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). We are planning 4 separate competitions yearly, one for each season of the year. The competition is led in cooperation with the Publishing House KONTEKST from Poznań.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #17 - Spring 2017 Edition (topic: birds)

Turnout in EQK is constantly rising, new authors are still coming, the level of haiku is still high, which is very please us. This time the first place "flew away" to India, thanks to Vinay Leo R. Second place was won by Aljosa Vukovic (Croatia) and third by David J. Kelly (Ireland). Congratulations.
Which birds were most commonly presented in your haiku? You have to count it yourself ­čśŐ In half of May we will prepare the next edition of EQK and from today we begin to think about the next topic. We invite you to the 18th edition.

17th edition: 238 authors from 43 countries:
Australia (9), Austria (2), Bangladesh (4), Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (3), Brazil (3), Bulgaria (17), Canada (5), Colombia (1), Croatia (15), Cyprus (1), Denmark (2), France (6), Germany (18), Ghana (6), Hungary (1), India(16), Ireland (1), Israel (3), Italy (13), Japan (1), Lithuania (8), Macedonia (1), Malta (1), Montenegro (2), Nepal (1), The Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (2), Norway (11), Pakistan (1), Philippines (4), Poland (11), Portugal (1), Romania (18), Russia (7), Serbia (4), Singapore (1), Slovenia (2), Switzerland (3), Ukraine (1), United Kingdom (11), United States (17)

note: (9-5-8) means 9x3 points, 5x2 points and 8x1 point = 45 points

FIRST PLACE:

#029 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(9-5-8) = 45 points
(from: NOR, GER, IND, IND, CRO, IND, CAN, ISR, ITA  - UK, BUL, USA, PHI, USA  - RUS, RUS, NOR, ROM, ISR, UK, LIT, LIT)

birdsong...
if only I had
the time

SECOND PLACE:

#086 Aljoša Vuković, Sibenik, Croatia
(9-7-1) = 42 points
(from: ITA, POL, BUL, SUI, CRO, CRO, IND, GER, ROM – RUS, SRB, ROM, GER, AUT, CRO, BUL - BUL)

parrot on my shoulder
my mother's voice
once again

THIRD PLACE:

#110  David J Kelly, Dublin, Ireland
(8-7-3) = 41 points
(from: IND, ISR, GER, ROM, GER, NOR, BGL, FRA- NOR, GER, GER, UK, GHA, BGL, LIT – USA, CAN, BGL )

a small bird’s song
the weight of the world
lighter


4th place – 35 points:

Valentine’s day –
in the park I share my cake
with pigeons

#083 Daniela L─âcr─âmioara Capot─â, Gala┼úi, Romania
(5-7-6) = 35 pts

5th place – 30 points (2 authors):

my mum's photo
my son draws
wings

#044 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(7-3-3) = 30 pts

v   

kiwi
some of us
don’t fly

#128 Arne Haukdal, Stavanger, Norway
(6-2-8) = 30 pts

6th place – 29 points (2):

poacher trap -
another song
lost forever

#099 Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito (MN), Italy
(5-6-2) = 29 pts

v   

eleventh birthday...
my daughter waits for an owl
from Hogwarts

#133 Vandana Parashar, Ambala Cantt, India
(6-4-3) = 29 pts

7th place – 25 points:

jazz  concert 
swallows improvisation
entwined with clouds

#001 Lucia Fontana, Milan, Italy
(5-5-0) = 25 pts

8th place – 24 points (4):

evening frost
the song of a robin
waiting to be found

#002 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(4-2-8) = 24 pts

v   

woodchopper’s axe
the mournful cry
of a forest raven

#023 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(4-3-6) = 24 pts

v   

first day of spring
our young parrot
suddenly spoke

# 052 Nikolay Grankin, Krasnodar, Russia
(4-4-4) = 24 pts

v   

silent forest
a sheet of bark
opens yellow eyes

#180 Lynette Arden, Norwood SA, Australia
(7-1-1) = 24 pts

9th place – 22 points:

breaking dawn -
the blackcap’s song blows out
the last star

#211 Maria Laura Valente, Cesena, Italy
(5-3-1) = 22 pts

10th place – 21 points:

