Sunday, May 17, 2009

Djurdja Vukelic Rozic - Three Questions

Djurdja Vukelic RozicDjurdja Vukelic Rozic was born in 1956 and lives in Ivanic Grad, Croatia. She writes and translates haiku and is the editor-in-chief of IRIS, a bilingual haiku magazine. She is founder of The International Haiku Meeting and the English haiku contest in Klostar Ivanic, Croatia. Besides haiku, she publishes poetry and humorous sketches. Rozic feels that her kuyus (haiku friends) enrich her life.

1) Why do you write haiku?

After I met haiku poetry, not only can I not imagine my life without it, but so many things in my life before formally knowing it, was the way of haiku.

2) What other poetic forms do you enjoy?

I enjoy lyrics very much and do some writing, as well.

3) Of the many wonderful haiku you've written, what do you consider to be your top three? (Please provide publication credits.)

through the harpsichord
of a bare weeping willow
fingers of the wind

Kusamakura, award 2004

in the shop
a moth and I selecting
a wool sweater

WHA, Kukai September 2005

Kigo word: moth, 1st place

dolls and teddy bears
on the sidewalk awaiting
the garbage truck

Chasing the Clouds, haiku collection by Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, 2005

If you've been enjoying this weekly series and have not contributed, please consider sharing your response (whether it be for haiku or tanka) to the three little questions that Djurdja answered. You must be a published poet in order to participate.

Connie Donleycott will be our guest next week.


Area 17 said...

dolls and teddy bears is wonderful! ;-)Alan
The With Words Competition 2009.

Carlos Colon said...

I enjoyed these excellent haiku.

Carlos Colon

Unknown said...

Dear Djurdja,

yes, lovely work and I too really enjoyed this poem below. Gene

dolls and teddy bears
on the sidewalk awaiting
the garbage truck