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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Results of the European Quarterly Kukai #7 - Autumn 2014 Edition

165 poets from 36 countries was attended in the seventh edition of the EQK. All the continents except Africa were represented but triumphed haiku about the giraffe, who lives on this continent.
Congratulations to the winners: Rita Odeh, Ajay Mahala, Damir Damir and Maria Kowal-Tomczak. Thank you to all participants for a colorful photograph of the animal world.

We already have ideas for topics in future editions to which you're welcome.

7th edition: 165 authors, 36 countries:
Australia (8), Austria (2), Bangladesh (1), Belgium (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (5), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (15), Canada (7), Croatia (5), Denmark (1), France (3), Germany (10), Hungary (2), India (19), Indonesia (3), Israel (1), Italy (3), Japan (2), Lithuania (6), Malaysia (1), Malta (1), Mongolia (2), Montenegro (1), Nepal (2), New Zealand (2), Philippines (3), Poland (8), Romania (13), Russia (4), Serbia (3), Switzerland (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United Kingdom (6), Ukraine (1), United Arab Emirates (1), USA (17)


FIRST PLACE

#42 Rita Odeh, Nazareth, Israel
(10-8-5) = 51 pts
(from: JAP, POL, BUL, USA, IDN, CRO, UAE, USA, ROM, CRO – USA, IND, DEN, MAL, NZL, MGL, FRA, GER – GER, IND, IDN, USA, USA)

moonlit river-
a giraffe sipping
the stars


SECOND PLACE

#5 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India
(10-4-5) = 43 pts
(from: POL, USA, BEL, BUL, IND, NZL, TT, BRA, UK, GER - AUS, BUL, BUL, JAP – BUL, ISR, IND, POL, USA)

play of clouds
a mammoth loses its tusks
to the autumn wind


THIRD PLACE (2)

#95 Damir Damir, Kotor, Montenegro
(6-5-5) = 33 pts
(from: JAP, SRB, IND, BGL, PHI, IND – UK, ROM, ROM, ROM, POL – USA, NZL, GER, AUS, ROM)

the sun at the edge
of an albatross' wing ---
autumn equinox

v   

#145 Maria Kowal-Tomczak, Opole, Poland
(4-9-3) = 33 pts
(from: CAN, LIT, AUS, CRO – BIH, POL, MGL, MON, IND, USA, CAN, LIT, BRA – HUN, AUS, BUL)

cricket chirping
the silence between us
finally broken


4th place – 29 points

walking to my son-
the dog already reached
his grave

#81 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(6-4-3) = 29 pts

5th place – 26 points

last light ...
migrating birds carry
the sun away

#102 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(6-4-0) = 26 pts

6th place – 24 points (2)

macaw for sale
a faraway look
in its eyes 

#23 Simon Hanson, Mount Gambier, Australia
(5-4-1) = 24 pts

v   

Indian summer
looking for a friend
in the pet store

#154 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(5-3-3) = 24 pts

7th place – 23 points

two apples
in the gypsy's hands -
the better one for his horse

#114 Detelina Tiholova, Kustendil, Bulgaria
(2-6-5) = 23 pts

8th place – 22 points (2)

World Blood Donor Day —
even more
mosquitoes

#14 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(3-5-3) = 22 pts

v   

final sleep —
the dog gives my hand
one last lick

#44 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
(3-5-3) = 22 pts

9th place – 21 points

warm morning - 
next to the new grave
sits an old dog

#98 Andrzej Dembończyk, Silesia, Poland
(1-6-6) = 21 pts

10th place – 20 points

knocked down pigeon
a gentle breeze keeps lifting
its feathers

#36 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(5-1-3) = 20 pts

17 points

final rays ...
this bee and I
still humming

#22 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(4-1-3) = 17 pts

16 points (3)

grasshopper –
the excel icon jumping
on my laptop

#88 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand
(4-0-4) = 16 pts

v   

first tadpoles
we discuss the perils
of fatherhood

#120 Michele L. Harvey, Hamilton, New York, USA
(1-4-5) = 16 pts

v   

petting zoo--
a young girl takes home
an alpaca kiss

#129 Meik Blöttenberger, Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
(3-2-3) = 16 pts

