The objective of this competition is to develop closer ties across the European community of haiku creators (although haiku authors from other parts of the world are welcome to submit entries as well). Starting 2018 we are planning one competition yearly: EUROPEAN KUKAI (in 2013-2017 we organized 4 separate quarterly competitions in each year: EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI). The competition is led in cooperation with the Publishing House KONTEKST from Poznań.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Invitation to the EUROPEAN KUKAI 2020 (#3/23)

Dear Haiku Friends, 
we invite you to the EUROPEAN KUKAI 2020 (#3/23). This is the third annual edition (and twenty third counting quarterly editions in 2013-2017)

Topic: any
Entrants: open to anyone
Haiku: one unpublished haiku
haiku must remain anonymous until the results are posted,
co-editors reserve the right not to accept an entrant / haiku,  
by sending haiku author agrees to the publication without a pay in a planned almanac 
Language: English
Style: unlimited
Period for submission: Friday, May 8 – Sunday, June 7, 2020
Voting period: Monday, June 15 – Tuesday,  June 30, 2020
Results: no later than Sunday, July 12, 2020
Prizes: e-diplomas for authors from 1st, 2nd and 3rd places 
Address for all Kukai correspondence: european.kukai@gmail.com  
- please use "2020 submission” (or “2020 voting” in voting phase) in the subject line  
- please write your entry in the body of e-mail, attachments are not accepted
- please sign your submission and ballot (name and country)
Note: Accessing the competition is tantamount to consenting to the processing of the participant’s personal data for the purposes necessary to organize and conduct the competition and with the consent of the authors of submitted haiku for publication on the internet site europeankukai.blogspot.com. Expressing consent is voluntary, but necessary to participate in the competition.

the EK team

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Results of the EUROPEAN KUKAI 2019 (#2/22), topic: family

The second annual edition of the European Kukai (and twenty second edition overall) has finished. Congratulations to the winners: Radka Mindova (who also won first place in the 19th edition of European Quarterly Kukai), Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara and Sudebi Singha. Thanks to all participants (similar to last year's number of participants testifies to a stable and loyal group of enthusiasts of this form of competition). We wish you all the best in the approaching new year and invite you to the third annual edition of European Kukai in 2020.

Robert Kania and Krzysztof Kokot
the EQK team

Edition #2/22 topic: family - 189 participants from 44 countries:
Australia (5), Austria (1), Bangladesh (1), Belgium (1), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (15), Canada (4), Colombia (1), Croatia (22), Cyprus (1), Denmark (1), France (5), Germany (11), Ghana (4), Greece (1), Hungary (1), India (14), Indonesia (2), Ireland (2), Israel (2), Italy (13), Japan (1), Lithuania (6), Luxembourg (1), Malaysia (1), Montenegro (3), Nepal (2), Netherlands (1), North Macedonia (1), Norway (5), Pakistan (1), Philippines (1), Poland (7), Portugal (2), Romania (15), Russia (7), Serbia (4), Spain (2), Sri Lanka (1), Switzerland (2), Trinidad (1), Ukraine (2), United Kingdom (7), USA (7)


FIRST PLACE:

032 Radka Mindova, Bulgaria
(9-7-3) = 44 points
(from: MON, GER, AUS, UK, BUL, IRL, BUL, BUL, MON - IND, AUS, BUL, GER, TTO, ROM, RUS - BUL, CRO, GER)


thrown album
the homeless man acquires
a family


SECOND PLACE:

011 Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara, Romania
(6-6-9) = 39 points
(from: MON, BRA, AUS, POL, NPL, RUS - BUL, CRO, GER, BGD, USA, CRO - LUX, LIT, CRO, ROM, POL, CRO, GER, PRT, BUL)

makeup lessons -
three generations
same mirror


THIRD PLACE:

