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, July 13, 2020

Results of the EUROPEAN KUKAI 2020 (#3/23)

The third annual edition of the European Kukai (and twenty third edition overall) has finished. Congratulations to the winners: Vincenzo Adamo, Eleonore Nickolay and Pere Risteski. Thanks to all participants: 259 - is the largest number of participants in history of our kukai.
There was no specific topic this year but a lot of haiku was sent on on current pandemic and refugee topics. Let’s hope that next year there will be far fewer reasons to write on these topics.
We invite you to the European Kukai 2021.

Robert Kania and Krzysztof Kokot
The EK team

Edition 2020 (#3/23): 259 participants from 48 countries:
Algeria (1), Australia (6), Austria (2), Bangladesh (4), Belarus (2), Belgium (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Brazil (3), Bulgaria (16), Canada (7), Colombia (1), Croatia (21), Denmark (2), France (6), Germany (19), Ghana (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), India (18), Indonesia (1), Iran (4), Ireland (3), Israel (2), Italy (19), Japan (3), Lithuania (6), Montenegro (3), Nepal (1), Netherlands (1), North Macedonia (3), Norway (6), Pakistan (1), Philippines (2), Poland (11), Portugal (2), Romania (19), Russia (10), Serbia (7), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (1), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1), Tadjikistan (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United Kingdom (9), Ukraine (3), USA (21)


FIRST PLACE:

029 Vincenzo Adamo,  Italy
(7-7-4) = 39 points
(from: USA, BRA, POL, BGD, IND, ROM, CAN - ALG, DEN, IND, ITA, ITA, CRO, MNE - BUL, IRL, ITA, PRT)

refugee camp
only the swallows
have a home

SECOND PLACE:

052 Eleonore Nickolay, France
(6-5-7) = 35 points
(from: USA, UKR, GER, USA, USA, AUS - RUS, GER, TJK, AUT, NED - USA, IND, BUL, ROM, IND, TUS, SVN)

photo album
the hugs
from last year


THIRD PLACE:

003 Pere Risteski, North Macedonia
(9-0-2) = 29 points
(from: LIT, TJK, CRO, GER, ROM, BLR, BUL, AUT, SRB - x - CRO, MNE)

full moon
1/2 for you
1/2 for me


4th place - 28 points:

stepped on snail -
a little girl
learns grief

124 Tomislav Sjekloća, Montenegro
(7-2-3) = 28 pkt

5th place - 27 points:

spring rains...
under the children's swing
grass grows

013 Radka Mindova, Bulgaria
(5-5-2) = 27 pts

6th place - 25 points (2):

plague lockdown
the silence
of paper cranes

018 Roberta Beary, Ireland
(4-5-3) = 25 pts


instant meal
the taste of
solitude

138 Stefanie Bucifal, Germany
(3-5-6) = 25 pts

7th place - 23 points (2):

face mask
noticing the wrinkles
around her eyes 

014 Tom Bierovic, USA
(3-5-4) = 23 pts


the distance
we have weathered
driftwood

028 Scott Wiggerman, USA
(3-7-0) = 23 pts

8th place - 22 points:

in the garden
between each plant
a measured distance

059  Bernard Gieske, USA
(4-3-4) = 22 pts


9th place - 20 points:

isolation
i'm looking for people
with the telescope

009 Viktoriya Marinova, Bulgaria
(2-3-8) = 20 pts

10th place - 19 points:

ride by the corn field
the rows open
and close

137 Stjepan Rožić, Croatia
(3-5-0) = 19 pts

18 points:

first love
the spring rain between
girl's fingers

094 Nikolay Grankin, Russia
(3-2-5) = 18 pts

17 points (7):

first butterfly-
a new personality
after bullying

022 Hassane Zemmouri, Algeria
(2-5-1) = 17 pts


summer rain
slugs having party
in my garden

039 Franjo Ordanić, Croatia
(2-5-1) = 17 pts


dry cough
carving hollows 
in the fog

074 Elizabeth Alford, USA
(3-3-2) = 17 pts


corona quarantine
the beggar wraps his blanket
more tightly

085 Vibeke Laier, Denmark
(3-3-2) = 17 pts


social distances-
the song of the nightingale
fills the void

179 Angela Giordano, Italy
(4-2-1) = 17 pts


lying there
waiting for the ceiling 
to appear

236 Mike Gallagher, Ireland
(4-2-1) = 17 pts


falling petal
a thousand cases today
in the orchard

250 Henryk Czempiel, Poland
(3-2-4) = 17 pts

16 points (4):

