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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Results of the European Quarterly Kukai #3 - Autumn 2013

Autumn in Europe, autumn in the northern hemisphere, so the autumn edition of EQK. Still great interest in participation in Kukai despite the holiday travel - more than 140 authors sent their haiku. It's a big success. In this edition the leading places were taken by ladies. And they are: Sondra J. Byrnes, Heike Gewi, Roberta Beary, Durda Vukelic-Rozic and Sanjukta Asopa.
We also have the first double laureate of EQK (second and third edition) Roberta Beary. We wish her ​​good luck in further editions of our contest.

A winter edition before us. You are welcome.

144 authors from 39 countries:

Australia (7), Austria (1), Bangladesh (1), Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Brasil (2), Bulgaria (7), Canada (3), Colombia (1), Croatia (6), Czech Republic (1), Denmark (2), France (3), Germany (13), Ghana (1), Greece (1), Hungary (2), India (12), Israel (1), Italy (3), Japan (1), Latvia (1), Lithuania (10), Mongolia (1), The Nederlands (1), New Zealand (1), Philippines (3), Poland (7), Romania (10), Russia (7), Serbia (5), Slovenia (1), Switzerland (2), Taiwan (1), United Kingdom (7), Ukraine (1), United Arab Emirates (1), USA (13), Yemen (1)  

Here are the results:

FIRST PLACE

#39 Sondra J. Byrnes, South Bend, Indiana, USA
(5-4-2) = 25 points
(from: CAN, CAN, IND, UK, USA – GER, IND, LIT, UK – IND, PHI)

harvest moon—
even if that was all
there was

SECOND PLACE

#6 Heike Gewi, Aden, Yemen
(4-5-2) = 24 points
(from: ARE, COL, BRA, NED – BUL, ITA, POL, ROM, USA – CAN, GER)

traffic jam -
I can't take my eyes off
a red maple leaf

THIRD PLACE (3)

#9 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
(4-5-1) = 23 points
(from: BIH, GER, ITA, POL – BRA, GER, IND, UKR, SUI - LIT)

first school day
in his almond eyes
forgotten war

***

#48 Durda Vukelić-Rožić, Ivanic Grad, Croatia
(4-3-5) = 23 points
(from: CAN, FRA, ISR, USA – TWN, USA, USA – GER, ITA, NED, ROM, USA )

sidewalk cafe-
dry leaves chasing
the cars

***

#94 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(4-4-3) = 23 points
(from: BGD, GER, IND, USA – GER, PHI, POL, USA – BUL, IND, NZL )

reddening leaf...
how the end
begins



19 points – 4th place

red maple 
how quickly 
fire spreads

#127 Jennifer Thompson, Charles Town, USA
(4-3-1) = 19 pts

18 points – 5th place

waltz
an autumn leaf
partners the kitten

#45 Lynette Arden, Norwood, SA, Australia
(4-2-2) = 18 pts

17 points – 6th place (2)

red traffic light
if only it could stop
the falling leaves

#86 Maria Kowal-Tomczak, Opole, Poland
(4-2-1) = 17 pts

***

Windy day -              
the aspens lose grip
of their gold

#120 Zhanna P. Rader, Athens, Georgia, USA
(3-2-4) = 17 pts

16 points – 7th place (2)

bramble hunt
his little purple hand
in mine

#85 Annie Juhl, Svendborg, Denmark
(3-3-1) = 16 pts

***

this autumn...
flowers on sister's dress
fading too

#109 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg city, Mongolia
(3-3-1) = 16 pts

15 points – 8th place (2)

mom's toothless smile-
autumn moon rising through
bare branches

#62 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India
(2-4-1) = 15 pts

***

autumn morning
on my piano
the wind writes its story

#119 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(3-2-2) = 15 pts

13 points – 9th place (4)

frosty morning again-
a magpie secretly plants
another tree

#4 Wieslaw Karlinski, Namyslow, Poland
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

***

forgotten love
each time a leaf falls
each time...
 