15 points

trying to
get away from you -
inchworm

#165 Susan Burch, Hagerstown, USA
(3-1-4) = 15 pts

14 points

suddenly
cicada's silence - 
summer dies

#49 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy
(0-4-6) = 14 pts

13 points (2)

Visiting the zoo
my grandson presents
his plastic duck

#26 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany
(1-4-2) = 13 pts

v   

if only I
could reach your breath, bluebird . . .
twilight dusk

#38 Sasa Vazic, Batajnica, Serbia
(4-0-1) = 13 pts

12 points (3)

alone at dusk …
on its own shadow
a squirrel

#30 Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bangalore, India
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

v   

A firefly flashes
in the night window.
My mother greets me.

#92 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

street café…
we talk quietly not to wake
the kitten under the table

#94 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(3-0-3) = 12 pts

11 points (2)

a mouse
chews into my sleep—
autumn wind

#37 Sondra J. Byrnes, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
(1-4-0) = 11 pts

v   

whirr of a chopper
on the tuft of rushes
a dragonfly

#119 Marta Chociłowska, Warsaw, Poland
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

10 points (2)

nestled in
depths of a loon's echo . . .
ether dawn

#66 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Canada
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

v   

only
dry leaves in the cobweb
of the forest spider


#142 Stanka Boneva, Varna, Bulgaria
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

9 points (4)

a poodle
spinning round and round...
falling cherry blooms

#7 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(2-0-3) = 9 pts

v   

into grey bushes
an elephant magically
disappears

#9 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia
(1-1-4) = 9 pts

v   

this snail and me
on my fourth floor apartment
uprooted

#62 Kanchan Chatterjee, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

a stray cat
the family
of my friend

#136 Lynette Arden, Adelaide, Australia
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

8 points (4)

August evening
a blind dog barks
on an owner

#51 Evgeny Ivanov, Moscow, Russia
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

cat napping
by the gold fish pond
silent waters

#111 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, KY, USA
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

one legged sparrow-
all my questions limp back
one by one

#130 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

eight month old--
finding ourselves back on
all fours

#157 Yesha Shah, Surat, India
(0-4-0) = 8 pts

7 points (3)

blooming
through a deer’s orbit —
forget-me-nots

#133 Carl Seguiban, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

those purple wings
cover up morning sun-
butterfly newborn

#143 Shaestu Abida Bhirawasiwi, Jakarta, Indonesia
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

morning haze graying over the morass a heron

#158 Irena Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland
(0-2-3) = 7 pts

6 points (7)

Tired from travel
on an old bench a shadow -
an eagle, I think

#2 Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, MN, USA
(1-1-1)  = 6 pts

v   

Shy autumnal bird
did you brush against the moon
to get that pale down?

#34 Joan McNerney, Ravena, New York, USA
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

lady of the lake –
bathing in the moonlight
a mute swan

#64 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploieşti, Romania
(1-1-1)  = 6 pts

v   

little caterpillar-
how comfortable you are
in your cocoon

#80 Samar Ghose, Perth, Australia
(1-1-1)  = 6 pts

v   

biting cold
the dog licks the beggar warm
for a bone

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

v   

our silly cat
chasing  a wasp again...
unlearned lessons

#90 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

butterfly moment
over the flying planet
solar wings twinkle

#93 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

5 points (13)

will you still feed me
when I am fifteen
or will I see the vet

#3 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(1-1-0)  = 5 pts

v   

scorching noon sun rays
a vulture hungrily sits
on forgotten skull

#6 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
(1-1-0)  = 5 pts

v   

circus in town  -
strange animal sounds
in the night

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

v   

plastic garden chairs
modern design is too smooth
for a tomtit’s toes

#21 Ilka De Bisschop, Kalmthout, Belgium
(1-1-0)  = 5 pts

v   

sightseeing...
near cathedral a stray dog
opens one eye

#27 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

muddy track
the favorite shakes
his mane

#33 Joe McKeon, Strongsville, Ohio, USA
(1-1-0)  = 5 pts

v   

poking out
from a blanket of fallen leaves
a squirrels tail

#48 Steve Wilkinson, Durham City, England
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

v   

tangerine skies...
a katydid's cry ushers
in the night
#57 Shloka Shankar, Bangalore, India
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

v   

of so many shoes
it chose the newest ones
a vain kitten

#58 Hristina Pandjaridis, Elin Pelin, Bulgaria
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

autumn evening
from chopsticks fall out
a piece of carp

#76 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-1-0)  = 5 pts

v   

the broken wing-
for the old crane
the last autumn

#97 Frătilă Genovel-Florentin, Râmnicu Sărat, Romania
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

a golden moonlight…
an owl is looking from a bell tower
around a sleeping town. 

