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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #19 - Autumn 2017 Edition (topic: movement)

Congratulations for Radka Mindova (fourth time in Top 3 - first win), Alegria Imperial (second time in Top 3) and Brigitte te Brink (first time in Top 3). Thanks to all participants.

19th edition: 204 participants from 44 countries:
Australia (5), Austria (2), Belgia (2), Bangladesh (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Belarus (1), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (9), Canada (4), Colombia (1), Croatia (16), Cyprus (1), Denmark (2), France (8), Germany (14), Ghana (1), Hungary (1), India (13), Ireland (3), Iran (1), Israel (2), Italy (12), Japan (1), Lithuania (9), Montenegro (2), The Nederlands (3), Nigeria (2), Norway (12), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Philippines (4), Poland (9), Romania (15), Russia (5), Slovenia (1), Serbia (2), Sri Lanka (1), Switzerland (3), Sweden (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkey (1), United Kingdom (9), Ukraine (1), USA (15)

FIRST PLACE:

#009 Radka Mindova, Sliven, Bulgaria
(8-9-3) = 45 points
(from: GER, LIT, CYP, AUT, USA, AUS,MON,RUS - GER, ITA, SRB, IRL, IND, AUT, IND, NOR, GER - BEL, SWE, UK)

blowing a kiss
the wind changes
its direction


SECOND PLACE:

#062 Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, Canada
(6-8-10) = 44 points

(from: NED, CAN, IND, AUS, FRA, GER - USA, USA, CRO, ISR, ROM,CAN, FRA, CRO - BUL, LIT, GER, ROM, ROM. GER, BGL, CRO, AUT, BUL)

autumn rain
the river carries 
the sky


THIRD PLACE:

#158 Brigitte ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(7-3-2) = 29 points

(from: AUS, USA, SWE, ITA, CAN, NOR, ITA - USA, USA, NOR - IRL, IND)

autumn stillness 
our thoughts wandering
hand in hand


4th place - 25 points:

night train –
I keep up with
the moon 

#152 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(4-4-5) = 25 pts

5th place - 24 points:

endless rain
mother's voice still fills
the empty room

#103 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(2-7-4) = 24 pts

6th place - 23 points (2 authors):

solar eclipse
he slips a diamond ring
on her finger

#047 Christine L. Villa, North Highlands, USA
(4-3-5) = 23 pts

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candle march
each flicker carries
the dark

#144 Sudebi Singha, Kolkata, India
(4-4-3) = 23 pts

7th place - 22 points:

bend of the river 
a tree shadow resists
the current

#050 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana
(3-4-5) = 22 pts

8th place - 21 points (2 authors):

first love
through the open window
paper plane

#081 Jurate Norvaisiene, Mazeikiai, Lithuania
(1-7-4) = 21 pts

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on the bread line -
a girl breaks the row 
for a butterfly

#160 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(5-1-4) = 21 pts

9th place - 19 points (3 authors):

the neighbour's cat
passes through the fence –
year of the Brexit

#055 Marie Derley, Ath, Belgium
(3-3-4) = 19 pts

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Bending
to the passing train
poppies.

#107 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(4-2-3) = 19 pts

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alone
even the wind
avoids touch

#138 Tiffany Shaw-Diaz, Centerville, OH, USA
(3-4-2) = 19 pts

10th place - 18 points (3 authors):

Autumn
almost defoliated
the calendar

#033 Elke Bonacker, Duisburg, Germany
(1-5-5) = 18 pts

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coma –
only the movement
of heart

#140 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(5-0-3) = 18 pts

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lullaby moon
under her hand
first moves

#180 Magda Sobieszek, Opole, Poland
(3-3-3) = 18 pts

16 points:

departing birds...
praying for
my dad's return 

#204 Cristina Apetrei, Botoşani, Romania
(3-2-3) = 16 pts

15 points:

anxiety –
stirring the moon
in a puddle 

#120 Susanne Reichard, New York, USA
(4-1-1) = 15 pts

14 points (3 authors):

australian dawn-
a kangaroo jumps over
the rest of the Moon

#017 Aljoša Vuković, Šibenik, Croatia
(3-1-3) = 14 pts

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unsaid words -
the curtain slowly comes down
on the empty stage

#083 Ana Balte, Vilnius, Lithuania
(4-1-0) = 14 pts

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departure of storks
I empty
old folders

#117 Helga Stania, Ettiswil, Switzerland
(3-1-3) = 14 pts

13 points (5 authors):

used books store-
leafing through a dictionary
with the scent of pipe

#004 Đurđa Vukelić-Rožić, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(1-3-4) = 13 pts

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awkward silence 
he slips back into
his own shadow

#013 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada
(1-4-2) = 13 pts

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Syrian dusk -
Sun bathed plane
Heading west

#016 Sinisa Subasic, Sibenik, Croatia
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

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summer's end -
the silent wings of a hawk

#076 Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo, Hague, The Netherlands
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

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disco party –
my parents forgot about
the bone pain

#088 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galati, Romania
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

