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). Starting 2018 we are planning one competition yearly: EUROPEAN KUKAI (in 2013-2017 we organized 4 separate quarterly competitions in each year: EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI). The competition is led in cooperation with the Publishing House KONTEKST from Poznań.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Results of the EUROPEAN KUKAI 2018 (#1/21)

The first annual edition of the European Kukai has finished. Congratulations for the winners: Viktoriya Marinova, Rosa Clement, Susanne Reichard and Rachel Sutclife. Thanks to all participants. We wish you all the best in the new year and invite you to the second annual edition of European Kukai in 2019 (period of submission: October 1 - October 20).

Robert Kania and Krzysztof Kokot
the EQK team

Edition #1/21: 192 participants from 44 countries:
Australia (3), Austria (2), Bangladesh (1), Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Brazil (3), Bulgaria (15), Canada (4), Colombia (1), Croatia (17), Cyprus (1), Denmark (1), France (6), Germany (17), Ghana (1), Hungary (1), India (9), Iran (1), Ireland (1), Israel (2), Italy (14), Japan (2), Lithuania (5), Macedonia (3), Montenegro (2), Nepal (1), The Netherlands (1), New Zealand (2), Nigeria (1), Norway (6), Philippines (1), Poland (6), Portugal (1), Romania (15), Russia (5), Serbia (4), Slovenia (1), Sri Lanka (1), Switzerland (1), Taiwan (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Ukraine (2), United Kingdom (10), USA (18)

note: (6-9-2) means 6x3 points, 9x2 points and 2x1 point = 38 points

FIRST PLACE:

052 Viktoriya Marinova, Pleven, Bulgaria
(6-9-2) = 38 points
(from: IND, USA, FRA, GER, HUN, BIH - ROM, ISR, BUL, CRO, BUL, BUL, USA, NEP, BRA - BUL, BEL)

lonely evening
my shadow
on а table for two 

SECOND PLACE (2 authors):

026 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brazil
(3-5-9) = 28 points
(from: SLO, NOR, ITA - ITA, ROM, CRO, ISR, BRA - MNE, CRO, ROM, IND, UK, BUL, IND, UK, LIT)

adopted cat
we build love
from scratch

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092 Susanne Reichard, New York, USA
(6-3-4) = 28 points
(from: BUL, ITA, FRA, CAN, BUL, GER - IND, BUL, USA - ROM, SLO, ITA, CRO)

drought 
the deep cracks 
in our shadow 

THIRD PLACE:

018 Rachel Sutcliffe, United Kingdom
(4-5-4) = 26 points
(from: LIT, AUS, LIT, DEN - CAN, CRO, BRA, MNE, USA - MKD, ITA, BUL, POL)

alone on the path
even my shadow
walks ahead


4th place - 24 points (2):

Refugee camp
a kite escapes
from the child's hand

063 Christiane Ranieri, Wittenheim, France
(6-3-0) = 24 pts


shooting star -
unprepared
I waste a wish

098 Tomislav Sjekloća, Cetinje, Montenegro
(3-6-3) = 24 pts

5th place - 23 points:

searching for
each other
autumn leaves

088 Radostina Dragostinova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(3-5-4) = 23 pts

6th place - 22 ponts (2):

after the rain
in the heart on the wall
a snail couple

010 Aljoša Vuković. Sibenik, Croatia
(5-0-7) = 22 pts


river fog
a long forgotten laughter
from the other side

034 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Kristiansand, Norway
(5-3-1) = 22 pts

7th place - 21 points:

night train-
just the full moon waiting for me
in the station

131 Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara, Galaţi, Romania
(3-4-4) = 21 pts

