The objective of this competition is to develop closer ties across the European community of haiku creators (although haiku authors from other parts of the world are welcome to submit entries as well). We are planning 4 separate competitions yearly, one for each season of the year. The competition is led in cooperation with the Publishing House KONTEKST from Poznań.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #9 - Spring 2015 Edition (topic: plants)

In the ninth edition of EQK - ladies won first three places. Congratulations to Arvinder Kaur from India, which won the largest quantity of points in the history of our kukai and for Angelica Seithe from Germany and Daniela Lacramioara Capota from Romania. We thank to all participants. Attendance was still very high - more than 170 participants. We are happy that in your opinion in each edition of EQK you can find many good and interesting haiku.
Welcome to the tenth edition of EQK in mid-May.

9th edition - 171 authors from 38 countries:
Australia (6), Austria (2), Bangladesh (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (19), Canada (7), Colombia (1), Croatia (11), Denmark (1), France (4), Germany (10), Ghana (1), Hungary (2), India (13), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Israel (2), Italy (3), Japan (1), Lithuania (7), Malaysia (1), Montenegro (2), Nepal (1), New Zealand (1), Philippines (3), Poland (10), Portugal (1), Romania (13), Russia (5), Serbia (3), Sweden (1), Switzerland (4), Tunisia (1), United Kingdom (9), Ukraine (2), USA (14), Yemen (1)

FIRST PLACE:
           
#92 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(11-12-3) = 60 points
(from: ROM, RUS, CAN, ITA, UK, GER, GER, POL, POL, ITA, UK – MON, CAN, USA, AUS, BRA, IND, PHI, GER, CAN, PHI, IND, ROM,- UK, NZL, MAL)

dandelions -
how i learnt
to let go


SECOND PLACE:

#16 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(7-4-5) = 34 points
(from: LIT, ISR, CAN, PHI, IND, POL, RUS - NZL, SRB, IRN, POL - CAN, POL, BRA, ROM, COL)

old oak -
I have no shadow
in your shade


THIRD PLACE:

#40 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galaţi, Romania
(7-5-2) = 33 points
(from: BUL, GER, BUL, POL, BUL, BUL, FRA – UK, POL, BUL, BUL, LIT - IND, BUL)

the old rose bloomed again -
grandpa tries on
tango shoes


4th place – 28 points:

old oak
a million cicada songs
in the withered bark

#69 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India
(5-6-1) = 28 pts

5th place – 25 points (2):

memories of a father
plum blossom
on a wooden bench 

#79 Lilia Racheva, Russe, Bulgaria
(6-3-1) = 25 pts

v   

before surgery...
wide opening the window
to the lilac scent

#158 Cezar F. Ciobîcă, Botoşani, Romania
(5-4-2) = 25 pts

6th place – 24 points:

in search
of the right words--
wild daffodils 

#101 Helga Stania, Greppen, Switzerland
(6-1-4) = 24 pts

7th place – 23 points:

blooming trees
two little wooden crosses
beside the road

#10 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(3-5-4) = 23 pts

8th place – 22 points:

so many suns
in the autumn fog –
chrysanthemums 

# 58 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(2-6-4) = 22 pts

9th place – 19 points:

late autumn
a butterfly befriends
the withered bud

#111 Meik W. Blottenberger, Hanover, USA
(3-3-4) = 19 pts

10th place – 18 points:

Mirrored in a pond
a willow and me
both weeping.