107 Sudebi Singha, India
(4-6-6) = 30 points
(from: CRO, CRO, POL, CRO, - FRA, CAN, IND, GER, IND, RUS - USA, NOR, IRL, USA, CRO, GHA)

family tree
the child draws an extra branch
for surrogate mom


4th place - 29 points:

family Christmas...
gathered around the table
all the empty chairs

016 Ed Bremson, USA
(6-5-1) = 29 pts

5th place - 26 points (2):

Mother’s Day
the childless friend
changes the subject

041 Eleonore Nickolay, France
(4-5-4) = 26 pts

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in a cloud
my son's face -
autumn rain

059 Nazarena Rampini, Italy
(5-4-3) = 26 pts

6th place - 20 points (3):

family reunion -
I share my room
with a chrysanthemum

117 Ana Drobot, Romania
(2-5-4) = 20 pts

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doing her best 
to outwit her shadow
the five year old

121 Mark Gilfillan, United Kingdom
(3-5-1) = 20 pts

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family dinner -
chewing up
the awkward silence

169 Tomislav Sjekloća, Montenegro
(5-2-1) = 20 pts

7th place - 19 points (3):

cherry blossoms -
my child asks
what is pink

086 Dan Iulian, Romania
(4-3-1) = 19 pts

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father's chemo —
in the bald man's pocket
an old comb

142 Vinay Leo R., India.
(2-4-5) = 19 pts

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faded photo-
grandpa's cherry tree
no longer shades

190 Marino Carmela, Italy
(4-3-1) = 19 pts

8th place - 18 points:

the small hill
we couldn’t reach...
father’s illness 

003 Tim Gardiner, United Kingdom
(4-2-2) = 18 pts

9th place - 17 points (2):

old pendulum clock -
caught in a spider net
grandpa’s fairy tales

056 Glauco Saba, Luxembourg
(3-3-2) = 17 pts

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grandpa's scarf
long as the winters were
years ago

177 Boris Nazansky, Croatia
(2-4-3) = 17 pts

10th place - 16 points (3):


gazing at the stream . . . 
grandfather watches his shadow
flow into the world

010 Donald McLeod, USA
(4-0-4) = 16 pts

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cicadas song ...
this place that time
my mother's voice

106 Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo, Netherlands
(2-4-2) = 16 pts

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autumn sun
watching her small feet
rushing to school

160 Nadejda Kostadinova, Bulgaria
(3-1-5) = 16 pts

15 points:

sign language
the silent love words
of a mother

183 Eufemia Griffo, Italy
(3-1-4) = 15 pts

14 points (2):

Opening the letter
on my mother's face
lights and shadows

021 Vasile Moldovan, Romania
(4-0-2) = 14 pts

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family dinner
the sun patterns
on the table

099 Nikolay Grankin, Russia
(2-2-4) = 14 pts

13 points:

excess baggage counter
I wave goodbye 
to my husband

033 Tash Adams, Australia
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

12 points (4):

autumn landscape
my father on the cloud 
paints the sky

022 Claude Lagadec, France
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

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break of dawn -
my father and the rain
going in opposite directions

044 Aljoša Vuković, Croatia
(2-3-0) = 12 pts

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exile
in family album missing
my father‘s childhood

097 Dainius Dirgela, Lithuania
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

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back home
the comforting aroma
of ma's ginger tea

100 Anitha Varma, India
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

11 points (3):

fermented rice
how mother wraps the prayer
around the darkest night

020 Ken Sawitri, Indonesia
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

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the stork's nest
and my grandma's house-
both are emptily

085 Constantin Stroe, Romania
(1-3-2) = 11 pts

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grandma birthday
between grandchildren's plates
dictionaries

152 Wiesław Karliński, Poland
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

10 points (4):

her last breath...
through the bay window
a day moon

071 Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Australia
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

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visit to my dad
the empty drawers
of his memory

079 Christiane Ranieri, France
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

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end of spring
I plant on her grave
forget-me-nots

134 Nikola Đuretić, Croatia
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

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mom's passing...
out of the blue I hum
a forgotten lullaby

