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.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Results of the European Quarterly Kukai #2 - Summer 2013

We would like to thank to the authors from over the world for trusting and participation in the summer edition of the EQK (representatives of 39 countries from six continents). It exceeded our expectations. Voting and your comments shows, that you found good and interesting haiku. Congratulations to the winners: Andrea Cecon from Italy, Rosa Clement from Brasil, Wieslaw Karlinski from Poland, John McManus from England and Roberta Beary from USA. Upcoming voices kept us in suspense until the last moment and you can notice that the differences are really small. It's a pity, that with the increase in the number of participants increases a group of authors with no points. But you should be hopeful - another autumn edition of the EQK at the end of August. Regards.

162 authors from 39 countries:

Australia (6), Austria (2), Bangladesh (1), Belgium (3), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (6), Canada (5), Croatia (9), Denmark (2), Finland (1), France (3), Germany (12), Ghana (1), Greece (1), Hungary (3), India (8), Indonesia (2), Italy (2), Israel (2), Japan (1), Lithuania (14), Malaysia (1), Mexico (1), Mongolia (2), The Nederlands (2), New Zealand (2), Philippines (2), Poland (6), Romania (15), Russia (7), Serbia (5), Slovenia (1), Switzerland (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Ukraine (1), United Kingdom (4), USA (21), Yemen (1)

Here are the results:

FIRST PLACE


#23 Andrea Cecon, Cividale del Friuli, Italy

(6-5-5) = 33 points 
(from: DEN, USA, GER, TTO, USA, CRO – UK, CRO, POL, CRO, GER – SUI, ROM, AUT, BRA, ROM)

midday heat

the dog stretches its paws
one by one

SECOND PLACE  


#92 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

(5-5-7) = 32 points 
(from: AUS, AUS, GER, CAN, GER – ISR, NED, USA, NZL, CRO - LIT, USA, GER, IND, IND, DEN, GER)

dark river

a fishnet catches
the summer moon

THIRD PLACE (3)


#8 Wieslaw Karlinski, Namysłow, Poland

(8-2-2) = 30 points
(from: BUL, POL, GRE, MGL, ROM, AUT, POL, LIT – LIT, BRA – POL, SUI)

short Siberian summer--

a haste of plants and bees--
time is honey

***


#71 John McManus, Carlisle, Cumbria, England

(4-6-6) = 30 points
(from: BRA, FRA, LIT, LIT – USA, GER, GER, IDN, IND, ROM – LIT, AUS, USA, BUL, AUS, USA )

summer vacation

I take a break
from being myself

***


#80 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

(4-7-4) = 30 points 
(from: ITA, IDN, FRA, NED - USA, FRA, POL, NED, RUS, POL, LIT- AUS, IND, BGD, BUL)

just friends— 

a taste of summer
in her kiss

***


25 points – 4th place

letters

i wanted to write ...
poppy petals

#99 Helga Stania, Greppen, Switzerland

(6-2-3) = 25 pts

22 points – 5th place


not even a word

between us -
mating fireflies

#159 Sebastian Lucacs, Dorohoi, Romania
(4-4-2) = 22 pts

21 points – 6th place (2) 


skipping stones

ripples of laughter
from across the lake

#101 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

(6-1-1) = 21 pts

***


the stillness

of a hammock
midday heat

#113 Bill Kenney, Whitestone, NY, USA

(3-5-2) = 21 pts

19 points – 7th place (2)


clover fields

the honey bee and I
barefooted

#77 Annie Juhl, Svendborg, Denmark

(3-5-0) = 19 pts

***


early morning-

the cormorant’s wings shake
first drops of light 

#121 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania

(4-2-3) = 19 pts

17 points - 8th place


on my washing line 

all the colours of summer... 
basking butterflies 

#88 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom

(2-5-1) = 17 pts

16 points – 9th place (3)


summer drought

in my old steps -
green apples

#12 Nelly Dobrinova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(3-3-1) = 16 pts

***


thunder without rain

handicaped child eats
a lilac blossom

#40 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(4-2-0) = 16 pts

***


searing heat -

a dog chasing after 
the ice cream truck

#152 Cristina Ailoaei, Botosani, Romania

(4-1-2) = 16 pts

14 points - 10th place (4)


bathing at sunset...

what if we hid clothes
left on the shore?

