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IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award (2010–2018)

Competitions for the Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award were held annually from 2010 through 2018 sponsored by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) based in Nagoya, Japan. The contest was the inspiration of Dr. Drago Štambuk, former Croatian ambassador in Tokyo, and was named in honor of the distinguished mathematician, Japanologist, and haiku specialist Vladimir Devidé.


Introduction

The annual Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award was founded in 2010 at the recommendation of Dr. Drago Štambuk, former Croatian ambassador in Tokyo, and with the sponsorship of Dr. Joseph Haldane, chairman of the International Academic Forum (IAFOR).1 The annual competition was named in honor of eminent Croatian mathematician and haiku pioneer Vladimir Devidé (1925–2010). Beginning in 2016, the award added the acronym “IAFOR” to its title.

The competition was open to all poets worldwide. Submissions of previously unpublished haiku written in English in either traditional or modern style were accepted.

The contest was immediately popular and truly international in scope. Participation grew from 166 entries from 29 countries in 2012 to more than 700 from 71 countries in 2018. Drago Štambuk was chief judge for all contests. Typically the awards included one Grand Prize, 8 to 12 Runners-up, and 10 to 23 Commended haiku. On occasion a guest judge joined the panel and made an independent selection of haiku on a specific topic. There were no fees to enter the contest and no cash prizes were awarded. The table below presents the names and residences of the poets and the texts of their prizewinning haiku.

Awards ceremonies were included among the activities of the IAFOR Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship, usually held in Osaka or Kobe, Japan, and enjoyed additional support of the Haiku International Association (HIA), Haiku UNESCO Promotion Council, and The Haiku Foundation.

The IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award went on hiatus after the winners of the 2018 competition were announced.


8th IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2018

JudgeDrago Štambuk
Number of entriesMore than 700 from 71 countries
Announcement of winnersMarch 30, 2018, by
Professor Myles Chilton
at The Asian Conference on
Arts & Humanities,
Kobe, Japan
Grand PrizeRosa Clement,
Brazil
writing a haiku
a sudden wind slams
the door
Runner Up (12)Nataša Ilić,
Croatia
time is paused
neither dead nor alive
a frozen embryo
Mark E. Brager,
U.S.A.
tsunami
somewhere
a butterfly
Stephanie Visaya Bose,
U.S.A.
father’s day
my father hugging
my son
Pamela A. Babusci,
U.S.A.
leap year
a frog jumps
into march
Bojan Babić,
Serbia
wars
they have the plural
peace is one
Neal Whitman,
U.S.A.
autumn moon
my old dog is blind
yet still howls
Pamela Cooper,
Canada
poaching ban—
the ivory buddha
smiling
William Keckler,
U.S.A.
winter—
my hair grows faster
than the grass
Cezar Florescu,
Romania
ceasefire agreement
a turtle with broken shield
spreads fully its neck
Peter Newton,
U.S.A.
arms race
two men
flexing
Nikola Šimić Tonin,
Croatia
eclipse
the moon has bitten
its bigger brother
Joanne Morcom,
Canada
a month behind …
nursing home calendar
droops on the wall
Commended (20)Mojgan Soghrati,
Iran
she cleans
the dusty windows
first blossom
Aljoša Vuković,
Croatia
in a missile crater
the wind leafs through
the new testament
Roger Watson,
U.K.
silent shredder
graveyard
of all my thoughts
Daniel Gahnertz,
Sweden
my son’s smile—
the cat
yawns.
Slavica Grgurić Pajnić,
Croatia
restless morning
a fear of the roe deer
on the clearing
Harrisham Minhas,
U.S.A.
housewarming dinner—
the smell of
wood varnish
Peg Duthie,
U.S.A.
short vase
long stems
scissors still closed
Caitlin Diana Doyle,
U.S.A.
i’ve lost my heart in
too many elevators;
now i take the stairs
Raluca Ana Prahoveanu,
Romania
hospital bed
a child teaches his toy
to pray
Lyudmila Hristova,
Bulgaria
autumn light
equally shining
apple and knife
Sherzad Shafi’ Babo,
Iraq
after daddy’s death
i found my book in his room
“freedom from the known.”
Beth A. Skala,
Canada
another friend on chemo
mending
my black dress
Jacquie Pearce,
Canada
between gunshots
the beat of her heart
in the school closet
Agnes Eva Savich,
U.S.A.
my child’s footprint
evaporates at once
deep summer
Silva Trstenjak,
Croatia
at the zoo—
a lion chasing a fly
out of the cage
Seren Fargo,
U.S.A.
childless—
i carve the stone
into a shape
Detelina Tiholova,
Bulgaria
northern raven
i seek the darkest shade
in the ink
Leonardo Lazzari,
Italy
convalescence —
tired ivy branches
look for a wall
Saradha Santosh,
India
in a coffin box
laying and raising
carpenter’s shadow . .

