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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Results of the European Quarterly Kukai #5 - Spring 2014 Edition (colors)


Dear Haiku Friends,

A year has passed since the first edition of the EQK. Thank you for your participation and we are glad that the competition has more and more participants. Fifth edition attracted a record number of authors from all over the world. We regret that we can offer such a small number of points becouse we received a lot of very good haiku. This time, the first place won Kashinath Karmakar from India. Second place was won by Romanian Frăţilă Genovel-Florentin and third prize went to Veronica Zora Novak from Canada.

Congratulations to the winners and all participants.

The next edition of EQK will begin at the end of May and then we will inform you. You are already welcome.


Robert Kania and Krzysztof Kokot

The European Quarterly Kukai team


5th edition: 179 authors, 41 countries:

Australia (9), Austria (1), Bangladesh (1), Belgium (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (10), Canada (5), Colombia (1), Croatia (8), Denmark (1), France (3), Germany (12), Greece (1), Hungary (4), India (17), Iran (6), Israel (2), Italy (3), Japan (2), Lithuania (7), Malaysia (1), Mongolia (2), Montenegro (3), The Netherlands (2), Nepal (1), New Zealand (3), Philippines (6), Poland (5), Portugal (1), Romania (15), Russia (3), Serbia (7), Singapore (1), Switzerland (3), Trinidad and Tobago (1), UK (5), Ukraine (1), United Arab Emirates (1), USA (16), Yemen (1)





FIRST PLACE:



#139 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India

(10-8-5) = 51 pts

(from: IND,SGP,AUS,USA,GER,UK,ROM,CRO,BEL,ROM–GER,BUL,ISR,UKR,AUS,IND,ROM,PHI–LIT,GER,GER,IND,SRB)



faded album-

all the missing colours

of my childhood





SECOND PLACE:



#34 Fratila Genovel-Florentin, Rm-Sarat, Romania

(7-6-7) = 40 pts

(from: BUL,BGL,BRA,BEL,CRO,BRA,GER-IND,ROM,BIH,BUL,CRO,IRN-ROM,AUS,IND,USA,USA,CRO,HUN)



springtime again -
the blind man breathing deeply
the green color




THIRD PLACE:



#73 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(7-4-6) = 35 pts

(from: IND,PHI,ISR,UK,NZL,BUL,AUS–CAN,AUS,YEM,UK–RUS,IND,POL,UK,USA,USA)



preening
the edge of twilight . . .
black swan





v   





31 points – 4th place:



rainbow skies--

teaching colors to

her blind child



#63 Yesha Shah, Surat, India

(7-5-0) = 31 pts



29 points – 5th place:



spring blossoms

.....all the colours

of her laughter

#38 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India

(6-3-5) = 29 pts



25 points – 6th place (2):



first grass

waiting for
the last chemotherapy

#94 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania

(3-6-4) = 25 pts



v   



how little

I know of thorns …

red roses



#108 Asni Amin, Singapore

(2-6-7) = 25 pts



20 points – 7th place:



rainbow flag
the father pretends
not to see

#64 Roberta Beary,
Bethesda, Maryland, USA/Ireland

(4-1-6) = 20 pts



19 points – 8th place:



one little child

counts on his index finger

over the rainbow



#12 Yuko Igarashi, Velbert, Germany

(6-0-1) = 19 pts



18 points – 9th place:



pale winter sun

a woman adorns a grave

with plastic flowers



#84 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany

(3-4-1) = 18 pts



17 points – 10th place:



snowy morning
one of my toes sticks out
of my colorful sock

#161 Petya Popova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(4-1-3) = 17 pts



