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.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #12 - Winter 2015 Edition (topic: day/night)

Dear Haiku Friends. We are with you for three years. Together we have created a very big contest. The turnout shows that such an initiative was needed and still arouses considerable interest. The 12th edition of EQK was attended by 186 authors (from 38 countries) including 22 new participants. The winner was Radu Tudosan from Romania. Second place went to Sandra Martyres from India. The order of the next places was changed frequently. Finally, third place with the same number of points went to four authors: Emanuel Jessie Kalusian from Nigeria, Christiane Ranieri from France, Alegria Imperial from Canada and Maria Tomczak from Poland.
Congratulations to the winners, thanks to all participants. Next edition will be organized in spring 2016.
We wish you all a Happy New Year.

12th edition – 186 authors from 38 countries:
Australia (8), Austria (1), Bangladesh (2), Belarus (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (15), Canada (4), Colombia (1), Croatia (11), Denmark (1), France (6), Germany (18), Ghana (2), Hungary (2), India (13), Indonesia (1), Israel (4), Italy (5), Japan (1), Lithuania (7), Malaysia (1), Mongolia (1), Montenegro (2), the Nederlands (1), Nigeria (2), Norway (1), Philippines (3), Poland (10), Romania (14), Russia (7), Serbia (3), Sweden (1), Switzerland (2), Tunisia (1), United Kingdom (11), Ukraine (2), USA (15)


FIRST PLACE:

#001 Radu Tudosan, Bucharest, Romania
(8-7-7) = 45 points
(from: GHA, AUS, BRA, UK, IDN, ISR, CRO, BRA - CRO, BUL, IND, CRO, BLR, ISR, CRO - POL, BGD, ROM, GER, USA, IND, AUS)

night fishing-
life hangs
by a single thread


SECOND PLACE:

#104 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India
(4-2-8) = 24 points
(from:  IND, FRA, ROM, ROM  - GER, RUS - ROM, NGA, POL, HUN, GER, GER, BIH, LIT)

moonless sky -
not even a shadow
to follow him


THIRD PLACE (4):

#062 Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
(4-4-1) = 21 points
(from: IND, CRO, PHI, BLR - SUI, SRB, ROM, LIT - MYS)

autumn dusk
white herons turn black
on their way home

v

#109 Christiane Ranieri, Wittenheim, France
(4-2-5) = 21 points
(from: GER, FRA, UK, MGL - AUS, POL - POL, BUL, ROM, BUL, GER)

birthday —
in my daughter's hair
a woman's perfume

v  

#138 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, BC, Canada
(4-2-5) = 21 points
(from: POL, ROM, AUS, SRB - GER, UK - IND, AUS, AUS, ROM, JAP)

dream catcher--
the shifting colours
of dawn

v  

#140 Maria Tomczak, Opole, Poland
(4-3-3) = 21 points
(from: BUL, FRA, ITA, GER - SWE, USA, ROM - HUN, POL, ROM)

hospice silence
an old yogi salutes the sun
in his mind


4th place – 20 points (2):

keeping stars alive
on rice paper
night calligraphy

#011 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(3-5-1) = 20 pts

v   

long day –
from i love the rain
to i hate it

#016 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(3-4-3) = 20 pts

5th place – 19 points (3):

dreary day
emerging from nowhere
a butterfly

#046 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(5-1-2) = 19 pts

v   

new years day
a swan draws a horizon
through the mist

#167 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Kristiansand, Norway
(4-2-3) = 19 pts

v   

mountain lake...
I cup the blue dusk
in my palms

#176 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(2-3-7) = 19 pts

6th place – 18 points:

All Souls’ Day
in the old cemetery
new hats

#071 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(3-3-3) = 18 pts

7th place – 17 points (2):

harvested corn fields  -
red legs of the white ducks
plowing the sun

#007 Đurđa Vukelić-Rožić, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(4-2-1) = 17 pts

v   

silent night --
one candle's glow
fills the sanctuary

#080 Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, USA
(3-3-2) = 17 pts

8th place – 16 points (2):

how to just be day moon

#121 Samar Ghose, Perth, Australia
(3-3-1) = 16 pts

v   

night in the trenches
a firefly prolongs
my life line

#184 Laura Csilla, Brasov, Romania
(3-3-1) = 16 pts

9th place – 15 points (3):

day by day
the nights grow longer —
heartbreak

#019 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(4-1-1) = 15 pts

v   

overcast day
she saves a poem
to the cloud

#070 Marietta Jane McGregor, Canberra, Australia
(3-2-2) = 15 pts

v   

dawn -                                           
the night sky slides down
a cobweb thread