7th IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2017

JudgeDrago Štambuk
Number of entriesMore than 800 from 64 countries
Announcement of winnersMarch 31, 2017,
by Professor Myles Chilton
at the Asian Conference
on Literature 2017 in
Kobe, Japan
Grand PrizeManos Kounougakis,
Greece
among the debris
the cell phone screen
lights up
Runners Up (12)Smiljka Bilankov,
Croatia
sitting together
we look at each other’s eyes
and don’t see ourselves
Catriona Bridget Shine,
Norway
together again
side by side
deep under the soil
Jacob Salzer,
U.S.A.
sinking into
the moonlit field
bashō’s shadow
Patricia Pella,
U.S.A.
seismic shift
my mother
forgets my name
Justice Joseph Prah,
Ghana
after whirlwind
falling leaves
bury fallen leaves
Christiane Ranieri,
France
returning after cremation
the dog brings me
your slipper
Stjepan Rožić,
Croatia
end of third shift
baker brings hot bread and buns
to his children
Minh-Triêt Pham,
France
hospital garden—
a bald little girl
playing princess
Ojo Taiye,
Nigeria
your kiss
on my blessed rod—
the sacred elixir of lust
Pravat Kumar Padhy,
India
tiny pebbles
the softness
of her talk
Mohammad Azim Khan,
Pakistan
moonlit night
the sound of nurturing
from a foxhole
Dubravka Borić,
Croatia
window by the sea …
as the rain ceased an island
almost within my reach
Commended (18)Suraja Roychowdhury,
USA
our baby
between us
a new distance
Christine L. Villa,
USA
dead of winter
my puppy climbs up
to kiss my tears
Amir Hassanvandi,
Iran
the morning fog,
knocking not on the door
woke me up
Alexis Rotella,
USA
d.c. riots
i hitch a ride home
with a racist
Ružica Vasilić Marusić,
Croatia
on the blue sky
a flock of birds printed
black letter v.
Frieda Gheysens,
Belgium
her weekly phone call
another deceased friend
my aging mother
Gennady Novoseltcev,
Russia
night moon
in my breast pocket
haiku diary
Bruce Ross,
USA
an old manuscript
a strand of my wife’s hair
still black
Aljoša Vuković,
Croatia
looking at fuji
volcano tattoo burning
on my shoulder
Tracy Davidson,
UK
my daughter’s journal
that last entry
stained with tears
Kirill Giraudon,
France
first of january
still in the car
last year’s fly
Nicholas Klacsanzky,
Ukraine
sparse snowflakes
the loneliness
of galaxies
Ingrid Jendrzejewski,
U.K.
yellow sunrise—
the first egg cracked
after miscarriage
Janak Sapkota,
Nepal
stillness of fresh snow
over the scar
of chopped trees
Andy McLellan,
U.K.
sudden snowstorm—
we find a sheltered doorway
to kiss in
Ðurđa Vukelić Rožić,
Croatia
in the room for two
strangers ending their stories—
the hospice beds
Brigitte Delandsheere,
Belgium
christmas in town
madman embracing a willow
so much love to give …
Mary Gilonne,
France
red coat hanging
pockets still plump
with grandma’s hands
Guest Judge Susan Burch
choices on the theme:
“History, Story, Narrative”
First ChoiceJohn Hawk,
U.S.A.
stars …
still amazed
i found her
Second ChoiceMarion Clarke,
U.K.
belfast campus blast
i sift through the remains
of my neutrality
Third ChoiceBeth Skala,
Canada
pointing at sputnik
my father’s hand
squeezes mine
Fourth ChoicePatricia Daharsh,
U.S.A.
in katrina’s wake
the enduring sweetness
of magnolias
Fifth ChoiceMaria Duran,
Lisbon, Portugal
my very soft prayer-name
learning to float
down the river

