Polona Oblak

Polona Oblak


not yet spring

two swans on the lake

not yet white



Prize winner 13th HIA haiku contest (2011)


receding thunder

cherry petals line

the storm drain



Honorable mention Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational 2011


after the freight train thistledown



Notes From the Gean 3:1 (2011)






long day's end

the measured wingbeats

of a grey heron



Mu II (2011)


distant lightning

a blackbird tears flesh

from a ripe cherry



The Heron's Nest XIII:3 (2011)


heat shimmers

the flicker

of a lizard's tongue



A Hundred Gourds 1:1 (2011)


persimmon sky

two blackbirds puff up

their silhouettes



The Heron's Nest XIV:1 (2012)


his burn-scarred hands –

how the winter wind

makes dead leaves fly


Acorn 28 (2012)


all that defines me babushka dolls



A Hundred Gourds 1:3 (2012)





autumn sunset

the flutter of the sail

as it loses wind



The Heron's Nest XIV:2 (2012)


no longer friends

the aftertaste

of imported ale



Modern Haiku 43:2 (2012)


dappled sunlight

the broad back of the man

picking snowdrops



Presence 46 (2012)



of the battery left…

spring thunder



A Hundred Gourds 1:4 (2012)


white lies


taller than me



Modern Haiku 43:2 (2012)


distant thunder

ants inside

a broken egg shell



tinywords 12.1 (2012)