#58 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania

(1-5-1) = 14 pts

***


haiku #74 has been withdrawn from results by organizers
(2-3-2) = 14 pts

***


haiku #123 has been withdrawn from results by organizers
(2-3-2) = 14 pts

***


steady drought  -

only the cricket's song 
downstream

#158 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botoșani, Romania
(2-3-2) = 14 pts

13 points (4)


back from vacation —

swapping a summer sunshade
for two umbrellas

#9 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France

(1-5-0) = 13 pts

***


my unvoiced thoughts 

in the bulbul's morning song--
grapevine trellis

Note: bulbul is a Persian nightingale, a songbird


#39 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India

(3-2-0) = 13 pts

***


summer jazz festival —

tears without a reason
lost in echoes of wind

#51 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania

(3-2-0) = 13 pts

***


downpour –

books under her blouse
sandals in her hand

#70 Đurđa Vukelić-Rožić, Ivanic Grad, Croatia
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

12 points (2)


At the edge of night

more and more flamingos – 
summer dawn

#52 Eduard Tara, Iasi, Romania

(3-1-1) = 12 pts

***


the roses

no one will smell -
wild garden

#150 Sandi Pray, North Carolina, USA

(2-2-2) = 12 pts

voter’s comment: A true picture yet full of thought and meaning--who would dare get scratched, pricked and bruised by wild rose thorns? And yet, theirs are the most redolent of rose scents.


11 points (2)


dog days

mesmerized by the hum
of  the ceiling fan

#11 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia

(2-1-3) = 11 pts

***


no thought

in my head...
only the sand

#131 Natalia "Shiroki Mirukami" Sedenkova, Samara, Russia

(2-2-1) = 11 pts

10 points (2)


sumer dust--

every child races after the child
I was

#15 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, BC, Canada

(2-1-2) = 10 pts

***


resting cattle

in the shade the old cowherd
chewing his quid

#111 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany

(1-3-1) = 10 pts

9 points (3)


the hot asphalt -

suddenly discovered
run over the bird

#46 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warsaw, Poland

(0-3-3) = 9 pts

***


tall haystacks ...

the sun falls down
behind grandpa's hat

#93 Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Bucharest, Romania

(1-3-0) = 9 pts

***


haiku #125 has been withdrawn from results by organizers
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

8 points (5)


sun down

cows trample in the mud
copper horseshoe

#36 Evgeny Ivanov, Russia, Moscow

(1-1-3) = 8 pts

***


with bites—

summer
sinks in

#50 Sondra J. Byrnes, South Bend, Indiana, USA
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

***


dry creek bed -

a stray calf
loud with flies

#102 Mark Miller, Shoalhaven Heads, Australia
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

***


her shoes (summer moon) in the grass


#108 Angie Werren, Amelia, Ohio, USA

(2-1-0) = 8 pts

voter’s comment: I like the deft break away from form, the surprise works wonderfully for me as multiple images


***


tranquil lake

his oar rounding up
cottony clouds

#134 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia

(1-1-3) = 8 pts

7 points (6)


along the highway

leading to my sweetheart
wildflowers

#47 Anne-Marie Labelle, Montréal, Canada
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

***


blue summer moon -

out of the metro-maze
a haunting tune

#56 Wolfgang Beutke, Barum, Germany

(2-0-1) = 7 pts

***


haiku #72 has been withdrawn from results by organizers
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

***


haiku #73 has been withdrawn from results by organizers
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

***


teenage girls

wearing mostly attitude—
warm summer breeze

#100 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

(1-1-2) = 7 pts

***


infinity pool. . .

we stretch our last time
to the moon

#107 Sheila Windsor, Worcester, England
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

6 points (6)


just a summer love -

my paralyzed leg caressing
hot sand of the beach

#2 Adrian-Nicolae Popescu, Radauti-Suceava, Romania
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

***


the flock of birds

from the river banks are bursting
into the clear sky

#16 Tatjana Debeljački, Užice, Serbia

(1-1-1) = 6 pts

***


a bug in my hair -

we take a nap together
in a poppy field

#31 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania

(1-1-1) = 6 pts

***


the weary  aged wind

on a walking stick
into the scorching sun.

