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, August 19, 2016

Invitation to the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #15 - Autumn 2016 Edition

Dear Haiku Friends, welcome to the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #15 – Autumn 2016 Edition

Topic: SOUNDS - the word "sounds” is not required but should be clearly imaged 
Entrants: open to anyone 
Haiku: one unpublished haiku 
haiku must remain anonymous until the results are posted,
co-editors reserve the right not to accept an entrant / haiku, 
 by sending haiku author agrees to the publication without a pay in a planned almanac  

Language: English 
Style: unlimited 
Period for submission: Friday, August 19 - Thursday, September 8, 2016  
Voting period: Sunday, September 11 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
voting strongly according to the scheme:  
haiku #x - 3 pts  
haiku #y - 2 pts  
haiku #z - 1 pt  
(you can vote only for three haiku)   
voting is mandatory, please do not vote for your own haiku  
Results: no later than Sunday, September 25, 2016 
Prizes: e-diplomas for authors from 1st, 2nd and 3rd places  
Address for all Kukai correspondence: european.kukai@gmail.com   
- please use "autumn 2016 submission” (or “autumn 2016 voting” in voting phase) in the subject line   
- please write your entry in the body of e-mail, attachments are not accepted 
- please sign your submission and ballot (name, city and country) 


the EQK team 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #14 - Summer 2016 Edition (topic: flowers)

Roses and poppies were the most popular flowers in the EQK #14 and the authors have posted a haiku by more than 20 different ones. Topic of this edition was simple but wasn't easy, because strongly worn out. All the more we are pleased that you have given us sizable bouquet of new look on such a beautiful theme. Among the 218 authors from 48 countries (thank you for numerous participation) you have chosen: Maria Tomczak from Poland (first place), Đurđa Vukelić-Rozic from Croatia and Christof Blumenrath from Germany (two second places), Bill Kenney from USA and Magda Sobieszek from Poland (two third places). Congratulations.
We will meet at the autumn edition. Now we wish you a nice holiday.

14th edition – 218 authors from 48 countries:
Australia (7), Austria (2), Bangladesh (2), Belarus (1), Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Brazil (3), Bulgaria (15), Canada (4), Colombia (1), Croatia (11), Cyprus (1), Denmark (2), France (5), Germany (15), Ghana (8), Greece (1), Hungary (2), India (16), Indonesia (1), Ireland (1), Israel (3), Italy (8), Japan (1), Lithuania (7), Macedonia (1), Malaysia (1), Mongolia (2), Montenegro (2), Nederlands (1), Nigeria (3), Norway (2), Pakistan (1), Philippines (3), Poland (12), Romania (18), Russia (3), Serbia (4), Singapore (1), Slovenia (1), Sweden (1), Switzerland (3), Taiwan (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Tunisia (1), United Kingdom (8), Ukraine (2), USA (24)

Note: (5-9-6) = 39 points means 5x 3 points, 9x 2 points and 6x 1 point


FIRST PLACE:

#183 Maria Tomczak, Opole, Poland
(5-9-6) = 39 points
(from: GER,GHA,ROM,USA,USA-BUL,BUL,GER,GHA,ITA,ITA,ROM,USA,USA-BRA,GER,ROM,ROM,ROM,USA)

dandelion fluff
what will keep us
together?

SECOND PLACE (2 authors ex aequo):

#004 Đurđa Vukelić-Rožić, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(6-5-5) = 33 points
(from: BRA,CRO,GHA,NGA,SWE,TTO-GHA,IDN,LIT,LIT,UK-AUS,IND,MNE,POL,POL)

forgotten war-
thistles in bloom
hide a ruin

v  

#027 Christof Blumenrath, Borken, Germany
(9-1-4) = 33 pts
(from: AUS,BUL,BUL,CAN,IRL,ISR,PHI,UK,USA-USA-GER,IND,PHI,ROM)

morning breeze
my daughter knee-deep
in dandelions

THIRD PLACE (2 authors ex aequo):