sandy beach
I draw the heart for you
with a gull feather

#187 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(3-4-4) = 21 pts

19 points (2):

first bird -
the air I breathe in
full of songs

#003 Eduard Tara, Iasi, Romania
(3-3-4) = 19 pts

v   

rain
knocking on the sill
one legged dove 

#077 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(3-4-2) = 19 pts

17 points (2):

gray rainy day
in my laptop
swallows singing

#025 Zoran Doderovic, Novi Sad, Serbia
(3-3-2) = 17 pts

v   

blackbird
making a worm aware
of its full length

#109 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(2-2-7) = 17 pts

16 points:

nightingale
my baby’s nose
whistling

#094 Christina Sng, Singapore
(2-3-4) = 16 pts

15 points (2):

bird's song - 
the years before
blood tests

#006 Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
(2-3-3) = 15 pts

v   

late evening
blackbirds
singing home the dead

#013 Jens-Christian Kjaer, Brande, Denmark
(5-0-0) = 15 pts

14 points (5):

spring green phoebe song
         hemi—
demi—
         semi—
quavering . . .

#004 Anna Cates, Wilmington, OH, USA
(4-1-0) = 14 pts

v   

a swallow's wing
barely skimmed the grass –
first drops of rain

#017 Marta Chociłowska, Warsaw, Poland
(2-3-2) = 14 pts

v   

dead mockingbird
the colourless sound
of silence

#057 Oddbj├Şrn Aardalen, Vennesla, Norway
(1-3-5) = 14 pts

v   

nightingale singing
the tailor sews
her wedding dress

#196 Christa Beau, Halle/Saale, Germany
(3-1-3) = 14 pts

v   

harvest day —
on the scarecrow
a crow

#214 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(3-1-3) = 14 pts

13 points (3):

nearly spring...
flocks of sparrows
leaf a tree

#101 Nancy Brady, Huron, Ohio, USA
(2-2-3) = 13 pts

v   

shimmering sea -
the old fishing boat
plays with the seagulls

#116 Eleni Antoniou - Constantinou, Nicosia, Cyprus
(3-2-0) = 13 pts

v   

Easter at the hospice
the old man in the last room
converses with a blackbird

#125 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

12 points (2):

late afternoon-
the blue bird feathers
shine on the lake

#018 Van Zimerman, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

v   

nightingale
the child whistles
a song

#201 Eufemia Griffo, Settimo Milanese, Italy
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

11 points (8):

frosty morning -
pheasant sings 
from the mist

#041 Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-4-0) = 11 pts

v   

stillborn ...
filling my emptiness
whistle of a bird

#078 Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bangalore, India
(2-1-3) = 11 pts

v   

journey's end
broken wings take rest
in my palms

#091 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Canada
(0-4-3) = 11 pts

v   

a titmouse chirp
still waiting for
the jingle of your keys

#092 Alexey Andreev, Moscow, Russia
(2-0-5) = 11 pts

v 

perhaps
there is another sky...
chirrups in foggy morning

#136 Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad, India
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

bird song--
at the edge of my dream
another Monday

#199 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

v   

first cranes
emptying out
the classroom

#233 Cristina Apetrei, Boto┼čani, Romania
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

gloomy day -
the blackbird's song smells
of apple blossom

#237 Hana Nestieva, Jerusalem, Israel
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

10 points (5):

a skylark
somewhere
above my straw hat

#039 Christof Blumenrath, Borken, Germany
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

v   

first light through the blinds a crow’s call

#063 Tash Adams, Perth, Australia
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

curious magpie - 
under a plastic bag 
snowdrops rising 

#142 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

melting snow
a cherry blossom twig
in the magpie nest

#198 Zornitza Harizanova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

v   

a smattering of rain...
the birdbath rimmed
with robin song

#225 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

9 points (7):

the voice
of my late aunt
white feather falling 

#007 Rachel Sutcliffe, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
(3-0-0) = 9 pts

v   

At the noon
down among the shades
a skylark's echo

#028 Adina Enachescu, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Romania
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

becoming closer -  
the fence unfolds
a falcon

#035 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

a voice
from the past
birdsong

#085 Sondra J. Byrnes, Santa Fe, NM, USA
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

v   

vultures hover
over my bones
autumn winds

#093 Nika, Victoria, BC, Canada
(1-3-0) = 9 pts

v   

after all this years ...
listening to the birds in
my parent's garden

#158 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(2-0-3) = 9 pts

v   

New Year’s white morning
sparrows outdoors looking for
last year’s crumbs

#192 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy
(0-4-1) = 9 pts

8 points (9):

Colorful feathers
flying over the jungle
an envy rainbow

#016 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

A fleet of geese
on the wing-
victory!

