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, March 18, 2016

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #13 - Spring 2016 Edition (topic: people)

The next edition of EQK is finished. We thank all the authors (regular and new participants). Thanks to you our common global kukai is doing well!
13th edition of EQK was attended by 211 authors from 43 countries (largest numbers in history of our kukai). This time first place went to Tash Adams from Australia (third time first place was won by author from this country), second place went to Lavana Kray from Romania and the third went to Radka Mindova from Bulgaria. Congratulations!

We are pleased at this point to announce that in February 2016 Polish Haiku Association was registered in the court. Robert Kania is the president and Marta Chociłowska and Irena Szewczyk are the members of the board. PHA website: psh.org.pl (now only in Polish).

13th edition – 211 authors from 43 countries:
Australia (10), Austria (2), Bangladesh (3), Belarus (1), Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (13), Canada (6), Colombia (1), Croatia (11), Cyprus (1), Denmark (1), France (5), Germany (21), Ghana (6), Greece (1), Hungary (1), India (15), Indonesia (1), Ireland (1), Israel (2), Italy (6), Japan (1), Lithuania (6), Malta (1), Mongolia (2), Montenegro (2), Nepal (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (3), Norway (3), Pakistan (1), Poland (11), Romania (16), Russia (7), Serbia (5), Sweden (1), Switzerland (2), Taiwan (1), United Kingdom (10), Ukraine (2), USA (18)

FIRST PLACE:

#018 Tash Adams, Perth, Australia
(10-4-5) = 43 points
(from: ROM,NGR,UK,GER,AUS,RUS,IRL,AUS,CAN,SUI-UK,IND,UK,USA-CAN,CAN,USA,NOR,USA)

leaving him
one kilo
at a time


SECOND PLACE:

#025 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(9-3-5) = 38 points
(from: IND,POL,SRB,CRO,BIH,CRO,GER,GER,UKR,-MGL,GER,GHA-ROM,FRA,BUL,ITA,NZL)

refugees convoy -
a newborn baby smiles
in his sleep


THIRD PLACE:

#054 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(9-3-3) = 36 points
(from: CRO,GER,UK,DEN,NEP,RUS,CRO,LIT,USA-GER,GER,ROM-ROM,IND,BIH)

first school day -
all sunflowers look
at the teacher

4th place – 30 points:

tube station...
the homeless man still
in yesterday's news

#095 Brendon Kent, Southampton, UK
(6-4-4) = 30 pts

5th place – 29 points:

No letters today.
The postman crosses the road
for a handshake.

#177 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(4-6-5) = 29 pts

6th place – 28 points (3):

mountain peak
the rising edge
of a muezzin's call

#064 Jayashree Maniyil, Melbourne, Australia
(6-3-4) = 28 pts

v   

historic church
camera lenses
avoid the beggar

#207 Maria Tomczak, Opole, Poland
(3-7-5) = 28 pts

v   

Father's Day -
a lizard warming
his gravestone

#211 Christian Dexter, Botosani, Romania
(5-5-3) = 28 pts

7th place – 27 points

slide guitar -
the melody
of her naked back

#071 Christof Blumenrath, Borken, Germany
(3-7-4) = 27 pts

8th place – 24 points:

broken window
a boy chasing
the wind

#031 Hristina Pandjaridis, Illkirch, Bulgaria
(5-4-1) = 24 pts

9th place – 21 points:

weary fisherman -
the oar slowly dispersing
the Milky Way

#115 Frățilă Genovel-Florentin, Rîmnicu Sărat, Romania
(5-1-4)

10th place – 20 points:

dying wasp
the little boy asks if it goes
to heaven

#169 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brasil
(4-2-4) = 20 pts

