Nikola Đuretić

 

sudden breeze –
in the sedges
grey heron's legs
 
(Frogpond, Autumn 2011)
 
 
garbage container –
an old man rummaging
only legs sticking out
 
(Shamrock, Autumn 2011)
 
 
cold rain –
even the forest lake
gets goose-pimples
 
(Shamrock, Autumn 2011)
 
 
grey rainy day
she polishes silverware
third time round
 
(Commendation - Polish International Haiku Conpetition 2013)
 
 
old vendor –
bayonets and medals
eaten by rust
 
(Commendation - The 3rd Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, 2013)
 
 
silent winter night
but never like the one in
Issa's haiku
 
(Commendation – Sharpening the Green Pencil, 2013)
 
 
jolly fellows – 
in fresh roadside snow
only piss trails
 
(Lahor u šašu/Breeze in the Sedges, 2012)
 
 
car-boot sale…
buying a second hand
dream-catcher
 
(Lahor u šašu/Breeze in the Sedges, 2012) 
 
 
virgin snow
I hesitate to make
the first step
 
(Zvuk tišine/Sound of Silence, 2014)
 
 
first frost
little birch tree
models Swarovski
 
(Zvuk tišine/Sound of Silence, 2014)
 
 
cherry blossoms – 
each one is different
yet all are perfect
 
(Plinska lanterna/Gaslight Lantern, 2013)
 
 
autumn rain – 
a mouse ran over
grandma's zither
 
(Plinska lanterna/Gaslight Lantern, 2013)
 
 
train journey
through barren hills
suddenly – the sea
 
(Ždral od papira/Origami Crane, 2014)
 
 
slicing a melon
swinging at wasps
with a knife
 
(Ždral od papira/Origami Crane, 2014)