#036 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

when I ask
about her country
looks up the swallows

#038 Ezio Infantino, Verona, Italy
(0-2-4) = 8 pts

v   

wrong way
seagull announces
storm

#054 Pere Risteski, Ohrid, Macedonia
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

first worm
this year in
its beak

#060 Slobodan Pupovac, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

white feather
in abandoned nest
hunger moon

#062 Dorota Ocińska, Łódź, Poland
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

disregarding
the border crossing
migrant geese

#111 Kat Lehmann, New Haven, CT, USA
(0-3-2) = 8 pts

v   

fading summer
the cry of seagulls
pure blue

#160 Damir Janjalija, Kotor, Montenegro
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

sunset clouds
a wing behind
another

#228 Rajandeep Garg, Sangrur, India
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

7 points (4):

deep winter
the robin with
another leap

#005 o g aksnes, Toensberg, Norway
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

the flap of a wing -
plum petals floating away
with the wind of spring

#010 Liliana Negoi, Mo┼čteni, Ulmi, Rom├ónia
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

hometown -
even the swallows
show me the way 

#215 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

v   

old people's home -
in a crack in the wall
bird's nest

#216 Małgorzata Formanowska, Wrocław, Poland
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

6 points (10):

eclipse of the sun
in front of the black mirror
the birds fall silent

#009 Gerd B├Ârner, Berlin, Germany
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

sights after long illness
crows and ravens
she shoos none

#021 Rosemond Amegashie, Accra, Ghana
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

flying
over mountains -
my eagle head cane 

#061 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

park pavilion
eaves drip
crow cries

#079 Brian Hall, Murphysboro, IL, USA
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

rotten tree –
two pigeons billing 
in the sun

#107 Janina Weidholz, Wiesbaden, Germany
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

end of the winter
đ░ frozen apple seduces 
 sparrow

#135 Gencho Genchev, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

out of the sunset
stream endless crows
into the longest night

#139 Rick Clark, Seattle, USA
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

meditation hour --
freeing the caged bird
in my imagination

#149 Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v   

birds taking off —
  an old blind man
        shivers

#203 Christiane Ranieri, Wittenheim, France
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

golden eagle
a shadow settles
on the fox

#231 Mohammad Azim Khan, Peshawar, Pakistan
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

5 points (10):

white dots
lining a shore...
storks homecoming

#019 Justice Joseph Prah, Accra, Ghana
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

v   

The sea silence-
on the empty beach
cry of gulls

#037 Constantin Stroe, Bucharest, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

ears of ripe wheat
strewing the grains
to the field birds

#055 Midhat Hrn─Źi─ç - Midho, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

flute music –
the flight of a white stork
embracing the moon

#084 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

I had a dream -
surely be true
by bird's wings

#119 Mariana Tanase, Braila, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

wave
soaring in the sky
white seagull

#121 Zuzanna Truchlewska, Łaziska Górne, Poland
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

march meadows
a stork taps off
his travel dust

#143 Isabella Kramer, Nienhagen n.Celle, Germany
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

moldav hawk russian eagle summit - 
yesterday Cantemir Peter 
today Dodon Putin 

#200 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

Hungry robin
At the Window
Waiting for the old lady

#234 Sol├Ęne Lagadec, Rennes, France
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

wedding
on the finger of the bride
claw magpies

#236 Paulina Perczak, Kielce, Poland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

4 points (21):

willing to live
in the inner city
a true sparrow

#008 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

mating time...
choice hen dribbles rooster
in a hot chase

#012 Theophilus Femi Alawonde, Ogbomosho, Oyo, Nigeria
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

the seagulls
on the breakwaters
dotting the I’s

#048 Marie Derley, Ath, Belgium
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