#37 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(3-3-3) = 18 pts

17 points:

an armless girl
by West Bank roadblocks ...
unpicked flower

#13 Damir Damir, Kotor, Montenegro
(2-5-1) = 17 pts

16 points:

Blossomed cherry tree
from the old crumbling chimney
slowly swirling smoke  

#76 Biljana Kitić Čakar, Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(3-3-1) = 16 pts

15 points (3):

on a rock
two almond petals...
hugging

#44 Rita Odeh, Haifa, Israel
(1-5-2) = 15 pts

v   

bonsai --
the way he trims roots
to keep her small

#70 Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, USA
(4-1-1) = 15 pts

v   

fall sun -
a child hangs a leaf
back to the tree

#108 Alexey Andreev, Moscow, Russia
(3-2-2) = 15 pts

14 points (4):

memorial garden
gentle sun slants across
the peace lily

#12 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(4-0-2) = 14 pts

v   

dandelion
I blow, see!
a flock of paratroopers

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

v   

spring skirt
i gather the scent
of wisteria

#82 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Canada
(2-3-2) = 14 pts

v   

banyan bark
the texture of dusk
a hundred years old

#149 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(3-2-1) = 14 pts

13 points (4):

harvest
the baling twine scars
on my uncle’s hands

#9 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(3-0-4) = 13 pts

v   

snowdrops
the last day of mourning
my wife

#49 Artur Lewandowski, Sieradz, Poland
(2-1-5) = 13 pts

v   

divorce decree-
sound of a chainsaw cutting 
through a tree

#65 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India
(1-3-4) = 13 pts

v   

warm breeze -
the blind man touching buds
on the cherry branch

#105 Frățilă Genovel-Florentin, RM-Sarat, Romania
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

12 points (5):

A furious gust
Bamboo bows respectfully
Moment of silence

#46 Rolf Hermes, Pulheim, Germany
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

Revealing yourself
layer by layer -
white chrysanthemum

Steve Wilkinson, Durham City, England
(1-4-1) = 12 pts

v   

I hold my breath
another petal of cherry
on rice paper

#98 Janina Kołodziejczyk, Pavullo, Italy
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

v   

tough days - 
a blooming apple tree 
raise my look

#117 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

A leaf 
is dancing with the wind,
one leg in the air.

#150 Svetla Pacheva-Karabova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

11 points (6):

city rush –
I wait the next green light
to watch the plum blossoms

#23 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

v   

magnolias
I’ve been painting for days
still they can’t bloom

#67 Detelina Tiholova, Kustendil, Bulgaria
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

water hyacinths
free-floating silence
for my memory

#141 Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-3-2) = 11 pts

v   

aftershock
here's a giant sequoia 
trying to walk

#146 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

v   

exhibition of cacti
you're trying
to get closer

#151 Alexander Shytkovskiy, Energodar, Ukraine
(2-2-1) =11 pts

v   

rain lilies—
frail white wings
in the wind

#154 Carmen Duvalma, Târgovişte, Romania
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

10 points (2):

at the threshold
something stronger than me –
wild violets

#17 Goda V.Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

v   

back to my village . . .  
more furrows twisted around
the chestnut's bark

#138 Saša Važić, Batajnica, Serbia
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

9 points (4):

red battlefield –
wild strawberries creeping
along the ground

#18 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(2-0-3) = 9 pts

v   

in the garden
letuce without spice
lunch of a snail

#77 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

breakup―
i bathe my face
in her hydrangea

#100 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, USA
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

Autumn storm.
Even the bonsai leaves fall
on the old chest.

#118 Zornitza Harizanova,. Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

8 points (7):

last touch
of rose petals
the sound of a bell

#1 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

over the fields
evening primrose
and the stars

#33 Simon Hanson, Allendale SA, Australia
(0-3-2) = 8 pts

v   

magnolia tree
the sunrise behind
too pale

#87 Iliyana Stoyanova, St Albans, UK
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

the wheeze in my chest
keeping us both awake
wind through bamboo canes

#102 John Hawkhead, Bradford/Avon, England
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

old olive tree
I will take refuge
in your shadow

#104 Ramona Linke, Salzatal/Beesenstedt, Germany
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

v   

Snowstorms of daisies
Have scattered across the lawn
Laughing at Winter

#115 Claude Lopez-Ginisty, Saint-Triphon, Switzerland
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

this autumn too
the boab and I
...together

#131 Samar Ghose, Perth, Australia
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