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

v   

convenience store
boy knocks at the aquarium
with the last carp

#150 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

4 points (11)

in the hot light 
of a summer morning 
song of a mourning dove

#17 Ed Bremson, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

peanuts every morning
the tits teach
their young birds

#25 Martina Heinisch, Oelde, Germany
(1-0-1)  = 4 pts

v   

dead hedgehog
the pears ripen

#28 Nelly Dobrinova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

hothouse
two butterflies romancing
on my head

#31 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(1-0-1)  = 4 pts

v   

In the july dusk
camels are starting
a hot desert dance

#32 Biljana Kitić Čakar, Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1-0-1)  = 4 pts

v   

a human presence -
silence is a camouflage
for everybody

#52 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

desolate school
in the biology lab
two little bats
#75 Gergana Yaninska, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-0-1)  = 4 pts

v   

on the hunt
the spider at the window
motionless

#78 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(1-0-1)  = 4 pts

v   

a summer cloud –
so many animal shapes
seen by my daughter

#118 Eduard Tara, Iasi, Romania
(1-0-1)  = 4 pts

v   

monastic cell--
a cricket petitions
on my behalf

#138 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada
(1-0-1)  = 4 pts

v   

armchair pet -
a purr is lost
inside my yawn

#164 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

3 points (18)

an ant on her pen
running towards the red-inked words
written from her heart!"

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

v   

in the zoo
on the other side of the fence
a true drama

#41 Marija Pogorilić, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

summer in spain
a lying matador
a sitting bull

#46 Janko Dimnjaković, Zagreb, Croatia
(0-1-1)  = 3 pts

v   

From the morning mist
coloured cows are turning up
along with the day.

#53 Jef Ector, Genk, Belgium
(0-1-1)  = 3 pts

v   

holiday
so many abandoned  toys
in animal shelter

#59 Janina Kołodziejczyk, Pavullo, Italy
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

The cicadas!
I am thinking
of death
#69 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

Summer downfall -
in the basin the bee try
to swim backstroke

#107 Christiane Ranieri, Wittenheim, France
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

Dancing in the rain
Again
A blackbird and a cat

#108 Iliyana Stoyanova, St Albans, United Kingdom
(0-1-1)  = 3 pts

v   

grey clouds
still holding the sun
the raccoon's fist

#109 Aruna Rao, Noida, India
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

my favourite flower -
so tender and loving
it used to be... a dog...

#113 Sidonia Pojarlieva, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

tree sparrow
on top of a skyscraper
autumn dream

# 122 Angelo B. Ancheta, Rizal, Philippines
(0-1-1)  = 3 pts

v   

writing his bio --
a platypus tail
for the beaver
#127 Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, USA
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

chestnut trees –
cubs grow stout
leaving burs

#137 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

swaying paddy...
the grasshopper's green
is greener
#139 Anitha Varma, Kerala, India
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

v   

the horse’s mane
and my hair fluttering -
vagrant wind

#140 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

cricket’s song –
impossible to sleep
in the moonless night
#153 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

Мorning stroll.
Тhe whiskers оf the cat -
all frosted! 

#159 Zornitza Harizanova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-1)  = 3 pts

v   

blood moon
the last roars
of a bear
#162 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botosani, Romania
(0-1-1)  = 3 pts

2 points (12)

drizzle
soaking wet
this slug
#40 Stjepan Rozić, Ivanic Grad, Croatia
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

wind from the gulf -
on the ridge of salty waves
white seagulls' shadows

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

v   

orange moon
the limosa breast
brighter

#63 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

cooker's whistle:
caws at the window
one by one

Note: It is a common practice in India to feed cooked rice to crows before eating, as symbolic offering to ancestors.