Good heavens -
my grandson's first idea
angry birds

#058 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany
(0-2-0) =  4 pts

v   

Humming bird
a rainbow of senses
between us​

#064 Adam Šuligoj, Maribor, Slovenia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

garden pond
a heron lies in ambush
for the goldfish

#065 Pitt B├╝erken, M├╝nster, Germany
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

walking
the length of the sunset
owl call

#070 Andy McLellan, Canterbury, UK
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

along the highway
on foot
the pheasant

#096 Sylvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

a robin's egg
on the sidewalk
hands in my pockets

#105 Steve Smolak  Murphysboro, Illinois, USA
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

he knocks loud
on my metal ladder
a woodpecker

#122 Helga Schulz Blank, Esslingen/Neckar, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

college campus
a woodpecker masters
pecking a tree

#131 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brazil
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

wildlife care centre -
the old eagle forgotten
by the spring wind

#146 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

rain offshore
the speckled feathers
of a dead gull

#152 Polona Oblak, Ljubljana, Slovenia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

chatting
about the weather
birds on the cable

#157 Anthony Q. Rabang, Vigani City, Philippines
(0-0-4) = 4 pts

v   

starry night
an eagle finishing
leftovers

#163 Stanka Parusheva, Yambol, Bulgaria
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

chainsaws roar
the silence of
tree sparrows

#167 Billy Antonio, Laoac, Philippines
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

single again
buying a budgerigar
I tell him 'pretty boy!'

#182 Marietta McGregor, Canberra, Australia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

autumn
black birds` horizon
is full of a rain

#185 Andrey Larionov, Samara, Russia
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

kind news
white storks 
in the village

#202 Lilia Racheva, Russe, Bulgaria
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

after harmattan...
a dove returns
to a leafless mahogany

#230 Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire, Bolgatanga, Ghana
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

gentle breeze
through checkpoints
the skylark's song 

#232 Cezar-Florin Ciob├«c─â, Boto┼čani, Romania
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

3 points (31):

first blossoms
at yellow bell shrub
greenfinches

#011 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

in the park
child feeds pigeon
Who is happier?

#040 Nelly Dobrinova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

building site symphony
a pair of water ouzels
composes its nest

#042 Sonja Raab, Opponitz, Austria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

almost spring
only the robins standing
out in the crowd

#043 Robert Kingston, Essex, United Kingdom
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

a twitter --
a message from birds
to sunrise

#046 Magdalena Tch├│rzewska, Warszawa, Poland
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

invisible cocks
wake up the horizon  
year of fiery cock

#053 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

sunlit wren song
the wet country road
glittering

#056 Helge Torvund, Ogna, Norway
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

first day of spring:
lovebirds singing outside
his hospice window

#071Nurit Israeli, New York, USA
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

evening duskiness –
a seagull looks for remains
among empty cans

#072 Branka Vojinovi─ç Jegdi─ç, Podgorica, Montenegro
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

Wings cut
Thru humid air
Thoughts flared open

#075 Hanne Westrum Hvammen, Larvik, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Swell sunrise
on frosty branches
Drops drip
Droppings
drop

#076 Andreas Wensaas Hvammen, Larvik, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Sunbathing river gods -
shadow shields on rapids's spray
of cormorant wings 

#082 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

my mother alone
at tea time
but a robin appears

#097 Claude Lagadec, Saumur, France
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

v   

with bloody beaks
picking bread from beggar palms
doves of peace

#098 Dainius Dirg─Śla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

all its tension
for my left over day-
a rooster

#106 Srinivasa Rao Sambangi, Hyderabad, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

borderland 
the call of
migrating cranes 

#115 Eva Limbach, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

new daffodils
beneath the kitchen window
a robin hops

#124 RD McManes, Topeka, KS, USA
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

shot
next to a blooming primrose
the pheasant's last cry

#126 Vladimir Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

chicken chirps
so hard to approach
the sky

#127 Marco Pilotto, Piazzola Sul Brenta, Padova, Italia
(1-0-0) = 3 pkt

v   

mother bird-
body flies alone
soul left in nest

#134 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh 
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

March in the park -
from each of sides
philharmonic

#144 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

pair of eagles
no one scratch
in the sky

#161 Milena Veleva, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

flaps of dove's wings
muffled in the crossfire –
peace talks

#168 Indra Neil Mekala, Rajamahendravaram, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

A flying bird
traveling with clouds-
search a sound life's goal.

