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.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #16 - Winter 2016 Edition (topic: journey)

We are closing next edition of the EQK and fourth year of it's existence. The number of participants in our fun is increasing (record number of 220 participants in this edition), although for some authors is difficult to decide to undergo public scrutiny own haiku. No matter whether you are the experienced or novice author. We are primarily helpers in collecting your haiku and counting your votes. This time we noticed a great results of Marta Chociłowska, leading from start to finish and gathered record 70 points. Second place for Iliyana Stoyanova (second time in Top 3). In third place, we have two well known authors: Radka Mindova (second time in Top 3), and Roberta Beary (fourth time in Top 3). Congratulations.
The next edition of EQK as usually in spring but it will be the last year of this popular kukai. Five years is enough to do something and not to bore the world of haiku.

Dear Friends, we wish you all the best in 2017.

Robert Kania and Krzysztof Kokot
the EQK team

16th edition - 220 authors from 45 countries:
Australia  (7), Austria (2), Bangladesh (2), Belgium  (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Brazil  (2), Bulgaria (12), Canada (6), Colombia (1), Croatia (14), Cyprus (1), Denmark (2), France  (6), Germany (15), Ghana (2), Hungary (1), India (17), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Ireland  (1), Italy (15), Japan (1), Lithuania (9), Macedonia (1), Malaysia (1), Malta (1), Mongolia  (2), Montenegro (2), Nepal (1), Netherlands (1), Nigeria (1), Norway (9), Pakistan  (1), Philippines (4), Poland (11), Portugal (1), Romania (15), Russia (6), Serbia (4), Singapore  (1), Slovenia (2), Switzerland (3), Ukraine (1), United Kingdom (11), USA (18)

FIRST PLACE:

#041 Marta Chocilowska, Warsaw, Poland
(14-9-10) = 70 points
(from: BGL, PHI, LIT, BRA, SLO, GER, LIT, IND, BUL, NOR, USA, BGL, IND, IND - ITA, NED, POL, GHA, POL, RUS, ITA, POL, NOR - IND, RUS, FRA, GER, DEN, GER, GER, MNE, PRT, CRO)

funeral
her first journey
alone


SECOND PLACE:

#192 Iliyana Stoyanova, St Albans, United Kingdom
(9-4-6) = 41 points
(from: ITA, CRO, USA, BEL, CAN, ITA, NOR, AUT, USA - GER, IND, IND, ITA – GHA, IND, ROM, BIH, HUN, UKR)

night bus
her tattoo flies away
with each street light


THIRD PLACE (2 authors ex-aequo):

#021 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(8-5-1) = 35 points
(from: ITA, IRL, POL, BUL, ROM, POL, SUI, MGL – GER, IND, UK, FRA, UK - ITA)

faint creaking –
the old man and his boat
talk to each other

v   

#215 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
(6-5-7) = 35 points
(from: UK, AUS, RUS, IND, USA, USA - BGL, RUS, POL, ROM, USA – POL, AUS, POL, IND, USA, IND, BRA)

suitcase packed
the weight of promises
to stay in touch


4th place – 28 points:

great migration -
at the closed borders
they watch the geese

#026 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(5-5-3) = 28 pts

5th place – 24 points:

I return
to my roots...
raindrop

#150 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(3-5-5) = 24 points

v   

6th place – 22 points:

bedtime
my daughter and I
off to Neverland

#206 Billy Antonio, Laoac, Philippines
(5-3-1) = 22 pts

7th place – 21 points (2):

open boat—
a child clings
to my finger

#030 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines
(4-3-3) = 21 pts

v   

holiday
no escape
from myself

#094 Rachel Sutcliffe, Huddersfield, England
(3-4-4) = 21 pts

8th place – 19 points (2):

the first snow falls -
on the Balkan route
children footprints

#005 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy
(4-3-1) = 19 pts

v   

long goodbye
he hands me a suitcase
with all its weight

#133 Maria Tomczak, Opole, Poland
(5-1-2) = 19 pts

9th place – 18 points (3):

homecoming
the snow on the car
isn't from here

#071 Nikolay Grankin, Krasnodar, Russia
(1-5-5) = 18 pts

v   

Wandering
On the paths of my childhood
Fog

#111 Anna Goluba, Warsaw, Poland
(3-3-3) = 18 pts

v   

city traffic
ants in and out
of a sparrow

#210 Brendon Kent, Southampton, England
(2-4-4) = 18 pts

10th place – 17 points:

delayed flight
enough time to consider
is it love or not

#073 Dainius Dirgela, Vilnius, Lithuania
(4-1-3) = 17 pts

16 points (3):

first morning glories
the long journey back
to trust

#015 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(4-0-4) = 16 pts

v   

Travelling light
A leaf attached
to the train window

#057 Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo, The Hague, Netherlands
(2-4-2) = 16 pts

v   

train window
the tunnel's stone wall
starts to run

#093 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brazil
(3-2-3) = 16 pts