17 points (4):

a shooting star -
he holds my hand
to make a wish

#003 Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bangalore, India
(3-2-4) = 17 pts

v   

the horizon
through a spider's web...
refugee tent

#042 Rita Odeh, Nazareth, Haifa, Israel
(4-1-3) = 17 pts

v   

soldier
on his way home
yellow crocus

#060 Nancy Brady, Huron, Ohio, USA
(3-3-2) = 17 pts

v   

spring cleaning
the homeless man is trying on
a third pair of shoes

#164 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(4-1-3) = 17 pts

16 points (2):

a float
and the fisherman's gaze
on a blue mirror

#015 Stjepan Rožić, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(3-3-1) = 16 pts

v   

the first daffodil -
I am stopping for a chat
with my old neighbor

#082 Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito, Italy
(3-3-1) = 16 pts

15 points (2):

last push
the midwife holds
her breath

#051 Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Cambridge, UK
(2-1-7) = 15 pts

v   

children's cries ~
the sand sculpture becomes
sand again

#204 Angèle Lux, Val-des-Monts, Canada
(3-2-2) = 15 pts

14 points (3):

sibling rivalry -
taller and thinner
my shadow

#005 Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
(4-0-2) = 14 pts

v   

thaw -
adjusting the old
family photos

#029 Eva Limbach, Saarbrücken, Germany
(2-3-2) = 14 pts

v   

All Souls' Day --
my dad's shadow
next to mine

#162 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(2-2-4) = 14 pts

13 points (3):

60th floor
i carry my daughter
in a worn locket

#044 Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
(1-4-2) = 13 pts

v   

at father’s grave -
pouring away her grief
with a watering can

#112 Janina Weidholz, Wiesbaden, Germany
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

v   

night shift
the nurse dreams of
her wedding dress

#192 Marco Pilotto, Piazzola Sul Brenta (PD), Italy
(1-3-4) = 13 pts

12 points (5):

lengthening shadows
a street performer
straps on his stilts

#032 Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, USA
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

v   

peace talks . . .
next door's bonfire smoke
mingles with ours

#144 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(2-3-0) = 12 pts

v   

your words-
last snowflakes bite
my cheek

#155 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg,  Mongolia
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

v   

bursting buds
mom calls me by the name
of my lost brother

#166 Laura Csilla, Brasov, Romania
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

v   

before surgery...
dad looking deeply at 
red plum blossoms
#209 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botoşani, Romania
(2-1-4) = 12 pts

11 points (6):

candlelight shadows
over my sleeping mother
the flutter of moths

#028 John Hawkhead, Bradford on Avon, UK
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

wagging its tail
my neighbor´s dog greets me,
his master stays mum

#070 Midhat Hrnčić - Midho, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

v   

summer afternoon
in rural reading room
librarian and flies

#074 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(2-1-3) = 11 pts

v   

In the absence of mum
the girl sings a lullaby
for her new doll

#122 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

a cow
following along a rope...
the child bride

#134 Vandana Parashar, Ambala Cantt, India
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

Hiroshima
blooming in my dreams..
those cherry blossoms

#178 Mohammad Azim Khan, Peshawar, Pakistan
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

10 points (6):

crackling firewood
a large family
by the fireplace

#006 Marija Pogorilić, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

v   

Spring’s freshness -
on a hanky
my mother’s perfume

#039 Christiane Ranieri, Wittenheim, France
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

v   

The man next to me
Transforms into dragon...
Tai Chi lesson

#080 Anna Goluba, Warsaw, Poland
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

v   

mother stitching
her daughter’s dress
war zone

#131 Lynette Arden, Norwood SA, Australia
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

v   

the rain has stopped…
in the delivery room
pink tulips

#154 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

v   

first spring-
new grass is bowed
to my son’s feet

#176 Nadalsuren Purevdorj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

9 points (7):

neighbourhood watch
her curtains always twitch
when my lover leaves

#034 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

v   

snowman of the kids
dressed today like my father
was dressed last winter

#050 Marie Derley, Ath, Belgium
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

v   

always
I believed in Superman –
Father's Day

#062 Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara, Galati, Romania
(1-3-0) = 9 pts

v   

daybreak –
the baker's youth
in the risen bread

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

v   

children leave…
the distant mountains
even farther away

#077 Cyndi Lloyd, Riverton, Utah, USA
(1-3-0) = 9 pts

v   

raindrops...
the poetry of earth
on my daughter's palm

#141 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(1-1-4) = 9 pts

v   

the wind stops
her loneliness hangs
in the air

#151 Sondra J. Byrnes, Santa Fee, USA
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