7 points (5):

near my grandpa's grave -
still in seed
giant sequoia

#41 Tomasz Szymczak, Chojnice, Poland
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

sakura petals
flutter about
a couple in love

#83 Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Pogorica, Montenegro
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

first french fries
my grandson draws
a potatoe tree

#114 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

weeping willow
alone in the universe
with frozen tears

#137 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warszawa, Poland
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

cemetery gate
a cool shade of blue bells
on the other side

#139 Gabriel Sawicki, Wrocław, Poland
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

6 points (8):

Friday the 13th —
ginkgo biloba loosing
their golden coins

#24 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

spring breeze
yellow daffodils blend
into the sunset

#51 Robert D McManes,  Scranton, KS, USA
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

Always ready to fight
For itself...
Cactus

#57 Anna Goluba, Warsaw, Poland
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

the distance
between discipline and punish . . .
foxglove blossoms

#80 Stewart C Baker, Dallas, USA
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

shy green mimosa-
sensitive with each touch
of human fingers!

#97 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

spring sun…
lily pads become cushions
for tired frogs

#120 Ali Znaidi, Redeyef, Tunisia 
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

whispering poplars - 
amid shadows and lights
Basho's smile

#124 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

clouds
over
t
a  
l
trees'
BLACK SHADOWS

#140 Abraham F. Ben-Arroyo, Haifa, Israel
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

5 points (4):

blue sky
the scent of
wood bells

#20 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

wintering
in my peregrine heart…
a rose

#22 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, Canada
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

lifting off
at over 200 kph—
fields of dandelions

#121 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

sudden storm
from the broken oak
a droplet

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

4 points (10):

from under the bed
a begonia
...last year's newspaper

#6 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

until the breeze
silence in the field
Canterbury Bells

#56 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, USA
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

your smile
shines on last day of summer
empty sunflower

#75 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

blooming agave ...
the hum in my thoughts
feeds one universe

#89 Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

Roses and lilies
bright valley smells.
God blesses us.

#91 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

Under cherry tree
there's a source of green water
guard the big gray stone

#106 Ibrahim Honjo, Vancouver, Canada
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

grey morning
the patio brightened
by daffodils

#123 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, North Ireland
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

summer garden
my salad lunch
follows the drip line

#127 Lynette Arden, Norwood, SA, Australia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

tulasi scent ...
wet memories of mother
walking in prayer

#144 Ramesh Anand, Bangalore, India
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

between a rock
and the internet
papyrus

#157 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

3 points (21) :

blooming tulips
in shimmering sunshine...
spring synergy

#7 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

The scent of crispy frost
snowdropped the ground looking for
the love that petalled.

#8 Irina Dimitrowa, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

whiteout
blooming magnolia
at dawn 

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

v   

family tree - 
mineral vegetal animal 
cybernaut

#28 Gheorghe Postelnicu, Dridu, Romania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

spring morning
above daisies
flaunting crow

#43 Stjepan Rožić, Ivanic Grad, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

missed phone calls from home – 
the yellow petals
of a cactus flower 

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

v   

red roses...
we look in different directions
above the bouquet

#52 Radka Mindova,Sliven Bulgaria        
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

farewell
she paints the rose
of the Little Prince

#53 Gergana Yaninska, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

old people's home
cacti highly respected
and honored

#59 Hristina Pandjaridis, Ilkirch, France / Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

cherry blossoms
all is pink and flies
in her dream

#68 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brazil
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

the well in the middle
of the lost oasis
cricket song is loud

#73 Tatjana Debeljački, Užice, Serbia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

another rose
revived in the rain
thorn in my Hand

#74 Rita Stokić Brgić, Barban, Croatia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

the days spent with you 
and the days without..
touch me nots

#95 Yesha Shah, Surat, India
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

ants in haste
on the top of the palm leaf
- what a long way to go!

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

v   

A sound of bells.
The dandellions' clocks
fly away in the summer dusk.

#119 Ivanka Yankova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

crimson twilight
through the black pine trees -
night recalls its day.