#102 Magda Sobieszek, Opole, Poland
(5-3-9) = 30 points
(from: COL,IND,ROM,TUN,UK-NGA,PAK,RUS-AUT,CAN,CAN,IND,IND,PHI,POL,UK,USA)

Alzheimer's
once again she smells
forget-me-nots

v  

#119 Bill Kenney, Whitestone, NY, USA
(4-5-8) = 30 points
(from: AUS,SUI,UK,USA-FRA,IND,LIT,UK,USA-GER,GER,IND,IND,SGP,SLO,UK,USA)

their first quarrel –
rearranging
the cut flowers


4th place – 27 points:

clear sky -
sunflowers and migrants
facing to west

#073 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(5-5-2) = 27 pts

5th place – 24 points:

cherry blossom
once again believing
in his promises

#111 Eléonore Nickolay, Vaires sur Marne, France
(4-3-6) = 24 pts

6th place – 21 points:

wild rose
regretting her
innocence

#028 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(2-7-1) = 21 pts

7th place – 20 points (2)

gust of wind -
the cherry blossoms
follow my steps

#032 Maurizio Petruccioli, Corno di Rosazzo, Italy
(4-4-0) = 20 pts

v   

old photos -
scent of lavender
in the drawer

#126 Eleni Antoniou–Constantinou, Nicosia, Cyprus
(2-7-0) = 20 pts

8th place – 19 points (2):

Afghanistan
we are running out of poppies

#009 Gerd Börner, Berlin, Germany
(4-2-3) = 19 pts

v   

croquet
the dandelion
explodes . . .

#158 Tom Sacramona, Plainville, MA, USA
(4-3-1) = 19 pts

9th place – 18 points:

white lilies
on the little girl’s nose
yellow pollen

#144 Zoran Doderovic, Novi Sad, Serbia
(4-2-2) = 18 pts

10th place – 17 points (2):

snapdragons
the first secret
mother shared

#098 Susan Mallernee, Dover, USA
(2-4-3) = 17 pts

v   

taste of a rose
in the field of wildflowers
her secret tattoo

#103 Tomasz Szymczak, Chojnice, Poland
(2-3-5) = 17 points

16 points (3):

slow waltz
her hair smells sweet
of jasmine

#077 Silvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria
(2-4-2) = 16 pts

v   

wild roses
letting go of things
I cannot change

#163 Christina Sng, Singapore
(2-4-2) = 16 pts

v   

empty shore -
waves and red poppies
moving together

#194 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(3-2-3) = 16 pts

15 points (2):

attic window
ice flowers
in a clear blue sky

#013 Simon Hanson,  Tamborine,, Australia
(3-3-0) = 15 pts

v   

unending drought
a butterfly perches on
my paper rose

#185 Barnabas Ikeoluwa Adeleke, Okuku, Nigeria
(3-2-2) = 15 pts

14 points (2):

Rose petals
the memory
of her voice.

#084
Andy McLellan, Canterbury, UK
(2-3-2) = 14 pts

v   

mountain lily –
blooming in solitude
somewhere

#154 Pasquale Asprea, Genova, Italy
(2-3-2) = 14 pts

13 points (6):

a half-plucked daisy
in a young girl's hand...
same old question

#058 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia
(1-4-2) = 13 pts

v   

waterlilies
the little frog sits – dreamily
amidst drifting clouds

#065 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, KY, USA
(4-0-1) = 13 pts

v   

even the wind
falls quiet

cornflowers

#104 Helga Stania, Ettiswil, Switzerland
(2-2-3) = 13 pts

v   

the remains
of what once was —
pressed rose

#168 Vinay Leo R.,  Bangalore, India
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

v   

a date on the meadow
I touch poppies and cornflowers
on her bra

#179 Andrzej Dembończyk, Zbrosławice, Poland
(1-3-4) = 13 pts

v   

packet of seeds
promises more
than I can keep

#211 Irene Carlsson, Rönninge, Sweden

(3-1-2) = 13 pts

12 points (6):