8th place - 19 points:

dreamcatcher
the spider-web snares
moonbeams

004 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(3-3-4) = 19 pts

9th place - 18 points:

falling leaves...
the sparrows
more and more visible 

036 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(5-1-1) = 18 pts

10th place - 17 points (2):

skylark’s song
her faded words
on a postcard

061 Martha Magenta, Bristol, United Kingdom
(3-2-4) = 17 pts


window shopping
her reflection
wearing Chanel

185 Stefanie Bucifal, Konstanz, Germany
(4-1-3) = 17 pts

16 points (2):

old blackthorn stick
each board of the bridge
a different note

168 John Parsons, Hastings, United Kingdom
(4-2-0) = 16 pts


jubilee
he discreetly adjusts
her wig

186 Henryk Czempiel, Strzelce Opolskie, Poland
(3-2-3) = 16 pts

15 points (6):

last letter
the scarlet sway
of poppies 

047 Pragya Vishnoi, Kanpur India
(3-2-2) = 15 pts


moon phases…
my dress becoming
shorter and shorter

058 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria
(2-3-3) = 15 pts


in the prison yard
celebrating her sixth year
winter moon

100 Margo Williams, Stayton, Oregon, USA
(1-6-0) = 15 pts


cherry trees in bloom -
younger today
than yesterdey

108 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(3-2-2) = 15 pts


survivor
the deepness of the sea
in her gaze

133 Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito, Italy
(3-1-4) = 15 pts


autumn mist..
he recognized me from afar
my old dog

160 Nijole Kerusauskiene, Kaunas, Lithuania
(2-4-1) = 15 pts

14 points (3):

first light-
several birds flying
out of the sun

048 Rita Odeh, Haifa, Israel
(2-3-2) = 14 pts


raku bowl-
the fleeting form
of a cloud

153 Angiola Inglese, Pededrobba, Italy
(2-3-2) = 14 pts


mud puddle—
in one splash
childhood

177 Rashmi Vesa, Bengaluru, India
(1-3-5) = 14 pts

13 points (3):

inside the fresh grave
dead leaves gather
waiting... 

051 Justice Joseph Prah, Accra, Ghana
(3-1-2) = 13 pts


peeling an orange
the sky unweaves
into snowflakes

055 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(3-1-2) = 13 pts


border checking
the moon crosses
with my visa

079 Sudebi Singha, Kolkata, India
(2-2-3) = 13 pts

12 points (2):

deep autumn
a bamboo flute
seduces a deer

180 Zornitza Harizanova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-1-4) = 12 pts


Last shot
A teddy bear
My new friend

192 Solene Lagadec, Rennes, France
(2-2-2) = 12 pts

11 points (9):

mom's gifts for Christmas...
the second sock left
unfinished knitting

017 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(3-1-0) = 11 pts


Budapest night -
the light touch of the moon
on his hands

030 Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo, The Hague, Netherlands
(2-2-1) = 11 pts


my father's notebook
little crosses with pencil
in front of each name

080 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-2-1) = 11 pts


an empty nest
in a bare tree
visible silence

093 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(1-3-2) = 11 pts


snowflakes -
a crow call comes
through the silence

115 Claude Lagadec, Saumur, France
(2-1-3) = 11 pts


midnight walk
carrying weight of the moon
on my back

140 Devin Harrison, Vancouver, Canada
(3-0-2) = 11 pts


granny is gone -
a wild plum still blossoms
in her garden

156 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania
(2-1-3) = 11 pts


prayer lamp -
something of me
in the moth dust 

174 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(2-2-1) = 11 pts


cold attic
a scent
of christmas past

183 Kurt Øystein Slåtten, Egersund, Norway
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

10 points (2):

crumpled review
Lady Di still alive
at the barber's

011 Marie Derley, Ath, Belgium
(2-1-2) = 10 pts


creaking fireplace
from a walk he brings
the smell of fog

056 Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, Ivanic Grad, Croatia
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

9 points (5):

a gypsy moth's
opening chrysalis…
endless skies

006 Anna Cates, Wilmington, Ohio, USA
(2-1-1) = 9 pts


cyclone -
the old pine
lying on the violets 

009 Sisti Maria Teresa, Gassano, Italy
(1-2-2) = 9 pts


valley mist
the palomino my daughter calls
                Dreamer

014 Simon Hanson, Tamborine, Australia
(2-1-1) = 9 pts


fogbound…
i talk to myself
in the mirror

015 Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bengaluru, India
(2-1-1) = 9 pts


silent night ...
over his crib
a perfusion bag

184 Cezar Ciobica, Botosani, Romania
(1-3-0) = 9 pts

8 points (8):