v   

8 points (11):

people
crowding the border
...looking just like me

#026 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

spring dance —
senior couple waltzing
careful not to fall

#045 Nurit Israeli, Jericho, NY, USA
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

the sweetest
from mouth to mouth
first raspberries

#048 Dorota Ocińska-Karin, Łódź, Poland
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

cuckoo flowers
my brother's face
in the clouds

#056 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany 
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

bitter moon
the babe in her arms
stretches for alms

#116 Ramesh Anand, Bengaluru, India
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

white lilies
in the dream of the blind artist
a new landscape

#121 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

v   

A new lesson:
the grandson teaches his grandpa
to navigate online

#125 Constantin Stroe, Bucharest, Romania
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

mint flavor –
grandma’s memory
all over the garden

#163 Carmen Duvalma, Targoviste, Romania
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

of all the men
I've ever known, my father
I knew the least

#170 Samar Ghose, Perth, Australia
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

v   

those first tiny crocuses
putting so much spring
in people's steps

#171 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Kristiansand, Norway
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

next door
my neighbour’s daffodils
without my neighbour

#193 Eléonore Nickolay, Vaires sur Marne, France
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

7 points (8):

alone in the sky
that lovely star...
my grandmother

#007 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

v   

I wash hands
and check my zipper fly -
Good Morning students

#011 Freddy Ben-Arroyo, Haifa, Israel
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

school choir concert
the blind girl's solo about
a bright winter night

#017 Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, MN, USA
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

v   

two birthday candles
her face lit by firelight
and wonder

#027 Simon Hanson, Tamborine, Australia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

on the deathbed -
father enquires the length
of my trip

#086 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

v   

breaking news - -
mother talks about
her fears

#092 Ramona Linke, Salzatal, Germany
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

In the shopping center.
The sweet rascal in the cart
is priceless.

#094 Wolfgang Rödig, Mitterfels, Germany
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

with my neighbour
the story streche
over the fence

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

6 points (6):

spring traces
what animal I am
you decide

#024 Ernesto P. Santiago, Athens, Greece
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v   

brother returns
from the war —
my first wreath

#079 Vinay Leo R.,  Bangalore, India
(1-0-3) = 6 pts

v   

that foolish people
lightning the street lamps on
to hide the stars

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

v   

to the blind man
my deaf ears
listen more closely

#098 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, KY, USA
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

scent of spring
under cherry trees
breast milk

#139 Tomasz Szymczak, Chojnice, Poland
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v   

the park filled
with people, i walk
my shadow

#208 Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, United Kingdom
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

5 points (9):

village railway station-
the dispatcher with one earring
and a three-legged dog

#009 Djurdja Vukelić Rožić, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

dead of winter
my youngest sister
becomes grandma

#016 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

v   

school bus
a child with her first
painted yellow sun

#058 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

v   

on cold cobbles
beggar and dog
warm each other

#085 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

his blackthorn cane—
all the hurts
of childhood

#091 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, USA
(0-1-3) = 5 pts

v   

in a cafe
the waiter serves his smile
in addition

#143 Christa Beau, Halle/Saale, Germany
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

Mum in hospital
but I don't fear till the dove
sitting on my fence!

#157 Marcel Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

rainy may -
tramp with a can of beer
smiles to the sky

#190 Andrey Larionov, Samara, Russia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

just another slow day...
till the postman's
bicycle bells

#203 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

4 points (11):

Shimmering sunshine…
Mum celebrates her wedding
under the cherry tree

#008 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

late night Saturday
despite verbal abuse
the nurse carries on

#021 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

Old people listen
to the soft sound of silence.
A caregiver smiles.