blooming roses -
my daughter's belly
grows rounder

089 Claude-Alice Lagadec, France
(1-5-3) = 16 pts


113
upon the reflected sky
the drift of a single
feather

Cedrus, Canada
(4-1-2) = 16 pts


I close the door
for echo to stay
from your goodbye

169 Toni Pavleski, North Macedonia
(3-2-3) = 16 pts


corona virus
learning how to smile
only with your eyes

211 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Germany
(1-3-7) = 16 pts

15 points (4):

heart transplant
the night thrumming
with stars

005 Cynthia Rowe, Australia
(3-3-0) = 15 pts


first light
the baby’s head
crowning

038 Ernesto P. Santiago, Philippines
(2-4-1) = 15 pts


snow-burden’d trees
the unopend letter
from the hospital

073 Oddbjørn Aardalen, Norway
(5-0-0) = 15 pts


scent of jasmine
in the mailbox
expected letter

136 Maya Kisyova, Bulgaria
(2-4-1) = 15 pts

14 points (3):

it starts
where it ends ...
pink moon

066 Archana Kapoor Nagpal, India
(3-2-1) = 14 pts


she can’t
keep a secret
cicadas

091 Alexey Golubev, Russia
(1-2-7) = 14 pts


social distancing
I walk on a sunbeam
to touch your shadow

170 Josie Hibbing, USA
(1-3-5) = 14 pts

13 points (3):

fog at sea -
the scream of a gull
further and further

087 Vasile Cojocaru, Romania
(1-3-4) = 13 pts


old painting. . .
the leftover shades 
of a memory 

210 Praniti Gulyani, India
(1-4-2) = 13 pts


falling leaves-
anybody can't judge a tree
just by one season

224 Rita Odeh, Israel
(4-0-1) = 13 pts

12 points (5):

lockdown -
behind the gate
roses in full bloom

015 Ana Drobot, Romania
(2-2-2) = 12 pts


still attractive with the lights off supermoon

048 Tim Gardiner, United Kingdom
(3-1-1) = 12 pts


lockdown
the street dog finds
a car to chase

098 Rosa Clement, Brazil
(1-3-3) = 12 pts


deserted high street
only our shadows
touching

127 Iliyana Stoyanova, United Kingdom
(2-2-2) = 12 pts


talking with grandson
on every wave of river
a flash of sunshine

129 Goda V. Bendoraitienė, Lithuania
(3-0-3) = 12 pts

11 points (5):

in between 
rain drops
the broken tap

002 Tash Adams, Australia
(3-0-2) = 11 pts


self-isolation
finding peace in the petals
outside my window

046 Tracy Davidson, United Kingdom
(3-1-0) = 11 pts


spring sun 
the roar of a paper 
aeroplane

092  Anna Maris, Sweden
(3-0-2) = 11 pts


second stroke—
the whiteness of snow
as it falls    

157 Ashish Narain, Philippines
(2-2-1) = 11 pts


Coolness -
seagulls’ shadow
on the sand

225 Nazarena Rampini, Italy
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

10 points (4):

pink blossoms
the same dance moves
of two butterflies

130 Richa Sharma, India
(3-0-1) = 10 pts


tropical drizzle…
under the shrine’s awning
a huddle of cats

158 Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Australia
(1-3-1) = 10 pts


cherry blooming
in every village its own
cats chorus

199 Andrius Luneckas, Lithuania
(2-1-2) = 10 pts


foot blisters -
the long walk of the homeless
on their shadows

204 Arvinder Kaur, India
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

9 points (8):

stone bridge-
in the shadow of his
waters linger a little
   
031 Mihai Moldoveanu - Mirco, Romania
(2-1-1) = 9 pts


lock-down liberty
a crystal lake
steals the sky

068 Ingrid Baluchi, North Macedonia
(1-1-4) = 9 pts


a hot date
the gentle creaking
of moored boats

078 Marta Chocilowska, Poland
(2-1-1) = 9 pts


the barman
stands with a cool face
in a world of spirits

093 Csanad Szava, Romania
(3-0-0) = 9 pts


our new bed
dry cardboard
wolf moon

100 S.M. Kozubek, USA
(3-0-0) = 9 pts


paper and ink
I watch them love jointed
as a rose with the dew

115 Štefanija Ludvig, Croatia
(2-1-1) = 9 pts


a stadium full
of hospital beds
summer’s end
248 Rashmi VeSa, India
(1-2-2) = 9 pts


