First edition of Santoka International Haiga Contest

We received 42 works from 20 countries for the haiga contest within the Santoka Festival. We singled out 6 haiga for their exceptional strength and poetics, and awarded them on this occasion.

 

Translation into Serbian by Aleksandar Vasić.

1st place

Ingrid Baluch, Pakistan

 

©Tahemina Baluch

 

clearing my mind

from the clutter of life…

new horizons

 

čistim um

od meteži života…

novi horizonti

2nd place

Gordana Petković, Serbia

 

©Natalija Dabić

 

night after night

the same dream

feel of the ocean

 

iz noći u noć

sanjam isti san

iskustvo okeana

3rd place

Don Baird, United States of America

 

©Don Baird

 

the untold story

…being homeless within

your home

 

neispričana priča

…biti beskućnik

u sopstvenom domu

 Highly commended

Ron C. Moss, Australia

 

©Ron C. Moss

 

summer light

the sweet afterglow

of your lips

 

letnja svetlost

slatki odsjaj

tvojih usana

 

Ester Milentijević, Serbia

 

©Ester Milentijević

 

attempt to understand

when is the right time for a change…

 

pokušaj da shvatim

kada je pravo vreme za promene…

 

Cezar Florescu, Romania

 

©Paul Alexandru

 

hide and seek

the wind carrying

a promise

 

igra žmurke

vetar nosi

obećanje