Broken spirits
upon the open seas …
shimmering rainbow

002 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(2-0-2) = 8 pts


the dust that was Allepo
still in my eye
..tears 

019 John McDonald, Edinburg, Scotland
(2-0-2) = 8 pts


lost love -
the snow buries
everything

039 Antonio Sacco, Vallo della Lucania (Sa), Italy
(0-3-2) = 8 pts


Flower petals
Falling from your coat –
Your words. 

041 Tamara Lujak, Belgrade, Serbia
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


listening
what remains -
retirement home

112 Toni Piccini, Trieste, Italy
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


autumn woods
a heart-shaped leaf
falls at my feet 

129 Stephen Toft, Lancaster, United Kingdom
(1-2-1) = 8 pts


Black Friday
red ears and noses
green dollars

159 Franjo Ordanic, Oroslavje, Croatia
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


The blue sky
Resting
On the mountain peak

175 Joshua Park, Irvine, USA
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

7 points (11):

lengthening autumn -
wind-combed grasses
under pilgrim's steps

005 Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(2-0-1) = 7 pts


windswept secrets
of the whispering willows -
winter chill

013 Michael H. Lester, Los Angeles, USA
(1-2-0) = 7 pts


midnight callers...
cranes criss-cross the surface
of a moonlit lake

049 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
(1-2-0) = 7 pts


foreign country
scent of soil from home
in my dream 

070 Ivanka Yankova, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
(0-3-1) = 7 pts


my sister outside
combing out her wet hair ...
spring sunshine

078 Anne Louise Curran, Hamilton, New Zealand
(2-0-1) = 7 pts


reed bed symphony
tuning up
a thousand frogs

081 Ingrid Baluchi, Ohrid, Macedonia
(1-1-2) = 7 pts


kimono-silk
worn
so many tears

091 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinstahl, Germany
(2-0-1) = 7 pts


peace
how simple
to prenounce!

114 Ajaya Mahala, Jaipur, India
(2-0-1) = 7 pts


stormy night
next morning the poetry
of our sheets

126 Gabriele Hartmann, Höchstenbach, Germany
(2-0-1) = 7 pts


larch leaves
the ephemeral light
of dawn

134 Eufemia Griffo, Settimo Milanese, Italy
(1-2-0) = 7 pts


beautiful autumn 
last leaf falls on the first page
of new diary

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

6 points (5):

volcanoes park —
on the inn’s wall
a fire extinguisher

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


final journey
on this wristwatch
still summer time

037 Eleonore Nickolay, Vaires sur Marne, France
(0-3-0) = 6 pts


too late
came much too early
pumpkin sale

044 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Canada
(1-1-1) = 6 pts


great crisis -
snowmen in the quarter
without their noses

045 Danijela Grbelja, Sibenik, Croatia
(1-1-1) = 6 pts


empty and full --
only sky inside the hollow core
of the old elm* 
*The Old Elm became the European tree of the year 2014, now the tree is dying.

148 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

5 points (11):

Merry graveyard -
over the fence to the pub
free entry

038 Alexandru-Emil Marin, Bucharest , Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


existence -
blink of an eye
on dew drop

085 Maurizio Petruccioli, Manzano (UD), Italy
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


silver spider
over silk thread
sunlight shines

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


endless darkness
in and out of the hut
full moon 

103 Sasa Vazic, Batajnica, Serbia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


moonlit slope--
skier's silhouette
dances a waltz

113 Teiichi Suzuki, Osaka, Japan
(0-2-1) = 5 pts


quite at home
the little refugee feeding pigeons
near the path

149 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


goldfish in a pond
under the water lilies
dreaming of a wave

162 Eleni Antoniou–Constantinou, Nikozja, Cyprus
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


a whiff of south wind
the river carried the moon
away

171 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia Bulgaria
(1-0-2) = 5 pts