A letter and a thistle
rolled in the field –
the evening wind

254 Maria Tirenescu, Romania
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

8 points (11):

sleepless nights...
the voices that she hears
only in her head

001 Ed Bremson, USA
(1-2-1) = 8 pts


bookstore window
a pigeon poops on the book
about bird hunt

007 Aljoša Vuković, Croatia
(1-1-3) = 8 pts


Covid pandemic
thousands die on the world
while you hug me

071 Stoianka Boianova, Bulgaria
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


crossroad –
I am still searching for
the road towards me

107 Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara, Romania
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


COVID lockdown
from the neighbour’s garden
a caged canary’s song

143 David J. Kelly, Ireland
(2-1-1) = 8 pts


a safe place
the spring
in my hand

186 Maria Concetta Conti, Italy
(1-2-1) = 8 pts


elderly neighbours
            on their lawn at dawn . . .
                        one pointing one seeding

189 Michael Dudley, Canada
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


the weight
of the lunar disc --
on my pillow 

200 Jovanka Božić, Serbia
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


dandelion fluff
my wish
to return the spring

230 Helen Barysheva, Russia
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


spring evening -
in a refugee camp
the child is looking for mom

253 Teresa Grzywacz, Poland
(2-1-0) = 8 pts


lily of the valley...
the wedding dress
she dreamed about

259 Cristina Apetrei, Romania
(1-1-3) - 8 pts

7 points (12):

late summer -
two elders go into the sunset
taken by the hand

036 Dennys Cambarau, Italy
(0-3-1) = 7 pts


cactus
once only
you said yes

054 Bakhtiyar Amini, Tadjikistan/Germany
(1-2-0) = 7 pts


quarantine
only now we can look
at heaven

056 Vitali Khomin, Ukraine
(1-2-0) = 7 pts


dandelions dancing 
along the road
scattered words 

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


Flying ant
Dragging one
Long wing

086 Roy Duffield, Spain
(2-0-1) = 7 pts


late autumn…
I sculpture you again
in my dream

176 Diana Teneva, Bulgaria
(0-3-1) = 7 pts


prolonged lock down -
grandpa redrafts his eulogy 
for the tenth time

184 Sandra Martyres, India
(1-1-2) = 7 pts


open-air service
birds tuning in
with the choir

195 Iréne Carlsson, Sweden
(1-2-0) = 7 pts


changeover 
mom ties a bib around 
grandpa's neck

209 Sanela Pliško, Croatia
(1-1-2) = 7 pts


rainbow
a hawk rushes into
its call

212 Ramona Linke, Germany
(1-1-2) = 7 pts


Made no mistake
the poppy bloomed
at my door.

213 David Rodrigues, Portugal
(1-1-2) = 7 pts


Earth Day
refugee children pouring
invisible champagne

256 Cezar Florescu, Romania
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

6 points (14):

graduation day
the breeze fills
with pink petals 

006 Ramesh Anand, India
(2-0-0) = 6 pts


clad in pyjamas
i hear birdsongs from a God
who never sleeps

020 Gillena Cox, Trinidad and Tobago
(2-0-0) = 6 pts


street cats in love
at the end of the night
buttered toast

035 Christof Blumentrath, Germany
(1-1-1) = 6 pts


quarantine -
the dwarf rose bush
up to the window 

077 Mirela Brăilean, Romania
(1-1-1) = 6 pts


howling wind -
words are missing
to express sorrow

132 Danijela Grbelja, Croatia
(0-3-0) = 6 pts


hot moon ...
the sea wave rolls up
then stretches

148 Lucia Cardillo, Italy
(0-2-2) = 6 pts


grave digger - 
I bury the thought
you love someone else

152 Susan Burch, USA
(0-2-2) = 6 pts


cherry blossom bed
together we count
cloud animals

190 Helga Schulz Blank, Germany
(1-1-1) = 6 pts


fallen leaves—
the call
of a woodpecker

201 Nicky Gutierrez, USA
(0-2-2) = 6 pts


in the dark midnight
the steps are haunted by fear
the shadows are long

207 Zvonko Jurčević, Croatia
(1-1-1) = 6 pts


nursing home novice
mother tells me
don`t come back

223 Susan Mallernee, USA
(2-0-0) = 6 pts


in all passwords 
not to forget 
wedding date

234 Alex Malley, Belarus
(0-2-2) = 6 pts


if cats
were babies
summer dawn

251 Gregory Papastergiou, Greece
(0-2-2) = 6 pts


baby shower
husband’s promotion letter lies
on top of my resignation

252 Tanusha Sharma, India
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

5 points (17):