#29 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(3-2-0) = 13 pts

***

little girl
hide yellow leaf
between pages

#75 Evgeny Ivanov, Moscow, Russia
(4-0-1) = 13 pts

***

Red maple leaves
on the japanese teabowl  -
chill evening air

#96 Ulla Conrad, Copenhagen, Denmark
(3-2-0) = 13 pts

12 points – 10th place (3)

autumn equinox
warm days with you
nights without

#100 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia
(2-3-0) = 12 pts

***

birthday party
her cup half full with
autumn moon

#112 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil
(2-3-0) = 12 pts

***

Birds on a wire,
longing for warmer places -
autumn inside me

#116 Albina Avsec, Maribor, Slovenia
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

11 points (7)

Floating in the air
the scent of chrysanthemums…
bewitching sunlight

#7 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

***

circles on water
widening on the grey pond -
first lesson of maths

#15 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy
(1-3-2) = 11 pts

***

autumn
of her pregnancy test -
one line

#25 Nelly Dobrinova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-3-2) = 11 pts

***

late autumn
the scarecrow tucked away
in the barn

#26 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(0-3-5) = 11 pts

***

remains of the scarecrow
after autumnal storm...
a bare cross

#30 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

***

end of summer
in the window little people
of the acorns

#73 Janina Kołodziejczyk, Pavullo, Italia
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

***

autumn drift ~
the wild foals corralled
amid the sparks

'autumn drift' ~ local name for the horse roundup for branding

#117 Sara Winteridge, New Forest, England
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

10 points (3)

еarly autumn
the artists paint 
away the green

#23 Ilko Chukov, Kozloduy, Bulgaria
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

***

First birds are leaving-
on the boardwalk an old couple
wrapped in blankets

#106 Wolfgang Beutke, Barum, Germany
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

***

one after another
the voices return --
autumn leaves

#141 S.M. Abeles, Washington, DC, USA
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

9 points (6)

#8
a feeble stove
the students are writing
short stories

Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

***

colored leaves
plastered to the asphalt
caught in a lie

#32 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

***

short twilight
the dog circles
its burrow

#37 Ramesh Anand, Bangalore, India
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

***

autumn sun -                                       
the last tomatoes                                  
tanning

#61 Nada Jačmenica, Sveti Križ Začretje, Croatia
(1-1-4) = 9 pts

***

leaf by brown leaf autumn deepens

#89 Paresh Tiwari, Hyderabad, India
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

***

red autumn...
flock of cranes passing over
the Berlin wall

#133 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botosani, Romania
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

8 points

I don't want to be
the last—
falling leaves

#74 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

7 points (6)

in the old dictionary
a bookmark: leaf of maple...
mother's gift

#24 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

***

nocturnal clouds
apples fall
in the old orchard

#47 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

***

steeped in autumn sunset the mourning dove’s flight

#97 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, Canada
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

***

I open the front door --
shushes and giggles
in a pile of leaves

#99 Tzetzka Ilieva, USA/Bulgaria
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

***

autumn mist
on the plowed field
a  stork limps

#123 Artur Lewandowski, Sieradz, Poland
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

***

Memories of green -
a fiery coloured patchwork
remains of summer.

#125 Irina Dimitrova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

6 points (9)

wind-chime
my untuned guitar
sound a duet

#2 Ferenc Bakos, Siófok, Hungary
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

***

Diamond wedding --
morning light and drops dancing
in the spiderweb

#12 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

***

morning dew
last blossom in the heart
of the spider's web

#27 Claudius Gottstein, Borgloh, Germany
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

***

late harvest apples
on facebook search for
first love's account

#28 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

***

Autumn loneliness
one last leaf
clinging to the tree

#36 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, UK 
(1-0-3) = 6 pts

***

carpet of leaves
wearing again
my deerskin shoes

#55 Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Bucharest, Romania
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

***

magic wand
the world's brightest leaf
whirls my child's eyes

#56 Karin Anderson, Adelaide, Australia
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

***

fall
on our white heads
grains of rice

#68 Irena Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

***

autumn  -
over the fallen figs
cat and wasp sparring

#108 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

5 points (13)

incoming tide
over mud flats
moonwashed

#49 Simon Hanson, Allendale, Australia
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

***

autumn on the shore…
the old sail smells of
travelling winds 

#59 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

***

waning moon
hiding in the well
autumn wind

#64 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

***

windfall leaves -
creaking in the park
the empty swing

#65 Mark Miller, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW, Australia
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

***

last wood thrush -
sometimes autumn
breaks my heart

#72 Sandi Pray, Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***

autumn easel -
one by one the colors
detach from the frame

#80 Iulian Ciupitu, Bucharest, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***

first day of school
a mother wipes away
her tears
.
#91 Stella Pierides, Neusaess, Germany and London, UK
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***

dragonflies --
a holiday romance
lost in blue

#102 Sheila Windsor, Bexhill-on-Sea, England
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***

the dawn
in the mirror of a lake       
wiggling autumn

#104 Mirjana Rankovic Matovic, Mojsinje, Serbia
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

