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.

Monday, December 30, 2013

EQK 2013 - summary


Dear Haiku Friends, 
Happy New Year!

Thank you very much for participation in the European Quarterly Kukai in 2013. We invite you to the next editions. Topic of the 5th edition will be COLORS. Please check our page for details in the middle of February 2014.



Short summary of 2013:



Number of participants / countries in 2013 (editions 1-4):

#1 - 130 / 33

#2 - 162 / 39

#3 - 144 / 39

#4 - 161 / 41

Total - 284 individual participants from 51 countries



Winners in 2013 (editions 1-4):


#1 Artur Lewandowski, Poland

#2 Andrea Cecon, Italy

#3 Sondra J. Byrnes, USA

#4 Sara Winteridge, England



Top Ten of EQK 2013:



1. Sondra J. Byrnes, USA

2. Roberta Beary, USA

3. Rosa Clement, Brazil

4. Sara Winteridge, England

5. Kashinath Karmakar, India

6. Wiesław Karliński, Poland

7. Andrea Cecon, Italy

8. Artur Lewandowski, Poland

9. Cezar F. Ciobica, Romania

10. Annie Juhl, Denmark

Thursday, December 26, 2013

EQK #4 e-diplomas


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Results of the European Quarterly Kukai #4 - Winter 2013 Edition


Dear haiku friends,
in the fourth edition of the EQK you submitted many good haiku. We had a large dose of excitement in the time of voting. Finally, the three authors obtained a significant advantage, which they managed to keep until the end. This time, the first place for Sara Winteridge (England). Second place for the winner of the third edition: Sondra J. Byrnes (USA) and just behind her Kashinath Karmakar (India). Congratulations to the winners and to all participants.

We are glad that you are with us, and the world team of haiku is becoming increasingly numerous. We are proud of your achievements.

The first year for us! Let's play in next one.

co-editors

4th edition: 161 authors from 41 countries:
Australia (8), Austria (2), Bangladesh (1), Belarus (1), Belgium (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Brazil (1), Bulgaria (8), Canada (5), Colombia (1), Croatia (8), Denmark (1), France (4), Germany (10), Hungary (2), India (14), Indonesia (1), Israel (1), Italy (3), Japan (2), Lithuania (7), Macedonia (1), Malta (1), Mongolia (2), Montenegro (2), The Netherlands (2), Nepal (1), New Zealand (2), Philippines (3), Poland (7), Romania (13), Russia (3), Serbia (4), Singapore (1), Switzerland (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United Kingdom (7), Ukraine (2), United Arab Emirates (1), USA (19), Yemen (1)



FIRST PLACE:

#110 Sara Winteridge, New Forest, England
(7-10-5) = 46 pts
(from: USA,IND,CAN,USA,ITA,UK,USA - AUS,USA,IND,ITA,AUS,AUS,CAN,LIT,BLR,IND  - IND,UK,IND,CRO,ROM )

snow fall ~ realising the shape of things


SECOND PLACE:

#43 Sondra J. Byrnes, South Bend, USA
(9-3-5) = 38 pts
(from: AUS,ROM,USA,NZL,GER,IND,AUS,AUS,SRB - IND,USA,CAN - ROM,USA,RUS,GER,USA)

winter light—
the blue tint
of silence


THIRD PLACE:

#120 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India
(6-5-9) = 37 pts
(from: BUL,ROM,BRA,BIH,GER,BIH- IND,GER,GER,LIT,IND - CAN,IND,POL,NZL,SUI,CAN,MNE,PHI,MNE )

first winter days-
again in mom's frail hands
my unfinished sweater


v   


24 points – 4th place:

snowman done ―
the missing parts of
my childhood

#72 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
(3-5-5) = 24 pts

21 points – 5th place (2):

street musician
instead of coins
hat full of snow

#13 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(2-5-5) = 21 pts

v   

a canceled  flight
mountains and winter
between us

#89 Janina Kołodziejczyk, Pavullo, Italy
(4-2-5) = 21 pts

20 points – 6th place:

afternoon snow
how quietly
the teapot cools

#99 Joann Grisetti, Winter Springs, FL, USA
(2-5-4) = 20 pts

voter’s comment: Silence, warmth, hidden joy. All combined without even naming one of the intended terms. Wonderful image too!