summer night --
a wifeless man reads
Masaoka Shiki

040 Manoj Sharma, Nepal
(0-1-3) = 5 pts


chains
around his neck —
the monkey’s eyes

057 Madhuri Pillai, Australia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


a quarter moon
a firefly in flight
on the way home

082 Mauro Battini, Italy
(0-2-1) = 5 pts


The cherry-trees in blossom
my neighbour took out the bees
for a walk

104 Ruzica Soldo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-2-1) = 5 pts


slow healing – 
song of a blackbird 
more insistent 

122 Daniela Misso, Italy
(0-2-1) = 5 pts


eyes closed-
in the wind of the hills
infinity

125 Anne-Marie Joubert-Gaillard
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


dusk roosting
in the lilac bush
first year alone

126 Alegria Imperial, Canada
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


autumn mountain peak
echo carried by light wind
calm valley voices

149 Zuzanna Madurska, Poland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


rain pouring
through the pomegranate tree crown –
a cup of tea

150 Branka Cukrov-Belak, Croatia
(1-0-2) = 5 pts


as the world burns
behind a doe
two fawns

154 Sandi Pray, USA
(0-2-1) = 5 pts


European Song Contest
... and the winner is:
Lady Corona

162 Pitt Büerken, Germany
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


protest march-
on her T shirt the words
mama I can't breathe

183 Kashinath Karmakar, India
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


after night duty
she brings on her left shoulder
the sun

191 Radostina Dragostinova, Bulgaria
(1-0-2) = 5 pts


it’s snowing nonstop -
friends for a few moments
in a caffeehouse    

208 Dan Iulian, Romania
(0-2-1) = 5 pts


the forest brook
modulating a song
word by word

238 Ajaya Mahala, India
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


St. Peter's Square
pierced by a blade of grass
three months of silence

241 Tomasz Szymczak, Poland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts


refugee camp
they play with their 
dead friend's football 

246 Quamrul Hassan, Bangladesh
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

4 points (15):

a child's giggle
the silence sometimes 
is overrated

049 Vandana Parashar, India
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


Oh plum blossoms -
don't drown in the rain
like me

058 Ulla Conrad, Denmark
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


gate of Brâncushi –
i look for the of summer
from the last year

065 Adina Enăchescu, Romania
(0-1-2) = 4 pts


settle
on this silence
crescent moon

070 Agus Maulana Sunjaya, Indonesia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


the School building
white stork nest on the chimney
less and less pupils

072 Igor Damnjanovic, Serbia
(0-1-2) = 4 pts


zephyr days -
two lovers learn to listen
to each other

096 Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Romania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


the light seen ahead
the world is changing once more
we stay for a while

097 Thor Henriksen, Norway
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


spring with
corona - season
of monologues
105 Sylvia Bacher, Austria
(0-2-0) = 4 pts


mother’s beaded shawl
realizing mothballs hold
memory’s perfume

128 Maxianne Berger, Canada
(0-2-0) = 4 pts


retirement-
suddenly he's under
a spring shower

173 Lakshmi Iyer, India
(0-1-2) = 4 pts


half-built nursery —
the lingering fragrance
of white roses

180 Vinay Leo R., India
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


can't show
my golden teeth...
surgical mask

187 Kamrun Nahar, Bangladesh
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


Our old cat
drawn
to the next life

233 Hartmut Fillhardt, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts


Marilyn-
specks of rust
on the photo frame

239 Alexander Shytkovskiy, Ukraine
(0-2-0) = 4 pts


lake-mirrored
breathing the coolness
stars in the black

255 Sebastian Salie, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

3 points (25):

nice spring day
with a petal in his tail
a peacock strutting

012 Željko Funda, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


steps quieter –
draws circles on the water
weeping willow

026 Philmore Place, Belarus
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


hand washing
to the tune of Happy Birthday
soap bubbles

033 Margo Williams, USA
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


erasing
childhood dreams
corona fears

034 Purushottamarao Raavela, USA
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


rainy summer night
the housefly
and its central star

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


all night snails
inspectors in the garden -
day, grandpa

063 Silvestru Miclaus, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


pandemic,
under the sun
lonely crows...