16 points:



the iridescence
of dragonfly wings
here and gone

#35 Simon Hanson, Allendale, SA, Australia

(1-4-5) = 16 pts



15 points (5):



poppies 

the dusk sucked in

the red



#25 Detelina Tiholova, Kustendil, Bulgaria

(2-4-1) = 15 pts



v   



after black and white –

on rice paper

a cherry branch in bloom



#49 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galaţi, Romania

(1-5-2) = 15 pts



v   



spring rain…
coloured umbrellas sprout
on the roads

#93 Anitha Varma, Kerala, India

(2-2-5) = 15 pts



v   



a crayon rainbow

on the shattered wall -

bomb site



#123 Paresh Tiwari, Hyderabad, India

(4-1-1) = 15 pts



v   



first buds-
my child abandons
the crayons



#152 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania

(3-1-4) = 15 pts



14 points:



playful wind -

following petals

a butterfly



#48 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania

(3-1-3) = 14 pts



13 points (4):



cleaning the paint-box
all the pictures
she told me

#5 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany

(4-0-1) = 13 pts



v   



those red tulips –

the color of the kisses

that never came



#60 Eduard Tara, Iasi, Romania

(1-4-2) = 13 pts



v   



white tulip field

around the single red one-

you in my life



#61 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania

(3-1-2) = 13 pts



v   



a new patch

on the scarecrow's shirt

yellow leaf



#171 Liudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(3-2-0) = 13 pts



12 points (2):



pool after rain
the no colour
of grandma’s eyes

  

#141 Lynette Arden, Adelaide , Australia

(2-2-2) = 12 pts



v   



#145

Candles on my cake
Every flame is a rainbow
in mom's tears of joy

Marcell Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary

(3-1-1) = 12 pts



11 points (4):



sunshine after  raining

small yellow rubber boots
in  forget-me-nots



#76 Marta Chociłowska, Warsaw, Poland

(2-1-3) = 11 pts



v   



communion class -

she asks if his Jesus 

is black


#78 Sara Winteridge, New Forest, England

(1-3-2) = 11 pts



v   




trailing her gown over the black inlet mandarin moon

#83 Mark Miller, Shoalhaven Heads, Australia

(2-2-1) = 11 pts



v   



he peels

an orange

awake

  

#106 Sondra J. Byrnes, South Bend, Indiana, USA

(2-2-1) = 11 pts



10 points (7):



love note...

a bouquet of roses
in the bedroom

#4 Mr. Willie R. Bongcaron, Manila, Philippines

(2-1-2) = 10 pts



v   



yellow butterflies
swooning in the morning glow...

spring sunshine



#16 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France

(2-1-2) = 10 pts



v   



spring wind –

in the color of her heart

a shy kiss



#31 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploieşti, Romania

(3-0-1) = 10 pts



v   



a kaleidoscope

of pills on my tongue ...

the rain



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

(2-1-2) = 10 pts



v   



willow buds

adorning bare twigs

I shave my pale legs



#124 Maureen Sudlow, Dargaville, New Zealand

(2-2-0) = 10 pts



v   



sunset

recoloring the mountains
a long road home



#158 Catherine J.S. Lee,  Eastport, Maine, USA

(2-1-2) = 10 pts



v   


biting an apple

its color 

in her cheeks



#174 Anusha Tennakoon, Osaka, Japan

(1-3-1) = 10 pts



9 points (6):



petrichor —

o'er the lea, the fragrance

of a rainbow



#18 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India

(2-0-3) = 9 pts



v   



snow melts off the eaves –

inside each drop of water

light shows its colors




#19 Liliana Negoi, Bucharest, Romania

(1-1-4) = 9 pts



v   



The ladybird is

a red brooch on the blouse

of green grass.



 #21 Dušan Đurišić , Podgorica, Montenegro

(1-2-2) = 9 pts



v   


just before Easter

from an open drawer

the smell of paint


#24 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland

(1-2-2) = 9 pts



v   



spring wind

last year’s prairie grass bows

to new splashes of color



#26 RD McManes, Kansas, USA

(0-3-3) = 9 pts



v   



The door opens - 

the smile of my husband

and the first violets



#178 Milena Drpa, Modrica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

(2-0-3) = 9 pts



8 points (6):



echerry trees blossom
my skin more white
under the bandaid



#1 Hélène Duc, Bichancourt, France

(2-1-0) = 8 pts



v   



winter games - 

winners again the six 

colors of flags 



#6 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania

(2-0-2) = 8 pts



v   



summer vacation

my daughter draws a rainbow

on the wall



#39 Billy Antonio, Laoac, Philippines

(1-2-1) = 8 pts

                               

v   



fingered citron~

what incentive is there 

to change?



