica (Bosna i Hercegovina)

otvoren prozor                 open window
nad šumom krik gavrana         above the forest a raven”s cry
i moja tuga                    and my sorrow

Vladimir Ludvig

mećava –                       blizzard–
kip bijelog gavrana            a statue of a white raven
drhti na grani                 trembles on the branch

Tomislav Maretić

obrisi u noći –                outlines at night -
među zvijezdama                raven wings
krila gavrana                  among the stars

Milenko Šarac (Crna Gora)

duga nad gradom …              rainbow over the city
starac uporno prati            an old man follows
let crne ptice …               the flight of a black bird

Aljoša Vuković

stablo s osmrtnicom –          obituary tree–
počast preminulome             a raven’s homage
odaje gavran                   to the deceased

Ovogodišnji Haiku susret u Ludbregu održat će se 26. lipnja.

This year’s Haiku encounter in Ludbreg will be held on June 26th.