067 Lilia Racheva, Bulgaria
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


social distance
greater than ever
spring moon

075 Gabriele Hartmann, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


covid restrictions -
the bud get rid
from the earth

076 Pasquale Asprea, Italy
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


cherry orchard -
the life and death playing
hide and seek

111 Vasile Moldovan, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


frogs croaking
it stops for a moment
paddle splash

123 Wiesław Karliński, Poland
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


Covid mortuary
a pile of frozen deadwood
ready to burn

140 Mohammad Azim Khan, Pakistan
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


spring rainy days
a dip in the past
with no regrets

144 Ezio Infantino, Italy
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


gloomy morning -
cold wind blows
through empty souls

151 Zoran M. Jovanovic, Serbia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


Playing flies
Under my cat's eyes
Game over

172 Solène Lagadec, France
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


traffic storm...
a bird seeks shelter
in my car

174 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Ghana
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


withered violets
raindrops dissolve
in green tea
197 Elisa Allo, Switzerland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


snow on the mountains-
like a the winter breath
clouds

198 Severa Disingrini, Italy
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


chilling scream—
the first skinny dip
of spring

220 Clifford Rames, USA
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


high fire danger
dreamcatcher swinging
from the rearview mirror

226 Eddy Lee, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


google earth
the faultlines
beneath our feet

227 Mark Gilbert, United Kingdom
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


Times Square COVID 19
the smell of the rivers

243 Martin Gottlieb Cohen, USA
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


young bride
under the blusher veil
her daring blush 

245 Mona Iordan, Romania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts


Grandkids visit:
masks, gloves, six-feet-apart,
but love seeps through.

249 Nurit Israeli, USA
(1-0-0) = 3 pts


my hair
somewhere nearby
rushing through wind

258 Kristina Kroupa, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (22):

no electricity
the full moon is still shining
all power

010 Dainius Dirgela, Lithuania
(0-0-2) = 2 pts


on the shallows ...
not everyone comes back
to life  

024 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Lithuania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


you’re coming -  
on the bare tree
rain drops blossoming out  

030 Angelica Seithe, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


dandelion fluff…
my dreams meet your dreams
to a neverending sky

045 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


Silent wait
Stay together to scream
The city inside

088 Mónica Margaride, Portugal
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


a tale of the wind
for the cypress and maple twig
an intermittent kiss

090 Omilla - Tsveta Djagarova, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


wavering hand
gently raise the sheets
little pages noises

095 Elie Duvivier, Belgium
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


my wrinkled face
behind the narrow window ...
spring at large

099 Natalia Kuznetsova, Russia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


hundred leaves
fallen in my garden
I dislike one

101 Ashoka Weerakkody, Sri Lanka
(0-0-2) = 2 pts


first flight
an eggshellblue sky with a
single white strip

103 Deborah Karl-Brandt, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


confinement -
the snail walks
on its way.

108 Florin Golban, România
(0-0-2) = 2 pts


her jogging style—
every stride an uppercut
to some guy’s jaw

109 Rick Clark, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


rain
only drops can
take a dive

110 Viviane C. Moura  Leite, Brazil
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


twitters all around
the neighbor child joins in
banging on his drum

119 Maria Bellini, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


calm sea
a sleepy seagull above
the flock of fish

131 Slobodan Pupovac, Croatia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


the cat goes out
into the night
milk moon 
134 Devin Harrison, Canada
(0-0-2) = 2 pts


someone greeted me
no way I could remember
who that person was

145 Ljubinka Tošić, Serbia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


parallel worldsat night in my dreams
I can dance again

177 Brigitte ten Brink, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


Pressed flower
Old book
Immortal story

185 Adina-Marina Neagu, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


dark times
the butterflies too
wrapped by the shadow

196 Eufemia Griffo, Italy
(0-1-0) = 2 pts


a smile
on the guard's face ...
green 36.2

215 B.Vadivelrajan, India
(0-0-2) = 2 pts


persistance of time
every spring the same
spider`s web

228 Andrey Larionov, Russia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (21):

the colors of spring
who doesn't stick to that
exit lock?