#172 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Nepal
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

a heron's call
slips into a lover's quarrel
sudden silence

#174 Benjamin Bl├Ąsi, W├╝nnewil, Switzerland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

In Flanders Fields
Above the blowing poppies
A skylark, silent

#186 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinsthal, Germany
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

call of the skylark -
in ruins of an abbey
spring starts with prayer

#208 Tomasz Szymczak, Chojnice, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

mountain hiking
pure silence ... then
a raven's echoing croak

#210 Per Snublefot, Oslo, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

cloud of nouns
we drift around in our
marital quarrel

#220 Birgit Heid, Landau, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

morning birds chirping -
I cannot control my thoughts
breaking out loud

#222 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

looks jealously
at the key of wild geese
the wooden crane

#238 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warsaw, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (22):

cold winter
a partridge walks
on the playground

#030 Gergana Yaninska, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

they gather on
the empty bird-table
...day of the funeral

#032 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

whistling tenderly
a yellow beak calls:
I'm here, darling!

#033 Smajil Durmisevi─ç, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

greenush blue
moves swiftly up up -
bluish cat eye

#034 Arik Benedek Chaviv, Gyvataym, Israel
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Roman stadium
a procession of seagulls
in the night sky

#047 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

boarder dispute
two doves duel
for the peace

#049 Beatrice Zebre, Accra, Ghana
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

the light snow
the bluejay drops a berry
red

#050 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, KY, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

birds of the dream
falling trees cut down
for firewood

#051 Neringa Vy┼íniauskien─Ś, Kaunas, Lithuania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Seagulls soaring
in silent serenity ...
sea sentinels

#081 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

playing passionately
just below the young bud
the reel of birds

#088 Vladimir  ┼áuk, Oroslavje, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

cliff -
a seagull regurgitates
small fish

#089 Pasquale Asprea, Genova, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

hawk scream
in the housing estate sky
she didn't looked up

#090 Pavel S.Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

tired from their flight
they are looking for the nest
in a deserted stable

#100 Rita Stoki─ç Brgi─ç, Manjadvorci-Barban, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

tweets and more tweets
all the disturbing news
from sparrowland

#103 Joann Grisetti, Winter Springs, FL, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

the early songbirds
spread the petals of cherry
spring waltz

#130 Mihovila ─îeperi─ç-Biljan, Rijeka, Croatia
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

surface tension –
Pacific Black ducklings
snap at mosquitoes

#132 Lorin Ford, Melbourne, Australia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

cockcrow
I spread my feathers
and attune

#138 Gabriele Hartmann, Hoechstenbach, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

rooted -
in this hometown sky
a starlings ballet...

#140 Adrian Bouter, Gouda, Netherlands
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Rain on lake -
the ducks rush
under willow

#170 Nazarena Rampini, Pogliano Milanese, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

third cocks
still awake
the cat in love 

#183 Pepa Odjakova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

bush warblers
twittering into
a love song

#206 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

hunters moon rising
the mysterious hooter
gets a silhouette

#221 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Kristiansand, Norway
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (25):

house martin
squirming in its last year's nest
three new  eggs

#014 Marija Pogorili─ç, Rovinj, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

flashing her tail
the squawking cockatoo
finds a mate

#024 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

deserted farm
shadow  of the house martin
visited the well

#031 ─Éur─Ĺa Vukeli─ç-Ro┼żi─ç, Ivani─ç-Grad, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

discoloured bruises
amongst the autumn windfall
orchard crows

#059 John Hawkhead, Bradford/Avon, United Kingdom
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

waiting for barn owls
a screech
of brakes in the distance

#066 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Facing the wind
a motionless seagull-
Relativity.