18 points – 7th place (2):

snowed in . . .
I add more cream
to my Irish Coffee

#75 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(3-3-3) = 18 pts

v   

first snowflakes -
the beggar's clothes
immaculate

#78 Fratila Genovel-Florentin, Rm-Sarat, Romania
(2-4-4) = 18 pts

17 points – 8th place:

in the darkness
across fields of snow
your window light

#28 Simon Hanson, Allendale, SA, Australia
(5-1-0) = 17 pts

16 points – 9th place (3):

after carolling
angel and devil
walk unsteadily

#26 Artur Lewandowski, Sieradz, Poland
(3-2-3) = 16 pts

v   

opiate sun . . .
the sound of icicles
melting

#29 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Canada
(4-2-0) = 16 pts

v   

frosty night
snowflakes thaw
between our lips

#162 Marta Chocilowska, Warsaw, Poland
(0-7-2) = 16 pts


14 points – 10th place (2):

on the snout
of a frozen dog
crystal stars

#20 Vladimir Ludvig, Zaprešić, Croatia
(3-2-1) = 14 pts

v   

snowflakes...
each one melts
in its own way
 
#85 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(2-1-6) = 14 pts

13 points (2):

frosty  night -
the smoke from chimney 
warms the Orion

#147 Laura Csilla, Brasov, Romania
(3-2-0) = 13 pts

v   

in the rimy reeds
the blue heron is waiting
for the ice to melt

#154 Ilka De Bisschop, Kalmthout, Belgium
(3-2-0) = 13 pts

12 points (4):

first snow
the blue
of your eyes

#3 Dietmar Tauchner, Puchberg, Austria
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

v   

snowflakes…
heaven loses one by one
its milk teeth

#5 Hélène Duc, Bichancourt, France
(2-1-4) = 12 pts

v   


day of cease-fire -
a soldier makes an angel
on the fresh snowfield...

#44 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

v   

winter sky
i hang warm dreams
from a cloud

#98 R.D. McManes, Scranton, KS, USA
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

11 points:

winter night -
fireside chat 
with his urn

#146 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botoșani, Romania
(1-3-2) = 11 pts

10 points:

Cobweb from frost -
memory of Eskimos
laughter

#160 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

9 points (4):

i couldn't  recognize
my black dog
in fur of snow

#54 Toni Pavleski, Prilep, Macedonia
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

v   

winter trees . . 
we were so lovely
long ago

#117 Sandi Pray, Robbinsville, NC, USA
(3-0-0) = 9 pts

v   

icicles
drip drip drip drip—|
the traffic light turns green

#141 John Daleiden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

voter’s comment: The one that made me smile ;)))

v   

first snow
on the fallen leaves-
dead silence 

#157 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg city, Mongolia
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

8 points (5):

winter rainfall —
above the slum
a rainbow sky

#10 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

The postman –
Christmas card from home
chases away my loneliness

#52 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploieşti, Romania
(0-3-2) = 8 pts

v   

deep winter
a bird sneaks towards
my dog's bowl

#87 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

morning snow
traces of cats on
the tank turret

#88 Eugenia Yegorova, Bolekhiv, Ukraine
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

v   

bitter moon --
the hair in my nose
freezes

#132 Angie Werren, Amelia, Ohio, USA
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

7 points (7):

ma's pashmina shawl
now cuddled close in it
baby and me

#51 Yesha Shah, Surat, India

(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

rain stopped
in each puddle
a single sky

#65 Vera Primorac, Viškovo, Croatia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

I too bend
in winter wind 
the great river

#81 Heike Gewi, Aden-City, Republic of Yemen
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

a jet 
zipping up 
the winter sky...

