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Borivoj Bukva was born on November 10, 1948 in Karlovac, Croatia. Apart from haiku poetry, he writes prose and goes in for fine arts, esotery and theosophy. He has published the following books: SVJETILJKE I ZIVOT (LAMPS AND LIFE), prose stories, Rijeka,1994; PETA RIJEKA (THE FIFTH RIVER), a collection of poetry, Rijeka,1996; U PROLAZU (PASSING BY), a collection of haiku poetry, Rijeka,1996; DODIR USANA (A TOUCH OF LIPS), a collection of haiku poetry, Rijeka, 1998; MJESECEV JAHAC (THE MOON RIDER), a collection of haiku poetry, Rijka,1999; LEPTIROV POLJUBAC (A KISS OF THE BUTTERFLY), a collection of haiku poetry, Rijeka, 2000; PAS KOJI JE MISLIO DA SAM ZEC (THE DOG WHO THOUGHT I WAS A RABBIT), a collection of haiku poetry, Rijeka, 2001 and SKOK RIBICE (A JUMP OF A FISH), a collection of haiku poetry, Rijeka, 2002. His articles on various topics of his interest have been published in a number of literary magazines and newspapers, home and abroad. He is a very frequent guest to the radio and TV channels. With a group of enthusiasts, he has been editing the Internat web page entitled "Karolina Rijecka":
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He is a member of the Haiku Society - Rijeka, the Croatian Haiku Society, the Slovenian Haiku Society, the Croatia-Japan Friendship Society and the Yugoslavia-Japan Friendship Society at the university section of Novi Sad. He was a representative to the World Haiku Festival 2000 held in Tolmin (Slovenia). His paintings have been exhibited at the 36 single and 120 group exhibitions, in the country and abroad. He has illustrated a number of books and he has made a great number of haiga drawings. He is a recipient of several recognitions and awards for his artistic works. His poems have been published in literary magazines, on the Internet web pages and in anthologies, in the country and abroad.


A caged bird:
hidden in the feathers
sighing soul
An abandoned dog
following a beggar
Street shadows-
a homeless old man
and a chunk of bread
Shady path-
the moon above the meadow
rides on a cloud
A pirate from the sky:
a seagull on the deck
steals fish
The year of the rat-
no wheat
in the attic
His fingers on the map
find a journey to the unknown-
green morning
By the wind
a gnat is blown
into the swallow's mouth
caught in the net
not a single fish!

Author: Borivoj Bukva
Editor: Ban'ya Natsuishi
Translator: Borivoj Bukva, Ban'ya Natsuishi, Billie Wilson

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