#132 David Rodrigues, Lisbon, Portugal
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

sprout
in the snow
life 

#142 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

ripen bilimbis
how we plant the seeds
of misunderstanding

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

v   

wildflowers
spring in every nook 
and cranny

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

v   

Dying pine tree -
baby squirrels squeak
in their nest.

#162 Zhanna P. Rader, Athens, GEO, USA
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

A golden bee-worker
and a fragrant flower  -
LOVE STORY...

#167 Atanas Rashkov, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

2 points (20):

silent spectres
datura blooms float
gently to earth

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

v   

lonely birch
sitting in the shade
I create thoughts

#15 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

scarlet woman
her poinsettias
in full bloom again 

#26 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, UK
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

still a sapling
to be determined
the ginkgo's sex

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

v   

man passing by                                               
under the chestnut tree line
old lady begging

#30 Božidar Škobić, Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

front lawn
after a long winter
first day at home

#32 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

vine blazing
over empty houses -
exclusion zone

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

v   

the cornflower
brings the color of the sky
into green

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

v   

soft green tendrils rise
a dress of glistening dew
rebirth of Earth Goddess

#42 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

feathered clouds
on the forest sunny slope –
the first violets!

#45 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

floating of ice -
last year's cattail
swings on wind

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

v   

Bare rock.
Lonely flower looks for
its darling.

#71 Tamara Lujak, Belgrade, Serbia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

cherry blossom
... in the hatch of the airplane
white hieroglyph

#78 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

An apple core
in a ravishing garden
footprints

#81 Richard Jodoin, Montréal, Canada
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

summer vacation
slippers gather round
the Java plum tree

#85 Billy Antonio, Laoac, Philippines
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

benched
on trees
first green

#86 Heike Gewi, Aden, Yemen
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

just as rich
in a shanty's shade —
money plant

#128 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   


onion sprout
green line on wite back
snowfall outside

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

v   

I embraced tender
a thin silver birch-
devoted friend of mine...

#165 Vangelia Atanasova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

thankless job
nurturing life
photosynthesis 

#166 Praveen Menon, Bangalore, India
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

1 point (14):

At the departure
he is giving her a bunch
of forget-me-nots

#21 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Easter Monday
the saffron nearby cabin
with traces of egg

#25 Marija Pogorilić, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

The joy of green
with long white petals
lost in the wind.

#84 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

sweet briar
she tastes a rose hip
after church

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

v   

In the clear night
along the lake surface
moon swaying

#99 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia
(0-0-1) = pt

v   

deserted house
a birch reach out branch
from dormer

#107 Vitali Khomin, Mukakhevo, Ukraine
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

quarreled neighbors -
the courtyard cherry tree
friend with all

#110 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a scent of grass
on the wind
the grass-cutter with a stubble

#112 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

the vast spring sky
over indoor flowers' pot
a desk lamp

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

v   

adonises
singing in chorus
hallelujah

#135 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

the oak
nearby old farmstead
grandpa's gift 

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

v   

Sad twilight...
My barren apple tree,
a biblical firewood.

#153 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Lotus blossoms
radiate a rosy white
- roars of smiles

#171 Christiane Ranieri, Wittenheim, France
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

melaleucas
the layers he peels
at the session

#172 Jayashree Maniyil, Melbourne, Australia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (38):

shivering Yucca,
rain drops shimmer
on palm leaves

#2 Mojgan Soghrati, Isfahan, Iran

v   

Haiku
She tosses red petals 
Into the sea 

#3 Amada Burgard, Pickney, MI, USA

v   

The white snowdrops spring
while the fervent light falls down
to meld icy things.

#4 Marieta Maglas, Suceava, Romania

v   

by the forest's edge
dead, yet fragrant bodies
the pine, spruce and a fir tree 

#5 Smajil Durmisevic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

path along the reeds –
plop!,plop!,plop!, in front of me
a hush behind me

#29 Đurđa Vukelić-Rožić, Ivanic Grad, Croatia

v   

Fays slowly wafting
near the steep stretch of the track
opening lilacs

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

v   

renewal of life
new rainbow in the garden
tulips on the rise

#34 Aleksandar Tolic, Varazdin, Croatia

v   

in spring snow-fall
not a cabbage nor a flower -
cabbageflower!

