Verica Zivkovic

Born 1957
Lived in Starcevo, Serbia
Died December 10, 2014

 

icy station –
only cigarette’s glow
back and forth

Second Prize - ITOEN New Haiku Contest 2005, Japan

 

 

rising sun –
the sunflowers’
dark head

First Prize - Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest 2009

 

raindrops
on the leaves of sunflower
po-tan, po-tan 
*

* Po-tan, po-tan are Japanese sound words expressing slow tempo.

Special additional prize: “The Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award donated by Carolyn Lamb”
Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest 2006

 

sky clears up
hail on the sunflower
melting

Second Prize - Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest 2004

 

midnight moon –
iced apple sparkles
on the bare branch

Second Prize - ITOEN New Haiku Contest 2001, Japan

 

cut down forest –
behind the deer antlers
waxing moon

Prize winner  - HIA Haiku Contest 2007, Japan

 

 

storm crosses
the traveler’s shadow –
he marches on

Best Haiku - The 34th A-Bomb Day Memorial Haiku Meeting 2000, Japan 

 

the full moon
until half in the hole
of the chimney

Selected by Isamu Hashimoto October 21, 2013 (Mainichi Japan)

 

 

crouched
under an umbrella –
a hyacinth seller

Selected haiku - Shigureki Haiku Contest 2003, Japan

 

after the tsunami –
the man standing
on his floating roof

Haiku in English Tsunami Special
The Mainichi Daily News March 11, 2011 

 

pruning his apple tree
my neighbour waves at me
with a twig

Matsuo Basho Poetry Offerings
Selected haiku, 2006

 

water carrier –
moon sways
to the rhythm of walking

Honorable Mention - 17th Mainichi Haiku Contest, 2013

 

table parasol –
my glass full of rainwater
reflects setting sun

Special Award - Hekinan «World Wide» Haiku Contest 2006, Japan

 

the shadows
of an abandoned station –
spring moon

Third Prize - Kusamakura International Competition  2003, Japan

 

floating leaf
almost covering –
the Easter moon

First Prize - The Yellow Moon Poetry Competition 2004, Australia