may festival...
hidden amongst the jasmine
her sighs

#030 Willie R. Bongcaron, Manila, Philippines
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

garland seller —
the scent of a summer
long wilted

#035 Raamesh Gowri Raghavan, Thane, India
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

nursery window
full of smiling faces
...pansies

#053 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

young girl with daisy
he loves me he loves me not -
one petal missing

#147 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

in the hat
    of street artist -
            acacia flowers

#153 Daniela Zglibutiu, Montecchio Emilia (Re), Italy
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

car graveyard
seats overgrown with
wild flowers

#161 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

11 points (4):

in the gentle
edging of dawn
white gladiolas

#011 Ernesto P. Santiago, Athens, Greece
(2-1-3) = 11 pts

v   

endless rain
the flower we miss
each year

#015 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(2-1-3) = 11 pts

v   

wildflowers
i return to my
domestic chores

#188 Billy Antonio, Laoac, Philippines
(1-3-2) = 11 pts

v   

the way
I hold you...
rain-filled rose

#201 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

10 points (7):

drizzle in lilacs
embracing me
granny’s perfume

#025 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

v   

after wedding –
a homeless man
with the bride's bouquet

#092 Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara, Galati, Romania
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

v   

wilting the flower seller's dry voice

#123 Brendon Kent, Southampton, England
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

out of the yellow hibiscus breaking day

#164 Mark Miller, Shoalhaven Heads, Australia
(0-3-4) = 10 pts

v   

wild tulips
more courage
than yesterday

#167 Jurate Norvaisiene, Mazeikiai, Lithuania
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

v   

anniversary –
an everlasting love
in a bouquet online

#204 Carmen Duvalma, Târgovişte, Romania
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

v   

tiger lily
he comes out
of the closet

#209 Cyndi Lloyd, Riverton, Utah, USA
(3-0-1) = 10 pts

9 points (5):

Poppies alongside
bowing
as the train passes

#033 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(0-4-1) = 9 pts

v   

flower feast-
son asks about
dead mom

#056 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-3-0) = 9 pts

v   

wondering with me
this long away home...
Wordsworth's daffodils

#069 Grace Owusu, Accra, Ghana
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

neighbor’s cherry tree
all the flowers have fallen
on our backyard

#071 Marie Derley, Ath, Belgium
(0-2-5) = 9 pts

v   

mock orange -
its fragrance finds space
in my daydream

#097 Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito, Italy
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

8 points (10):

his business trip some roses

#018 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

pressed rose -
what is missing from
the family album

#041 Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

blow balls ...
so many wishes
all fragile

#047 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India 
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

Independence Day
still holding itself tightly
the bud of a rose

#061 David J. Kelly, Dublin, Ireland
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

reason for divorce -
chewed by neighbour's goat
bride's flowers

#063 Miclăuş Silvestru (Romania), Roma, Italy
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

v   

little killings
I thin out the chrysanthemums
in the garden

#083 Hristina Pandjaridis, Illkirch, Bulgaria
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

light drizzle of May
the weight of wisteria
hanging in the still

#117 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

over night
green field of wheat blushed
by poppies

#170 Vladimir Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

v   

noisy world…
beautiful flowers bloom
silently

#189 Nadalsuren Purevdorj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

the poppy
sheds another petal...
bullet sound

#218 Rita Odeh, Nazareth, Haifa, Israel
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

7 points (11):


long floral parade
a butterfly tastes
grandma´s pyjamas

#005 Birgit Heid, Landau, Germany
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

horse manure
a chorus
of smiling pansies

#006 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v 

still sprinkles
suddenly stops me
the scent of acacia

#010 Marta Chocilowska, Warsaw, Poland
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

yesterday
  a slap
  today
wildflowers

#037 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

Spring flower shop -
an old florist blooming
amid flowers

#045 Aziza Hena, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

nobody needs
but still blooms again
cosmos flower

#048 Philmore Place, Minsk, Belarus
(0-3-1) = 7 pts

v   

in the middle of
the roe-deer carcass
harebells

#087 Oddbjørn Aardalen, Vennesla, Norway
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