#68 Raamesh Gowri Raghavan, Thane, India
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

a bell caught on the dog-rose
the goats already
far away

#101 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

loud cicada song -
the hitch-hiker doesn’t hear
the car’s approach

#115 Tomislav Maretić, Zagreb, Croatia
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

stormy autumn
impressions append on
hedgehog’s needles

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

v   

waiting...
the cat on my chest
naped twice

#141 Andrey Larionov, Samara, Russia
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

Spiders dance
In the light of the full moon
Goodbye, summer

#148 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris, Lithuania
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

dusklight-
by the water's edge
the fawn pauses to look back

#155 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

the rooster battle
ended the hens encircled
the winner

#160 Midhat Midho Hrnčić, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-1-0)  = 2 pts

v   

sunset...
ants carrying 
a dead bug

#163 Laura Csilla, Brasov, Romania
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

1 point (13)

the dogs
jostle for position
under my legs

#1 RD McManes  Topeka, KS, USA
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

white acacia lane
full of aromas
and busy bees buzz 

#8 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

the sun is rising
in the grass under the walnut tree
kittens are playing

#29 Tatjana Debeljački, Užice, Serbia
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

spider fight
shouts and shrieks of boys
news of war

#67 Billy Antonio, Laoac, Philippines
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

autumn haze -
my golden retriever
the only sunspot
 
#71 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

awakening with
golden leaves rustling
hedgehog dreams

#79 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

last blackberries
as if only a bear
would understand
#82 Sandi Pray, Robbinsville, NC, USA
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

two by two they come
amphibians, insects, fish, fowl
heirs and masters of the earth
#91 Tanja Cilia, Fleur de Lys, Malta
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

fairy tale --
a young mother breastfeeds
an orphaned fawn

Note: A true incident in the western tribal region of Orissa state in India.

#100 Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad, India
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

windy night
scrabble of a cat
along the deck

#112 Maureen Sudlow, Dargaville, New Zealand
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

Go nature, save life
No sin, stop excuse habit
Think cool, life's value.
#116 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Nepal
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

the neighbour's cat
stalking the twilight...
those piercing eyes

#121 Gillena Cox, St. James, Trinidad and Tobago
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

v   

"Carol, Carol"
the parrot used to sing
to its owner

#126 Rosa Clement, Manaus, AM, Brazil
(0-0-1)  = 1 pt

no points this time (41)

navigate jungle
ants tells in elephant's ear
river is nearby

#4 Paul Amoz Tan, Malacca, Malaysia

v   

safari park
the baboon with the big bottom
steals my aerial

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

v   

at the roadside
a convulsive bag – the last
life of the cat

#15 Sylvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria

v   

Dog’s dream comes true while
sleeping in the summer's heat
to chase moon rabbits.

#20 Marieta Maglas, Suceava, Romania

v   

some of your dog's actions 
awesome sometimes are words - 
earthquake afterwards

#24 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania

v   

Glare of the morning
knocking at the window
a dead goldfinch

#35 Richard Jodoin, Montréal, Canada

v   

Golden leaves -
my old tomcat heading
for the darkest shade

#39 Wolfgang Beutke, Barum, Germany

v   

Walrus colony
One pushes
into the middle

#50 Claudius Gottstein, Borgloh, Germany

v   

out of season –
on the hipodrom in the obstacle race
a dragonfly

#54 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galaţi, Romania

v   

cliff-top by the sea:
one can nearly touch
a happy lark

#56 Ferenc Bakos, Siófok, Hungary

v   

Acrobatics –
a grebe preens himself on a
slippery rock

#61 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

v   

The cannon-balls destroy a town
the white pigeon
on the girl´s shoulder

#70 Ruzica Soldo, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

Silky summernight
bloody suckers
drown in red wine

#72 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany

v   

safety -
in the box for needles
asleep urchin

#73 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria

v   

Flowers in blossom.
Buzzing bees
are collecting honey.

