this nightingale
with its voice touches
the moon's sickle

—Ljubomir Dragovic

About the author: Ljubomir Dragovic was born in 1956 in Sonkovic, near Sibenik in Dalmatia. Now he lives in Sibenik (Croatia), Banja Luka (Bosnia & Hertzegovina) and Belgrade (Yugoslavia). He has published five haiku books: "Dah zemlje" (The Breath of the Earth) 1986; "Ljetnji pljusak" (Summer Shower) 1986; "Pjesme iz starog kraja" (Poems From the Homeland) 1997; "U starom kraju" (In the Homeland) 2000; "Izabrane haiku pesme" (Selected Haiku Poems) 2000. He won the 1st Place on the 8th Yugoslav Haiku Festival Odzaci 1995, and 2nd Place on the 5th Mainichi Haiku Contest 2001 (Japan). His haiku have appeared in magazines in Yugoslavia, Japan, Croatia and U.S.A. He appears in the film of NHK tv "Haiku Beyond the Balkan War" directed by Kiyoshi Nanasawa in 2000.

His address:
Ljubomir Dragovic, Motike 59, 51000 Banja Luka, Bosnia & Hertzegovina


Responses to the haiku for 13 June 2002 by Ljubomir Dragovic

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-16 06:31:06

    mourning dove
    her voice at midnight ...

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-07-13 21:56:32

    Evening concert:
    the teeth of the moon's sickle
    vibrating for long

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-05 16:37:15

    silent room -
    from window sill, energetic titmice
    rouse me