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miercuri, 17 aprilie 2013

LibrAsia - IAFOR 3td. Vladimir Devide haiku Award (Osaka,Japan,April,4)

Organized by The International Academic Forum
as part of The Third Annual Asian Conference on
Literature and Librarianship 2013
About the Award 
Number of Entries: 171, from 30 countries (the highest from Croatia: 43; 25%;
then USA: 26, 16%; United Kingdom: 1
2, 7%; New Zealand, Romania, Serbia: 8,

                                RUNNER UP


a butterfly                             un fluture
on my doorknob -            pe clanţa uşii mele-
i wait in the rain                  aştept în ploaie...
na mojoj kvaki–
čekam na kiši

" Despite a successful international academic career as a renowned mathematician, with professorships in Australia and the US, as well as his native Croatia at the University of Zagreb, it is primarily as a Japanologist and haiku poet that Vladimir Devide is now remembered.

Devide was not only one of the world's most celebrated haiku poets, but a tireless promoter of Japanese culture. If Croatia is now considered a Haiku "superpower", with more poets practicing the art per capita than any other nation, it is largely thanks to his efforts.

A full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Vladimir Devide has won a number of awards and honours, including the Le Prix CIDALC (1977), the Prize of the City of Zagreb (1982), and  for his work as a promoter of Japanese culture, the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure (1983).
 Vladimir Devide died in August 2010, and this competition pays tribute to his vision and passion for haiku."

duminică, 7 aprilie 2013


     Muguri înflorind

    readuc fluturii la viaţă -

     nu şi pe bătrân...

                                    shooting buds

                                  bringing butterflies to live -

                                  but not the old man