#120 Nada Jačmenica, Sveti Križ Začretje, Croatia
(4-0-3) = 15 pts

10th place – 14 points (3):

stateless child
stargazing alone
in a crowd

#038 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
(3-2-1) = 14 pts

v   

Holy Night
the homeless man is smiling
in his sleep

#063 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(3-2-1) = 14 pts

v   

December night
a girl dreams of the doll
from the storefront

#185 Christa Beau, Halle/Saale, Germany
(4-1-0) = 14 pts

13 points (6):

Long late autumn night -
opening an old Bible
where I closed it last

#024 Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, MN, USA
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

v   

after midnight
over a thousand sheep
and still counting

#033 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
(2-1-5) = 13 pts

v   

Silence
So many stars above
Abandoned village

#065 Anna Goluba, Warsaw, Poland
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

v   

starless night
like the first one
without father

#067 Pavel S. Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia
(2-2-3) = 13 pts

v   

snowy night…
Ravel’s Bolero
fills the void

#106 Stanka Parusheva, Jambol, Bulgaria
(1-4-2) = 13 pts

v   

mountain peak -
between sunset and rising moon
our kiss

#177 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

12 points (4):

allegretto -
in the moonlight swarms
of snowflakes

#008 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany
(1-4-1) = 12 pts

v   

shrinking
into the space of winter—
unused nights

#041 Sondra J. Byrnes, Santa Fee, USA
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

the song of night rain
only a church bell
cuts through

#107 Iliyana Stoyanova, St Albans, United Kingdom
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

v   

equinox –
between black and white
my colored dreams

#123 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(0-5-2) = 12 pts

11 points (7):

between
your white and my black
twilight

#010 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-2-4) = 11 pts

v   

rush hour
goes hunting
a black cat

#023 Evgenii Plekhanov, Kirov, Russia
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

fishnet
slipping out of my hands,
the day

#075 Vandana Parashar, Sri-Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

light
through the holes
of my black umbrella

#081 Tash Adams, Perth, Australia
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

moonstruck woods ...
a sudden gust of wind
breaks the spell

#100 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

another home stars in a river

#133 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

another night of waiting
moth dust
beneath the porch light

#141 Jo McInerney, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

10 points (5):

soundless
she spreads her wings
into the night

#021 Martina Heinisch, Oelde, Germany
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

gloomy day
my son is building
a lightsaber

#131 Alexey Andreev, Moscow, Russia
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

v   

shortest day --
this highway abuts
straight into the sunset

#143 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

v   

stars
on the leafless tree
fireflies?

#145 Shalini Sunkuru, Norwich, United Kingdom
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

v   

All Saints' Day
candle after candle
my memories

#172 Irena Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

9 points (4):

night-time blues
a lighthouse beam bursts
out of the darkness

#005 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(0-4-1) = 9 pts

v   

night time -
you only need to
close your eyes

#045 Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

rainy day
the bird bath rises
drop by drop

#047 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, KY, USA
(2-0-3) = 9 pts

v   

robin's call —
the light of streams
joins the river

#127 Ramesh Anand, Bengaluru, India
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

8 points (6):

winter night —
tanning under the sun
of the neon lamp

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

v   

Somerset levels                                             
otters crossing the flood plain
swim around the moon

#017 John Hawkhead, Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

v   

I look up
from two dogs
to Orion

#054 Edward Beach, Bristol, United Kingdom
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

daybreak -
the cycle of life
in a dewdrop

#085 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(0-3-2) = 8 pts

v   

midnight bells
the half-moon's light glimmers
in the foxglove

#142 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

shorter days -
the wind is blowing
in fallen leaves

#187 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warsaw, Poland
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