#095 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

peace in danger -
an old man is sharing his bread
with grey pigeons

#102 Wolfgang R├Âdig, Mitterfels, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

At the cry of a plover
the referee's whistle replies
yellow card

#104 Richard Jodoin, Montr├ęal, Canada
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

mistletoe
perhaps stork's nest
still green

#113 Maria Piasecka, Pruszk├│w, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a flock of cranes
crossing another border
trumpeting

#114 Svend A. Doggfall, Oslo, Norway
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

silhouette sunset
a flock of flying
paper birds

#141 Ramesh Anand, Bengaluru, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

seven swallows
gossip on telephone wires
humming with current

#147 Mark Gilbert, Nottingham, United Kingdom
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

swan
running on its shadow
running on water

#162 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

cold spring
neither swallow nor stork
bird flu ?

#165 Artur Lewandowski, Sieradz, Polska
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

A swan floats
by a kid ball.
Why does my heart flutter?

#176 Stanka Boneva, Varna, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

frantic squirrel…
a hawk spreads its wings and lands
in the old tree

#177 Ed Bremson, Raleigh, NC, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

wary
of approaching footsteps 
...hummingbirds

#181 Willie R. Bongcaron, Manila, Philippines
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

dad's prognosis
the cherry blossoms 
fall to a raven

#184 Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, United Kingdom
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

long white contrails
on deep blue sky
my missed silver bird

#191 Frode Ljoberg, Oslo, Norway
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

flying in spring-
beak holding a twig
for a new nest

#195 Doris Pascolo, Milano, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

churchyard bench 
the man who hits me
feeds a flock 
of pigeons

#205 Roberta Beary, Washington, DC, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Nowadays the dove
doesn't brings an olive branch
but an I-phone case!

#218 Marcel Domonkos, Celld├Âm├Âlk, Hungary
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

flying bird --
the national flag 
on victory day 

#219 Quamrul Hassan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(0-0-1) = 1 pts

v   

Full moon -
shadows of the nighthawks
form a monster.

#226 Iffat Jahan Suchona, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a robin stares --
my cheeks are flushed
as I turn the soil

#229 James Dobson, Prudhoe, United Kingdom
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (45):

Peacock Grove
flashing a smile
behind her fan

#015 Simon Hanson, Tamborine, Australia

v   

gulls glancing back
as they walk away
last of the snow

#020 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

v   

cloning...
the sun's retreat
draws white birds dark

#022 Pamela Kuadegbeku, Accra, Ghana

v   

The sparrow on the wire
shaking the snow from the wings
bird´s nest ruined

#026 Ru┼żica Soldo, ┼áiroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

the spring sea on my right
and a lark’s song on my left…
in between two noises

#045 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania

v   

latest news --
the pond's icy surface
full of stress cracks

#067 Ramona Linke, Salzatal/Beesenstedt, Germany

v   

snow showers leave
nesting birds confused -
April Fools' Day

#068 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia

v   

all the spring day long
it sings on the winter branch –
some summer bird

#069 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia

v   

how to tell twin sisters...
the olderone feeds the seagulls
the younger one the swan 

#073 Hristina Pandjaridis, Illkirch, Bulgaria

v   

High and slow
the storks fly.
Sparrows are in a hurry.

#074 David Rodrigues, Lisbon, Portugal

v   

In the highway ditch
four, five crows hacking into
some snow-covered carrion

#080 Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, MN, USA

v   

longing for love
in a nightingale song . . .
resounding grove 

#108 Jovanka Bo┼żi─ç, Valjevo, Serbia

v   

Eastern sky
a flock of geese 
out of sunrise

#118 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India

v   

not a frequent flyer
that nice big yellow bird
at 123 Sesame street

#120 Janko Dimnjakovi─ç, Zagreb, Croatia

v   

scorching noon rays
reflects off the vacant skull
vulture gazes

#129 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

v   

the night birds:
owls prey in the wood
boys in the club

#137 Franjo Ordani─ç, Oroslavje, Croatia

v   

birds of heaven
return home together
with the spring

#148 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine

v   

unwritten songs -
with peacocks baked clay
sepulcher  Pharaoh

#150 Silvestru Micl─âu┼č, Roma, Italy / Romania

v   

There the bird goes away,
free from the kite's line –
My pecked fingers.

