2nd EDITION OF SANTOKA INTERNATIONAL HAIGA CONTEST

We received 38 works from 17 countries for the haiga contest within the Santoka Festival. We singled out 6 haiga for their extravagant beauty and awarded them on this occasion.

HAIGA #2

1st PLACE

ANĐELA NIKOLIĆ, SERBIA

gledam u svemir
istočni vetar
briše granice

gazing at the galaxy
Eastern wind
sweeps the borders

2nd PLACE

DEJAN PAVLINOVIĆ, CROATIA

duboko plavo
ispuni prazninu
razorenog doma

deep blues
filling the emptiness
of a broken home

3rd PLACE

GEOFF M. POPE, USA

staza do jezera
bakin poslednji zimski
san

trail to the lake
grandmother’s last winter
dream

HIGHLY COMMENDED

ROBIN ANNA SMITH, USA

moj potencijal
kao ljudskog bića
sitniš u džepu

my potential
as a human being
pocket change

HIGHLY COMMENDED

LAVANA KRAY, ROMANIA

topla kiša
dvostruki zaklon
bez cveća

warm rain
double enclosure
and no flowers

HIGHLY COMMENDED

DEBBIE STRANGE, CANADA

kraj leta
nudimo njegovu bol
vetru

summer’s end
we offer her pain
to the wind

We would like to thank all the authors of this year’s Santoka Contest for their participation in the hope that they will join us again next year and help us promote authentic Japanese art forms, haiku and haiga.

Translation into Serbian by – Aleksandar Vasić
Translation into Japanese by – Margareta Samoran
Prepress – Marija G. Gray