#46 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines

(2-0-2) = 8 pts



v   



spring
airplane and stork
are landing

#47 Nelly Dobrinova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(1-2-1) = 8 pts



v   



light rain -

the road's fall-leaf palette

brightens



#50 Tomislav Maretic, Zagreb, Croatia

 (2-1-0) = 8 pts



7 points (5):



glades flamingos
pinker than the dawn
oil-stained beach

#2 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

(1-2-0) = 7 pts



v   



a blushing sun
washes the river with light –
breakfast odors

#17 Paul Mercken, Bunnik, The Netherlands

(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   



dawn glow...

the red road appears

before me


#66 Nadalsuren Purevdorj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

(2-0-1) = 7 pts



v   



sunday noon my child coloring herself all over



#99 Ramesh Anand, Bangalore, India

(2-0-1) = 7 pts



v 

After the rain
Rainbow bridge
Sea to sky

#169 Vida Moazzami, Vancouver, Canada

(1-1-2) = 7 pts



6 points (8):



Indian sky
emerald on a gold crown
of oak forest



#9 Smajil Durmisevic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

(1-1-1)      = 6 pts



v   



wife in beauty shop

half day choosing hair color

spring is late



#28 Dainius Dirgela, Vilnius, Lithuania

(0-2-2) = 6 pts



v   



some red
the sky sheds
star by star

#37 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, BC, Canada

(2-0-0) = 6 pts



v   



from muddy water

a green frog peeps

two bright eyes

#69 Vladimir Šuk, Oroslavje, Croatia

(0-2-2) = 6 pts



v   



last spring memories -
red, green, yellow, purple, blue
now black and white scars!

#70 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

(2-0-0) = 6 pts



v   



my other foot 

arches striped stockings

double rainbow



#74 Karin Anderson, Adelaide, Australia

(1-1-1)      = 6 pts



v   



butterflies

on a flower field—

colour upon colour



#91 Bruno Coelho, Évora, Portugal

(1-1-1)      = 6 pts



v   



out of the cave
where the rebels used to hide -
blooming wildflowers



#142 Hana Nestieva, Jerusalem, Israel

(1-1-1)      = 6 pts



5 points (9):



new year-

rangoli* pattern

in courtyard attracts peacock



(Rangoli-traditional Indian decoration and patterns made with ground rice, particularly during festivals... This is a true incident that happened at Ramanashramam, Tiruvannamalai, India)



#30 Hema Ravi, Chennai, India

(1-1-0)      = 5 pts



v   



how could she kill herself

while the daffodils were still

so yellow?




#68 Ed Bremson, Raleigh, NC, USA

(1-0-2) = 5 pts



v   



street artist
the colour of her eyes
goes unmatched

#80 Poornima Laxmeshwar, Bangalore, India

(0-2-1) = 5 pts



v   



spring --
a glimpse of color
in the rubble



#89 Angie Werren, Amelia, Ohio USA

(1-1-0)      = 5 pts



v   



windy reverside

downstream by handful

grains of mandala



#127 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania

(1-1-0)      = 5 pts



v   



New Year.

The calender sparkles

with brighter colours.



#131 Zornitza Harizanova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(1-1-0)      = 5 pts



v   



mountain rapids

carry the colours of the rainbow

through dusk



#159 Predrag Pera Čikarić, Kruševac, Serbia

(1-0-2) = 5 pts



v   



roof edge sun...

the old alzheimer man

discerns blossoms



#164 Mandana Mobki, Teheran, Iran

(0-2-1) = 5 pts



v   



not quite blue, 

not quite green...

his five o'clock shadow



#172 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India

(1-1-0)      = 5 pts



4 points (18):



The wood full of snow

in my garden snowman and I

without an overcoat



#11 Ruzica Soldo, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina

(0-2-0) = 4 pts



v   



open book
on a bench in the garden
"The Blue Butterfly"

