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Book of the Week – Igracke(Toys): Haiku about Toys

The Igracaka Festival had a haiku contest on the subject of toys and these are the results of the competition. The book was edited and translated by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić.

From the Introduction – From the beginning, children have always had their toys, something of interest for them in order to avoid disturbing their parents, who are occupied with various concerns for the survival of the species. The first toys were made from the materials available in the area where people lived.

a refugee camp
several children share
the flight of a kit
— Eduard Ţară

suddenly a wave–
the walls of our castle
in the sea foam
— David Arsenijevic

days of one’s childhood–
even today is very special
my doll without one arm
— Ena Brkic

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2018 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. A wonderful book. Enjoyable and thought-provoking.
    Djurdja has done a fantastic job!
    And certainly I am delighted to see one of my haiku included there.
    Lots of thanks to the HF and Dan Campbell for sharing the book with us!

    1. Natalia, thank you for your comment and congrats on having one of your poems in the book!

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