14 points (3):

crossing the equator
exchange of sms…
from autumn to spring

#022 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(3-2-1) = 14 pts

v   

coastal route . . .
I catch the sunrise
from the first bus

#027 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(2-4-0) = 14 pts

v   

186
metastases...
an aimless drive
through falling leaves

Polona Oblak, Ljubljana, Slovenia
(3-2-1) = 14 pts

13 points (5):

escape to nowhere
endless sea and sky
Mediterranean grave

#001 Tanja Cilja, Fleur de Lys, Malta
(4-0-1) = 13 pts

v   

hometown…
childhood shadows
welcoming us

#036 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

v   

icy train window
my face turns to
father's face

#124 Alexey Andreev, Moscow, Russia
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

v   

beyond happiness
the places we found
without a map

#127 David J. Kelly, Dublin, Ireland
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

v   

A suitcase
tied with twine -
unripe lemons

#183 Nazarena Rampini, Pogliano Milanese (MI), Italy
(4-0-1) = 13 pts

12 points (4):

window seat
above the clouds
among the stars

#012 Simon Hanson, Tamborine, Australia
(1-2-5) = 12 pts

v   

fast train
attendant offers
fast food

#064 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

v   

growing old
still on the foolish journey
to myself

#149 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

refugee train
in every window
Orion

#199 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botoşani, Romania
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

10 points (10):

Glimmering snow -
at the end of hare tracks
a smiling fox.

#004 Adam Šuligoj, Maribor, Slovenia
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

v   

hot sand
under my feet
his hands

#025 Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy , Birmingham, UK
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

star spaces
our souls travel
in the universe

#072 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

v   

collection of dolls
in national costumes
trip around the world

#102 Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Rijeka, Croatia
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

v   

calloused feet -
mother's solitary steps
towards sunset

#103 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

v   

through the Kalahari ...
my husband is sleeping
in his TV chair

#105 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

grandma and grandpa
on the back seat of my car
holding hands

#106 Christof Blumenrath, Borken, Germany
(1-1-5) = 10 pts

v   

wrinkled clothes
at the bottom of suitcase
a shell

#144 Marie-Alice Maire, Rungis, France
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

v   

winter train
the long whistle blow
fades into nothing

188 Kat Lehmann, Guilford, USA
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

v   

mountain path...
the sound of goat bells
from many valleys ago

#211 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

9 points (7):

trade winds
the refugee boats arrive
dead or alive

#023 Mohammad Azim Khan, Peshawar, Pakistan
(1-3-0) = 9 pts

v   

globe trotter --
inch by inch the snail travels
light years

#077 Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad, India
(3-0-0) = 9 pts

v   

morning train
everyone lost
in dreams

#085 Christina Sng, Singapore
(1-1-4) = 9 pts

v   

through the train window
my father’s smile and
the winter landscape

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

v   

travelling birds
with every movement of wings
closer to home

#176 Zuzanna Truchlewska, Łaziska Górne, Poland
(1-1-4) = 9 pts

v   

cupped hands
falling petals stop
on their journey

#205 Kwaku Feni Adow, Akosombo, Ghana
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

jasmine tea -
I don't know this place
but is home

#214 Maurizio Petruccioli, Cormons, Italy
(1-1-4) = 9 pts

8 points (11):

honkings near Big Ben -
a huge clock
and so little time

#018 Radu Tudosan, Bucharest, Romania
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

shooting stars write
poetry across heaven

#056 Joan McNerney, New York, USA
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

between lines
i see the far end
our journey

#065 Srinivasa Rao Sambangi, Hyderabad, India
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

familiar face
in a different town...
wind-blown leaves

#084 Marietta McGregor, Canberra, Australia
(0-3-2) = 8 pts

v   

Snowflake
travels to the top
on my  tongue

#092 Gencho Genchev, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria
(0-4-0) = 8 pts

v   

taking the old road
to my father’s grave
the slow tide of stars

#097 John Hawkhead, Bradford on Avon, UK
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

v   

they have gone,
to bring back the spring--
migratory birds!

