Results of 4th Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest in English - 2007

This year, in our International haiku contest in English, in Klostar Ivanic, Croatia, we received 459 haiku written by 147 authors from 30 countries. Thank you for your contributions, join us again. Closing date on our next contest is June 30, 2008. Judges: prof. Ruzica Mokos and prof. Vida Pust Skrgulja.

1st Prize
waking up
the view from my window
still the same
Mateusz Sionkowski, Torun, Poland (16)

2nd Prize
between steel bars
of the unfinished building
a spider's web
Santiago M. Pacquing Jr., Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines (40)

3rd Prize
in a Japanese book
from far far far away
a long black hair
David Cobb, Shalford, England (8o)


window shaped
on the floor
Munira Judith Avinger, Lac Brome, Quebec, Canada

end of rain
each cactus thorn keeps
its raindrops
Rosa Clement, Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil

summer pool
a cat's tongue
touches the surface
Tanya Dikova, Tel Aviv, Israel

the cicadas too
stunned into silence
Bob Lucky, Chiang Mai, Thailand

summer sun
even the ants' faces
Magdalena Ljubomirova Borisova, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

open window
the cherry blossom fragrance
call me again
Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania

gipsy happpiness
laugh of barefoot children
in summer downpour
Gordana Radovanovic, Banja Luka, Bih

winter morn
bare trees
all alone
Lanie Shanzyra P. Rebancos, Pinas City, Philippines

almost dusk
the creak of a swing
from an empty park
Sanjukta, Belgaum,Karnataka, India

silent night tiha noć
turning the light off gasi se svjetlo
to watch the snow da se promatra snijeg
Grzegorz Sionkowski, Torun, Poland

dandelion blossoms closed
in little umbrellas
Verica Zivkovic, Starcevo kod Panceva, Srbija

a swollen river
the spring started somewhere
Ivan Nadilo, Metkovic, Croatia