#15 Janina Kołodziejczyk , Poland / Pavullo, Italia

(1-0-1)      = 4 pts



v   



spring in her eyes –
to change black ribbon on my suit
with another pink




#36 Adrian-Nicolae Popescu, Radauti-Suceava, Romania

(1-0-1)      = 4 pts



v   



sunrise colors
a hare leaps in
the blooming flax

#41 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine

(0-2-0) = 4 pts



v   



ladybird

on the last page

red dot on



#53 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(0-1-2) = 4 pts



v   



jump
over a new puddle--
snowman gone



#62 Vania Stefanova, Bulgaria, Sliven

(0-1-2) = 4 pts



v   



water droplets –

the rainbow vanishes

within the sunshine



#67 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy

(1-0-1)      = 4 pts



v   



this blue morning
full of hope and joy
buying a gingerbread heart

#82 Danica Bartulović, Podstrana, Croatia

(0-2-0) = 4 pts



v   



funeral feast:

on my black pantaloons

white castor sugar



 #90 Ferenc Bakos, Siófok, Hungary

(0-1-2) = 4 pts



v   



March in my bones

the whiteness of melting snow

hides many hopes



#101 Anne-Marie Labelle, Montréal, Canada

(0-2-0) = 4 pts



v   



Our woods are half dressed

in fragile buds as dandelions

sprout from nowhere.



#102 Joan McNerney, Ravena, NY, USA

(0-2-0) = 4 pts



v   



#105

cold shiver, red sweater


Brenda Harsham, Boston, USA

(0-2-0) = 4 pts



v   



faded roses -
the florist ties
a colorful scarf

#116 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(0-1-2) = 4 pts



v   



blackout

through the open window

new moon



#119 Kuheli Santra, Midnapur, India

(0-2-0) = 4 pts



v   



blood orange --
all the sunsets
yet to taste

#126 Carole Harrison, Jamberoo, Australia

(0-2-0) = 4 pts



v   



rain of petals
years burden falls off my back
such easiness



#132 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania

(1-0-1)      = 4 pts



v   



the blues--
viewing stars and stripes
on the casket

#162 Padma Thamptty, Wexford, PA, USA

(0-1-2) = 4 pts



v   



rising sun

from the bottom to the top

the colors of snow



#173 Irena Iris Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland

(0-1-2) = 4 pts



3 points (18):



Blue Hour -
in full clarity the seas
of the moon



#8 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany

(0-1-1)      = 3 pts



v   



with empty embrace

and the solar year

the sun was born



#10 Tatjana Debeljacki, Uzice, Serbia

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



a peacock butterfly
spreads its wings over a peony...
widower's morning
 
#14 Rita Odeh, Nazareth, Israel

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



deep pools
the vivid blues and greens
of his mismatched eyes

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

(0-1-1)      = 3 pts

v   



first grass

I am mastering

in colours definition



#40 Pavel Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia

(0-1-1)      = 3 pts



v   



Spring green and ginger –
that cat lolls under the fern
surely on purpose

#44 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

(0-1-1)      = 3 pts



v   



autumn drizzle —

along the roadside

dahlias’ radiance



#54 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France

(0-1-1)      = 3 pts



v   



digging into cold soil
I smell the colors
of next summer's bloom




#92 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland

(0-1-1)      = 3 pts



v   



a soft ticking -

the sun bleached chair in front of

a window of rain



#95 Bouwe Brouwer, Emmeloord, The Netherlands

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



the sun in the sea.

whether out of jealousy

the red sky?



#96 Damir Damir, Kotor, Montenegro

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



dormant beauty-

the poet planting his words

on a gloomy day



#97 Wolfgang Beutke, Barum, Germany

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



Arrested birds -

condemned to the zoo

because of their colors.



#110 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



sunny day -

on the river bank

colorful dresses



#112 Andrzej Dembonczyk, Zbroslawice, Silesia, Poland

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



at dawn
the red horizon portends

coming of a son



#140 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg city, Mongolia

(0-1-1)      = 3 pts



v   



Bleeding liberty,

Flags, dying leaves in autumn,

Clouds cleaning the sky.



#143Marieta Maglas, Suceava ,Romania.