***

yellow and gold
the leaves that fall at my feet-
autumn twilight

#111 Steve Wilkinson, Durham City, England
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

***

among fallen leaves
a ripe apple
still smells of the sun

#126 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warszawa, Poland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***

first hoarfrost -
much more gray
granny's hair

#130 Cristina Ailoaei, Botosani, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

***

she raises her face--
Hunter's Moon
fills a pane

#140 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

4 points (7)

wayside shrine
a maple seed twists
at spider silk

#13 Ramona Linke, Beesenstedt, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

***

the blushing tree 
sheds warning leaves –
nature's clock chimes

#17 Paul Mercken, Bunnik, The Netherlands
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

***

yellow ferry
to other shore tomorrow
autumn here and there

#22 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

***

shades of brown
dad changes his coat
in the wardrobe

#83 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

***

sweetness on the vine
out of the fog emerges
supper for starlings

#98 Marija Pogorilic, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

***

gray rainy dawn
- the only remnants of summer
frozen rose buds
  
#118 Vid Vukasović, Belgrade, Serbia
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

***

news of war—
red flags of maple leaves
among the green

#138 Catherine J.S. Lee, Eastport, Maine, USA
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

3 points (11)

memory grasped-
into the palm of her hand
a fallen leaf

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

***

the summer blanket
stowed in the bedbox
for the next few month

#34 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***

A quilt
unrolled above us-
Autumn clouds
#35 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

***

Halloween night--
her face reflects the inner beauty
while she is texting

#40 Alexey Golubev, Saint Petersburg, Russia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***

apple picking --
kids watch a squirrel
scurrying with one

#44 Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***

falling leaves
of my autumn —
memories

#81 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***

autumn wind--
her long memories
hinge on my door

#84 Pravat Kumar Padhy, Odisha, India
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***

You, call me,
little swallow, alone
in the nest, to dream.

#103 Predrag Pera Čikarić, Kruševac, Serbia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***

Reds, browns, yellows
back in the streets.
Everlasting fashion.

#128 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

***

Underground circles
Seed of emerald life
Star treks
  
#137 Gordana Petkovic, Belgrade, Serbia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

***

graveyard solitude
confetti of leaves evenly spread 
on rooted tombs

#143 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (8)

on barefoot girl's thigh 
treading grapes to make wine 
an earwig climbing 

#3 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

***

clouds mourn
inconsiderate leaves dance
summer past away

#10 Katarina Pisačić, Novi Marof, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

***

The October sun
is throwing long shadows
into the frog’s pool.

#14 Jef Ector, Genk, Belgium
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

***

Motley autumn leaf
It's like a precious old map
of my memories

#70 Marcell Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

***

gentle breeze
the fallen leaves swept
under the rug

#76 Willie R. Bongcaron, Manila, Philippines
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

***

autumn fires
one sneeze sparks another   a n d   
another

#92 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

***

turning off
the air-conditioner
September dusk

#107 Bill Kenney, Whitestone, NY, USA
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

***

the sweet smell
rises in the vineyard -
harvest moon

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

1 point (11)

volcano erupts...
the woman's
acerbic tongue

#19 Hema Ravi, Chennai, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

autumn wind spreading a coloured carpet - welcome winter

#31 Sylvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

DING..DING
the knife sharpener's bell ~
autumn stillness

#41 Freddy Ben-Arroyo, Haifa, Israel
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

Driftwood (Haiku)

Rain drops wreathe the cold.
The red slants down through the leaves.
Wet winds whip the wounds.

#42 Marieta Maglas, Suceava, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

coffee drinking
in the autumn porch
advert 'for sale'

#71 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
 (0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

beneath the beech tree --
dozing and dreaming
of Autumn stars

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

***

a leaf sweeps
into the riverbed --
rising dust

#88 Tad Wojnicki Israel, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

artificial flowers
adorning the tomb still fresh —
autumn drizzle

#95 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

transition
fall comes wearing
brown and red

#124 Asma Khan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

yellow ginkgo boughs
sway above a graveyard
mist dampens my eyes

#136 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

***

spared from the blade 
the grub in the plum
is dancing

#142 Manuela Ritzke, Rostock, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (29)

turquoise day
gives way to star-filled night
autumn leaves

#11 Frank C. Carey, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

***

autumn rain
the heaven snaps fingers
on a jazz

#16 Hélène Duc, Bichancourt, France

***

black-faced sheep
grazing the day's dullness
between peat ditches

#18 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany

***

increasingly dense network
spider bustles through the trees
autumn already close

#21 Lucyna Brzozowska (Abigail), Bielsko-Biała, Poland

***

on fallen leaves
with my steps 
feet drumming

#33 Yuko Igarashi, Velbert, Germany

***

This is autumn, and gold -
everywhere. Careful with your steps -
you are walking across the Universe