#046 Pitt Büerken, Münster, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

before dawn
father writes his name
in the palm

#084 Claudius Gottstein, Borgloh, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

kissing problems -
I don't know how how to take off
my T-shirt

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

v   

meteor shower
a breeze takes away
the muezzin's wet footprint

#114 Ken Sawitri, Blora, Indonesia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

on my arms
the whole night long -
my son´s first tooth

#149 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

Lonely city.
Autumn rain washes
the traces of people.

#173 Zoran Doderovic, Novi Sad, Serbia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

exhaling vapours
of his smouldering pain -
early morning jogger

#197 Mark Miller, Shoalhaven Heads, Australia
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

on the way home
after meeting my lover
cherry blossom

#200 Irena Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

sky train
a group of outdoor jackets
leans into the bend

#212 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

3 points (22):

all sound disappears
the earth is calm, mild, silent....
my love has come near

#014 Joan McNerney, Ravena, NY, USA
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

blood transfusion
my brother gives
a thumbs-up

#019 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

old man
burn out in the dark
and the last candle

#022 Pepa Odjakova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

One soul leaves the body
Crying in her mother’s arms
Two hearts beat as one

#030 Aleksandar Tolic, Varaždin, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

the full moon
pretend to sleep
neighbors at the top

#033 Evgenii Plekhanov, Kirov, Russia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

autumn evening
scares me
clown in the poster

#043 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v 

a sunny smile
in passing - wish I would
see him again

#049 Silvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

No Trespassing
Owner Will Shoot—made the sign
the day before he died

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

v   

whistling
towards the morning sky
my brother's ears stick out

#065 Oddbjørn Aardalen, Vennesla, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

retirement -
sumo cries loudly in
hair cutting event

#066 Sudebi Singha, Kolkata, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

mother’s day—
scouring the photo
for her smile

#069 Stella Pierides, Neusaess, Germany / London, United Kingdom
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

father --
so long without his
hug

#072 Vladimir Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v 

father on the Earth
mother in the Sky reside
I'm between worlds

#100 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

the policeman waves
the drunken driver..
independence day

#109 Grace Owusu, Accra, Ghana
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

emerging spring -
she embroiders butterfly's wings
ready to fly

#124 Claude-Alice Lagadec, Saumur, France
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

midday nap –
snoring comes from                                                     
the neighbour's house

#138 Tomislav Maretić, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

River goes down
he makes his dream
you live own life.

#142 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Katmandu, Nepal
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

a petal
on the shoulder of a child -
mother's smile

#152 Nada Jačmenica,  Sveti Križ Začretje, Croatia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

a flock of cranes
pierces the sky -
grandma sews for me

#165 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warszawa, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

brittle paper
my aging father's obsession
with ancestors

#167 Anna Maris, Övraby , Sweden
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

following the tramp
thoughts of the next verse
with scent link

#180 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

come night we meet
true love. awake -- winter still
repeat

#210 Philip Elliott, Dublin, Ireland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (24):

vining branches
weave thoughts of my mother...
wisteria tree

#010 Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, NJ, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

roti-making time
a child tries to replicate
its mother

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

v   

on urban mural
a girl with watering can —
greenness seems deepen

#041 Marta Chocilowska, Warsaw, Poland
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

wilfully dwarfed
near her son's shadow
a mother

#052 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

the dead sister
in my first winter coat
is waiting for spring

#057 Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

burgeoning anew
our late neighbor's lilac bush...
her radiant smile

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

v   

sunny image
on the sea postcard – a postman
chilled to the bone

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

v   

tracks of yardman -
he somewhere hurried
by this morning

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

v   

the old love affair
outside the supermarket
alone - just as I

#101 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

lost too soon
and all I have left
my mother’s smile

#107 Maureen Sudlow, Dargaville, New Zealand
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

5 EUR to a hungry one
his smile
returns a thousand

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

v   

snow fort
the first hello
from a sombre neighbour

#118 Alexey Andreev, Moscow, Russia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

long lines of them-
refugees waiting to be
fingerprinted

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

v   

the granddaughter
gets daily
a new name

#126 Helga Schulz Blank, Esslingen/Neckar, Germany
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