Mountain road -
a hairpin turn pinned
with a sunflower

#106 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

lo ikebana
just in the sky
first rainbow

#128 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   
between the pages
of ‘’Romeo and Juliet’’ -
a withered rose

#146 Igor Damnjanović, Belgrade, Serbia
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

all summer long
bluebell flowers bow
under the sky...

#172 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg, Mongolia
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

6 points (8):

a chapel
from heaven to earth
wild flowers

#003 Dorota Ocińska-Karin, Łódź, Poland
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

leaden clouds -
just opened roses
combed by the wind

#012 Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Pogorica, Montenegro
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

admiring
my neighbor' forsythia ...
until I spotted mine

#026 Saša Važić, Batajnica, Serbia
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

borderland...
soil on both the sides red
with gulmohar petals

#129 Vandana Parashar, Ambala Cantt, India
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

dawn
emptiness in the reeds
after the cranes departure

#197 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warsaw, Poland
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

cancer survivor…
a flower sipping
the dew

#198 Ali Znaidi, Redeyef, Tunisia 
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

rose buds on a trellis
street lantern acting stepmother
at midnight

#215 Kristina Kroupa, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

v   

peony . .
even afterwards
the smell of you

#217 Sandi Pray, Robinsville, NC, USA
(1-0-3) = 6 pts

5 points (14):

in the garden center
grandma's clothes

#001 Sonja Raab, Opponitz, Austria
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

summer is over
why do you blossom so?

#020 John Wainwright, Brisbane, Australia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

the heart of Gvozd mountain
an old stump being – a palace
for the bluebells

#024 Smajil Durmisević, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

unsway by the wind
branches arch downwards
holding a hidden plumb

#034 Kristina Ng, Selangor, Malaysia
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

this arid heat -
swollen stems of desert rose
still pushing up blooms

#038 Gillena Cox, St. James, Trinidad and Tobago
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

Memorial Day
between their graves
Grandma’s peonies

#042 Nancy Brady, Huron, OH, USA
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

Dew in the flowers.
In each drop shines
universe.

#075
Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

arising
to salute Freedom Tower -
daffodils

#078 Nurit Israeli, New York, USA
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

throne
for a monarch . . .
queen anne's lace

#081 Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, USA
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

summer blooms
a rainbow in my garden
richer than gold

#088 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

like flags
in front of the flooded house
the blue irises

#152 Helga Schulz Blank, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

unknown path-
only wild flowers' known smile
till the end

#186 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

ragpicker...
her nails painted pink
with rose petals

#187 Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, UK
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

midnight
elderberry frolics
with spirits

#202 Azi Kuder, Gdynia, Poland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

4 points (12):

wildflower field –
different political signs,
same card stock

#008 Agnes Eva Savich, Austin, TX, USA
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

wedding night roses
tearing petal by petal
my impatience

#017 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

red morning sun
rising in my eyes
your poppy flower

#051 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

agave flower
in a gardener's notebook
last entry

#052 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

this tiny flower
my little girl gave to me
the biggest

#054 Midhat Hrnčić - MIDHO, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

wilted flowers
the next page
of the calendar

#064 Pepa Odjakova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

twilight splash
on still river
petals of marigold

#070 Pamela Kuadegbeku, Accra, Ghana
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

fallow garden—
a hen pecks
my flowering socks

#136 Christiane Ranieri, Wittenheim, France
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

pink lavender
swinging the paintbrush
the way she did

#151 Eva Limbach, Saarbrücken, Germany
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

balls of flowers
praying in silence
hydrangea

#171 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

old farmstead
the chicken yard strewn
with yellow lilies

#176 Ramona Linke, Salzatal/Beesenstedt, Germany
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

pausing
near the parking lot
scent of wattle

#193 Lynette Arden, Norwood, Australia
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