clear winter day
my daughter picks up
the snow globe 

176 James Dobson, Prudhoe, United Kingdom
(1-0-2) = 5 pts


Poppy Day...
dusting the weight
of their glory

188 Cristina Apatrei, Saveni, Romania
(0-2-1) = 5 pts


winter—I tend to be lazy with my consonants 

191 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

4 points (13):

camp fire
behind te old fortress-
sunset

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


in a deserted village
living without a pay on the fences
the ivy

008 Vladimir Šuk, Oroslavje, Croatia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts


hunting refugees
i'm picking the weed
in the garden

033 Sonja Raab, Opponitz, Austria
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


driving exam -
the cherry tree in bloom
gives me priority

040 Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-2) = 4 pts


the end of the summer
a grandmother kisses
baby's sock

042 Pepa Odjakova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-1-2) = 4 pts


sailing leaves
actually I would have
all the time

069 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


silent winter night
snow white cat softly climbs
to a dove's nest

074 Tahera Mannan, Nagpur, India
(0-2-0) = 4 pts


a soft splat -
a flower drops and
wind tumbles it

083 Gillena Cox, St. James, Trinidad and Tobago
(0-2-0) = 4 pts


children's laugher
drowns from the distance
explosions of the bomb

094 Zuzanna Truchlewska, Łaziska Górne, Poland
(0-2-0) = 4 pts


How she's working 
her way into the darkness
November sun

105 Beate Conrad, Hildesheim, Germany
(0-2-0) = 4 pts


bad hair days
weren't that bad...
chemotherapy

124 Vandana Parashar, Chandimandir, India
(0-1-2) = 4 pts



TV documentary
my eyelids heavier than
a herd of elephants

154 Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Rijeka, Croatia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


are laughs
or snowballs that redden
children's cheeks

161 Nazarena Rampini, Milano, Italy
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

3 points (17):

ice storm islip into oblivion

023 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Canada
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


Feeling blue
the sky clears
my eyes 

024 Adam Šuligoj, Maribor, Slovenia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


vis-a-vis in the train -
the pretty young woman
smiles at her phone 

043 Wolfgang Rödig, Mitterfells, Germany
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


Coldness in the patch,
Scarecrow’s cloths
Thatwere theft

053 Amir Hasanvandi, Shoush, Iran
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


on the old pond
snowflakes are falling
without a sound

059 Sebastian Salie, Bergen-Waldhof, Germany
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


ramshackle house
the fashion magazine pictures
on the wall

068 Nikolay Grankin, Krasnodar, Russia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


Night sky
our canonization
by the mountains

118 Birgit Heid, Landau, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


on the deck--
by its lips the rough sea swings
the ancient sail

120 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


overcrowded ship
a stowaway trembling
in the sea storm

125 Marija Pogorilic, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


a boat has passed
wild ducks still
surfing the waves

132 Zoran Doderovic, Novi Sad, Serbia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


break water
the sun wriggles
out of a wave

135 Rob Kingston, Essex, United Kingdom
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


a bright whisper
just before sunrise
morning star

136 Anne Zooey Lind, Lista, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


Her hair with sweet smell
of strawberies and cream –
a child's birthday party.

147 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


wind
rearranges the leaves in the yard
freedom in excess 

155 Stanka Boneva, Varna, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


thin blue ice-
ambulance's lights
through a Christmas tree

172 Doris Pascolo, Milano, Italy
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


A soaking downpour
Lovers under umbrella
I'm standing here drenched 

182 Marcell Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


the great change
me in the middle
irrelevant

190 Thor Henriksen, Oslo, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (15):

Jurassic American swamp
A Comboversaurus (turkey ancestor) trumpets
Its final tweet

001 Andreas Hvammen, Larvik, Norway
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


Love is gone
And I'm sad
A little, a little, a little

035 Igor Shugan, Kaoshiung, Taiwan
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


“We don't need science”
He says before turning off
His fancy laptop

054 Viviane C. Moura Leite, Maua SP, Brazil


Silent dawn --
outside, my cat lapping
the dew droplets. 

