Australian haiku poets Beverley George and Simon Hanson have been announced as successful entrants in the haiku competition that will be incorporated into the 11th Pumpkin Festival, to be held in Ivanić-Grad, Croatia, over October 18-19, 2015.
The competition – in English – had the theme of haiku about pumpkins.
Beverley George was one of four international entrants to share joint third prize, with the following haiku:
each week she orders one −
just to say their name
Translated, Beverley’s haiku reads:
svaki tjedan jedna −
da izgovori ime tikve
Simon Hanson was one of twelve international poets to have an entry credited as Commended:
a beetle holed gourd
becomes a flute
Translated, Simon’s haiku reads:
tikva izgrižena kukcima
Judges for the Pumpkin Festival haiku competition held in Croatia were Tomislav Maretić and D.V.Rožić.