037 Sonja Raab, Austria
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


blooming tree
is tangling in my hair
a bee

041 Pepa Odjakova, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


flickering light
in the absence of the moon
an ICU monitor 

050 Milan Rajkumar, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


Feeling blue
Can't tell you
Hurting heart never admits Truth.

055 Nazala Salauddin, Bangladesh
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


social isolation
at the top of the slide
Annie's grandfather

060 Nelly Dobrinova, Bulgaria


year of the Rat
the tracks in the spilled flour
draw an enso circle

079 Lyudmila Hristova, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


over floral carpet
small fireflies --
summer night

116 Vladimir Ludvig, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


May wind-
petals on the grass
my twenties

120 Angiola Inglese, Italy
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


drawing  to day
with all the geen pencils -
deforested hills

121 Mariana Tanase, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


damaged petals…
crushed by
his lies

155 Nancy Brady, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


spring clouds
child drawing in sunshine
fluffy mask

165 Dimitar Tanev, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


pandemic
a tangle of the weeds
and we with a hoe

166 Maria Piasecka, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


House on the outskirts
Crone is gazing
At the melting snow

178 Lelya - Shanmao, Russia
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


autumn after summer
grey hairs among the black
the razor passes
  
181 Marcellin Dallaire-Beaumont, Belgium
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


sitting cross-legged
under a pylon
as time goes by

202 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Norway
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


outdoor cafe
bumblebee and dove
are hiding from the rain

205 Pavel S.Vorontsov, Russia
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


Moon in the distance
setting off into unknown
in silvery boat

214 Zuzanna Truchlewska, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


no more stars
what do you really wish
summer heaven

229 Natalia Sedenkova, Russia
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


touched by the wind
dandelion seeds
flew away

235 Božica  Đelajlija, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pts



Raindrops
with the wind
a soaked sparrow

237 Zlata Bogović, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pts


in foggy early
after stuffy history
eople breathe again
257 Hans Egerer,  Germany
(0-0-1) = 1 pts

no points this time (52):

window reverie . . .
playful and skinny-dipping
ducklings in the lake

004 Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, Croatia


pandemic
alone on spring path
since a million years

008 Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo, Netherlands


Sulamani
Soul touching
Frescoes

011 Tamara Lujak, Serbia


Corona summer
Scattered rain forecast
Humour drying

016 Jo Mykle Hofseth, Norway


white dancing pole
is washed by disinfectant -
empty hall

017 Arik Benedek-Chaviv, Israel


the old birch
falls into an autumn sleep
Brazilian confetti

019 Arne Haukdal, Norway


White desolation
of a hospital ward -
winter chill
021 Adam Šuligoj, Slovenia


all day chasing 
pigeons off my balcony 
a sparrow couple 

023 Nadejda Kostadinova, Bulgaria


darkness. . .
a monkey's cry 
that isn't gnaws 

025 Veronika Zora Novak, Canada 


Friday the 13th —
under the face mask
waiting for the bank advisor

032 Minh-Triêt PHAM, France


black cat
nestled in the fiddleheads
bluebell dreams

042 Marion Clarke, Northern Ireland


apple store…
every single bite
empties his wallet  

043 Munia Khan, Bangladesh


celebrations
today's turning leaves
and I'm still here

044 Barbara A. Taylor, Australia


Snow –
Just falling gently
rain

047 Francesco Gonella, Italy


sliding down
white orb goes back                                                     
shy of this earth

061 S. Radhamani Sarma, India


strong earthquake
in the ruins blossomed
common houseleek

064 Dubravka Šćukanec, Croatia


social distance -
flock in transhumance
is already far away

069 Maria Teresa Sisti, Italy


camellias
atop the table...
high tea

080 Pat Geyer, USA


forms of clay
the benediction of fire
breathes soul into them 

084 Minko Tanev, Bulgaria


Spring Midnight
Dreams of insomnia
I will get my pillow back

106 Hossein Habibi, Iran


white herons...
in a sultry greenhouse
black women

114 Margherita Petriccione, Italy


dolls in face masks
unfinished substances
carry a child to heaven

133 Ljiljana Dobra, Croatia


fear of coronavirus –
couple in love sitting
on a park bench

135 Zoran Doderovic, Serbia


little-owl's singing
from the tree in the dusk-
is it requiem?