#35 Ferenc Bakos, Siofok, Hungary

v   

Green new leaf
fits hand perfectly---the future
lies in your palm.

#48 Joan McNerney, Ravena, NY, USA

v   

fall of leaves
buildings around
roses to dawn

#54 Kotha Naga Siva Kumar, Hyderabad, India

v   

marigolds
here comes the cleaner lady
and her yellow cloth

#60 Edward Beach, Bristol, UK

v   

Balmy twilight breeze –
a sea of forget-me-nots
rocks cherry petals

#61 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

v   

on deathwatch
frozen by the breath of winter
finally swallows

#63 Danica Bartulovic, Podstrana, Croatia

v   

tulips in bloom
she pours
pale plasticflowers

#66 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany

v   

At every turn
Blooms with life
These plants.

#72 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Katmandu, Nepal

v   

familiar view
forget-me-nots
on my grandmother's apron

#88 Zuzanna Truchlewska, Łaziska Górne, Poland

v   

thousand springs
almonds and peaches
in a colorful kiss

#90 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

v   

outside the window
rain
and laburnum

#94 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinsthal, Germany

v   

End of autumn-
a cobweb spreads from branch to branch
of the Christmas tree

#103 Tania Trivedi, New Delhi, India

v   

tang of frangipani—
the way satin
slides on skin

#109 Carl Seguiban, Vancouver BC, Canada

v   

buds at dawn
blossoming by dusk
jasimines, aroma of love

#122 Purushothamrao Ravela, Nolensville, USA

v   

he plants a rumour
that snowballs quickly -
spring revolution

#125 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India

v   

waves on green paddy
trickling the interior
smile of the year

#126 Sudebi Singha, Kolkata, India

v   

sad anniversary -
snow on cherry blossoms
tomorrow will be gone

#129 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania

v   

The spring
I drink the sup of birch
The power of tears

#130 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris, Lithuania

v   

flowers perking
a burst of spring
winter's quick retreat 

#133 Paul Amoz Tan, Malacca, Malaysia

v   

water hyacinth~
even the village fish
are all annoyed

#134 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines

v   

life gets liquefied
waters summertime lawn
herbicide rain

#136 Paulina Perczak, Kielce, Poland

v   

thunder shower-
under the neem tree
a dog and i

#143 Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, UK

v   

snow-tipped pines
you lie right through
your pretty smile

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

v   

cold railway station
potted palms trees
invite to other trips

#159 Claude-Alice Lagadec, Saumur, France

v   

frothing gourd
the floating remains
of a scout bee

#160 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana

v   

bulrushes--
nearby children
smile and sway

#161 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK

v   

Kissed by the sun.
A fir tree. And its white burden.
Needles cry

#162 Sidonia Pojarlieva, Sofia, Bulgaria

v   

Pedals unfurl
Pedaling, stems whirling--
See the Sun flowers

#164 James Thoune, Bowling Green, KY, USA

v   

Sapling has grown up
Witnessed some good and bad things
Died as furniture

#168 Marcel Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary

v   

beauiful
as pumpkin's flower
my life

#169 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia

v   

I tore an Iris.
Three tears in my hand.
I seek forgiveness.

#170 Slavka Ilieva Stavreva, Assenovgrad, Bulgaria

no results – authors who didn’t vote (3):

spring flood
bursting through the forest
bluebells

#36 Anna Maris, Ovraby, Sweden

v   

Phoenix...
hands stained 
with blood and ash 

#64 Jesus Chamelon, The Marianas, USA

v   

Light green shrub leaves
between delicate red buds
opened one more

#116 Cornelia Hondt, Vienna, Austria

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