#151 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

v   

Seashore
Spooring on the sand
Is end suddenly

#153 Jonas Vaicekauskas, Siauliai, Lithuania

v   

wings fan the air
swallow takes flight...
an empty barn

#154 Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, USA

v   

wild lovebird - 
he learns to 
fly only

#155 Sudebi Singha, Kolkata, India

v   

Swans are fed
At the opera
Ducks get nothing

#156 Thor Henriksen, Oslo, Norway

v   

along the river
   my fast flowing thoughts and crows
           watching me fearfully

#159 Lilija Olshaukiene, Kaunas, Lithuania

v   

faltering geese
circle around honking-
melancholy

#164 Severa Disingrini, Cremona, Italy

v   

whoosh of wing feathers
aiming far, not giving up…
till the Flood subsides.

#166 Tanja Cilia, Fleur de Lys, Malta

v   

a morning bath
feathers from pigeons
upon the snowdrops

#169 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria

v   

snow newly laid -
just the footsteps
of a sparrow

#171 Elisa Allo, Zug, Switzerland

v   

vacation home -
starlings went back into him
before me

#173 Evgeny Ivanov, Moscow, Russia

v   

darkening
the crow's weight...
winter deepens

#175 Brendon Kent, Southampton, England

v   

swallow
air-gliding the pond
spring dancer

#178 Maureen Sudlow, Whanganui, New Zealand

v   

migrating birds -
how the sun kisses
a deserted hopscotch 

#188 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India

v   

warm May’s evenings
soar above the water
a silent Bittern’s cry

#189 Nijol─Ś Keru┼íauskien─Ś, Kaunas, Lithuania

v   

first light
it's for the birds -
back to my dream

#190 Freddy Ben-Arroyo, Haifa, Israel

v   

trills of chaffinch -
my grandmother planting
a madonna lily

#193 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania

v   

black-capped chickadees
warbling in the holly tree-- 
nested Russian dolls 

#194 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada

v   

mild spell
singing together
me and the great tit

#197 Eleonore Nickolay, Vaires sur Marne, France

v   

leaving behind..
graffiti on my washing
as they flap past 

#204 Madhuri Pillai, Melbourne, Australia

v   

The songs of birds
And races with the winds
Feeling in spring.

#207 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris, Lithuania

v   

Sky adorned by wings.
The day blossoms
within the spring song.

#209 Antoaneta Karaivanova-Pavlova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

v   

A caged spirit
Wishes to flutter away
With the autumn gale

#212 Tara Sattar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

v   

Revived again
nest under the roof
swallows returning

#213 Zlata Bogovi─ç, Vara┼żdin, Croatia

v   

plaid on legs-
here and there on the grass
a magpie

#223 Angiola Inglese, Rapallo, Italy

v   

fledgling cries—
the imaginary order
to mother's song

#224 Tom Sacramona, Plainville, MA, USA

v   

street lamp,
of the chat owl wings
total ecllipse

#235 Kristina Kroupa, Ivani─ç-Grad, Croatia

no results – authors who didn’t voted (9):

your sandy footprints
blow away in the wind--
spring dusk

#027 Tatjana Debelja─Źki, U┼żice, Serbia

v   

cold stream
a heron
stands guard

#087 Mark Gilfillan, London, United Kingdom

v   

Beaks, paws, warm blood
They are just
WINGS......

#112 Neelam Sangwai, Mumbai, India

v   

Looking at the sky
Closed in the cage
The peace pigeon

#117 Igor Damnjanovic, Belgrade, Serbia

v   

they twitter through 
blue worshiping                        
galaxy  

#123 S. Radhamani  Sarma, Chennai, India

v   

grandmother’s afghan
the skein of geese
fly out the window

#145 Jim Krotzman, Sun Prairie, USA

v   

full moon
kookaburras fail
to settle on a greygum

#179 John Wainwright, Brisbane, Australia

v   

dense fog –
chirping of a sparrow flock
flies out of the bush

#217 Tomislav Mareti─ç, Zagreb, Croatia

v   

roses are prone to ceremonies
daisies are always open
and kiss the nose

#227 Evgenii Plekhanov, Kirov, Russia

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