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


drunk driver —
the wall marks end at
last year’s height 

073 Roberta Beary, County Mayo, Ireland
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


bird in the wind
autumn passes with the whirl
of dead leaves

075 Boris Nazansky, Zagreb, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


light rainfall...
a boy sets his paper boat
on sail

102 Theophilus Femi Alawonde, Ogbomosho, Oyo, Nigeria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


leafless birch
right outside my window
calendar is over

107 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


barely spring
last seasons ghosts living on
agapanthus

110 Steven Clarkson, Taupo, New Zealand
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


pair of monkeys
on the temple stairs
Darwin passes through

111 Gencho Genchev, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


hot summer day -
my haiku
reek of manure

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


melting snow
under our feet, in the air.
touch my hand 

142 Pavel Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


Winter draws
on the windows.
Fairy tale breath.

158 Svetla Pacheva-Karabova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0-0-2) = 2 pts


David Bowie
thinking
about blue

163 Mark Gilbert, Nottingham, United Kingdom
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


the melting snow
dives into basement
a white cat

178 Alexander Shytkovskiy, Energodar, Ukraine
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (19):

Rustle of leaves-
I open my soul for
this autumn

012 Vasile Cojocaru, Pașcani, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


I have seen a flash -
under the piled-up snow
The Danube flows yet!

021 Mariana Tanase, Braila, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


fountain in the sun -
two big foreign coins with their
silver flickering 

025 Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


a butterfly
waving all among
the walkers' words 

050 Željko Funda, Varaždin, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

 
conciliation service
our recollections
avoid each other

065 John Hawkhead, Bradford/Avon, United Kingdom
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


November night
Rejoice on the lawns
The song to the ground

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


frost on the window -
through she eyes
the peak of the hill

077 Florin Golban, București, România
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


@
pigtail posting
email

087 Arne Haukdal, Stavanger, Norway
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


relentless rains…
between the goal posts
sailing pelicans 

099 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


a hunched shadow
wading through the fallen leaves -
my Indian summer 

101 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


Realised
words shoot
straight to the heart

130 Toni Pavleski, Prilep, Macedonia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


After hours of waiting
a song
in my heart

138 Renate Müller-Tümmler, Wiesbaden, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


buttercups swaying
in the wind - a field full of
childhood memories 

139 Brigitte Ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


our canoe
in the garage's corner-
hoarfrost

143 Margherita Petriccione, Scauri, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


Autumnal sunrise
Over the burned house
couple of crows

150 Jonas Vaicekauskas, Šiauliai, Lithuania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


contrasting images
blue skies above
tear gas below

152 Ed Bremson, Raleigh, NC, USA


google maps -
summer cloud over
the sold house

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


sirens
pushing their way
through concrete heat

179 Dejan Pavlinović, Pula, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


accompanied by rain,
a train reaches the station –
commotion in the compartments

187 Jovanka Božić, Valjevo, Serbia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (41):

* a coaly dark cloud
thunderbolt goes zigzag

016 Pere Risteski, Ohrid, Macedonia


finaly aboard -
you on the river
me on the sea

022 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania


an old sailor
catching wind with his sails
on the open sea

027 Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Podgorica, Montenegro 


our deaf neighbor
ranting at the woods—
my fiddle’s out of tune

028 Rick Clark, Seattle, USA

who stole all
my blue skies?

029 Joan McNerney, New York, USA


crowded street -
in the air the smell
of boiled wine 

031 Slobodan Pupovac, Zagreb, Croatia


play hide-and-seek
be undiscovered
in childhood

032 Dainius Dirgela, Vilnius, Lithuania


Bombay cat
among Krishna's devoters -
no food

046 Arik Benedek-Chaviv, Gyvataym, Israel


No language barriers
Detected in children’s eyes
At borders.