7 points (7):

as my day
becomes night
my sons night becomes day

#028 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

first winter moon
the cat has finally found
her way back home

#074 Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito, Italy
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

night train
to the sound of a whistle
day break

#079 Anna Maris, Ovraby, Sweden
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

black tie
the size and shape
of stars

#083 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

for what more
could I possibly wish?
winter stars

#087 Chase Gagnon, Detroit, Michigan, USA
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

v   

a falling star
I can't wait
to Christmas

#090 Pepa Odjakova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

All Souls Day...
snow angels around
the Memorial Wall

#181 Florin Florian, Botoşani, Romania
(0-2-3) = 7 pts

6 points (13):

eyes of old man
are sending yearning glance –
sunset

#009 Smajil Durmisević, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

rainy clouds
a sleep in the daytime
with eyes opened

#030 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

morning ginko
mentally lulled by
the gentle tide

#042 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

walk along the Milky Way
on my shoes -
powdered milk.

#056 Nelly Dobrinova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v   

the worst day –
a friend of mine
is already a star

#064 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

A thin slice of moon
swells softly night after night,
waiting to be pie.

#068 Nurit Israeli, New York, USA
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

Winter evening -
the sleepy village
under the fresh stars

#082 Claude Lagadec, Saumur, France
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

oilfield sunset:
the gas-flares begin
their night shift

#089 Ferenc Bakos, Siófok, Hungary
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

ringing of alarm
between night and the day
an unfinished sleep

#099 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

Standing on the old bridge
Stray dog barks
at moonlight
 
#128 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

falling darkness
a paean of croaks rising
from an old pond

#168 Barnabas I. Adeleke, Osun State, Nigeria
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

night of the poetry
at midnight
I am losing my court shoe

#174 Paulina Perczak, Kielce, Poland
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

candle-full-night
yet darkness becomes deeper
in cold Paris

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

5 points (12):

fuzzy day
of a morphine drip
have I eaten

#002 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

Winter day :                 
a ray of sunlight           
upon the snowflakes

#022 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

sickle moon
merlin wing beats stir
summer starlight

#026 Anna Cates, Wilmington, OH, USA
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

farm trail
the moonless night hides
all puddles

#034 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

the longest day
caress with the scent of herbs
the shortest night

#055 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

an autumn day
drifting to the western shore...
my homeless shadow

#060 Damir Janjalija, Kotor, Montenegro
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

fallen satellite...
I walk past the moon
in a puddle

#069 Kwaku Feni Adow, Akosombo, Ghana
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

Bipolar night
earth's gravity
catches a life

#102 Richard Jodoin, Montréal, Canada
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

moonstruck
i step
on my reflection

#103 Brendon Kent, Southampton, United Kingdom
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

after the night flight
an owl's feather in the snow
follows the silence

#139 Zoran Doderovic, Novi Sad, Serbia
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

New Year's morning -
white shirts billowing
on the clothesline

#165 Heike Stehr, Moers, Germany
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

night chill—
the floorboards too
quiet now

#166 Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, United Kingdom
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

4 points (13):

filling
the snow puddles
these stars

#014 Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bangalore, India
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

night rider
the full moon
in polished chrome

#025 Simon Hanson, Allendale, SA, Australia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

woman in the air...
Milky Way turning into
burning candles way

#032 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

#039
morning ritual–
a double coffee erases
sleepiness

Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Pogorica, Montenegro
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

The night show
Dance of fireflies
continues…

#053 Aziza Hena, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

Earth's Day –
in the headphones at the astronomical Observatory
Take me to the moon

#057 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galati, Romania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

Night blue ripples -
in the harbor a buoy
uncoils its neck

#058 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

solar eclipse-
just now a mole comes
to daylight

#066 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

full moon
tell me something
about yourself

#072 Alexey Golubev, St. Petersburg, Russia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

evening sky
a flock of crows
turn off the light

#092 Eléonore Nickolay, Vaires sur Marne, France
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v 

my dead cat -
someone cutting the moon
out of the night

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

v   

the whole day through
highly focused on my goals -
now, the light is gone

#113 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinsthal, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

waning winter moon
a duck quacks
across the sky

#149 Cyndi Lloyd, Riverton, Utah, USA
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

3 points (12):

November day
hatching out of dawn
still wet and straggly

#018 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

she was born closed fist
at the end of darkness;
determined

#029 Aju Mukhopadhyay, Pondicherry, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Long Night Moon –
the lighthouse keeper
slurps ginger tea

#077 Ramona Linke, Salzatal/Beesenstedt, Germany
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

#115
cold winter's night -
thousands of sheep to count
with one silent moon

Tomasz Szymczak, Chojnice, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

moonshine
rocking on the breast
hand of a lover

#125 Kristina Kroupa, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

sleepless night
in every corner lurks
the Prince of Darkness

#152 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

Christmas night
the snow sparkles with
starlight...

