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, December 18, 2014

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #8 - Winter 2014 Edition



The European Quarterly Kukai exists for two years in the world of haiku. We present the results of the eighth edition, whose theme was the cosmos. Submitted haiku were very different and presented a high level. We are pleased with the large number of participants and the high percentage of voters. The winners of the "cosmic" edition are: Cynthia Rowe, Alexey Golubev and Edward Beach. Congratulations to the winners, thank you to all the participants. We invite you to participate in the EQK in 2015.

Happy New Year

the EQK team

8th edition: 170 authors, 40 countries:
Australia (6), Austria (2), Bangladesh (1), Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (5), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (14), Canada (8), Colombia (1), Croatia (8), Denmark (2), France (5), Germany (13), Ghana (2), Hungary (2), India (13), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Israel (1), Italy (2), Japan (1), Lithuania (6), Macedonia (1), Malaysia (1), Mongolia (1), Montenegro (3), Nepal (1), New Zealand (1), Philippines (4), Poland (7), Romania (13), Russia (5), Serbia (4), Sweden (1), Switzerland (4), United Kingdom (7), Ukraine (2), United Arab Emirates (2), USA (14), Yemen (1)


FIRST PLACE

#26 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(7-6-2) = 35 points
(from: FRA, IND, AUS, SRB, UK, CAN, POL - UK, GER, AUS, IND, FRA, USA - CAN, IND)

neap tide
the old fisherman harvests
moon crystals


SECOND PLACE

#101 Alexey Golubev, Saint Petersburg, Russia
(6-4-7) = 33 points
(from: POL, UK, SWE, RUS, GER, ROM - ROM, AUT, ROM, USA– GER, CAN, CRO, IND, HUN, USA, USA)

cosmos
no plans
for retirement


THIRD PLACE

#73 Edward Beach, Bristol, United Kingdom
(5-5-3) = 28 points
(from: RUS, GER, USA, ITA, GER - POL, CAN, BUL, USA, POL - ROM, PHI, GER)

voyager 2
my boy asks how it knows
where to go


4th place – 27 points

sanguine moon
my father decides
to end his hemo

#163 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botosani, Romania
(4-6-3) = 27 pts

5th place – 24 points (2)

meteor shower
the queue in the lottery kiosk
is growing

#53 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(4-4-4) = 24 pts

v       

ancestral home —
Orion spans across
the missing thatch

#113 Carl Seguiban, Vancouver, BC, Canada
(6-2-2) = 24 pts

6th place – 23 points (3)

creasing
the origami star
unfolding wish

#8 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(3-5-4) = 23 pts

v       

astronomy exam
in students' eyes
nebulae

#19 Detelina Tiholova, Kustendil, Bulgaria
(2-5-7) = 23 pts

v       

autumn moon
the temple bell
seeping through

#59 Kuheli Santra, Midnapur, India
(5-2-4) = 23 pts

7th place – 22 points

Fireflies in the air
Mixing with the evening stars
Impossible love

#72 Aleksandar Tolić, Varazdin, Croatia
(4-4-2) = 22 pts

8th place – 20 points (2)

first childbirth
in her eyes
the universe

#84 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania,
(4-3-2) = 20 pts

v       

solstice night-
a loon's call slowly expands
the Milky Way

#134 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India
(4-3-2) = 20 pts

9th place – 18 points (2)

meteor showers--
all my wishes vanish
one by one

#117 Yesha Shah, Surat, India
(3-3-3) = 18 pts

v                  

sailing back home
a black lake becomes
the Milky Way

#164 Irena Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland
(5-1-1) = 18 pts

10th place – 17 points (2)

the stars
in his eyes
my universe

#74 Silvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria
(4-1-3) = 17 pts

v       

quietly
out of the cosmos
night lotus

#114 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Canada
(3-2-4) = 17 pts

16 points

terminal care
another new planet
circles earth

#1 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(4-1-2) = 16 pts

15 points (2)