#38 Smajil Durmisevic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

***

cold dew…
sheen of young leaves
fleeting

#43 Anne Carly Abad, Quezon City, Philippines

***

deadline -
crown canopy  and mum's hair
turning into fall

#46 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania

***

Formula 1 –
even before I finish
my breath

#50 Jayashree Maniyil, Melbourne, Australia

***

burdened ants scurry -
one last call
before winter comes.

#51 Stanka Boneva, Varna, Bulgaria 

***

all bare
jutting skeletons of
late fall

#52 Vera Primorac, Viškovo, Croatia

***

chestnut moon
a huddled group grows large
around the brazier

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

***

News from nowhere
Only a puppetteer wield
The fall of the leaves

#58 Oprica Padeanu, Bucuresti, Romania

***

A gust of wind-
leaves dissolve
the well’s piece of sky

#66 Anitha Varma, Kerala, India

***

wind on the platform
the cashier offers
all directions

#67 Evgenij Plekhanov, Kirov, Russia

***

Reddish-brown leafage –
the wings of the chestnut tree
cast skinny shadows

#69 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

***

autumn...
have fallen from the trees
all apples

#77 Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia, Poland

***

I can't resist
before she comes back from school
halloween treats

#78 Anne-Marie Labelle, Montréal, Québec, Canada 

***

An orange pale color
Cover the lonely road
The last leaves of autumn

#93 Fabian Padilla Hernandez, Bogota, Colombia

***

echoes of summer laughter
loosen leaves from trees
father frost bide his time

#101 Managua Gunn, Aberdeen, Scotland

***

just September -
cats and leaves step here
and go elsewhere

#114 Zoe Savina, Pallini-Attikis, Greece
Translator in English: Constantine Fourakis

***

mushrooming
between starving trees
decolored time

#115 Martina Heinisch, Oelde, Germany

***

into the sun
fly arrow of the migratory birds 
red autumn sky

#122 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania

***

willow leaves fall --
this night when I cannot
sleep

#129 Angie Werren, Amelia, OH, USA

***

drought broken
fairy rings in the paddock
just overnight

#131 Petrus Heyligers, Curramore, Qld, Australia

***

Watched
all these foolish fruits around
falloween

#132 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany

***

Who'll bring a peace
To one frozen soul?
Autumn.

#134 Lien Mokrá, Kostelec nad Orlicí, Czech Republic

***

Water droplets
Cobwebs interwined
The autumn flair

#135 Virginija Sakalauskienė, Raudondvaris, Kauno raj., Lithuania

***

it must be autumn
an orange avalanche
strikes the forest

#145 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India

no results (authors who didn’t vote – 13)

dry tree in window
lonely cuckoo softly sings
tender leaves may come

#1 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

***

Rain waking me up
hangs at the window
an autumn woe

#5 Ruzica Soldo, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina

***

Old watchman
Burning leaves of maple
The sun is low

#53 Aleksandr Kovalev, Moskovskaja obl., Russia

***

Oh what a wind...
Dead leaves‘ rustle
Makes one stop

#54 Valerija Norovs, Riga, Latvia

***

autumn mist
I do not see you at all
someone close to shore

#60 Tomas Paskulakis, Kaunas, Lithuania

***

rustling leaves
reluctant to take leave of
by visiting her father

#63 Violeta Knopkyte, Kaišiadorys, Lithuania

***

on graves
wilted chrisanthemen
the autumn haze whispers

#87 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany

***

an autumn eve -
a dog on the road limping
fromfog to fog

#90 Stjepan Rožić, Ivanić Grad, Croatia

***

autumn wind
a black hatrushing
down the street

#105 Malvina Mileta, Nedešćina – Istria, Croatia

***

Twilight of the season
Summer's heat exits as
The northern door opens

#113 Kenneth Thomas, Roseville, Minnesota, USA

***

sky's the limit
in November night
no haste today

#121 Raimis Laukys, Kaunas, Lithuania

***

Sunny autumn
Ducks flying above the lake –
Open season

#139 Nina Prokopenko, Kazan,Tatarstan, Russia

***

Harvest Day -
only scarecrows on
the barren field

#144 Andra Andronic, Botosani, Romania

***


haiku # 82 has been withdrawn from the kukai

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