Djurdja 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.