150 Cristina Apetrei, Romania
(2-0-4) = 10 pts

9 points:

my old grandparents
are walking hand in hand
romantic moment

072 Stoianka Boianova, Bulgaria
(0-4-1) = 9 pts

8 points (10):

divorce
these fleeting white clouds
of none

024 Damir Damir, Montenegro
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

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night exhibition ...
a child is looking for
his mum

031 Diana Teneva, Bulgaria
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

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grandpa
memories follow
a skipping stone

054 Maria Tomczak, Poland
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

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wrapped in memories...
i see my babcia
in her babushka

063 Pat Geyer, USA
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

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time for a family hug -
a mountain shadow
on the wall

068 Danijela Grbelja, Croatia
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

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magnolia blossoms
embracing for a selfie
my elderly parents

092 Jurate Norvaisiene, Lithuania
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

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i want mom
letter to grandpa
Christmas

110 Viktoriya Marinova,  Bulgaria
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

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autumnal equinox
my childs consult about
a nursing home

139 Gabriele Hartmann, Germany
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

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silent autumn-
in my mother's eyes
invisible moon

164 Doris Pascolo, Italy
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

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unsettled quarrel - 
further and further apart
her toothbrush from mine

187 Gordon Ayisi Gullanyi, Ghana/Russia
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

7 points (15):

commemoration
winding up the old watch
of Daddy

009 Zornitza Harizanova, Bulgaria
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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forget-me-not—
your macaroni necklace
close to my heart

019 Cynthia Rowe, Australia
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

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grandma
winks at grandpa
eightieth birthday

028 Mohammad Azim Khan, Pakistan
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

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efflorescent cherry...
my son introduces
his fiancée

029 Goda V. Bendoraitienė, Lithuania
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

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incandescent sun -
a stillborn sibling returns into the womb
of its inception

043 Branka Cukrov-Belak, Croatia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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hide-and-seek –
mother under the blanket
of dead leaves

051 Lavana Kray, Romania
(0-2-3) = 7 pts

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autumn sun
in my daughter's palm
the last ladybug

Alexey Andreev, Russia
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

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construction site
an excavator opens
children mouths

108 Tobias Tiefensee, Germany
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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instead of words
a tuft of grey hair
in the letter to her son

113 Štefanija Ludvig, Croatia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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wounded tom-cat
complaining first
to our little son

127 Tomislav Maretić, Croatia
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

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born without life ...
in my mother's belly
frost of snow

128 Lucia Cardillo, Italy
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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Lantern festival
the family costume dancing
with the spirits

149 Hidenori Hiruta, Japan
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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melting snow...
finding my place back
in her heart

173 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Ghana/New Zealand
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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cherry blossoms 
gone until next year–
my fistful of pills

174 Madhuri Pillai,  Australia
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

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in the old photo
grandfather's smile -
on grandson's face

182 Vanice Zimerman, Brazil 
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

6 points (5):

pine forest -
grandpa’s eyes
the same as mine

126 Giovanna Restuccia, Italy
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

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first taste
of old age
grandpa's mints

136 Kurt Øystein Slåtten, Norway
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

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one last kiss
before handing over -
surrogate mother

140 Kashinath Karmakar, India
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

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new haircut
my Mom stares at me
in the mirror

155 Lyudmila Hristova, Bulgaria
(1-0-3) = 6 pts

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“She’s mine!” --
the grandkids fighting
over Grandma’s lap.

185 Zhanna P. Rader, USA
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

5 points (14):

little granddaughter
handles 
grandfather's thoughts

008 Vladimir Šuk, Croatia
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

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family photograph
the Earth from space

014 Simon Hanson, Australia
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

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the time ...
and they call me
great-grandmother

040 Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, Croatia
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

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birthday party
one of the piglets
belongs to me

047 Christof Blumentrath, Germany
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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While the candle is burning
gazing into the distance
I reminisce about my grandfather.