#90 Geetha Ravindran, Ottapalam, Kerala State, India

(2-0-0) = 6 pts

***


summer rain

freeing stalks of grass
from her hair

#95 Irena Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland

(0-2-2) = 6 pts

***


smell of grass

around the mower
bees buzzing

#141 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan

(2-0-0) = 6 pts

5 points (11)


Linden bloom fragrance

Mixed with sounds of a flute
a midsummer dream

#30 Vid Vukasović, Belgrade, Serbia

(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***


Cuckoo song

after summer storms
empty pockets

#33 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris, Kaunas, Lithuania

(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***


A summer evening:

frogs singing in their garden
with water lilies.

#42 Jef Ector, Genk, Belgium
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***


I gather the pond,

sun-warmed, dusk-red,
around me

#63 Anitha Varma, Kochi, Kerala, India

(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***


among the weeds

straighten up his back
a poppy flower

#84 Yuko Igarashi, Velbert, Germany
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

***


summer drizzle

one side of the house
with wet windows

#89 Bouwe Brouwer, Emmeloord, The Netherlands

(1-0-2) = 5 pts

***


this summer

i miss the swallows
only spiders in old nests

#106 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany

(1-0-2) = 5 pts

***


reflection of the sun

on the evening beach
naked woman

#116 Violeta Knopkytė, Kaišiadorys, Lithuania

(0-2-1) = 5 pts

***


haiku #126 has been withdrawn from results by organizers
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

***


playing hide and seek

children lie in high grass,
until night finds them

#142 Katarina Pisacic, Novi Marof, Croatia

(1-0-2) = 5 pts

***


shooting stars–

I forgot
my stiff neck

#153 Lidia Rozmus, Vernon Hills, Illinois, USA

(0-0-5) = 5 pts

4 points (10)


oil massage

the ocean's waves into
nap dreams

#19 Ramesh Anand, Bangalore, India
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

***


a star plucked from

heaven lighting the night...
firefly

#27 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Canada
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

***


Drops of summer rain

Upon the morning kimono
A chance meeting

#43 Gordana Petkovic, Belgrade, Serbia

(1-0-1) = 4 pts

***


garden in the sun

basket of wet raspberries
in the peony shade

#54 Agata Rak, Będzin, Poland

(0-2-0) = 4 pts

***


whiff of coolness…

hydrangea waves overwhelm
my rattan chair

#57 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

***


like thousands of silences,                                                                                                                        
flavours hang from the branches                                                                                                               of the apricot tree

#59 Zoe Savina, Pallini-Attikis, Greece

English translation: Constantine Fourakis
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

***


lush and thick

the greenest grass
is in the ditch

#75 Sheila M Ross, Gatineau, QC, Canada

(1-0-1) = 4 pts

***


our guilty smiles 

on a sultry summer night--
Blues on Grand rocks

#76 John Daleiden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA in the Sonoran Desert
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

***


summer meadow

a girl learns all about
the birds and the bees

#120 Stella Pierides, Neusaess, DE/ London, UK

(1-0-1) = 4 pts

***


haiku #124 has been withdrawn from results by organizers
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

3 points (18)


summer drizzle...

watering even the dry
fallen leaves

#3 Rita Odeh, Nazareth, Israel
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***


balmy evening

the sunny breath
of clothespins

#13 Hélène Duc, Bichancourt, Aisne, France

(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***


summer afternoon

we are searching for
the city's shadows

#20 Dietmar Tauchner, Puchberg, Austria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


a love couple

in the trance of summer
whisper on the beach

#22 Marija Pogorilic, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia

(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


#25

on the swaths
of grass
time stopped

Vera Primorac, Viškovo, Croatia

(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***


ripened mangoes--

scorching breeze filters
cuckoo’s song

#37 Pravat Kumar Padhy, Odisha, India

(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


a bathing nymph

all in moonlight splashes...
midsummer night

#38 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia

(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***


summer dust ...

a commencement exercise
too long ago

#64 Angelo B. Ancheta, Rizal, Philippines

(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


summer rains ...

when footsteps get depressing – 
poking the sun

#78 Anna Vertinska, Biržai, Lithuania

(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


fireflies burning

trails in the dark –
here and there

#86 Jayashree Maniyil, Melbourne, Australia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***


Through a camera lens

I tell a story
summer pleasure

#94 Ashi (Jens-Christian Kjær), Brande, Denmark

(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


haymaking season 

the old farmhouse a hostel
for strangers

#98 Martina Heinisch, Oelde, Germany

(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


perpendicular

the sunshine hits on my skin -
feeling a dry stone

#105 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy

(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***


tides rise and fall . . .

along with shedding skin
my scars wash off

#132 Jana Žufić, Poreč/Zagreb, Croatia

(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***


All night long,

you sing my heart's sadness -
whip-poor-will.    