#101 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Arkhangai, Mongolia
(0-3-2) = 8 pts

v   
           
A truck in the night
snowflakes dancing
in the headlights

#117 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia
(0-4-0) = 8 pts

v   

relocation...
bubble wrapping all our
memories

#142 Vandana Parashar, Ambala Cannt, India
(0-3-2) = 8 pts

v   

crossroads
there is no sign
showing the way home

#158 Gabriel Sawicki, Wroclaw, Poland
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

v   

night flight
a city lighted
by fireflies

#207 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana
(1-1-3)

7 points (6):

stardust
to where does this
fleeting life go?

#035 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

end of the journey
at the final station
blanket and sandwich

#042 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(0-2-3) = 7 pts

v   

soap box derby
in grandfather's eyes
a mischievous glint

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

v   

business trip
instead of bookmark
family photo

#095 Jurate Norvaisiene, Mazeikiai, Lithuania
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

early morning
a boat cuts the net
of calm sea

#173 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

blizzard -
every tram reveals
the same rails

#175 Sedenkova Natalia, Samara, Russia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

6 points (12):

a long journey-
in my dream longing
for the home town

#007 Marija Pogorilic, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

seeking freedom
a child’s body floats
between flotsam

#014 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

desert sunset—
at a dusty pit stop
pink cactus flowers

#061 Anna Cates, Wilmington, Ohio, USA
(0-1-4) = 6 pts

v   

snowflakes on the road –
victoria secrets angels
fully covered

#080 Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara, Galati, Romania
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v   

cobblestone street
oil from a stalled car
stains the fresh snow

#090 Carlos Gesmundo, Minneapolis, MN, USA
(0-1-4) = 6 pts

v   

A pleasure trip
with my child
on the carousel

#098 Elke Bonacker, Duisburg, Germany
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

last journey
my granddad look all over
the fields

#120 Pepa Odjakova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

end of journey
surrogate mother transfers
the weight of newborn

#130 Sudebi Singha, Kolkata, India
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

end district
gipsy children make faces
at the passing train

#153 Zornitza Harizanova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

v   

funeral march
also trees for my coffin grow
step by step

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

v   

Across the ocean
Loops
in my stomach

#180 Silvia Kempen, Apen, Germany
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

just clouds
between us
and the ground

#187 Mark Gilbert, Nottingham, UK
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

5 points (10):

approaching train
sighs of relief
heave the iron wheels

#006 Gexter Lacambra, Milan, Italy
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

white cane
the throb
of a waiting bus

#017 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

how many flies
scratches my faithful dog
until my return?

#034 Slobodan Pupovac, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

rustling in the wind
the last leaves on the branches –
departure song

#038 Virginia Popescu, Ploiesti, Romania
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

All my long journeys
The small girl wants to guide me
In the wood nearby

#060 Thor Henriksen, Oslo, Norway
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

between the trees
moving against the train
a midnight companion

#070 VAERKO, Chennai, India
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

hang gliding
with an eagle nearby
above mountains

#113 Vladimir Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

like a butterfly
never looking back
from flower to flower

#139 Christiane Ranieri, Wittenheim, France
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

cherry blossom blizzard -
he sets the camera
aside

#159 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

Logbook -
I leave my native land
clouds against

#184 Daniele Garofalo, Milano, Italy
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

4 points (8):

trying to escape -
a road to heaven
winding as usual

#013 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warsaw, Poland
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

short journey -
arriving
in a smile

047 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

getting from there to here a lifetime

#078 Sondra J. Byrnes, Santa Fee, USA
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

iron river -
hurtling in a vineyard
a speedy train

#135 Ezio Infantino, Verona, Italy
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

train’s window –
at full speed
the trees and my thoughts

#151 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

night train –
crickets
sing me to sleep

#194 Anthony Q. Rabang, Vigan City, Philippines
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

earth-
my vessel to travel
in the ether

#208 Nadalsuren Purevdorj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

ashes in stream
the colour of his skin
becomes the sky

#213 Rajandeep Garg, Sangrur, India
(1-3-1) = 4 pts

3 points (22):

some nights’ sky is clear
dark – cold – and yes December
remember the stars

#003 Jens-Christian Kjær, Brande, Denmark
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

okada ride...
a roadbump jolts me
from reverie

*okada is the local name for commercial motorcycle

#008 Theophilus Femi Alawonde, Ogbomosho, Oyo, Nigeria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

bee sting
after a single touch
you leaving me

#009 Neringa Vyšniauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

v   

the roaring waves
embrace the ship,
the lighthouse is still.