3 points (24):

Rose garden
grandfather's day passes
it blooms or not

#023 Aparna Pathak, Gurugram, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

a gusty wind
can't blow them away –
petals in the mud

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

v   

behind
each and every tombstone
a history of scented flowers

#057 Purushotham Rao Ravela, Nolenseville, USA
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

spring breeze
my child cupping
the wet petals

#079 Ramesh Anand, Bengaluru, India
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

blooming poppies
nearer sounds
swish of mower

#089 Stanka Parusheva, Jambol, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

fading flowers...
the butterfly puts into it
its colour

#090 Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

a little flower
on my way back
I won't be the same too

#096 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

a night beach
a crablet on the flowers
of the towel

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

v   

wedding bouquet –
the pond reflecting
jasmine moon

#114 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

a picnic among the poppies
their redness deepens
my lips

#120 Zuzanna Truchlewska, Łaziska Górne, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

drop of blood
on a rose petal -
painful attempt

#132  Daniel Bara, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

the vase of flowers
at my father’s bedside
gradually withering

#139 John Hawkhead, Bradford/Avon, UK
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

v   

roses’ shoot
an obi dresses up
the old wall

#140 Severa Disingrini, Cremona, Italy
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

foreign garden
such a sweet scent
blowing over its wall

#148 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

outdoor festival
the sound of humming inside
a fuchsia blossom

#166 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

billowing cumulus
two ants touch
on a peony bud

#169 Polona Oblak, Ljubljana, Slovenia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

dewy tulips
their fragrant pastel colors
soften the graveyard

#174 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

a dandelion
laid barren by the wild wind.
a friend's death

#177 Damir Janjalija, Kotor, Montenegro
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

rose garden—
struggling to grow again
after the storm

#178 Guatam Nadkarni. Mumbai, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

ripe rose
over the smelling bed
buzzing bumblebee

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

v   

note: haiku has been withdrawn by author after publishing results

#192 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

Piano sounds
among apple-tree flowers -
white vibrations

#196 Virginia Popescu, Ploiesti, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

shorn of her petals
the flower dies of shame -
unrepentant child

#205 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

dawn -                                 
an ant peers out from           
a dewy rose

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

2 points (19):

winter over...
a wreath of flowers
on mama's grave

#022 Mohammad Azim Khan, Peshawar, Pakistan
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

the mother trying
to explain pollination
to her all-ears son

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

v   

starlight…
star-white silver flowers
perfuming the night

#046 Ed Bremson, Raleigh, NC, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

spring wind
a cascade of apple blossoms
on the widow’s breast

#049 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, Canada
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

lilac flowers
the cat is looking for
the fifth petal

#055 Vitali Khomin, Mukakhevo, Ukraine
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

ten shades of pretty -
flowers from the roadside
picked by children

#062 Joann Grisetti, Winter Springs, FL, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

she remembers
the heathery hills
blushing

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

v   

Love cools down -
ten dead roses
for Valentine's Day

#091 Wolfgang Rödig, Mittelfels, Germany
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

In the morning rain
old lover's rubber boots
a new bouquet

#099 Richard Jodoin, Montréal, Canada
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

wrong number -
butterfly hovers
on waterlily

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

v   

thunder from the clear sky
bride's bouquet delivered
to the wrong address

#122 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

The grave I'm looking for -
behind that row of lilacs,
that could be it

#124 Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, MN, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