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

v   

he smiles -
it is a good day
even in the night

#155 Mary T. Stella, Rome, Italy
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

night sky
tears of Snow White
crystals

#156 Gencho Genchev,  Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

moon touches
the closed birds eyes
on the power lines

#157 Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

moonlit path
to the line of surf
our footprints

#161 Alexander Shytkovskiy, Energodar, Ukraine
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Dun light of morning
grey, just like that hunting cat
watching a nestling

#162 Marcel Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (21):

Sun rays spear through
churning winds
dashing clouds upon

#003 Kotha Naga Siva, Kumar, Hyderabad, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

for every sleepless eye
staring at the night sky:
one star

#013 Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Cambridge, United Kingdom
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

crystal morning
in the wheat field
dancing eagles

#031 Tatjana Debeljački, Užice, Serbia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   
           
it melts the dark
when his dream is more beautiful -
with saddened face

#040 Miclăuş Silvestru (Romania), Rome, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

reaching out
into darkness
his other hand

#051 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

going to out on
her pajamas finds she never
got out of them

#052 Rick Clark, Seattle, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

two suns
in the bride eyes
endless future

#061 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

new moon over Broadway -
best viewed from
bathroom window

#076 Freddy Ben-Arroyo, Haifa, Israel
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

at a snail’s pace
time crawls through my nights
the slime trace of thoughts

#086 Brigitte Ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

dappled sunlight
the night reels
in charcoal dreams

#095 Yesha Shah, Surat, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

another day . . .
dark clouds travel
to and fro

#105 Saša Važić, Batajnica, Serbia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Night before Christmas –
a deer and her cub sipping
Ursids reflections

#116 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

in cold gloomy nights
he gazes at her beauty
with dark amber eyes

#129 Manuela Ritzke, Rostock, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

blackout
is shining more and more
map of the sky

#132 Janina Kołodziejczyk, Pavullo, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

wiley, windy moors
an early love
floods my night

#134 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

deep night peace
the dream hugged me
in my man's armchair

#135 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

no evening news
a coal-oil lamp beyond the window
getting brighter

#146 Ken Sawitri, Jakarta, Indonesia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

dry day...
first time she applies
a hydrating cream

#150 Ali Znaidi, Redeyef, Tunisia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

a general cleaning
before the birthday party
the dust on the globe

#169 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

hike day
the distant crow
of a rooster

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

v   

broken street light --
a lantern crosses
the daytime sky

#186 James Dobson, Prudhoe, United Kingdom
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (17):

the blue sky
along the road blue tents
of refugees

#036 Dorota Ocińska-Karin, Łódź, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

autumnal night
begins yearning call
a single owl

#048 Marta Chociłowska, Warsaw, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

bloated & nervous -
the bloody moon
winking at me

#049 Rivka Tzur, Kfar Saba, Israel
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

open window-
a whistle vanishes
into the night

#088 Rita Odeh, Haifa, Israel
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a light show -
performed nightly
by fireflies

#093 Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, Fairlawn, Ohio, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a flock of starlings
dithery
the autumn day

#094 Eva Limbach, Saarbrücken, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

calm before night storm —
I promise myself not to think
about the worst

#101 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

doe eyed...
startled by
the day

#117 Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, NJ, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

earthbound
the daily circling around
myself

#124 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

the frozen sea
just swallowed a frozen sun -
the longest night

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

v   

а sunny winter day
joyful tears of a pine
bless you...