139 Vladimir Šuk, Croatia


It is a clear night
a bright point up in the sky
evening star Venus

146 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Colombia


a lightning bug
penetrates the porous night     
skeletal moon

147 Anna Cates, USA


forest clinic –
high risk
of falling branches

153 Gerd Börner, Germany


a big bell rings
over the mountain temple
whether in quarantine or not

159 Hideo Suzuki, Japan


the old lady
self-isolating  -  only
a shadow to be seen

160 John McDonald, Scotland


Moon change
I clean the prosthesis
of his eye

161 Carmela Marino, Italy


167
easing
the lockdown restrictions - 
a waxing gibbous moon

Steve Wilkinson, United KIngdom


Funeral home
buds at the windows
flowering soon

168 Richard Jodoin, Canada


Another spring
To nations of the world
Resistire

182 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Lithuania


one: is there any
how many people floating
by thousands: one by

188 Stephan Gräfe, Germany


beloved                                                     
goes trough red                                       
with horses 

192 Vilma Knežević, Croatia


pandemic's end —
our lavenders grow firmer
along the island    

193 Goran Gatalica, Croatia


black and white
flowers swaying in the wind
peace all the way

194 Damir Damir, Montenegro


Birch trees swaying
Only gentle sounds around
Except the woodpecker chick

203 Andreas Hvammen, Norway


The earthworm
Do I return to it to the garden
Many times

206 Amir Hasanvandi, Iran


Black shining soles
At the age of eighty three
My yearned cousin

216 Jonas Vaicekauskas, Lithuania


greengrocer
two large watermelons
on saleswoman's t-shirt

217 Andrzej Dembończyk, Poland


Fortune beans thrown
with the words “Luck in!”
“Virus out!”

218 Hidenori Hiruta, Japan


in the garden chair -
the japanese grandpa
a cloudy look...

219 Vanice Zimerman, Brazil


Rain on Children's day
It laments the little boy
who was me erewhile

221 Marcell Domonkos, Hungary


unpacking childhood
tiffin box with  aroma
mother packed

222 Kumarendra Mallick,  India


overfilled bucket  
reflection of my face laughs
in a circle of water

231 Ljubica Šporčić, Croatia


child's drawing
rays crossed out
everything

232 Dmitry Shestakovsky, Ukraine


like an apricot
the Moon crouching on a tree crown
until dawn

240 Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Montenegro


mummery
maskedballs in malls
at a distance

242 Margareta Hihn, Germany


feeling safe
sunlit knick-knacks
-a yelp and jump

244 Nimi Arora, India


lift: up and down -
a drunkard images
left and right too

247 Dragan J. Ristić, Serbia


a quarrel
on the craggy path
completely in the nettles

260 Estera Modnicka, Poland

no results (authors who didn’t vote) -14:

all my hopes 
go out the door
for some legal exercise

027 Nancy Liddle, Australia


With respect
I keep silent and listen
New snow

051 Reza Jafari, Iran

the energy
for my inner life
dragonfly

053 Lucia Fontana, Italy


pandemic night
hyacinths make tenderer
than any flowers

083 Teiichi Suzuki, Japan


stony now
the wooden bridge
the river but the same

102 Saeed Rostami, Iran


such a rainy day 
also pulls down
elderflowers

112 Tobias Tiefensee, Germany


Atop of the clothes line,
a friednly robin pair perch.
Blind to lockdowns strain.

117 N. Benett, United Kingdom


fresh dirt
a sparrow making
angel wings

118 Brendon Kent, United Kingdom


Invisible foe
comes like a thief in the night...
the world in limbo

141 Keith Simmonds, France


predator
and a victim at the same time
cat in soap suds

142 Evgenii Plekhanov, Russia


a short truce
a bee flies over a field
of bomb craters.

163 Yuri Gomoyunov, Russia


two friends meet
along the road...
milkweed and chicory

164 Phyllis Lee, USA


the hands of grandparents
the warmest garment
when your heart feels cold

171 Rolanda Svetlanova Stefanova, Bulgaria


Hot night...
Another cake
In the oven

175 Anna Goluba, Poland

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