Firefighters’ Day -
in the hand of the child
a four-leaf clover

#125 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

evening tuberoses
her tongue's unfolding
the light

#138 Ken Sawitri, Blora, Indonesia
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

in this frosty even
I protect a chrysanthemum
with my own breathing

#157 Adina Enachescu, Ramnicu-Valcea, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

resting
their heads in moonlight
sunflowers

#203 Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brazil
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

trills of skylarks -
the poppies petals
in resonance

#206 Frățilă Genovel-Florentin, Rm-Sărat, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

poppy petals
falling off at first wind...
cancer relapse

#212 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botoşani, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

harebells at my feet --
I gaze
at a clear blue sky

#214 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (17):

swamp thistle blooms...
i trace the stars
of circinus

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

v   

a fanfare of doves
erupts from the angel’s
trumpet tree

#016 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

convovulus
crickets' Gregorian chant
amber sky

#040 Anna Cates, Wilmington, OH, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

he is writing
forget-me-not is peeking
through the window

#050 Gencho Genchev, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Poppies by a railway  -
welcome trains
and dance with the wind

#072 Biljana Kitić Čakar, Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

under heart
cherry blossoms
...for father

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

v   

#BrusselsAttacks
cherry blossoms
blood-red

#121 Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

a bucket full of
water - flowers' delight,
ants' nightmare

#141 Janko Dimnjaković, Zagreb, Croatria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

Mother's day -
in my yard homeless man
picks the flowers

#143 Neringa Vyšniauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

all arround the world
the most beautiful flowers
are our children

#145 Mariana Tănase, Brăila, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

portrait of flower
almost, but not yet
a still life

#150 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

furtively touching
your fingers
cactus prickles

#155 Diana Petkova, Dolna Banya, Bulgaria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

flickering stars
or alive candles?
orchids in bloom

#156 Constantin Stroe, Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

june morning-
fluctuates in lake
the yellow flower

#190 Vanice Zimerman, Curitiba, Brazil
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

flame blossoms
henna blooms scarlet
in my child's palms

#191 Yesha Shah, Surat, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

rice burned
so strong smell
sweet violet

#200 Maria Piasecka, Pruszków, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

tree on fire-
the barbados
blooming

#208 Kwaku Feni Adow , Akosombo, Ghana
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

no points this time (45):

longest day ...
the flowers on your grave
further dries

#007 Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bangalore, India

v   

the Rose of Sharon kissed by Autumn sunset

#019 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, Australia

v   

the clouds are floating
across the sky         
the bells flowers

#029 Tatjana Debeljački, Užice, Serbia

v   

as the lilies
the bushes too aim
towards the skies

#036 Pere Risteski, Ohrid, Macedonia

v   

smell heaven garden–
that's its heart image alive
on earth everywhere

#039 Lawal Jimoh Ishola, Lagos, Nigeria

v   

amongst all others
you blossom and shines
even at night

#059 Ashi AKA Jens- Christian Kjær, Brande, Denmark

v   

a sudden rainbow
cover a storm of petals
Hanami hauntes all Japan

#060 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia

v   

eternal fragrance...
on her parasol
heap of dry peach roses

#066 Justice Prah, Accra, Ghana

v   

wet morning
the flower colors
among umbrellas bright

#067 Beatrice Zebre, Accra, Ghana

v   

purple tears...
two to threes
wisterias stalk my garden

#068 Rosemond Amegashie, Accra, Ghana

v   

the oriental poppy –
mother's garden fills up
with sun flowers belie

#074 Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia

v   

the breeze scatters
aroma of spices
and orchids

#076 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

v   

a naïve bloom
flushed pink to the throat
unfolds silk petals

#080 Justine Baek, Richmond Hill, Canada

v   

out of the parking
climbing rose  the wall
- perfume Summer

#082 Claude-Alice Lagadec, Saumur, France

v   

first touch --
countdown begins
for new blossom

#085 Kumarendra Mallick,  Hyderabad, India

v   

flower festival
old woman absent
and homebound

#093 Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, Fairlawn, USA

v   

soldiers like mountains
guarding children world's treasure -
edelweiss shooting buds