#74 Aleksandra Kireva, Assenovgrad, Bulgaria

v   

autumn wind –
he holds to a blade of grass
this dragon fly

#77 William Seltzer, Gwynedd, Pa., USA

v   

bush warbler
sings the first song
beyond the forest

#83 Hideo Suzuki, Sanda, Japan

v   

piercing green eyes
follow me in my kitchen~
neighbour's hungry cat

#84 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India

v   

zoo ginko –
pacing up and down
a Sumatran tiger

#85 Jayashree Maniyil, Melbourne, Australia

v   

family gossip
kitten in my cuddle
flare ups of sneezing
#86 Ken Sawitri, Jakarta, Indonesia

v   

little bee
kissed the acacia flower
honey pours

#96 Mirjana Ranković Matović, Čačak, Serbia

v   

sun rising again
brutal on the dusty face –
he sets the horse free
#99 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania

v   

airy light
spilling over the hills
the blackcap's song
#104 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland

v   

army ant-
her loving father watches
my move
#105 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines

v   

in a river wide
trunks spraying droplets of magic
calling a rainbow

#106 Fenny Marietha, Surakarta, Indonesia

v   

she squeezes the dolphin
all the water splashes
in my face

#123 Anne-Marie Labelle, Québec, Canada

v   

near the aquarium
cat all night long
fish channel

#124 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania

v   

ladybugs
the little one exerts
counting

#125 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany

v   

summer promenade
pitting against each other's
shadows...bull and I

#128 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, BC, Canada

v   

The wolf and the sheep
care for the young
with equal love.

#131 Božidar Škobić, Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

a dog 
sustains the whole world 
running to nowhere

#132 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warszawa, Poland

v   

dry landscape
her dog pees on the river
of gravel

#134 Carlos Gesmundo, Minneapolis, MN, USA

v 

Eager chirping: 
the youngest litter ventures 
out of the nest.

#135 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

v   

Walks on a sharp knife
and just laughs about the death:
Fearless ladybug

#144 Marcell Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary

v   

dawn -                                          
a mole and the night
behind the shutter 

#146 Nada Jacmenica, Sveti Kriz Zacretje, Croatia

v   

little ants
crowding on table-
ours become large

#147 Nadalsuren Purevdorj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

v   

moist morning...
in fir needles hides the snout
this hedgehog 

#151 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria

v   

scorching heat -
my child refuses the
camel ride

#152 Asma Khan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

v   

first fly, 
beautiful with its wings
grinning

#156 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg city, Mongolia

v   

landscape park - 
in an abandoned forester's house
squirrels gamboling

#161 Małgorzata Miksiewicz, Wrocław, Poland

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

Running for a meeting
Sorry for delay
Elephants reason for traffic

#10 K Naga Siva Kumar, Hyderabad, India

v   

I asked a big
forest ant on my hand:
how are you, my cousin?

#12 Smajil Durmisevic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

praying to goddess*
even my horse bend its legs
to the harvest moon

*Our goddess for harvest is Devi Lakshmi. For prayer we generally sit in Padmasana pose or at least bended knees.

#16 Kuheli Santra, Midnapur, West Bengal, India

v   

turtle
island crab shells reflect lamps
floating on water

#18 Jesus Chameleon, Mariana Island, USA

v   

hurry up
she said
we’re going to look for sloths
#43 Terry Ann Carter, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

v   

two wedge-tailed eagles
spiraling the thermals
call in ecstasy

#45 Petrus Heyligers, Queensland, Australia

v   

evening fluttering 
moths's darting zeal   
trickling drops 

#47 Bam Dev Sharma, Dang, Nepal

v   

Standing in the grass
With a magnificent crown
The lord of his herd

#60 Praveen Menon, Bangalore, India

v   

on high mountain range
swan swims speedily
melting ice shivers

#65 Purushothamarao Ravela, Nolenseville, TN, USA

v   

at the desk
a haiku - outside
a blackbird

#87 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinsthal, Germany

v   

Dog turns in circles
far and wide, no radio
Diagnosis: Tick

#103 Conny Hondt, Vienna, Austria

v   

Ants capture colonize
farm store, manage-
but they never sleep.

#149 Max Babi, Pune, India

late entry

finally calm
covered by yellow
anthill

Pavel S.Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Rita, Ajay, Damir and Maria. I really enjoyed reading these poems.

    marion

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