#136 Zhanna P. Rader, Athens, Georgia, USA
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


harvested barley

we decide to take
different routes

#140 Wahyu W. Basjir, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***


early summer...

pasqueflowers wither
in the hot wind

#147 Nadalsuren Purevdorj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***


fireflies

on the pool's surface
hardening nipples

#154 S.M. Abeles, Washington, DC, USA

(0-1-1) = 3 pts

voter’s comment: an original image with layered hints


2 points (11)


crickets in the field -

listen, it's an ode to
love's glory

#6 Smajil Durmisevic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

(0-0-2) = 2 pts

***


between camper vans

they share courteous nods -
neighbours for one night

#24 Ilka De Bisschop, Kalmthout, Belgium

(0-1-0) = 2 pts

***


watermelon on her T-shirt blue sea gently swaying


#28 Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo, Haifa, Israel
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

***


white breasts and white butt

shine in bed without blankets
White Nights of the June

#32 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

***


this salty sunset—

one last game before bed
more than a dream

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

***


rays of sunset

rain paints a rainbow
through tears

#41 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine

(0-0-2) = 2 pts

***


at the summer night

prelude in both sides of the window
cicadas

#49 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lituania

(0-0-2) = 2 pts

***


in the breeze palm trees dance

scattering shadows across the beach
-broken sunbeams

#91 Managua Gunn, Turku, Finland

(0-1-0) = 2 pts

***

that summer

your salty sea blue eyes
still breaststroke me

#96 Karin Anderson, Adelaide, Australia

(0-1-0) = 2 pts

***


clouds fart

sweat rains from farmer’s body
not a drop from the sky

#144 Aju Mukhopadhyay, Pondicherry, India

(0-1-0) = 2 pkt

***


scorching day -

the falcon's shadow above
the water trough

#160 Laura Csilla, Brasov, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pkt

1 point (15)


summer satellite -

"UFO" you've got to enjoy 
fried zucchini in oil 

#7 Stops, Bucharest, Romania

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


sun’s prison cell-

burnt leaves
locked in heat wave

#10 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


what a rich land!

even the rainbow seems
more corpulent

#21 Ferenc Bakos, Siófok, Hungary
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


mosquitoes buzz --

who is the best
Zorro ever?

#26 Alexey Golubev, Saint Petersburg, Russia

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


First strawberry -

half a strawberry and
a sated slug

#29 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


moonless night

hanging on a nail
tennis racket

#53 Evgeniy Plekhanov, Kirov, Russia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


in the birch shade

midges hum
a lovesong

#66 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


Summertime

Hoarse riding with her voice
Janis Joplin

#83 Lothar M. Kirsch, Cologne, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


Early in June

everything but the hope
washed away

#122 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


after summer rain -

on the balcony red and blue
umbrellas

#135 Andrzej Dembończyk, Zbrosławice, Poland

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


Sun-spots.

Looking for a job
persistently.

#138 Tatjana Stefanović, Serbia, Belgrade

(0-0-1) = 1 pt



authentic sun -

the shadows of the actors
at the same direction

#146 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


wincing

it's just a thunderstorm
not an earthquake

#151 Pavel Vorontsov, Novosybirsk, Russia

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***


on the sand

footprints of barefoot summers
like question marks

#157 Ljudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

hot summer day

kid is confused by the sun
and sun flower

#161 Alma Jonarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (36)


anti-troika march

my son changes towels
at the pool

#1 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany


***


heaps of brown bodies

roasting upon the beach...
shimmering waves

#4 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France


***


stargaze start

burnt skin and barbeque noon
sunset regret

#5 Paul Mercken, Bunnik, The Netherlands


***


beach sun –

all in her eyes
the ocean, sand and nudity!

#17 Adjei Adjei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana

***


green sheep - 

shrubs
in the child's painting

#18 Radka Mindova, Bulgaria

***


The dragonfly dances,

the wheat flourishes - and yet:
they are dog days!