#125 Alexey Golubev, Saint Petersburg, Russia
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

sunset
on the summits the snow
burns up

#136
Sylvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

snowman -
little boy bites
the frozen carrot

#137 Andrzej Dembonczyk, Zbroslawice, Silesia, Poland
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

ice skater
from an eight
to a candy floss twirl

#155 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

6 points (10):

sipping hot tea
the irony of an old fridge
in the snow bank

#1 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

withering wind
the old man's lament
fading away

#16 Andrea Cecon, Cividale del Friuli, Italy
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v   

to the lightness
of the snowflakes
the tree bows


#40 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v   

snowflakes on the air -
the angels hit the pinata
beyond the clouds

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

v   

winter in Poland
in the stable a stork
with a broken wing

#42 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

in pine-forest
after Christmas - counting
annual rings

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

v   

letters from gulag―
the numbing emptiness of
Siberian winter

#73 Santiago Villafania, Pangasinan, Philippines

(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

In a winter night
I am alone - snowflakes
my only company.

#113 Milena Drpa, Modriča, Bosnia and Herzegovina

(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

a blackbird
falls silent--
deepening winter

#140 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(1-0-3) = 6 pts

v   

slippery road
my dog sits beside me
until I get up

#156 Anne-Marie Labelle, Montréal, Québec, Canada
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

5 points (15):

returning cold
filigreed snowflakes
frame the window

#14 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

boreal winter
over the tundra
almost inaudible Peer Gynt

#17 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

dead leaves whirling –
the shape of the north wind
inside outside me

#23 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

behind zoo bars
polar bears pensively still...
first snow falling

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

v   

on the white snow
red bullfinch landing
Japanese winter

#33 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

voter’s comment: A great juxtaposition [using pivot and giving the bird the power for "landing" the Japanese winter] and a strong image too [striking colors: white and red]!

v   

a tiny living room
making holy cookies
with all six hands

#48 Yuko Igarashi, Velbert, Germany
(1-1-) = 5 pts

v   

wintertime morning-
the wind unshaven
clawing my cheeks


#56 Branka Vojinović-Jegdić, Podgorica, Montenegro
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

snow all around...
a dead sparrow's
small stain of colour

#57 Paresh Tiwari, Hyderabad, India
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

the robin
on a stump  -
first Christmas card

#91 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

Falling white snowflakes
they are like thousands of brides
None of them is mine

#108 Marcell Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

a clap of thunder
sandfish rushing inshore
to spawn

#118 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

morning black as night
in deep december darkness
roosters are silent

#129 Ólöf Pétursdóttir, Montreuil-s-Ille, France
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

black frost -
even the frog's breath freezes
into silence

#131 Carole Harrison, Jamberoo, Australia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

noon
flowers are melting
on the windows

#139 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warszawa, Poland
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

whirling
together with snowflakes . . .
silence

#158 Sasa Vazic, Batajnica, Serbia
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

4 points (11):

for a night
the golden domes became white
God's work!

#8 Nelly Dobrinova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

long night moon..
my breath hangs heavy
in the air

#9 Anitha Varma, Kerala, India

(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

the new-fallen snow
a spider begin to worry
near the old ski

#36 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

freezing my breath
poured by winter dusk
blood of the sun

#49 Danica Bartulovic, Podstrana, Croatia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

icy moon light -
an abandoned dog zigzags
along the dustbins

#61 Wolfgang Beutke, Barum, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

what if all those stars
fell from heaven
and turned to snow?

#66 Ed Bremson, Raleigh, NC, USA
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

Red noses
Children grant the snowman
Asylum

# 104 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

snowy night--
whispers of love blanket
the day’s squabbles

#107 Padma Thampatty, Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA

(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

cold wind
snowman incubates
a bulb of snowdrop

#128 Ilko Chukov, Kozloduy, Bulgaria
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

Deserted subway.
A stray dog seeks warmth
in bygone footsteps...

#135 Zornitza Harizanova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-0-1)

v   

snow flurry ...
my husband and I
under the mistletoe

#145 Ramona Linke, Beesenstedt, Germany
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

3 points (9):

snowflakes
touching the soil -
shy lovers

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

v   

poinsettia blooms…
the cold wind inside
a miser’s heart

#71 Willie R. Bongcaron, Manila, Philippines
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

snowy bunting
out of the crevice
flies after own voice

#79 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

from the bare branch
a shower of twigs
empty nest

#90 Lynette Arden, Norwood, Australia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Echoes of vapor
Disturbing the horizon
Darkening the white snow

#116 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

origami swans--
no need to face
the wintry blast

#124 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

snowdrop blooms --
even the old pond
stops shivering

#133 Norman Scicluna, Fgura, Malta

(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

snow is waiting...
what is it talking black raven
with a little boy?