March outside
during haircut
she touches me by the breast

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

v   

subway tunnel –
disturbing crowd touching
the widow’s body

#133 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Syrian mother-
amongst her four sons she divides
her one and only bread

#148 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

vigil
mother sinks into paleness
of the white moon

#160 Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

one more spring
but I –
still not yet matured

#181 Igor Shugan, Tainan, Taiwan
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

grandmother's photograph
younger than I
her lined wise face

#182 Madhuri Pillai, Melbourne, Australia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

gun salute-
the bravehearts who will never
return to their moms

#185 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

gravitational waves
the baby's toes just
out of her reach

#188 Agnes Eva Savich, Austin, TX, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

awaiting for
the first child –
crocuses in bloom

#194 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

#206
trying to
make me like her –
stepmother

Susan Burch, Hagerstown, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (23):

a cold evening –
a mother in haste to kiss
her infant warmly

#002 Smajil Durmisević, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

reddening sky . . .
a radish vendor's smile
on my face

#012 Saša Važić, Batajnica, Serbia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

white gypsies.
the winter sky changes
its tonality

#035 Damir Janjalija, Kotor, Montenegro
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

my nice neighbours
perhaps from New Zealand?
- all blacks

#047 Janko Dimnjaković, Zagreb, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

verdant countryside
now cemented courtyards
over population

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

v   

dots on fog -
among falling branches
tree trimmers

#068 Maurizio Petruccioli, Corno di Rosazzo, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a sob in the silent night
in woman’s hand a photo of
young man in the uniform

#073 Aleksandra Michalec, Dorchester, Great Britain
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Children
at the playground
buds burst out

#076 Richard Jodoin, Montréal, Canada
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a candle all night long...
mother's face grows paler
in the pre-dawn light

#089 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

twilight moon
body marks on the grass
a lovers' tango

#097 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, Canada
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   
harmattan morn
even the postman
wears an envelope

#105 Justice Prah, Accra, Ghana
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

stars fall
young botanist slightly
confusing words

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

v   

"granny"
the headline in mums mail
I hesitate briefly

#127 Sonja Raab, Opponitz, Austria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

drop of a an ink
under artist's brush
portrait of a woman

#128 Zuzanna Truchlewska, Łaziska Górne, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

thoughts of you today
and the beauty we shared
still found through the lens

#129 Judi Honiker, Clearwater, FL, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

nestling in her arms...
my mother's lullaby
accompanies my life

#132 Eleni Antoniou – Constantinou, Nicosia, Cyprus
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

pansies and phlox—
a mother's love
decorates my teacloth

#135 Marietta  McGregor, Canberra, Australia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

hissing sparks
between father and son...
the silence

#145 Stanka Parusheva, Yambol, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

All the people finally
picked up by the taxis.
Silence.

#147 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

baker at dawn
clusters of gleaming stars
flour in the air

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

v   

a shadow
on the screen
the boy

#187 Alexander Shytkovskiy, Energodar, Ukraine
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

paternal roof,
flower aroma
embraces me

#191 Lilia Racheva, Russe, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

yes my Brother
after so many years
still a single child

#199 Severa Disingrini, Cremona, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (43):

occurred an accident
reached hospital
victim words donate

#001 Kotha Naga Siva Kumar, Hyderabad, India

v   

woman with an apple
in hand temptations fruit
iPhone 6S PLUS 64 GB

#004 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania

v   

strong evening quake -
on sleepless night Big Brother
the wireless phone

#023 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania

v   

like a wall clock
no rest or recuperation
mother, my celebrity

#036 Purushothamarao Rao Ravela, Nolenseville, MD, USA

v   

endless happiness ~
in the eyes of my granddother
I recognize his own

#037 Biljana Kitić Čakar, Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

first false tone in spring
mother’s uvula
vibrating

#038 Arne Haukdal, Stavanger, Norway

v   

Initiating smile           
of mother and tucks in                        .
the sun of eternity

#055 Tatjana Debeljački, Užice, Serbia

v   

Convent cricket -
swishing sounds of nuns' dresses
or heavenly whistles

#061 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

v   

revisiting trails
he walked with his partner
his grief group

#063 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada

v   

Overripe cherries.
There is nobody even
to stop by them.