062 Zoran M. Jovanovic, Serbia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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Nursing bra
Gaping
Sucker

073 Jo Mykle Hofseth, Norway
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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first love's sorrow -
her life's new start
in mama's arms

084 Wolfgang Rödig, Germany
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

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the price I pay for my dreams divorce

094 Vandana Parashar, India
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

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winter solitude-
reading the news upside down,
the old woman

118 Rita Odeh, Israel
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

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custody battle...
the whimpering child
points to the rainbow

137 Cezar F. Ciobîcă, Romania
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

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broken family…
the child has to choose 
either mom or dad

145 Munia Khan, Bangladesh
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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snowy Sunday –
my younger sister bakes
cinnamon buns

147 Steliana Cristina Voicu,  Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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dry roses -
an ache comes alive
in mother’s trunk

151 Arvinder Kaur, India
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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grandma hugs
her first grandson -
snowing slowly

163 Maria Tirenescu, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

4 points (13):

These smiling faces
Have become the family
My soul has chosen

001 Claude Lopez-Ginisty, Switzerland
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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spring cleaning
the first violets in
mother's herbarium

026 Vibeke Laier, Denmark
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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singing
a happy father
of the bride

046 Igor Damnjanovic, Serbia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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talking with a crow
I sense the spirit
of my dead mother

055 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Norway
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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sharing a laugh
at each other’s drooling …
toddler and grandma

060 Stella Pierides, Germany
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

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silver wedding
the perfect gift
our first grandchild

064 Tracy Davidson, United Kingdom
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

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so different
sky on the roofs -
my son so far away

066 Maria Teresa Sisti, Italy
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

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grandson insists
carp in pond be taken indoors
dark and stormy

076 Ashoka Weerakkody, Sri Lanka
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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young butcher
using grandpa’s knives—
moose season

089 Ignatius Fay, Canada
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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home alone
the cuckoo of the clock
sings to the boy

141 Željko Funda, Croatia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

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a family trip
playing hide and seek
finding each other 

157 Mike Gallagher, Ireland
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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cold morning
my Grandma's hand in mine
last night.

179 Ewa Kajtoch, Poland
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

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in his dotage  
still living a nomadic life
his wandering mind 

186 Devin Harrison, Canada
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

3 points (22):

breath of spring . . .
a stork lands by the children
playing in the meadow

004 Ivan Gaćina, Croatia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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Tear drop. Tear drop sound.
On the ground. Girl lies. So sad.
Her father is dead.

005 Stefana Stanivuk, Serbia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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she stands
showing a missing tooth -
near the Christmas tree

007 Gillena Cox, Trinidad & Tobago
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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messed tranquility
of togetherness in chaos
a circle of love

015 Tahera Mannan, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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After 15 seconds
Eyes on my pregnancy test
Tears are falling

025 Solene Lagadec, France
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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Mother's Day!
Hunched in the garden
- over ninety -, is digging

039 Ana López, Spain
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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siblings meeting
a warm sky
above us

053 Christa Beau, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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vernal equinox-
my widowered neighbor
rebuilds his home

061 Natalia Kuznetsova, Russia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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It makes a cut
to roast the chestnuts.
Look at your granddaughter.

069 José Cortijo Mora, Spain
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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white and pink petals
the footsteps of my grandson
take me to a birdhouse

077 Ivanka Yankova, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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autumn glow
the wreath radiates joy
from the dead man's face 

087 Hema Ravi, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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homemade cookies
at breakfast table
grandpa's banter

103 Richa Sharma, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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her marital life..
the Sisyphus myth
on the night-table

105 Radostina A. Dragostinova, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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still alive 
grandpa's memory -
the coconut tree 

109 Manoj Sharma, Nepal
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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anniversary -
gathering around WhatsApp
he whole family

111 Mirela Brăilean, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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dinning table - 
a porcelain puppet 
full of sauces 

116 Mihail Buraga, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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four new branches
on my six centuries old
family tree

131 Franjo Ordanić, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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all Saints' Day
daughter's smile
on porcelain memorial plaque