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

v   

first frost
stretches on the stairs
a snail

#152 Irena Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

2 points (8):

school trip
close-packed in the snow
etched angels

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

v   

crisp air, fresh snow
frost flowers on the window
New Year’s sunrise

#63 Petrus Heyligers, Curramore, Australia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

without love
so cold yet molten-
her snowman! 

#80 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

frozen lake —
his dimples
spark a ripple

#84 Jayashree Maniyil, Melbourne, Australia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Up and down the road
and old woman pulls
an empty sled

#97 Alexis Rotella, Arnold, Maryland, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Graupel descending
On a crisp, frosty morning
Beautiful snowscape

#119 Henry Lee, Singapore

(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

my grandpa
shrieks with the chill
hot coffee

#134 Asma Khan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

first snowflakes
my cup  of tea
greedily devours them

#143 Detelina Tiholova, Kustendil, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 points (13):

white sky, bare hillside
cold, cutting wind steals my breath
boots crunch icicles

#25 Brenda Harsham, Boston, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

putting up
the crib the moos
we laid on

#38 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

window frosting
glistens in the room
Christmas morning

#46 Marija Pogorilic, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

To warm themselves
Frozen fir trees dance
In a winter wind.

# 47 Dušan Đurišić, Podgorica, Montenegro
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

lotus digging —
my son's advice
for anger management

#50 Ken Sawitri, Jakarta, Indonesia

(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

the juvenile falcon
prying for soft spots
in the snow

#58 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Sochi Olympics
ready for giant slalom
a snow cannon

#76 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a fashion show
Swarovski over the tree tops
December's signature

#83 Nada Jacmenica, Sv. Kriz Zacretje, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

winter day so warm
the boys eat lunch on the deck
shirtless and squinting

#101 M.J. Arcangelini, Sebastopol, CA, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

December.
Magic deer in a show-window
of Post office

#106 Kate Yaroshyna, Minsk, Belarus
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Small village
sleepy in maiden snow
Only wolf makes a path

#112 Ruzica Soldo, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

polar night
a blue sunray
enters the room

#130 Claudius Gottstein, Borgloh, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

anniversary -
the only present
the ice flowers 

#153 Cristina Ailoaei, Botosani City, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (38):

green grasshopper-
those dark eyes gazing at
the dry field

#4 Rita Odeh, Nazareth, Israel

v   

Santa Claus, Christmas, 
st.Steve, New Year, Basil, John - 
winter sky bless all 

#11 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania

v   

seeking shelter
in the endless white
carnation distracts

#12 Praveen Menon, Bangalore, India

v   

blanketed in white
my footsteps on vacation...
cold winds sting

#18 Gillena Cox, Trinidad and Tobago

v   

winter doldrums
over her blossomed breasts
a scarlet letter

#19 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines

v   

reunited
heading for the snowfields
with gifts and mulled wine

#22 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia

v   

frozen waves on the sea –
I wish I could give reply
to a sea gull's scream

#24 Goda Virginija Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania

v   

Together with the snow
a serene peace is falling
over the village

#34 Jef Ector, Genk, Belgium

v   

alone at home
an icy cold winter night
her tear drops freeze

#35 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India

v   

Winter twilight –
her every whispered word
contours the prayer

#39 Eduard Tara, Iasi, Romania

v   

among the snow flakes
white ocean gulls slowly bob
the long night begins

#53 William Seltzer, Gwynedd, PA, USA

v   

winter morning --
a golden sheet of ice floats on
the sea of mist

#59 Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad, India

v   

already snowed under
a parcel for someone
out in the war

#60 Beate Conrad, Nienburg, Germany and Waterford, USA

v   

child plays
me out of my woe
darkness end

#62 Ramesh Anand, Bangalore, India.

v   

on the road
one next to other –
just the noise of the snow under our steps

#64 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galaţi, Romania

v   

bone-chilling cold
outside the window trees -
dancing in the wind

#67 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany

v   

strech'd along the road
a ruche of frozen puddles -
no prints in the snow

#70 Liliana Negoi, Bucharest, Romania

v   

The Mt. Everest
discover new horizon of life
to hit cold wind

#74 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Nepal

v   

Winter enchanted
of iced lakes nude trees fierce winds
I am a witness.

