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Book of the Week: Mlijecnom Stazom (Down the Milky Way): A Book of Haiku by Dejan Pavlinović in Croatian and English

In Haikupedia, we learn that Dejan Pavlinović (born January 30, 1968) is a Croatian haiku poet and a graduate in English and German languages and literature from the Zadar Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is employed as a gymnasium teacher in Pula, a part-time tour guide, and a musician in the rock band The Chweger.

In the Foreword, Jane Reichhold writes “you can also detect the other specialness of Dejan’s haiku. He has published his haiku far and wide and kept a record on each one. I find that truly amazing – the way he takes care with and of his haiku. His entries of where each haiku was first published becomes a log of his writing life.”

iz voćnjaka …
slatki mirisi i dalje
u njenoj kosi

from the orchard. . .
sweet fragrances still
in her hair

raspori
svijet na dva
vodena brazda

unzipping
the world in two
a ship’s wake

prokrči put
kroz sparnu noć
komarac

cutting its way
through a sultry night
a mosquito

utopi se
u vlastitom odrazu
snjegović

drowning
in his own reflection
a snowman

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 2016 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.

Dejan

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    1. Dejan, it sure is great to hear from you, thanks for sharing your haiku with us.

      Best regards,
      Dan

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