#34 Heike Gewi , Germany/Yemen


***


hovers barn owl 

over my straw hat
sun down
#44 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria

***


fairy variety

a kaleidoscope his eyes 
in the summersun

#45 Sylvia Bacher , Bad Aussee, Austria


***


a summer sunset

admired by two lovers -
the glory of life

#48 Albina Avsec, Maribor, Slovenia

***


a winding trail

the loop de loop
of a dragonfly

#60 Josie Hibbing, Hartley, Iowa, USA


***


such warm wind…

a few more brushstrokes –
reviving canvas 

#61 Tomas Paskualis, Kaunas, Lithuania


***


The sun into the sea ...

light breeze caressing
tanned legs

#65 Raimis Laukys, Kaunas, Lithuania


***


Tired gull


Tired gull after

a long flight watches town
somnolently

#68 Tamara Lujak, Belgrade, Serbia


***


ripe ears of grain

sleepless night -
rainy summer

#69 Teresa Grzywacz, Łuków, Poland


***


Before a flower

the hummingbird is flapping
its wings away.

#79 Willy Cuvelier, Gullegem, Belgium

***


Summer holiday

I am so relaxed and free
My own nirvana

#81 Marcell Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary


***


pleasure garden

rose petals on the lap
of a stony beauty

#82 Ramona Linke, Beesenstedt, Germany

***


the rain subsiding...

a chorus of morning birds
weaving in sunlight

#97 Gillena Cox, St James, Trinidad and Tobago


***


watering

planters overflowing
with petunias

#103 Kathe L. Palka, Flemington, NJ, USA

***


lake

of the dry bottom
watched by the hot sun

#104 Vladimir Ludvig, Zaprešić, Croatia

***


brilliant sun

lavender heads
fill with colour

#109 André Surridge, Hamilton, New Zealand   

***


licking a poppy    

the vibrating booty
of a honeybee

#110 Sebastian Hengst, Munich, Germany


***


The cherry-tree flowers

awake in front of my window
nightingale still asleep

#112 Ruzica Soldo, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina


***


In the gazebo

rustling of acacia blossoms
and Moon silence

#114 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploieşti, Romania

***


rain in the twilight

some of the steps becomes difficult
I see the sun's rays

#115 Eugenija Lastauskaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania


***


mask of firebug

on the stump in the forest
show must go on

#117 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania


***


fast-fast knock

In a garden at neighbours
The woodpecker has lodged

#119 Valentina Nazarova, Tver, Russia


***


Bare feet flying

over the hot sand.
Ah, blessed sea!

#127 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


***


summer noon---

the dog after its
own shadow

#133 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India


***


peace of the evening-

the light of a lily
is steaming the torch.

#137 Oprica Padeanu, Bucuresti, Romania


***


summer...

a swallow paints in the sky
with a colorless brush 

#139 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg city, Mongolia


***


summer    

bed swells
we drip 

#143 Ronit Mitchell, Chicago, USA


***


laughter on the beach--

a dashing wave
fills the moat

#145 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK


***


rustling leaves

breeze takes away the last
summer day

#149 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia


***


Indian summer

It is good for the old bones-
Indians enjoy!

#156 Gyorgy Vermes, Budapest, Hungary

***


mowing for hay

a riot of wildflower colours
an instant memory

#162 Petrus Heyligers, Curramore Qld, Australia


no results (authors who didn’t vote - 12)


Witching hour-
the moon and field poppy
lighting each other

#14 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania


***


tyres screech . . .

as if nothing has happened
cicadas

#55 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand

***


peaches sweetly poached

warm bourbon drizzled slowly
summer now restored

#62 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, India


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in the oak's shade -

man on the road shakes the sun
from his shoulders

#67 Malvina Mileta, Nedešćina – Istria, Croatia


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wise beauty dances

in the moonlight holding knife
in right hand. august.

#85 Dovile Dragelyte, Vilnius, Lithuania


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clear summer day

from hour to hour
browses new moments

#87 Željko Špoljar, Zaprešić, Croatia

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time for miracles

flowers adorn the land
and the young green

#118 Jurij Sazonov, Šalčininkai, Lithuania


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haiku #128 has been withdrawn from results by organizers

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summer

a puddle with birds
swimming in sunshine

#129 Mike W. Blottenberger, Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA


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Summer breeze, flying birds and swing of flowers, waves foam, blue and green...


#130 Cristina David, Deva, Romania


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dog days summer roof

the small thin spider runs
into nothingness

(it disintegrates in the heat)


#148 John Tiong Chunghoo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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summer day -

only linden flowers
in the beggar's hat

#155 Andra Andronic, Botosani, Romania         


late entry


cooling breeze

waiving trees
flowing water

K. Naga Siva Kumar, Hyderabad, India