057 Ravela Purushothamarao, Ellicott, USA

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Moon in the tree crown -
For a hungry bird
It's too big a mouthful

060 Biljana Kitić Čakar, Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina


pre-Christmas kitchen
the children shape dough
with cookie cutters 

062 Sylvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria


sickle moon
between mossy gravestones
the sent of wild minth 

066 Christof Blumenrath, Borken, Germany


fall is awaiting
the last glimpse of summer
before long winter stares

067 Judi Honiker, Clearwater, USA


a front moves
on the hotel terrace 
white sheets

072 Marta Chociłowska, Warsaw, Poland


warm November
whether autumn
as well fell in love?

076 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria


a plowed field
a tractor engine noise floats
above glistening furrows

082 Stjepan Rozic, Ivanic Grad, Croatia


I haven't seen
who shattered the rainbow
in my garden today

084 Jasminka Predojevic, Zagreb, Croatia


privacy has left the premises
leafless hedges
Autumn transparency

086 Jens-Christian Kjær, Brande, Denmark


Yellow moon -
flowers all over the mountain
a morning dream

090 Manoj Sharma (M.S./Chintak), Kathmandu, Nepal


railroad ties…
waiting on the train
that’ll never come

095 Elena Naskova, Seattle, USA


after the snow falls
winter tulips bloom pale sand...
no kids on the beach

096 Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, NJ, USA 


a black redstart
in dusk's lingering heat
scolds a cat 

104 Benjamin Blaesi, Wuennewil, Switzerland 

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Your lonely sad eyes
watching all the horizon
counting memories

106 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia


lightpainting
mother's lost memories

109 Ramona Linke, Salzatal/OT Beesenstedt, Germany


winter hearth
so many ghostly figures
riding in and out

116 Radhamani Sarma, Chennai, India


Jeffrey Dahmer-
his fellow prisoner
finally set him free

117 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh


blind person
just smells falling flakes
you see them

121 Vladimir Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia


no beyond…
over the snowy plain
a crow's flyby

122 Giovanna Restuccia, Messina, Italy


Sea birds choral
When you come slowly
To flood my spaces

127 Mónica Margaride, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal


Bookcrossing
Among the yellowed fingers
a lotto ticket

128 Ezio Infantino, Verona, Italy


Into a wintry cold
someone walks on the water
churches bells chime 

137 Richard Jodoin, Montreal, Canada


On the we ground lay
Nowhere to go but forward
Endlessly searching

141 Lea Wang-Tomic, Arcadia, USA

sitting on the sofa
the cat waits
for the phone chat 

144 Csanad Szava, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

beach notice
says do not litter ---
used footsteps

145 Ashoka Weerakkody, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Barbara branches
buds
in my heart unfolded

146 Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany 

still humming along
to every christmas carol
spring haze

151 Tia Haynes, Lakewood,, USA

distant stars
jet airliner's
strob light

157 Andrey Larionov, Samara, Russia


Scarecrows gone
from rice terraces
birds resting

166 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan


dreaming at the sea -
someone from time to time
is slamming the gate

169 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania


Spring afternoon
among the rose petals -
sweet cherry

173 Vanice Zimerman, Curitiba, Brazil


My old children’s room.
Rain runs down the window glass
and onto the floor. 

181 Moritz Lange, Hamburg, Germany

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rush hour
thoughts are running
without stop

007 Bakhtiyar Amini, Duesseldorf, Germany


Morning fog -
the call of little egret
in midair 

097 Pasquale Asprea, Genoa, Italy


tourist town
ocean waves tugging away
the memories

119 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA 


a shimmering summer day
peace in your heart
the smile of the bees

165 Nathalie Detzler, Saarbrücken, Germany


frost outside window
the crow sitting on a cable
electric and black 

167 Paweł Markiewicz, Bielsk Podlaski, Poland


The Web has been spun
The spider patiently waits
For the prey to come

189 Janice Morris, Puyallup, WA, USA

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