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



red boots jumping into a rainbow daffodil pot



#147 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



v   



beneath the windmill
acres of tulips
open to blue

#156 Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, USA

(0-1-1)      = 3 pts



v   



a hunter returns

through the colours of dawn--

he purrs



#175 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK

(1-0-0)      = 3 pts



2 points (13):



blood moon―
listening to spoken word
and bamboo song



#3 Santiago B. Villafania, Pangasinan, Philippines

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



green pods

swollen on stem

bring forth butterflies




#55 Anne Hollier Ruddy, Auckland, New Zealand

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



night of thaw—

the white wings fluttering

above the Black Sea                                  



#77 Dan Doman, Bucharest, Romania

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



birds twittering

bright flowers swaying

to cosmic rhythms



#79 Praveen Menon, Bangalore, India

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



my parents' time
lingering on in the garden
... plum blossoms

#81 Helga Stania, Greppen, Switzerland

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



streaks of deep pink
light up the dark skies
dawn's blush

#98 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



orchard in bloom

wrapped into a rainbow

hailstones on the ground



#107 Marija Pogorilic, Rovinj, Croatia

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



absorbing
the red of your tail . . .
blue mountains




#109 Sasa Vazic, Batajnica, Serbia

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



cold westerlies

sheltered by the forest edge

rainbow bee-eaters



#111 Petrus Heyligers, Curramore, Queensland, Australia

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



quietly
cuckoo call - one - two - three
there breaks a bough

#122 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



winter land
a snow cloth wiping up
the evening sky

#129 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



The sky at dusk

Fire paints the river ~

Flowing flame


#146 Biljana Kitić Čakar, Prnjavor , Bosnia i Herzegovina

(0-1-0)      = 2 pts



v   



marigold

borders in the park-

sun shines



#160 Asma Khan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

(0-0-2) = 2 pts



1 point (6):



pencils askew...

colors everywhere

except the page




#51 Shloka Shankar, Bangalore, India

(0-0-1)      = 1 pt



v   



flowers in the wind -

yellow painting fooling

the untimely bee




#121 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania

(0-0-1)      = 1 pt



v   



pinwheel moon –

her satin ribbon

flutters



#125 Jayashree Maniyil, Melbourne, Australia

(0-0-1)      = 1 pt



v   



bare forests
among the brown trees
saffron coloured



#134 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia

(0-0-1)      = 1 pt



v   



rubbing ink...
in the colors scent
of cherry blossoms

#136 Christa Beau, Halle/Saale, Germany

(0-0-1)      = 1 pt



v   



departing cries

high up in the heavens

flights of swans



#153 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan

(0-0-1)      = 1 pt



no points this time (45):



enrosadira
diminishing before
I reach her door

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



v   



thoroughbred country
the young colt rests
on velvet turf




#13 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand



v   



shades of gray

longing and pain remain

fading colours of dreams



#20 Jens-Christian Kjær AKA Ashi, Brande, Denmark



v   



Cadbury Gems
I dupe my daughter
in her dreams
 

#23 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India


v   



branch by branch

the entire spring palette

as her hair leaves

#27 Joann  Grisetti, Winter Springs, FL, USA



v   



thousand tiny blooming pansies

turn their pretty faces

to receive the golden blessings

#29 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, India



v   



a line of breath 

drawn through new colors glazed with rain

old locomotive



#33 Heike Gewi, Aden, Yemen



v   



in the fields

a banded white stork

and a single girl



#42 Djurdja Vukelic Rozic, Ivanic Grad, Croatia



v   



among all that snow

a yellow winter jasmine

a strong mark of hope



#43 Jef Ector, Genk, Belgium



v   



Rainbow in the eye-

runing along colorful bow

in the unknown        



#45 Mirjana Ranković Matović, Čačak, Serbia



v   



carefully around edges of melting snow expectation colours



#57 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania



v   



vernal rainbow

over the roaring torrent...

no more global floods?