#087 Tatjana Stefanović, Belgrade, Serbia

v   

The fat man
delivering roses
sought love.

#088 Svetla Pacheva-Karabova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

v   

transformed
step by step
god-men

#099 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

v   

slippery sidewalks
she waits for her blind date
in elderly home

#102 Anne-Marie Labelle, Longueuil, Canada

v   

fireflies dance
a camper plays
harmonica like Pan

#103 Anna Cates, Wilmington, OH, USA

v   

poems in the row
with grandmother's mimicking...
Mother's Day

#104 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania

v   

she points at her child's grave
sitting on another
coming drought

#106 Beatrice Zebre, Accra, Ghana

v   

dewy night...
she finds fallen s(tar)
on leaves

#108 Rosemond Amegashie, Accra, Ghana

v   

a dog licks a wound -
is he thinking about man,
or beast?

#113 Jovanka Božić, Valjevo, Serbia

v   

the crying crowd
all around in the country
and you and me

#119 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany

v   

greeting resident
mice in screams
new tenant

#120 Kwaku Feni Adow, Akosombo, Ghana

v   

in the drawer
where he keeps his wallet
cobwebs

#136 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand

v   

photo for memory
was brought with wave
a single sandal

#137 Philmore Place, Minsk, Belarus

v   

busker
with his marionette
fascinated a little dog

#140 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany

v   

restless nights
remembering that first smile
of her newborn son

#146 Iliyana Stoyanova, St Albans, United Kingdom

v   

the death spiral
of raven and hawk!
i breathe to no one

#150 Sandi Pray, Robinsville, NC, USA

v   

in the making
of me
father's thunder voice

#153 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana

v   

first song of a blackbird
my cousin gets her son
in prison

#156 Birgit Heid, Landau, Germany

v   

faces around me
are changing throughout my life;
parents are replaced by children

#159 Aju Mukhopadhyay, Pondicherry, India

v   

plum scented
girls in kimono drawing
a fortune slip

#161 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan

v   

a peaceful river
the ferryman drives alone
waving the wild raft

#172 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia

v   

shield
we wield
in one another
street protest

#174 Barnabas I. Adeleke, Osun State, Nigeria

v   

walkway
the trampled graffiti
of a Gulmohar

#175 Yesha Shah, Surat, India

v   

wedding in gazebo
at the lake
second chances

#179 Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, Fairlawn, USA

v   

to listen to
a prison cell
full of whine

#183 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinsthal, Germany

v   

a bridegroom smiles --
the day is filled
with Lohengrin

#184 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK

v   

wondering what’s the
point of therapy with my
analyst crying

#186 Mathias Weber, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

v   

Different,
but unique.
World filled with flowers.

#189 Gencho Genchev, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria

v   

The crying
In early spring morning
Mom to the cradle

#195 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris (Kaunas), Lithuania

v   

smile of the mother
in the closed hand
opened locket

#196 Paulina Perczak, Poland, Kielce

v   

seed cotyledons
store the embryo of trees—
parents affection

#198 Ashraful Musaddeq, Dhaka, Bangladesh

v   

a prince steps out
from the fairy-tale
into real life

#201 Irene Carlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

v   

snail in the shell
every travel - into myself
sunshine after rain

#202 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania

v   

bagels seller
deploys his stand
pigeons come flying

#205 Małgorzata Formanowska, Wrocław, Polska

no results – authors who didn’t vote (4):

she saw me being born
I saw her die
my only sister

#013 Tanja Cilia, Fleur de Lys, Malta

v   

At the bakery
heart-shaped loaves of bread -
Women’s day

#059 Virginia Popescu, Ploiesti, Romania

v   

smiling at my first step
screaming at my next
she leads a roller coaster ride

#081 Pravin Menon, Bangalore, India

v   

That comely honey
walking my body talking
everything's great news.

#158 Lawal Jimoh Ishola, Lagos State, Nigeria

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