#094 Gheorghe Postelnicu, Bucharest, Romania 

v   

Mom's clematis
I can still hear her say
they're as big as a plate

#100  Andy Burkhart, Cincinnati, USA

v   

roses grace the place
a child of my grandmother
is resting below

#105 Pitt Büerken, Münster, Germany

v   

lighting up dark days
perfuming the air as it arrives
one is enough

#108 Pravin Menon, Bangalore, India

v   

garden cafe
rose petals blow
the headlines

#109 Tad Wojnicki, Los Angeles, USA

v   

as yellow as
wind's blossom cuts
small petals

#110 Arik Benedek Chaviv, Gyvataym, Israel

v   

warm evening...
only have I slightly touched –
drowned into jasmin

#112 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas,  Lithuania

v   

This noontime perfumed
with wild flowers. You never
stop squeezing my hand.

#115 author from USA 

v   

a red poppy leaf
on the black waters
farther and further

#118 Vania Stefanova, Sliven, Bulgaria

v   

Christmas frost –
the scent of calycanthus
calls back the sun

#127 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy

v   

spring's end
my kid forgot
forget-me-nots

#130 Alexey Andreev, Moscow, Russia

v   

faded love-
stems of dying flowers
she secures

#131 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

v   

holiday -
peony from a garden bed
cut on a sale

#133 Evgeny Ivanov, Russia, Moscow

v   

My finger takes off
last petal of a flower
She loves me... or not?

#134 Marcel Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hyngary

v   

summer fly's dance,
water lily attractants,
innocence-losing.

#135 Marieta Maglas, Suceava, Romania

v   

sunday brunch
and a stem of rose bud
the colour of love

#137 Madhuri Pillai, Melbourne, Australia

v   

Blossomed roses
lighthouse far away
shimmering summer

#142 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia

v   

only a flower
on an old apple tree’s branch –
the twilight wind

#149 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania

v   

exam hall silence –
louder than the murmurs
flame tree blossoms

#159 Anthony Q. Rabang, Vigan City, Philippines

v   

awaked
the daisies dry their wet petals
after moonbathing

#160 Margareta Hihn, Bockhorn, Germany

v   

note: haiku has been withdrawn by author after publishing results

#162 Susan Burch, Hagerstown, USA

v   

withered bunch
on scraps of roses
fragrance of her perfume

#165 Paulina Perczak, Kielce, Poland

v   

all i need
you never give me flowers
you make me flow

#173 Heinz Schneemann, Berlin, Germany

v   

still this feeling
I pick daisies
for my first garland

#175 Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany

v   

you quarrel with me -
you are like a flower
without petals

#180  Judit Vihar, Budapest, Hungary

v   

Aroma shifts
From snowdrop to lilac
Spring excitement

#181 Sidonia Pojarlieva, Sofia, Bulgaria

v   

see only one
which looks at heart –
this color specter

#195 Božidar Škobić, Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

v   

Only two leaves
Among the papers on the table
flower pot.

#199 Igor Shugan, Tainan, Taiwan

v   

red yellow white
the flowers
from tablets

#210 Alexander Shytkovskiy, Energodar, Ukraine

no results - authors who didn’t vote (8):

A red butterfly
on a hibiscus flower
spasms of light

#002 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France

v   

Ode to Joy
roses on the piano
in a crowded hall

#021 Marija Pogorilić, Rovinjsko Selo, Croatia

v   

white hydrangea
bending over the pond
to the lotus

#043 Rob Flipse, Kalenberg, Netherlands

v   

an overblown poppy…
her eyes blacker
after the chemo

#095 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria

v   

Prom Night
in the empty parking lot
one pink carnation

#107 David Oates, Athens, Georgia, USA

v   

beyond window grille, a flower -
passing breeze moving
the petals

#184 Arie Regev, Magshimim, Israel

v   

out of place
a pink blossom
by the cold hearth

#207  Celestine Nudanu, Accra, Ghana

v   

Nostalgia mood.
In the abandoned garden
violets and blues.

#213 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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