Snowflakes on the grave
in her eyes, the depth
of space

#41 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany
(1-5-2) = 15 pts

v       

the potter's wheel --
the clouds shape
and reshape

#151 Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad, India
(4-0-3) = 15 pts

14 points (3)

cosmos  -
fish-eyes
in a dark pool

# 22 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(3-1-3) = 14 pts

v     

motherless -
in the pool of tears
a distant star

#29 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India
(1-5-1) = 14 pts

v     

pale sun –
from the edge of the blue
a dove's call

#126 Ramona Linke, Salzatal/Beesenstedt, Germany
(2-2-4) = 14 pts

13 points (3)

falling stars night —
lost in the sand
a starfish

#9 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(3-2-0) = 13 pts

v       

Venus telescope view
the warmth of your breath
on my neck

#65 Maria Kowal-Tomczak, Opole, Poland
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

v       

twothousand lightyears
throughout all those shadows
the bethlehem star

#98 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

12 points (2)

a child draws
falling star-
the shape of tear

#24 Božidar Škobić, Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

v       

sickle moon . . .
we request a moment
with our old cat

#129 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, North Ireland
(1-4-1) = 12 pts

11 points (4)

new universe
... God plays
marbles

#31 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v       

an aching moon...
two lovers seek paradise
in each other's eyes

#34 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v       

starlit dew
on midnight flowers – after eons
this fragrance

#99 Rick Clark, Seattle, USA
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

v       

new moon
turned her back
the young wife

#157 Alexander Shytkovskiy, Energodar, Ukraine
(0-5-1) = 11 pts

10 points (4)

moonlight
the new snow glistens
with stars

#3 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

v     

starlight...
this love affair
with the universe

#36 Mike W. Blöttenberger, Hanover, USA
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v       

cantaloupe sunset
an old peasant loaded it
on his wagon's path

#52 Ken Sawitri, Jakarta, Indonesia
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

v       

no star
above this hill
only autumn's fogs

#70 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinsthal, Germany
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

9 points (8)

Alone in darkness
With a blanket of bright points
Covering the sky

#2 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota , Colombia
(2-0-3) = 9 pts

v       

I am looking for
the pulse of the universe.
And I hear my.

#20 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v     

late spring sunrise
young bird
tries to fly

#32 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v       

the Moonlight Sonata -
a cat on the fence
is in unison

#54 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galaţi, Romania
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v       

spirals of frost
on the morning window –
my Milky Way

#63 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v     

midnight sky
stars at conference
moon chairing

#75 Turkson Adu Darkwa, Accra, Ghana
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v     

in between the stars
and the silence of night
my thoughts fly away

#121 Claude Alice Lagadec, Saumur, France
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v     

again by themselves
the moon and the nightingale
factory ruins

# 140 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

8 points (4)

оn one side
the stars, on other you –
every midnight

#5 Pere Risteski, Ohrid, Macedonia
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

v       

dragon sun-
the snowy heron's neck,
a question mark

#12 Rita Odeh, Nazareth, Israel
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

v       

Somehow I feel
exactly what I would be -
winter sun.

#43 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v     

super nova
the glint from the past
caught tonight

#79 Vladimir Ludvig, Zaprešić, Croatia
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

7 points (8)

dewdrop sun —
shining in a light
not his own

#14 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v       

meteorites
mythical messages
from the Atlantis

#18 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v       

twelve strokes of midnight
'tween the past and the future,
endless space above

#44 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v       

a new galaxy
expands
ink blots

#61 Heike Gewi, Aden, Yemen
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v     

the last comet –
she went through my life
before sunrise

# 83 Adrian-Nicolae Popescu, Radauti-Suceava, Romania
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v       

Night on Earth
the Moon discovers love
shining beds

# 103 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v       

paper boat...
the words that found
the Polaris

# 109 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v       

Someplace in the galaxy,
my quantic twin writes
this same haiku.

Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

6 points (7)

Autumn night
Behind the bare branches
Silver moon

#10 Mojgan Soghrati, Isfahan, Iran
(1-0-3) = 6 pts

v       

Glowing moon
with its icy shadow
lights up the water

#27 Biljana Kitić Čakar, Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1-0-3) = 6 pts

v       

Oscars night
I am looking for Venus
among the star

#50 Janina Kołodziejczyk, Pavullo, Italy
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v       

starry night -
this time they tryst
in Orion

#80 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v       

morning star
a butterfly flutters
in my stomach

# 82 Anna Maris, Ovraby, Sweden
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v       

November sun
my thoughts drifting
with the snow

#85 Iliyana Stoyanova, St Albans, UK
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v       

Our souls - vibrating
in a strange unity
with the outer space.

#153 Sidonia Pojarlieva, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

5 points (11)

the sun in the sky,
man and dog on the path,
footprints in the snow

#7 Smajil Durmisevic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

v     

gray sky
wish to see
cold stars

# 55 Pavel S. Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v       

mountain's peak --
still a yearning
for parts unknown

#69 Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, USA
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v       

wonderful journey -
traveler around the Sun
with a glass of wine

# 76 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v       

frozen window pane-
the moon thaws out
by my breath

#86 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v       

twilight stroll
I measure the distance
from contrail to moon

#88 Lynette Arden, Norwood, SA, Australia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v       

first love
the Great Bear tells
a fairy tale

#93 Gergana Yaninska, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v       

distant stars
my mother's eyes glistening--
Alzheimer's

#145 Alexander Jankiewicz, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v       

dark sky
a star pops up
and I blink

#146 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brazil
(1-1-0)    = 5 pts

v       

starship earth
slowly turns towards the sun
coffeetime

#148 Tanja Sulzberger, Aesh, Switzerland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v       
Oh great satellite!
When you’ll be above the Mars
Send me a haiku!

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

4 points (9)

night field
everyone is face to face
with stars

#23 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v       

in the backyard of the tree house virgo cluster

#25 Dietmar Tauchner, Puchberg, Austria
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v       

between clouds
last light of ancient stars
lost songs

#45 Maureen Sudlow, Dargaville, New Zealand
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v       

starry winter sky
even the vagrant dog
follows the full moon

#87 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v       

meteor shower --
running out of wishes
to make

#115 Billy Antonio, Laoac, Philippines
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v       

For a while she smiles,
before fading in the mist
the pale December sun.

#119 Jef Ector, Genk, Belgium
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v       

the hint of dawn –
Orion hides its stars,
and waits

#154 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v       

midnight flirt,
on the window
the wind counts stars...

#155 Lili Racheva, Russe, Bulgaria
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v       

starry night 
looking about for a comet
near Mercury

#166 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

3 points (12)

haloed moon-
once in a while
a quiet pulse

#21 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, Canada
(0-0-1) = 3 pts

v       

Behind black cloud
the sun is hiding its strength
crickets announce night

#28 Ibrahim Honjo, Vancouver, Canada
(1-0-0)    = 3 pts

v     

our story -
your cigar next to
the stars through the telescope

#49 Ana Drobot. Bucharest, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v       

mirror lake
the distant starlight twinkles
above and below

#62 Robert D McManes, Scranton, KS, USA
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v       

great hunter
shooting stars punshing through
northern lights

#66 Claudius Gottstein, Hilter, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v       

Moonlight -
snuggled up next to each other
in thoughts

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

v       

railway platform
somewhere in a galaxy
bouquet of cosmos

#105 Ferenc Bakos, Siofok, Hungary
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v       

zodiacal light
a tuned space outside this cone
my inner sky

#111 Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v       

starry sky
a dead of night and
an owl hooting

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

v       

a ribbon of stars
glimmers at the bottom
of a murky pond

#143 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v       

1st trip abroad-
seeing the world
in her eyes

#152 Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, UK
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v       

second pregnancy -
moonlight descends on the empty bassinet
the tearful stargazing mother sings lullabies.

