Damir DamirDamir Damir

Born: 1977 in Kotor, Yugoslavia
Resides: Belgrade, Serbia

Damir Janjalija (aka Damir Damir) was born on November 6, 1977 in today’s non-existent Yugoslavia. A sailor by profession, a poet by vocation, and a dharma bum by choice. His poems have been published in many significant contemporary haiku journals and anthologies, both in the country and abroad. He is the winner of several international haiku awards.
Books Published: Imprints of Dreams (Udruženje građana Trablmejker, 2012), Freedom in the Mist (Odličan Hrčak, 2013), Filigree Memories (Književna radionica Rašić, 2017).
Contact the poet.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/damirhaiku/


 

you, swallow,
and my foot in mud . . .
two autumns

Haiku reality Vol. 11, No. 19, Winter 2014, (best of issue Second Choice)

refugee camp...
louder than thunder
an orphan's cry

Modern Haiku, Volume 46.3, Autumn 2015

the sun at the edge
of an albatross wing -
autumn equinox

Third place, European Quarterly Kukai, VII Edition, Autumn 2014 

dreaming up life . . .
beyond the thoughts
snow falls ceaselessly

Haiku: A Concise Anthology, Cyberwit.net, 2018

waning summer
cicada’s mating song
in every pore

Modern Haiku, Volume 48.3, Autumn 2017

wild grass
I draw the first eye
on a daruma doll

The Heron’s Nest XIX3 (9-2017)

another birthday
one by one, sakura petals
carried by the breeze

Runners up, Third International Haiku Contest “Cherry Blossom” – Bulgaria May 2017

New Year’s Eve
like a warmest coat
I put on loneliness

Atoms of Haiku - Volume II, Author's United, 2016

summer sunrise
voices of fisherman
turning azure

Highly commended, A Little Haiku Contest, Theme: Light, 2015

Syrian truce
first snow falling
on a roofless town

Honorable mention, World Haiku Review, Summer 2017 

a gull’s cry
echoes through the open sea
last day of summer                       

Symposion, Vol. 66
The Temple Bell Stops, Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change
Knjižica oslikanog stiha, 2013

fleeing the war
through a hole in my shoe
autumn rain

Symposion, Vol. 66 Haiku novine, Vol. 26
Published on the HSA "Haiku Wall" exhibited in the historic Liberty
Theatre Gallery at the Quarterly National Haiku Society of America  Meeting in Bend,  Oregon 
on June 3-5, 2011 as part of the downtown Bend Oregon First Friday June Art Walk.

 

five, seven, five
I count on my fingers…
deep fall

Symposion, Vol. 66

winter window 
this lonely face hidden 
behind my breath 

Symposion, Vol. 66
Haiku novine, Vol. 26
Moonset, spring issue 2010
Diogen, 2012

 

the muddy road 
slowly covering in snow
New Year’s Eve

Symposion, Vol. 66
Akita International Haiku Network, 2011

Christmas morning
the statue of Christ
covered in dust

Symposion, Vol. 66
Diogen, 2012

dew on the petal
of a just bloomed lotus
I am no more

Symposion, Vol. 66

behind barbed
wire in an empty field . . .
sunrise 

Simply Haiku, Vol. 10, No. 2 
Haiku novine, Vol. 27

snowstorm . . .
the guest room empty
for a long time

Haiku novine, Vol. 27

cockfight . . .
high in the clear sky,
a cruising falcon

Simply Haiku, Vol. 10, No. 2
Haiku novine, Vol. 27

spring blossoms . . .
Srebrenica fields silent
with the sky

Haiku novine, Vol. 27

the scent
of the sea at dusk . . .  
Indian summer

Simply Haiku, Vol. 10, No. 2 
Haiku zbornik Ludbreg 2013.

folded hands
of a royal gardener  . . . 
end of autumn

Simply Haiku, Vol. 10, No. 2 

Good Friday . . .
black crows settled on
the church bell

Simply Haiku, Vol. 10, No. 2 

changing my grimace
the cold flow 
of the Danube

Modern Haiku volume 44.2 Summer 2013

the softness
of mother's lullaby . . .
autumn downpour

Cattails Premier Edition: January 2014

now and then
the Black Sea waves turn white
wolf moon 

Haiku Reality, Vol. 10, No 17, Summer 2013, best of issue (Second Choice)

a landscape imprinted
in the whiteness of paper
first sunrise

Symposion, Vol. 66
Akita International Haiku Network, 2011
Diogen, 2012

footprints in the snow
some lead westward, 
some eastward

Symposion, Vol. 66
Diogen, 2012

Valentine’s Day
a stray tomcat craves
for love, too

Symposion, Vol. 66
Srpski Haiku kalendar, 2010
Knjižica oslikanog stiha, 2013

Japanese garden
a thousand cherry petals
fallen on the ground

Symposion, Vol. 66
Diogen, 2012

Bad Wednesday
from a row of plane trees
only the dust remains

Symposion, Vol. 66
World Kigo Database - Europe
Srpski Haiku kalendar, 2012

the still sky
for a moment outshouted by 
the nightingale

Symposion, Vol. 66
Diogen, 2012

in a prison cell,
six murderers, the day’s stillness
disturbed by a fly

Symposion, Vol. 66
Diogen, 2012
Knjižica oslikanog stiha, 2013

heartbeats…
in the depths of the sky 
twinkling stars

Symposion, Vol. 66

first typhoon…
on the statue of Amida Buddha
closed eyes

Symposion, Vol. 66
Diogen, 2012

the sky of Hakata,
like in a mirror 
the sky of Kotor

Symposion, Vol. 66

watered by blood 
the mosquitoes and I 
await the dawn

 Symposion, Vol. 66
 Diogen, 2012

moon after sun
shall we ever
meet, love?

Symposion, Vol. 66

a street musician 
full of September sun
a straw hat

Symposion, Vol. 66
Haiku zbornik Ludbreg 2013.
Haiku novine, Vol. 26

the sky
turns into gray cloud…
rainmaker’s song

Srpski Haiku kalendar, 2010

solstice…
between mud and cloud 
wandering dreams

Symposion, Vol. 66
Haiku novine, Vol. 26
Diogen, 2012