#77 Joan McNerney, Ravena, NY, USA

v   

winter morning
daughter eating cereal
taste of the tears 

dedicated R.K.

#82 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania  

v   

winter fire--
lonely making a wish
for myself

#86 Neelam Dadhwal, Chandigarh, India 


v   

anyone…
ice-cream seller
taste snow

#93 Evgenij Plekhanov, Kirov, Russia

v   

snowing
my very pregnant cat
by her small cat shaft

#94 Djurdja Vukelic Rozic, Ivanic Grad, Croatia

v   

Snow-powdered grass -
the widow finally dyes
her silver hair.

#95 Zhanna P. Rader, Athens, Georgia, USA

v   

Sledge path
Through the green field
Christmas dream

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

v   


snowed over . . .
the sins of the past
transfigured

#100 Hansha Teki, Wellington, New Zealand


v   

Foggy kiss saps hues
Warmth and light wane: stalker, bleak,
returns in iced strides

#102 Marck Riggins, Temecula, CA, USA

v   

winter woods
the branches grappling
with the clouds

#103 Gautam Nadkarni, Mumbai, India

v   

acorns and flies - 
travelling souls now 
in winters care 

#105 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania

v   

blackberries and cream
winter sky pours
to my taste buds

#115 Karin Anderson, Adelaide, Australia

v   

on the wing --
the leafless trees
abandoned

#121 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada

v   

Pale moon’s reflection
on the frozen pond --
contemplating my old self

#122 Adriana Marcu, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

v   

snow in the rain chain
like an ice-cream for free
winter holidays

#138 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania

v   

morning chill
frost all around
fallen leaves

#144 Hideo Suzuki, Sanda, Japan

v   

Human and dog's
traces in snow-
children's play.

#148 Nevena Stanic, Modrica, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina


v   

in this cold
my fingers are blue
my nose is red

#150 Stanka Boneva, Varna, Bulgaria

v   

sleepless dawn:
snow drifts from a Scots pine
onto her bonnet

#151 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland

v   

pearls in circle
the threads of clouds are carried by
the mountain tops

#161 Tatjana Debeljački, Užice, Serbia

no results (authors who didn’t vote – 18):

winter, in the fog
Bosnia, poet and old
sick duck

#2 Smajil Durmisevic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

tentacles of snow
gliding on the windowpane
a gust of wind

#6 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France

v   

silent playground
the first snowflake
lands at the top of the slide

#7 Managua Gunn, Aberdeen, Scotland

v   

holy, silent night
a gentle white snowflake falls
on the folded hands

#15
Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, India

v   

onion rings 
. . .this winter evening
peels away

#21 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India

v   

waking me up
buzzing of the snowflakes
on the street

#27 Malvina Mileta, Nedešćina – Istria, Croatia

v   

winter sleep
curled up in a cardboard box
the homeless man shivers



#37 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, UK

v   

The first morning frost -
worrying ´bout my fig tree
on the balcony

#55 Ulla Conrad, Copenhagen, Denmark

v   

this cold--
won't let me smell
the lemon blossoms

#68 Autumn Moon, Sonoran Desert, USA

v   

snow steps white
virgin leads to one
painter starts painting

#69 Jurgen Uiterdijk, Wekerom, The Netherlands

v   

winter evening...
the old woman takes off
her last hairpin

#92 Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Bucharest, Romania

v   

the old man winter
flake crystals for his eyebrows
howls of the blusters

#109 Raymond Neely, Lerona, WV, USA

v   

Some new poems form
Etched by the crystal white frost
On old greenhouse glass

#111 Anthony Court, Swansea, Wales, U.K

v   

the end of winter
- a lazy
in the window

#123 Dejan Bogojević, Valjevo, Serbia

v   

#126 Wincenty Ozga, Warszawa, Poland

v   

A lonely man
withstands  frost
together  with a jumping dog.

#127 Jovanka Božić, Valjevo, Serbia

v   

snowfall's clean slate until my first step forward

#149 Jennifer Thompson, Charles Town, West Virginia, USA

v   

city
becomes a white monastery-
first snow

#159 Nadalsuren Purevdorj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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