#158 Chirag Tulsiani, Kolkata, India
(1-0-0)    = 3 pts

2 points (13)

his peace
rests on her navel...
moon poem

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

v       

constellations...
weighting best side of being,
proud of being Libra

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

v       

nocturnal traffic light
the star winks back at him
from thawing puddle

#47 Vitali Khomin, Mukakhevo, Ukraina
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v       

sickle moon
spirals of smoke choke
the rheumy valley

#51 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, Australia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v       

sleepless night
in your dark eyes
I see star light

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

v     

scorching sun-
solar energy
on tap

#64 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v       

galaxies in reflective
puddles I jump
across the stars

#100 Amada Burgard, Pickney, MI, USA
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v       

ink black sky -
the milky way inside
and outside the ocean

#124 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v       

The sun of south
playing with the smell of lavender
Lizard on the stone

#125 Ružica Soldo,  Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-1-0)    = 2 pts

v       

the mysteries of the sea -
the flow brings ashore
pieces of the moon

#127 Fră
țilă Genovel-Florentin, RM-Sarat, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v       

I opened the window
for the sun to touch me -
a bird flew in.

#137 Milena Drpa, Modriča, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v       

wintry clouds
blind the sun all day
crows in hush

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

v       
the moon flickering on and off
a speck of dust
in my eye

Ljudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (18)

a star burned brightly
in the cosmos of my heart
a galaxy born

#4 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
(0-0-1)    = 1 pt

v       

Orion Nebula -
painting the veil of God
in vanilla

#13 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploesti, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

brand new rising stars -
light needed thousands years
to reach kukai

#17 Gheorge Postelnicu, Dridu, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

miles out
the sea's dark mirror
stardome skies

#46 Simon Hanson, Allendale, SA, Australia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

dews thaw –
a damselfly sunning
in first spring

#90 Ramesh Anand, Bangalore, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

supernova-
the soundless starry concert
gets a new swing

#91 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

hug the glowing moon
that fell into the puddle
though you can’t hold on

#94 Nurit Israeli, Jericho, NY, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

a fishing cutter
ploughs the sea
in the trawl moonlight

#97 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

Thousands of stars
In the New year night sky
Let there be light

#102 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris, Lithuania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

grounded in nowhere
under the starlit sky

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

v       

Christmas tree
an haitian baby doll
instead of a star

#116 Anne-Marie Labelle, Montreal, Canada
(0-0-1)    = 1 pt

v       

Polaris...
how all else fades
when I'm with you

#118 Shloka Shankar, Bangalore, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

leans into seasons a milky way rock

#122 Samar Ghose, Perth, Australia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

Fullmoon behind clouds -
drinking from her silver bowl
immortality

#128 Ulla Conrad, Hoersholm, Denmark
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

all night talk
sky before dawn full of stars
empty bottle of cognac

#130 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

global warming —
rainbows bloom faster
that the cosmos

#149 Marie Alice Maire, Rungis, France
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

Christmas eve.
Making wish upon
the brightest star...

#160 Zornitza Harizanova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v       

stars in his hands
eyes are staring at the gold
of the Nebra sky disc

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

no points this time (39)

behind the gate
of the dream blue star horses
across the cosmic darkness

#6 Tatjana Debeljački, Užice, Serbia

v       

The Galaxies
believe super power
here,we live.

#15 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Katmandu, Nepal

v       

sunny morn'
walking on the rays
zig zag

#16 Asma Khan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

v       

hole in my shoe,
cosmic endlessness hidden
behind a micro-star

#30 Damir Damir, Kotor, Montenegro

v     

sky in winter Rome
somewhere ancient carols’ sound
singing comets croon

#33 Tomasz Szymczak, Chojnice, Poland

v       

night sky
the point of satellite moves
on a background stars

#35 Evgeny Ivanov, Moscow, Russia

v       

Hallow mouth of the moon.
Clouds cross forming
an airy handkerchief.