6th IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2016


Judge
Drago Štambuk
Number of entries680 from 60 countries
Announcement of winnersApril 8, 2016, by
Dr. A. Robert Lee
at The Asian Conference
on Literature, Librarianship &
Archival Science 2016
in Kobe, Japan
Grand PrizeSuraja Roychowdhury
U.S.A.
sunny afternoon
a shadow
on the mammogram
Runners Up (10)Davor Marinković,
Serbia
instead of moonlight
the bank commercial
at my window
Sandip Chauhan,
U.S.A.
flowing river …
the spot where I poured
his ashes
Harvey Jenkins,
Canada
a morning’s labor
knead bread is awake
under tea towel
Zlatka Timenova,
Portugal
old house
a baby’s shoe
in the corner
Saw Kee Wah,
Malaysia
full moon—
foreign worker in streetlight
reading a letter
Ivanov,
Belgium
fresh grave
a thief took three roses
for a wedding
Rosa Clement,
Brazil
spring afternoon
my hammock fills
with me
Juha Nikki,
Finland
snowflakes drift down
some melt on a hare’s nose
others survive
Helen May Williams,
U.K.
every step we take
we lurch against gravity—
walking miracles
Nataša Ilić,
Croatia
printed paper
thrown into the fire
black characters are gleaming
Commended (22)Vitali Khomin,
Ukraine
two snails
rightly divide
the grape leaf
Lynn Tara Austin,
New Zealand
hum
of bees—
the om
Gregory Lance Skala,
Canada
dishes left
too many days
geckos in my sink
Dubravko Korbus,
Croatia
ripe summer
a small waterfall spins
a single yellow leaf
Nina Kovačić,
Croatia
on a cold doorknob
I feel loneliness
behind the walls
Vladimir Šuk,
Croatia
start of spring …
the sky cracked
on the pond ice
Maya Lyubenova,
Bulgaria
new moon …
I don’t recognize my shadow
after the first chemo
Pham Minh-Triêt,
France
black-and-white photo—
my father
younger than I
Diana Teneva,
Bulgaria
I read carefully
the moles on your skin—
Braille letters
Ajaya Mahala,
India
planned city—
roads run straight to the hospital
and to the graveyard
Azi Kuder,
Poland
night at the morgue
a fourth isn’t here
to play bridge
Jasminka Predojević,
Croatia
summer has ceased …
twig of a weeping willow
catching a straw
Lysa Collins,
Canada
winter night
fleece lined slippers
still hold his shape
Joëlle Ginoux-Duvivier,
France
time of visit—
the old lady in her armchair
waits for nobody
Aparna Pathak,
India
morning raga
a loud yawn
before it ends
Gérard Krebs,
Finland
library silence—
her bite into
a Granny Smith
Ramesh Anand,
India
stargazing …
first knock in
my moonlit womb
Mohammad Azim Khan, Pakistanpoetic justice …
the antelope jumps
over the moon
John Tiong Chung Hoo, Malaysiaall souls day
after the mom’s hard work
a sparkling clean grave
Ruth Powell,
Canada
laundromat
her red socks dancing
in the suds
Željko Funda,
Croatia
a holy service
in front of the tv set
a woman praying
Ljubomir Radovančević,
Croatia
new year’s eve
the attic mice nibbling on
my resolutions
Guest Judge Alan Summers
choices on the theme “Justice”
First ChoiceSuraja Roychowdhury
U.S.A.
sunny afternoon
a shadow
on the mammogram
Second ChoiceSkaidrite Stelzer
U.S.A.
first snow
the red hat
of a refugee
Third ChoiceLamart Cooper,
U.S.A.
after therapy the same war
Fourth ChoiceEarl R. Keener,
U.S.A.
hallowed ground
so many ringtones
among the stones
Fifth ChoiceBarbara A. Taylor,
Australia
war-torn city
all the coffin makers
working overtime