#58 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia



v   



a red bite –
but what color is the flea?
summer evening

#59 William Seltzer, Gwynedd, PA, USA



v   



ara

the festival of

colors



#65 Vladimir Ludvig, Zaprešić, Croatia



v   



Memory of seeds
Refrains prismatic array
Spread fore laughing eyes



#71 Marck Riggins, Temecula, USA



v   



circles of peace
blue, yellow, black, green, red
olympic dream

#72 Janko Dimnjaković, Zagreb, Croatia



v   



The Sun’s wound bled dry,

dyeing the darkling sky with

a crimson-red glow



#75 Anna Földeáki-Horváth , Budapest, Hungary



v   



spring slowly

dabs colour

...spattered palette



#85 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland



v   



Motley woodpecker
World even more diverse
Welcome,my spring



#87 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris, Lithuania



v   



tourists

in the poplar forest

fits after fits of sneezing



#88 Stanka Boneva, Varna, Bulgaria



v   



a drop of blood
falling from the wound
silence broken



#100 Rosa Clement. Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil



v   



Oh sweet past -

her hair was shiny and black,

her attire silver



#103 Ilka De Bisschop, Kalmthout, Belgium



v   



A big desert mountain
With a white ice in his peak
Cry into the blue lake



#104 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia



v   



You see three colours,

And in your mind appeares-

The national flag!



#113 Gyorgy Vermes, Budapest, Hungary



v   



Carnival Saturday...
early blooming pink poui
colours the scene



#114 Gillena Cox, Trinidad and Tobago



v   



even plain flowers

some hints of colors displayed 

our lives entertain



#115 Paul Amoz Tan, Melaka , Malaysia 



v   



Mixing the rainbow

I could create new colors

Shining like gemstones



#120 Francesca Mereu, Cagliari, Italia



v   



Rainbow 

On stormy nights

Love is not blind



#135 Maria Isabelita de Cello, Manila, Philippines



v   



broken car  -

ploughland after the rain

full of shine



#137 Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Podgorica, Montenegro



v   



Holli Festival

life is beautiful

happy wishes to you



#138 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Nepal



v   



Scent of evening stock,

Getting drunk without wine

in the spring nights.



#144 Mojgan Soghrati, Isfahan, Iran



v   



#148

Indian summer evening sunshine
last golden year

Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, USA



v   



hundreds of buds…

don’t want to unfold myself

to everyone



#149 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia



v   




Hopes and hate

and flags everywhere -

these and those



#150 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany



v   

                    

red copses

both sides the border

a rainbow



#151 Ali Beik, Fereydun-Kenar, Iran 



v   



blossom time over
greener the green
Beethoven's Pastorale

#155 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany



v   



left crayons...
the color of my spring flowers
winter violet



#157 Neelam Dadhwal, Chandiarh, India



v   



colours of the day
washed grey
slip into the dark

#163 Samar Ghose, Perth, Australia



v   



Lingering winter -

oh, to see the forsythia's

beaming gold! 



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



v   



snow angels

still absorbing

their shed blood 



#166 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botosani, Romania



v   



blossoms
make their inside
again naked




#167 Hengameh Ahmadi, Shiraz, Iran



v   



bunch of fresh snowdrops

on the mother’s grave –

the child recites one poem



#176 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania



v   



flowery shawl

in the garden on the dryer

the first blossoms

#177 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania



v   



The sun struggles 

to extract the yellow hue

from the first daffodil.



#179 Marija Drpa, Belgrade, Serbia



v   



snowmelt
the brook
white

#180 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinsthal, Germany



no results (authors who didn’t vote – 10):



his mint lips

whispering spells for her…

bloody moon

#22 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria



v   



death is not white

the paleness devoured

into nothingness.



#52 April Mae M. Berza, Taguig, Philippines



v   



RED

a boiling blood flows

wildly through pulsating veins

~ taste of strawberry



#56 Sky Vani, Čačak, Serbia



v   



black white and red mixed

with green and blue create a

colorful chaos



#118 Marios Schismenos, Agrinio, Greece



v   



on the birch bark

furrows of rainy tears - 

hardened



#128 Jovanka Božić, Valjevo, Serbia



v   



decay
of the cherry blossom
Waiting for red

#130 Janina Weidholz, Wiesbaden, Germany



v   



Prancing steps

magic in Black & White

Spanish Riding School



#133 Cornelia Hondt, Vienna, Austria



v   



lacrymatory sky
transparent colors
of grey streets



#154 Zbigniew Myslowiecki, Warsaw, Poland



v   



Spring noon,
A pigeon visible and dark
In the whitish sky



#168 Amir Hasanvandi, Shoush, Iran



v   



Hidden
In the spring of my skirt
Pink flower



#170 Shokraneh Ghasemi Moafi, Bandar Anzali, Iran



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