133 Andrzej Dembonczyk, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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they're walking slowly
no one's delighted by a butterfly
on the tiny coffin

165 Bo Jaroszek, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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birthday in a cafe
like a stranger in the corner
someone's old mother

167 Vitali Khomin, Ukraine
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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sun after the storm
mommy's eyes
slowly dry up

175 Henryk Czempiel, Poland
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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are you with me now
as I feel unsafe,
my Love

184 Lilija Olshaukiene, Lithuania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (21):

mothers astronaut
still not
out there

023 Arne Haukdal, Norway
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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end of season
the sea carries away
grandpa's teepee

030 Marta Chocilowska, Poland
(0-2-0) = 2 pts

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I will
still not cleaned
kid's bedroom

034 Dubravka Šćukanec, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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easter sunday
this year she still believes
what grandma tells

035 Deborah Karl-Brandt, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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becoming
her dying voice . . .
a raven's caw

042 Veronika Zora Novak, Canada
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

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starlit dinner
family’s bellies ached
to laughter

050 Ramesh Anand, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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arrivals hall
their cheerful families –
our taxi driver

065 Marie Derley, Belgium
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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miles away
the day of dad's accident
sunset on the desert

075 Marina Bellini, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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Frosty night
On the window rain
The sounds of grandmothers songs

083 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Lithuania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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"Keep your distance"
the therapist said
into his tears

088 Hartmut Fillhardt, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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a woman with pigeons
a flew away family
with the bird flocks 

090 Minko Tanev, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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Paraphernalia—
Old photos of achievements—
Essentially dust

102 Ma. Milagros T. Dumdum, Philippines
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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wild chrysanthemums . . .
              the third anniversary
                                    of her passing

129 Michael Dudley, Canada
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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on father's footsteps
over the same stones
the same crunch

130 Dejan Pavlinović, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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Down-stream we are walking
By the bank of a river
I and my grandson
 
146 Jonas Vaicekauskas, Lithuania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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son has come -
in crew cut
the first snowflakes

156 Alexander Shytkovskiy, Ukraine
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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mother and daughter
a punnet of raspberries
and a jar of jam

158 Mark Gilbert, United Kingdom
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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Flower scent -
Despite the disease
Mom's smile

166 Marco Pilotto, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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in the mirror
half a century old
grandmother’s photo

171 Natalia Sedenkova, Russia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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Open arms
Complete faith
Baby jumps

180 Nimi Arora, India
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

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Christmas Eve
the grandson at the door
no grandpha's cough

181 Ljiljana Dobra, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (15):

Heritage Days -
visiting
my grandmother

002 Minh-Triêt Pham, France
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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a black and white photo -
dressed as flamenco dancers
at a carnival party

013 Pasquale Asprea, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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grandad’s gun
its      all.      about 
figures these days 

017 Robert Kingston, United Kingdom
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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grandma –
her smile bending down
to a smile

018 Angelica Seithe, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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green table
grandma at the one end me at the other
ping pong age

027 Anne Elisabeth Danielsen, Norway
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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sun after flood
a child cuts out earth-cake 
for his birthday 

037 Justice Joseph Prah, Ghana
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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inherited
unexpectedly grandpa's
mourning dog

048 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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sifting sunlight
ducklings gather
at grandma’s grave

058 Roberta Beary, Ireland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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on the other side
of the world -
leaving the nest

095 Florin Golban, România
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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summer night –
wide open in a dream
childhood’s door

096 Virginia Popescu, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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straw sunset
grandpa is filling up his hat
with fallen walnuts

123 Vania Stefanova, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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puppet show
Karabas Barabas speaks
in the dad’s voice

148 Helen Barysheva, Russia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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family photos
from the last Christmas table
fill the empty chairs

154 Eleni Antoniou-Constantinou, Cyprus
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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up and down
the kingfisher has 
a crowd to feed

170 Viviane C. Moura Leite, Brazil
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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my mum’s birthday
cyclamen are waiting 
for first the rain

189 Maria Concetta Conti, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points (33):

shaven dark chick
red points shine in it-
daddy's spirit

006 Arik Benedek-Chaviv, Israel

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The church-hill up, slow -
grandfather with his walker,
me, I was still small.