5th Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2015


Judge
Drago Štambuk
Number of entries400 from 54 countries
Announcement of winnersApril, 2015, by Dr. A. Robert Lee
at the Asian Conference on
Literature and Librarianship 2015, Osaka, Japan
Grand PrizeBoris Nazansky,
Croatia
pregnancy
shape of the dark side
of the crescent moon
Runner Up (9)Rosa Clement,
Brazil
spring sky
a seagull enters
our selfie
Anthony Kudryavitsky,
Ireland
evening lull
a seaside cave exhaling
butterflies
Chen-ou Liu,
Canada
first glimpse
of her mastectomy bra
winter rose
Dubravko Korbus,
Croatia
silence …
leaves are falling
all by themselves
Alan Summers,
U.K.
the snow-spinning wind
I dream of only big trees
in my prison yard
Vasile Moldovan,
Romania
after the sunset
a white chrysanthemum
light quite alone
Milan Dragović,
Serbia
summer night …
a worm bites through the silence
in a fallen acorn
Jim Kacian,
U.S.A.
the shadow of the fish
hides
in the shadow of a leaf
Nikola Ðuretić,
Croatia
shining
in a drop of dew
all His love
Commended (23)Eduard Țară,
Romania
rustling pages—
in the library the echo
of the past forests
Timothy Russell,
U.S.A.
spring breeze
how the broken willow
still yearns
Vanessa Proctor,
Australia
news of war
the red welt of a tick bite
slowly spreads
Dušan Mijajlović Adski,
Serbia
a shirt hung
on the birch tree branch —
a man in the shadow
Yukiko Yamada,
Japan
old temple
reflected on its floor
red maple leaves
Susan Burch,
U.S.A.
how his breath catches
when I undress —
double mastectomy
Emmanuel Kalusian,
Nigeria
the homeless man
tides up his new residence
approaching storm
Detelina Tiholova,
Bulgaria
roadside poppies
the prostitute
is knitting a crown
Sergio Francisco Pichorim,
Brazil
All Souls’ Day
In an empty grave
bugs’ home.
Fareed Ben-Youssef,
U.S.A.
atrophied right hand
poetry loves frailty
so write with what’s left
Darrell Lindsey,
U.S.A.
evening visitor—
a leaf steps inside
on a gummed shoe
Štefanija Ludvig,
Croatia
picture on the wall
man’s eyes look at me
unblinking
Julie Warther,
U.S.A.
between there and here
the essence
of a snowflake
Iulian Ciupitu,
Romania
so many shooting stars —
and yet the sky remains
in its place
Scott Mason,
U.S.A.
old beachcomber
one eye
on the horizon
Raad Kareem Abd-Aun,
Iraq
Uranium doses.
How can a flower endure
all that radiation?
Daniel Gahnertz,
Italy
Out of the freezer
into the earth —
my dead cat.
Jeanne Jorgensen,
Canada
Elderly nun
absently picks a flower
… he loves me not
Svetomir Ðurbabić,
Serbia
The most difficult
of all that I experienced:
silence of God.
Vitali Khomin,
Ukraine
aerospace museum
the ascending moon looks in
lunar rover’s hall
Seren Fargo,
U.S.A.
summer’s end
the taste of lettuce
gone to seed
Jacek Margolak,
Poland
braid
the smell of her hair lingers
on my palms
Christine L. Villa,
U.S.A.
shifting tides
she now sings
her mother’s lullaby