#38 Joan McNerney, Ravena, NY, USA

v       

starry skies above
and the moral law within -
December return

#39 Horst Ludvig, St. Peter, MN, USA

v       

meteor strike
the sea of tranquility
no longer tranquil

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

v       

Without love
tears shine in the eyes
of stars

#48 Danica Bartulovic, Podstrana, Croatia

v       

Cleaning hour-
the last stars fall one by one
under the moon sickle

#57 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania

v       

twenty half moons smile
the child's upside down
fingers and toes

#58 Karin Anderson, Adelaide, Australia

v       

The full moon
throws catwalks through my dreams…
so I walk

#60 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

v       

Pitch dark
beginning of a snowstorm
the Milky Way

#67 Richard Jodoin, Montréal Canada

v       

Each a volume
Of legend, of promise
From the Cosmic brush.

#68 James Thoune, Bowling Green, KY, USA

v       

her milky-way-love
his galactic paradise:
souls twinkle as one

#71 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

v       

icy moon
sound of cracking pail
inside the draw well

#77 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria

v       

the closer the asteroid,
the farther peace
to Earthlings

#78 Jovanka Božić, Valje, Serbia

v       

God's eye is watching
me – He knows what I want.
Planet He sends.

#89 Tamara Lujak, Belgrade, Serbia

v       

He was born in sign
of an unknown planet -
Astrologers are in dispair.

#95 Wolfgang Farin, Neu-Anspach, Germany

v       

gazing at stars-
life is thriving also
on the sky

#96 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg, Mongolia

v       

astronomical
shift - me, a wave
in the ocean

#106 Gabriele Hartmann, Höchstenbach, Germany

v       

man on a lifeboat
wind ruffling his grey beard-
the North Star stands still

#110 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania

v       

combing hair...
on the northern sky
Coma Berenices

#112 Marta Chociłowska, Warsaw, Poland

v       

the lamp of the sky –
hung from the bare oak boughs
the full moon

Mirjana Ranković Matović, Čačak, Serbia

v       

Sun and moon and stars
Garland of light in the sky
Giving Time a light

Claude Lopez-Ginisty,Saint-Triphon, The Switzerland

v       

the setting sun -
a ruddy day sends
the last sunrays

Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Pogorica, Montenegro

v       

super moon
wife and other woman
side by side

# 132 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, USA

v       

the fault in my star--
it booted itself out of
you constellation

#133 Santiago Villafania, Pangasinan, Philippines

v       

cold night stargazing
Cassiopeia twinkling,
holding hands

#138 Brenda Harsham, Boston, USA

v       

Cosmos is funny,
'cause in this total movement,
the stars seem to stay.

#139 Marieta Maglas, Suceava, Romania

v       

reflecting
pinpoints of light in the mind-
star clusters

#141 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada

v       

scattered light -
the shards of the world
travel through space

#142 Nada Jačmenica,  Sveti Križ Začretje, Croatia

v       

Ethernal night
Lifetime of stars brings
Watcher to tears

#156 Katarina Pisačić, Novi Marof, Croatia

v       

Christmas shop-front.
Next to the passersby
a  starry  sky.

#159 Stanka Boneva, Varna, Bulgaria

v       

my first flight by plane
now and I'm - over reality
like a Star

#161 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania

v       

November dawn
one golden moon burns
every star out of sight

#162 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana

v       

norm of galaxy
Moon twirling around the Earth-
a heavenly dance

#165 Ng Chien Ying, Seremban, Malaysia

v       

to day
the moon doesn’t keep cool
a forlorn love

#168 Purushotam Rao Ravela, Nolenseville, TN, USA

v       

moon
amazed by crocus
disappeared

#169 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warsaw, Poland

no results (authors who did’t vote – 5)

Mercury
hopscotching across the sky
sunspot to sunspot

#40 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, USA

v       

Winter. The numb moon
shines coldly.
My eyes fixed on it.

#81 Aleksandra Kireva, Assenovgrad, Bulgaria

v       

February
my neighbor’s bushes
still lit like Christmas trees

#104 Frank Judge, Rochester, USA

v       

With me are tonight
All my dear ones wherever
they are under the stars

#108 Dušan Đurišić, Danilovgrad, Montenegro

v       

young moon
on the breast of earth
licking life

#147 Malvina Mileta, Nedeńćina, Croatia

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