Saša Važić

Born 1952 in Belgrade, Serbia
Living in Belgrade, Serbia
http://haikureality.theartofhaiku.com

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darkening room . . .
shadow of a peony
spreading up to my sickbed

Selected 56th Basho Haiku Festival, Japan 2002

 

light breeze . . .
on this side of the window
a stale silence

Judge's Award Ito en, Japan 2005

 

no more alone
the last rotten apple
in its right place

Honorable Mention Mainichi Haiku Contest, Japan 2008

 

frosty field the shadow of my grinning neighbor

Modern Haiku 42.11, Autumn-Spring 2011

 

mr. waiter's smile
a bit wider –
a rosebud to bar

Honorable Mention Romanian Haiku Journal "Haiku" Contest, 2009

 

new year's eve –
my new face stares at
my old face

First Place Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest, Croatia 2011

 

neglected garden –
the slow drift of cherry petals
from my neighbor's tree

Honorable Mention Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada 2011

 

bitter cold
a tattered shirt sleeve
feeds the birds

Runner-up Basho Haiku Festival, Japan 2012

 

windstorm . . .
the cry of a gull
wriggling within

Simply Haiku, vol.10 no. 2, Winter 2013

 

solitary road –
winding here and there
a magpie’s cry

Modern Haiku 44.2, Summer 2013

 

new year’s moon –
on the crumbling front steps
another layer of snow

Modern Haiku 44.2, Summer 2013

 

your eyes, St Petka . . .
a sunbeam bouncing off
the church wall

Modern Haiku 44.2, Summer 2013

 

waning moon . . .
a cradle song rises
from the cobweb

cattails, January 2014

 

forgetting
we'll soon have to part . . .
the priest in mist

Sakura Award Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada 2013

 

restless shadows
on the wall – my mother’s
breath behind

Honorable Mention Mainichi Haiku Contest, Japan 2013

 

shaking horizon . . .
a flock of swallows enter
the floating world

Honorable Mention Mainichi Haiku Contest, Japan 2012

 

spring fever . . .
the cherry tree blooming
elsewhere

Sakura Award Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada 2013

 

silent and lonely . . .
a dewdrop brimming
with sunlight

cattails, January 2014

 

huddled
in its white feathers . . .
an owl's stillness

A Hundred Gourds 2:4, September 2013

 

fruit falling . . .
a roofless home
in heavens

Selected Yamadera Basho Haiku Festival, Japan 2014

 

your shadow,
bluebird passes through me . . .
cloudy mountains

Selected Yamadera Basho Haiku Festival, Japan 2014

 

Christmas morning . . .
following my breath
into the woods

Third Place Golden Triangle, USA 2015

 

my native village . . .
a chestnut leaf drifting
in midair

Honorable Mention Basho Haiku Festival, Japan 2015

 

back to my village . . .
more furrows twisted around
the chestnut's bark

Honorable Mention 17th HIA Haiku Contest, Japan 2015

 

light of dawn . . .
letting the warble
inside

2nd Place Iris Haiku Contest, Croatia 2015

 

thick fog . . .
even your voice, crow
lost to view

cattails, January 2016

 

broken bridge
through clouds of smoke
birds fly

Second Place Water, Lake and Sea, Japan 2001

 

there's nothing
my mind can come up with . . .
lime-scented air

Not previously published

 

promises . . .
too bright, the colors of
a swallow's world

Not previously published