#019 April Mae M. Berza, Taguig, Philippines
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

prison escape
angels on wild horses
ride home

#037 Arne Haukdal, Stavanger, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

forgetting
the turbulence...
silver lines

#044 Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Sydney, Australia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

train window –
floating in a sunbeam
exotic dust

#067 Maria Laura Valente, Cesena, Italy
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

coming back from trip
the postman didn't pass
and it hasn’t rain

#068 Marie Derley, Ath, Belgium
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

after divorce -
the blind aircraft landing
in my ears

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

v   

а child's laughter
running with a playful sleigh
homecoming

#116 Ivanka Yankova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

Fallen leaves
On the gravestone
Trail of creeping snail

#119 Jonas Vaicekauskas, Siauliai, Lithuania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

View from the airplane
Fuji with a white peak
is getting bigger

#122 Teresa Grzywacz, Łuków, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

a trip to the sun
down in my suitcase
a hurtling spider

#123 Dorota Ocińska, Łódź, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

train on Christmas                            
the gifts are more than
passengers

134 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Way of  St. James
the sun firing from above
below burning feet

#137 Pitt Büerken, Münster, Germany
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

kids
celebrating Christmas in the train-
out of use railway

#147 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

waiting for the train -
my hands are freezing
on the baggage

#178 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Seaside inn
a tiny shell
for our room key

#190 Ken Sawitri, Jakarta/Blora, Indonesia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

husky dog sled ride
whirling up
glittering snowflakes

#195 Frode Ljoberg, Oslo, Norway
(1-0-0)  = 3 pts

v   

airplane window -
entire world reduced to
white clouds and breath

#212 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

Going back to the city
last greetings fades
ladybug on the windshield

#216 Kristina Kroupa, Ivanic-Grad, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

chink of a bellbird
the road dips
through mottled shadows

#217 Lynette Arden, Norwood SA, Australia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (14):

My back full of dunes
I see a blurry future
Sahara crossing

#010 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

travelling home
remorselessly
winter wayfarer

#033 Eva Limbach, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

cold winter morning
jumps to the sun
sparrow

#040 Amir Hasanvandi, Shoush, Iran
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

canopy ride
the roaring soar
through the clouds

#048 Ramesh Anand, Bengaluru, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Saint Nicholas Night
the snowflakes journey
to our palms

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

v   

train slumber
every other station
is in a dream

#069 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Kristiansand, Norway
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   


first time flying
the smell of his cologne
my only company

#115 Diksha Sharma, Delhi, India
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

Poppies
spinning around to watch me
as the train passes.

#121 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

island vacation
receiving an upgrade
to hurricane status

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

v   

anniversary –
staring in the mirror
when the elevator stopped

#177 Carmen Duvalma, Targoviste, Romania
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

sure enough
a wine-dark sea—not far
from Calypso’s cave

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

v   

Bus station−
Mother breastfeeding her infant,
son and dog on guard

#191 Izeta Radetinac, Novi Pazar, Serbia
(0-2-0) = 2 pts

v   

night flight
for some hours
queen of stars

#197 Christa Beau, Halle/Saale, Germany
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

same sky route
along hedged clouds
swallow tails

#218 Lucia Fontana, Milan, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (15):

pleasure trip
under the starry sky
New York

#028 Pere Risteski, Ohrid, Macedonia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

beacon in the distance-
cohorts of refugees
to the North Sea

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

v   

hailing a ride
our tuk-tuk driver insists
on the pretty route

052 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

long-distance flight
the manga on the eBook
a still image

#053 Klaus Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

illuminated traces
the midnight trains
circling the earth

#074 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

mountain trails
tireless friend
shepherd dog

#109 Silvestru Miclaus, Roma (Italy), Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

in your eye
an ocean and the continent-
a sailing airplane

#125 Božidar Škobić, Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

journey through the rain -
the human in the train window
has tears in his face
 
#126 Wolfgang Rödig, Mitterfels, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

eddy currents...
I try to walk around
my darker self

#155 Raamesh Gowri Raghavan, Thane, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

darkening lake
sound of our paper boat
setting sail

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

v   

windy morning
shaped goose weathervane
southbound
 
#170 Anne-Marie Labelle, Longueuil, Canada
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

train's whistle –                               
pierced is a lazy silence
of a misty morning