#130 Sidonia Pojarlieva, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Sunshine
among some rare trees –
the wind scatters leaves

#144 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Winter solstice--
cherry tree roots spread most
to bloom more

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

v   

river in night
here in the city we have
these constellations

#158 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

young moon
sentimental love
deep within

#159 Andrey Larionov, Samara, Russia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

night fishing
the fixed eyes of bream
become foggy

#171 Sława Sibiga, Tychy, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

morning break -
a flock of seagulls
on a gray roof

#183 Danijel Bara, Zagreb, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (35):

gunmetal-grey dawn
ravens ker-kraa, raindrops plink
groaning duvet shifts

#004 Brenda Davis Harsham, Boston, USA

v   

terrors of the night
fearful cries of the wounded
love comes swift with hope

#006 Amoz Tan, Melaka, Malaysia

v   

the ascending moon
from darkness of forest
crackle and hoot

#015 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine

v   

weaving daylight into
night long fishers ferry

#020 Mandy Burgard, Manchester, MI, USA

v   

day long fears
drowning them
in dreamy  eyes

#027 Purushothamarao Ravela, Ellicott City, MD, USA

v   

twitter of a titmouse
the bothersome rain turned
to midnightsnow

#035 Birgit Heid, Landau/Pfalz, Germany

v   

setting sun
get lost the traces
of his soul

#037 Silvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria

v   

black friday free rock show -
neutrinos mass' speed
proved by heavy darkness

#043 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania

v   

crows above the town
their crowing escorts
the tired sun

#044 Midhat Hrnčić - Midho, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

dead molluscs
the fishy smell of the lake
flavours the night

#050 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India

v   

two in the sunrise
the embrace bring them
in my rosy land

#059 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria

v   

clothing store
a poplar under the moon
in a birthday suit

#073 Philmore Place, Minsk, Belarus

v   

shot in the night
a flash in the woods frightens
a passel of hogs

#078 Marija Pogorilić, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia

v   

Autumn sunsets
slowly take the day
away.

#084 Svetla Pacheva-Karabova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

v   

twilight-
hourglass sand
coming to end

#091 Carmen Duvalma, Targoviste, Romania

v   

on the waves
sailed dying sun
to rest

#096 Biljana Kitić Čakar, Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

midday madness
people in the streets
clenching fists

#097 Angelo B. Ancheta, Taytay, Rizal, Philippines

v   

I and the night
Between Heaven and Earth
The travel in time

#108 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris, Lithuania

v   

The joy of your eyes
distract the pale of the moon
replace the warm sun.

#111 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia

v   

waning moon
the Old City seasoned
with void

#114 Hana Nestieva, Jerusalem, Israel

v   

autumn thicket
beast waiting for the first dusk
to go hunting

#118 Božidar Škobić, Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

opening my mind
I travel around the world
until sun goes down

#119 Aleksandaar Tolić, Varaždin, Croatia

v   

like stars falling
into my light sleep
night mandalas

#122 Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany

v   

glint of the Sun
on the dew drop announcing
waking of the day

#136 Vladimir Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia

v   

Pre dawn mist
Hot black coffee in hand
Instant vacation

#137 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, India

v   

heatwave
day and night
the ceiling fan whirs

#147 Lynette Arden, Norwood, SA, Australia

v   

Christmas night,
tea candles twinkle
on the river

#151 Lilia Racheva, Russe, Bulgaria

v   

it's snowing slightly
the creaking swings and my steps –
in unison

#153 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania

v   

laser in the night
the moon like a flag
hung halfmast

#160 Janko Dimnjaković, Zagreb, Croatia

v   

dark mascara marks
lingering on her face -
finally daybreak

#163 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania

v   

fireflies at dusk
glimmers of hope in dog days
turn of eras

#164 Pitt Büerken, Münster, Germany

v   

Smile and tears
joy and sorrow, life and death.
Just another day

#173 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

v   

at my warm bed
wandering about the world,
my mind - silence ...

#178 Purev Batdelger, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

v   

stars in the canal . . .
buildings on the embankment
lit up for Christmas

#179 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland

v   

in the night
poinsettias bloomed...
thirteen years

#182 Marie-Alice Maire, Rungis, France

no results – authors who didn’t vote (2):

the glow of the tube
day and night -
wet season

#098 Adrian Bouter, Gouda, the Netherlands

v   

night rains--
up to my ears in sunshine scents
from the sheets

#180 Vidya S Venkatramani, Chennai, India

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