4th Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2014


Selector
Drago Štambuk
Number of entries290 from 39 countries
Announcement of winnersby Lars Vargö,
Ambassador of Sweden to Japan,
as part of the Plenary Session
of The Asian Conference
on Literature and Librarianship 
2014 in Osaka, Japan
Grand PrizeAnthony Kudryavitsky,
Ireland
Fathers’ Day—
children measure old oaks
by the length of their arms
Runner Up (9)Susan Burch,
U.S.A.
where do I go
from here—
abortion clinic
Tomislav Maretić,
Croatia
morning serenity—
the day moon on the wire
     with the swallows
Lavana Kray,
Romania
butterflies wedding
across a melilot plot—
the monk stops scything
Emiko Miyashita,
Japan
Sharing a plate of gyoza
and a bowl of ramen
spring in neighbourhood
Margaret Beverland,
New Zealand
Queen Anne’s lace—
a bee works
each tiny flower
Carole MacRury,
U.S.A.
purple crocus …
pushing up through
last year’s leaf
Vanessa Proctor,
Australia
spring planting
deep within an old pot
cicada nymph
Jim Kacian,
U.S.A.
dusk on the pond—
a cloud slow enough
to be the moon
Eduard Țară,
Romania
Melting stream —
the old melody escapes
from the silence
Commended (14)Vasile Moldovan,
Romania
Only two readers
in the big library:
me and the moth
Adrian Pickett,
U.K.
Truth
is a dream
come true.
Branka Vojinović-Jegdić,
Montenegro
lunch on the grass
straw replaces
a toothpick
Seren Fargo,
U.S.A.
not a single fish biting
a long shadow
of a damselfly
Raj K. Bose,
India
drought!
furrowed face
of the farmer
Yukiko Yamada,
Japan
from a lattice door
to the Buddha’s cheek
autumn sunset
Darrell Lindsey,
U.S.A.
small spring garden—
shredded love letters
become mulch
Jack Pemberton,
U.K.
Spider shares my room:
Spinning webs, living in dark—
We live the same life.
Gracy Dsouza,
Kuwait
in her eyes tonight—
that look
of many years
Daniel Gahnertz,
Sweden
New Year’s kiss—
a dog howls
with shut eyes
Krzysztof Kokot,
Poland
the falling feather
in the thicket of branches
sound of battle
Vessislava Savova,
Bulgaria
chrysanthemums
the most beautiful flowers
in the coffin
Kash Poet,
India
winter night—
in between our quarrelling
baby’s first words
Marios Schismenos,
Greece
hold my hand today
tomorrow I will hold yours
yesterday is gone

3rd Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2013


Selector
Drago Štambuk
Number of entries171 from 30 countries
Announcement of winnersApril 6, 2013 by
Professor Mark Williams of
Akita International
University, Japan,
at LibrAsia 2013
Grand PrizeKrzysztof Kokot,
Poland
 knock on the door —
from this and other side
      question marks
Runner Up (9)Borivoj Sekulić,
Serbia
cold bed …
trying to embrace
   my own self
Lavana Kray,
Romania
a butterfly
on my doorknob —
  I wait in the rain
Owen Bullock,
New Zealand
a little boy
   looking back and back
at the man in the wheelchair
Vanessa Proctor,
Australia
early frost …
   the carpenter’s hands
encircle a mug of coffee
Ljubomir Dragović,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
autumn dusk …
an old man listens to earth’s breathing
with his stick
Anna Jacobson,
Australia
‘small scar
breaks the pattern
of my thumbprint’
Silva Trstenjak,
Croatia
slippery frost
  my friend safe
by my wheelchair
Willy Cuvelier,
Belgium
The sun painted
a white undershirt
  on my red skin.
Commended (13)Steve Wilkinson,
U.K.
Giant redwood
a speck
on the hillside
Niiko,
U.K.
old vendor—
bayonets and medals
    eaten by rust
Seren Fargo,
U.S.A.
my reflection
the pond more covered in leaves
than not
Maria Kowal-Tomczak,
Poland
funeral procession
the snow slowly covering
 the way back
Brian Robertson,
Canada
clearing out Mom’s house
her wrinkled face appears
in a cutting board
Ed Bremson,
U.S.A.
they haven’t changed
in all these years—shadows
of winter trees
Susan Getty,
U.S.A.
mangoes dripping from
the tree. i am dripping with
     memories, longing.

Štefanija Ludvig,
Croatia
by a sugar cube
united ants feast
sweet harmony
Szilvia Auth,
Hungary
autumn chill—grandma’s
old shawl—I wrap my shoulders
closing my eyes
Dejan Pavlinović,
Croatia
unzipping
the world in two
  a ship’s wake
Steven Grieco,
Italy

No longer a heart,
 a butterfly in my chest—
Spring, Autumn, both gone
Eduard Țară,
Romania
So many ways
to say goodbye—
  dandelion fluff
Željko Funda,
Croatia
peace
on both sides
of cobweb

2nd Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2012


Selector
Drago Štambuk
Number of entries208 from 28 countries
(7 of unknown origin)
Announcement of winners
Grand Prize (shared)Anthony Kudryavitsky,
Ireland

on the steps
of the Freedom Memorial,
a discarded snake skin
Tomislav Maretić,
Croatia