#185 Nada Jačmenica,  Sveti Križ Začretje, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

foreign river
when will your water
approach my home town

#193 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   


Christmas holiday –
the cat is hiding
in the trolley

#200 Daniela Zglibutiu, Montecchio Emilia, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

stairlift whirrs --
the journey hides the sound
of his wheezes

#209 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK
(0-0-2) = 1 pt

no points this time (63):

At the stop sign right
and right there's the old churchyard
you're looking for

#011 Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, MN, USA

v   

from its basin
rice seeds floating by...
long journey south

#016 Pat Geyer East Brunswick, NJ, USA

v   

River cruise -
a fellow- traveller builds
his paper ship well

#020 Aziza Hena, Dhaka, Bangladesh

v   

early spring,
the fragrance of silence – a burial
in the country

#024 Smajil Durmišević, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

winter wonderful world -
God management seen and felt
only while traveling

#032 Gheorghe Pustelnicu, Dridu Lalomita, Romania

v   

sweat lodge...
world without enters
the world within

#043 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada

v   

a lone rider
on a sunlit dappled road
lifetime

#046 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, India

v   

drifting away
for seabird and for me
same Autumn sun

#049 Damir Janjlaija, Kotor, Montenegro

v   

a puddle in the road
the sun slopped under the wheel
of a car

#050 Midhat Midho Hrnčić, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

ebb tide
I book flight
on the eagle’s wing

#054 Nika, Victoria, BC, Canada

v   

full of mysteries
an ironic suffer the weight
end of the year

#058 Tatjana Debeljacki, Užice, Serbia

v   

St. James´s Way -
daily it starts
at my doorstep

#059 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinstahl, Germany

v   

train's purr
gentle awakening
emerald green rice fields

#062 Solène Lagadec, Rennes, France

v   

departure day
only hours before I recall 
this was your town

#063 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India

v   

illumineted traces
the midnight trains
circling the earth

#074 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

v   

highway drive -
on the run from the rain
and his grumbling

#075 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow,  Russia

v   

A full moon migrates
in the vast starry sky… 
tidings of great joy

#081 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France

v   

No air travel
Nor the brave ocean –
I'm a land guy.

#082 Franklin Magalhães, Mesquita/RJ, Brazil

v   

In the morning
the walk of a hobo
snow falling on the city

#083 Richard Jodoin, Montreal, Canada

v   

school tour...
a boy munches
homemade sweets

#086 Aparna Pathak, Gurugram, India

v   

walking home
through the snowfall
red lights of traffic jam

#087 Pavel Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia

v   

New Zealand to Elba
all islands connected
by the haiku trail

#088 Janko Dimnjaković, Zagreb, Croatia

v   

winter holidays -
running breathless
for the flight connection

#089 Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito MN, Italy

v   

coaxing the child
out of the shadows...
meeting her halfway

#096 Karen Harvey, Pwllheli, Wales

v   

purgatory-
most visited
destination

#099 Aljoša Vuković, Šibenik, Croatia

v   

finals week
snowed under
at the bike corral

#100 Susan Mallernee, Dover, USA

v   

snowing without a stop...
the skiers' contours blur
in descent of the track

#104 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania

v   

i could take
through the window plane
touch the cloud

#107 Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Podgorica, Montenegro

v   

all the dreams I make
all the love I'll ever take
my greatest journey

#110 Eleni Antoniou - Constantinou, Nicosia, Cyprus

v   

long distance trail
respiratory linked
the trekking pole

#112 Sylvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria

v   

enter the house of dreams
as a grown-up
leave it as a child

#114 Oddbjørn Aardalen, Vennesla, Norway

v   

distant..over there..
parallel rail tracks
joining together?