036 Horst Ludwig, USA

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all over  the wall
string of  souls treading -
generations

038 Radhamani Sarma, India

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mother passing
rain the color
of midnight blue

045 Pamela A. Babusci, USA

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long story
my new someone-in-law's
wedding toast

049 Pavel S. Vorontsov, Russia

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half-light dusk 
slowly dwindling
mother’s memory

052 John Hawkhead, United Kingdom

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ancestral halls
a shiver always runs
down her spine

057 Pitt Büerken, Germany

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weekend noise
from shore :: the fish
swim away

067 Ernesto P. Santiago, Greece

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family day
hanging the laundry outside
with sunshine

070 Bernard Gieske, USA

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Papa's polished crown -
on his way up to bed
with his nightcap

074 Ingrid Baluchi, North Macedonia

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Goodbye big brother
Now your shadow is a fade
May the sun guide you

080 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Colombia

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fairy tales to sleep
for the kid – grandmother
falls quite silent

082 Sylvia Bacher, Austria

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embraced by the sky
at the graduation ceremony -
happy parents

091 Jovanka Božić, Serbia

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autumn veils
shapeless
mother’s memories

093 Helga Stania, Switzerland

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potato blossoms
in mother’s hair in mine—
summer on the farm

101 Corine Timmer, Portugal


sunny afternoon
the air in the park smells
like cotton candy

104 Vessislava Savova, Bulgaria

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divorce papers
pierced eyes
of the man in the photo

112 Pepa Odjakova,  Bulgaria

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laughter and cry
family before a lawyer
the grandpa's last will

114 Vladimir Ludvig, Croatia

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Birth of a baby
love with them all
Sweetly life.

115 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Nepal

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rice wine dishes 
the aroma broadcasts
a new birth

119 Christina Chin, Malaysia

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it's starting to rain
i look at the sky with love
who's crying now 

122 Rolanda Svetlanova Stefanova, Bulgaria

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half term break
are we there yet
are we there ye

124 Karen Harvey, Wales

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no parents
at the birth threshold
just a memory

125 Goran Radičević, Montenegro

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recipe book –
the uncertain hand
in his will

135 Angiola Inglese, Italy

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summer dawn –
my mother asking
finally rest
  
138 Margherita Petriccione, Italy  

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Around the table
All in grandma’s birthday
How sublime she was

143 Mónica Margaride, Portugal

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newborn in the family
a warm feeding bottle
for a kitten

144 Slobodan Pupovac, Croatia

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family library
the third generation
undergoes catharsis

153 Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Croatia

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with yellowed teeth
grandpa bites the pipe -
smoke screen

159 Zvonko Jurcevic, Croatia

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loneliness -
my sons greet me
with cell phone

161 Evica Kraljić, Croatia

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family album-
soulfully lighting
paper lanterns

162 Lakshmi Iyer, India


family reunion -
another relative missing 
to leukemia 

172 Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire, Ghana

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a breath of old wine
in paternal roof,
memories

178 Lilia Racheva, Bulgaria

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in front of the  house
my mother's wooden stick
is rooted

012 Vasile Cojocaru, Romania

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laughing together
those were the days
the garden is empty

098 Pravin Menon, India

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melancholy
in my watercolors more
yellow

120 Gennady Nov, Russia

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The sea-pebble
in the child`s hand.
They coo together.
  
132 Sonja Buljević, Croatia

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Last year I found him
Will I have enough power
to call him "father?"

168 Marcell Domonkos, Hungary

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fully is my joy
in the arms of his grandpa
my little girl's smile

176 Fauzul El Nurca, Indonesia

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In Grandma's lap
grandson performs
The wild earthworms

188 Kristina Kroupa, Croatia

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