The rocking chair—
a young pregnant woman
swings her big belly
Runner Up (9)William T. Sheehan IV,
U.S.A.
On top of the cliff
couple prepares to take leap—
ocean front wedding
Margaret Beverland,
New Zealand
from shadow
to shadow
a ferret
Susan Daily,
U.S.A.
Twilight
loosened flesh
longs  for the earth …
Timothy Russell,
U.S.A.
evening snow …
two figures
coming up the hill
Andrea Popov Miletić,
Serbia
Ninety-nine friends
drinkin’ coffee all alone
nobody’s on-line.
Earl R. Keener,
U.S.A.
autumn sunset—
a field mouse nibbles
at my shadow’s heart
Iulian Ciupitu,
Romania
Wrought iron flowers—
only the time is visiting
my mothers grave
Darko Popovski,
Skopje, Macedonia
A bus full of men
is heading to the new factory.
The driver looks tired
Daniel Gahnertz,
Sweden
barflies
like fireflies
but full of lies
Commended (10)Nada Jačmenica,
Croatia
karst terrain
a road through vastness—
bleating only …
Dragan J. Ristić,
Serbia
contention seed
doesn’t sprout just everywhere—
Buddha’s smile
Saša Važić,
Serbia
late at night
tapping at my window—
the same lonely sparrow
John Tiong Chunghoo,
Malaysia
sea death
a bouquet of roses
washed ashore
Constantin Stroe,
Romania
Solitude—
only the wild flowers fragrances
cross the house threshold
John Parsons,
U.K.
first frost
her lipstick smudges
bone china
Malte Blegvad,
Denmark
a beggar sleeps
tin cup full of cat urine—
spring dawns just so

Đurđa Vukelić Rožić,
Croatia
frozen puddle—
a stray dog licking
his tongue
Boris Nazansky,
Croatia
all night long
pointing to the stars
hatless scarecrow
Marija Pogorilić,
Croatia
a homeless man
on the midnight mass—
warmth of a home

1st Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2011


Selector
Drago Štambuk
Number of entries166 from 29 countries
Announcement of winnersMay 28, 2011,
by Drago Štambuk
at the Inaugural Asian
Conference on Literature
and Librarianship 2011;
LibrAsia conference,
Osaka, Japan
Grand PrizeJim Kacian,
U.S.A.
late autumn sun 
the field too small to hold
my shadow
Runner Up (8)Ernesto P. Santiago,
Greece
spring bud
the mother’s womb
    soon to open
Nada Jačmenica,
Croatia
a ray of sunshine
on its way to darkness—
mole’s fur
Timothy Russell,
U.S.A.
autumn twilight—
a bit of stone flakes off
& becomes a moth
Jesse Willett,
U.S.A.
A distant meadow
Hallowed ground of the vanquished
Vultures fill their crops
Tomislav Maretić,
Croatia
hot tea-pot
on the garden table—
camelias in haze
Willy Cuvelier,
Belgium
flowering cherry
in my orchard of one tree
my Yoshino
Jack Galmitz,
U.S.A.
The Day of the Dead
is celebrated every day—
Ciudad Juarez
Daniel Gahnertz,
Sweden
digging up my cat
to bury her
deeper …
Commended (10)Smiljka Bilankov,
Croatia
broken flower-pot
the wounded orchid
goes on blooming
Krzysztof Kokot,
Poland

president’s face—
on the yellowed envelope
one-cent stamp
Malvina Mileta,
Croatia
sunset
a bird on the meadow
dies with its song
Kate Prendergast,
Australia
Snow falling —
a gentle blanket
covers Japan’s victims
Nada Zidar-Bogadi,
Croatia
weeping willow
each branch
weeping in its own way
Tanja Cilia,
Malta
funeral cortege
recalling
wedding procession
Željko Funda,
Croatia
late autumn
fountain spurts are meeting
the first snowflakes
William Hart,
U.S.A.
airport carousel
a butterfly arrived
riding a suitcase
Anthony Kudryavitsky,
Ireland
after the wedding
white butterfly
clinging to the ivy
Borivoje Sekulić,
Serbia
I put down the axe
A turtledove is cooing
from a barren fig tree

Sources / Further Reading


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Source: IAFOR reports online


Notes

  1. Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a politically independent non-partisan and non-profit interdisciplinary think tank, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational interaction and academic research. Based in Japan, its main administrative office is in Nagoya, and its research center is in the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University. [Text from the IAFOR website. Copyright 2022 © The International Academic Forum (IAFOR).] []
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