#118 Neelam Sangwai, Mumbai, India

v   

driving down the road
into ______ out of
fog patches

#128 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, KY, USA

v   

down nostalgia lane
black and white reruns
on telly

#129 Madhuri Pillai, Melbourne, Australia

v   

a beacon
on your route
and my waving

#131 Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany

v   

The full moon glistens
above the railway station
I missed the express

#132 Marcell Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary

v   

low winter sunrays
travelling across our floors again
at the speed of dust

#136 Anne Zooey Lind, Lista, Norway

v   

ski cabin—
ice from the car
to the front door

#138 Tom Sacramona, Plainville, MA, USA

v   

"on the road again"
i imagine, her voice
would be better

#141 Sonja Raab, Opponitz, Austria

v   

the purple maple
leaves sail
to distant shores

#143 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine

v   

sky without stars-
blind man crosses the street
on the red colour

#145 Constantin Stroe, Bucharest, Romania

v   

arctic tens migrating -
sure to find the arrival
even without seeing it.

#146 David Rodrigues, Lisbon, Portugal

v   

On the Caravan
feel, as singsong as breath
caught  in a dream.

#148 Ram Sharan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Nepal

v   

A group of ghosts
travelling through the city
The streets are foggy.

#152 Zoran Antonijevic, Mladenovac, Serbia

v   

Long steps, heavy luggage,
loud whistle through dusty window.
Short is journey home.

#154 Katarina Pisacic, Novi Marof, Croatia

v   


whole life
ahead of you
baby crying

#160 Evgenii Plekhanov, Kirov, Russia

v   

the fulfilment trip
from six feet under
to eternity

#162 Per Snublefot, Oslo, Norway

v   

Wanderer in time
From birth to death and beyond
Your trip is well-planned

#163 Claude Lopez-Ginisty, Saint-Triphon, Switzerland

v   

train's delayed -
he plays Blue Moon
as at the Metropolitan

#164 Severa Disingrini, Cremona, Italy

v   

a rocky ride
to eternity -
politician's death

#165 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India

v   

a travel and a new love
in store for me -
palm reading

#166 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria

v   

up in the clouds . . .
the image of you
still so clear

#167 Christine L. Villa, Sacramento CA, USA

v   

Close to arrival
the one on my window seat
offers me my seat

#168 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

v   

yellow light
streams from a train's windows
midnight passes

#171 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland

v   

A decade of winter
my vocal cords come alive
as the last frost expelled

#174 Chien Ying Ng, Seremban, Malaysia

v   

the snow falls -
slowly sways
an old pine

#179 Maria Teresa Sisti, Gassano di Fivizzano, Italy

v   

I feel insecure on this bus,
Adam, let’s bite off
the lifetime apple

#181 Lilija Olšauskiene, Kaunas, Lithuania

v   

myriads of gods
travel to Izumo Province
Shinto priests too

#189 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan

v   

more and more descreasing family
in the disappearing car
screen of the spaceship

#196 Paulina Perczak, Kielce, Poland

v   

a snake the backside
of the silvery coin --
winter path

#198 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria

v   

the train enters a town
at midnight on tower clock
thunder without rain

#201 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania

v   

the speed bumps of pain
in my rearview mirror…
New Year’s Day

#202 Cyndi Lloyd, Riverton, UT, USA

v   

camel fair –
every day
a hump day

#203 Susan Burch, Hagerstown, MD, USA

v   

tour guide's accent
thicker
by the sentence

#204 Edward Cody Huddleston, Baxley, GA, USA

v   

Holding the snow in my fist
I have been left without snow -
My list for Santa Claus

#220 Marco Pilotto, Piazzola Sul Brenta PD, Italy

no results – authors who didn’t vote (11):

on my return home . . .
a rejected golden mask
rushing along 

#002 Djurdja Vukelić Rožić, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia

v   

through taiga and tundra
in the embrace of Siberia
I travel by train

#029 Vladimir Suk, Oroslavje, Croatia

v   

it always leads me
on unbeaten pathes-
the longing itself

#039 Adina Enachescu, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Romania

v   

on the early train
to a friend's funeral
the newspaper untouched

#045 Helge Torvund, Ogna, Norway

v   

Her life´s journey
coming to end
Old tired feet

#079 Ruzica Soldo, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

Ipod random -
the scenery blurred
by fast train

#091 Pasquale Asprea, Genova,  Italy

v   

life path ...
with every leap the sting of thorns
deeper and deeper

#108 Jovanka Božić, Valjevo, Serbia

v   

sunset
finally the visa stamp
in my passport

#140 Vessislava Savova, Sofia, Bulgaria

v   

long week end trip
roadside rest areas
ease my tensions...

#156 Purushothamarao Rao Ravela, Nolenseville, USA

v   

aborted journey
still longing
for the memories

#219 Vibeke Rosenberg, Follebu, Norway

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