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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


Edin Saracevic


in the middle of
the forest, fog crosses
the full road line
  before nightfall,
a bird on top of
the withered larch
April shower
windscreen wipers
wave, likewise, to all
  first day in EU -
the sun still rises
in the East
the green birch tree ...
my window with
new curtains

Edin Saracevic Edin Saracevic was born in Ljubljana in 1964. He lives in Kranj. In 1991 he completed degrees in philosophy and comparative literature at Ljubljana Philosophy University. Since 1994 he has worked as a professor of philosophy at Gimnazija Vic in Ljubljana. He writes aphorisms and haiku; he is a member of the Haiku Club of Slovenia (HCS) and its secretary.

In 1998 he won the 3rd prize at the Apokalipsa Haiku Contest, in 2001 the 2nd prize at the International Haiku Contest in Kumamotu, Japan and the prize for the best haiku cycle at Apokalipsa Haiku Contest in 2003. His haiku and senryu have been published in Letni casi, the magazine of the HCS, as well as in Apokalipsa, Green Apples, Mentor, Primorska srecanja, Haiku novine (Serbia & Montenegro) and Frogpond (USA). His haiku have also appeared at Candy in the Rain, issued in 2001, is his first haiku book. In 2001 he founded and organized the 1st High School Haiku Contest in Slovenia that has been, since then, running regularly every year.