12 points:

lost friends -
I move my lemon tree
into the glasshouse

#132 Eva Limbach, Saarbrücken, Germany
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

11 points (5 authors):

turning leaves …
a wilting sun flickers
across your face

#008 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

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red stop light
the clouds
drift on

#065 Enrique Garrovillo, Cebu City, Philippines
(1-2-4) = 11 pts

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rain puddles -
playing hopscotch
on a cloud

#109 Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India
(1-2-4) = 11 pts

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goodbye words -
the umbrella drags me
in the autumn rain

#163 Margherita Petriccione, Scauri, Italy
(3-0-2) = 11 pts

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lazy afternoon
the only movement is
the sound of a fly

#178 Anne Zooey Lind, Vanse, Norway
(2-1-3) = 11 pts

10 points (6 authors):

a child runs
to catch them
falling leaves

#018 Rachel Sutcliffe, Huddersfield, England
(2-1-2) = 10 pts

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picking up driftwood drifting on

#022 Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Ankara, Turkey
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

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playground in winter-
the snowflakes flying
through the soccer goals

#036 Stjepan Rožić, Ivanic Grad, Croatia
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

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flowering rose hip
on an abandoned railroad
a small lizard crawls

#100 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

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autumn dark
her mouth opens
my closed doors

#147 Roberta Beary, Westport, Ireland
(0-5-0) = 10 pts

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after the walk…
they fall from my head,
yellow leaves

#189 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia
(2-0-4) = 10 pts

9 points (3 authors):

cutting the ties
the way darkness falls
as she walks away

#020 John Hawkhead, Bradford/Avon, UK
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

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frisbee toss
my first lesson
in space flight

#053 Andy McLellan, Canterbury, UK
(2-2-1) = 9 pts

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beach walk—
gathering seashells we share
our vulnerabilities

#074 Rick Clark, Seattle, USA
(2-0-3) = 9 pts

8 points (8 authors):

her slender fingers
glide along the ivory keys
worn with age

#002 Michael H. Lester, Los Angeles, USA
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

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dawn chorus finale . . .
the white heron takes flight

#021 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

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lifting fog...
the mountain base
reappears

#045 Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Sydney, Australia
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

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overstuffed suitcase
I fold myself
into the bath

#092 Tia Haynes, Cuyahoga Falls, USA
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

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frozen pond –
pirouetting
back to you

#101 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

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the newborn
closes her fingers...
touch-me-not

#106 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

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gentle wind chimes
between two flower pots
a spiderweb swings

#159 Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany
(0-3-2) = 8 pts

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On the car radio
sonata in tempo lento
I slow down

#185 Irene Carlsson, Rönninge, Sweden
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

7 points (13 authors):

movement by hand
the last greeting
to the friend

#027 Slobodan Pupovac, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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Dripping faucet
I can not stop
time

#029 Adam Šuligoj, Maribor, Slovenia
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

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slow motion -
a dragon
swallowing the sun

#034 Florin Golban, Bucharest, Romania
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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autumn orchard
long striptease
of the trees

#039 Viktoriya Marinova, Pleven, Bulgaria
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

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where the birds fly
where the river runs
oh, so free

#063 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, KY, USA
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

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a sunny day
the toddler is about
to make his first step 

#082 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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missing the train
my shadow
runs ahead

#084 Nikolay Grankin, Krasnodar, Russia
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

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mature pear
in the mouth flowing sweetness
and a wormhole

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

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college reunion
gossiping tongues defter 
than dance moves

#099 Vandana Parashar, Chandimandir Cantt, India
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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circle circle circle
yellow leaves
in the puddle

#116 Pavel S. Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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end of the movement
the violinist´s fingers
go numb

#134 Pitt Büerken, Münster, Germany
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

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the graph on the screen ECG
a straight line
is changing the route

#151 Paulina Perczak, Kielce, Poland
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

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if only you would
settle down...
hummingbird

#184 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

6 points (12 authors):

autumn breeze. . .
swaying with a field
of begonias

#001 Theophilus Femi Alawonde, Ogbomosho, Nigeria
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

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a fried egg
a piece of red tomato
in a run to school

#038 Arik Benedek Chaviv, Gyvataym, Israel
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

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boy and girl
in wheelchairs...
dating

#042 Ed Bremson, Raleigh, NC, USA
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

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baby turtles
swim back to the sea,
the waves beckon

#051 April Mae M. Berza, Taguig, Philippines
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

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framed butterfly-
from cloud to cloud, 
the full moon

#069 Rita Odeh, Haifa, Israel
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

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in the stream's
dark mirror
hidden movements

#080 Aye John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

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bird shadow
on the face of the sculpture
smile for a moment

#087 Dainius Dirgėla, Vilnius, Lithuania
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

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going out late
an old man and his insomnia
catching a tram

#143 Franjo Ordanić, Oroslavje, Croatia
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

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troops movement
the extended sound
of a temple bell

#149 Srinivasa Rao Sambangi, Hyderabad, India
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

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the jets
passing into oblivion
twin towers

#154 Ashoka Weerakkody, Colombo, Sri Lanka
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

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walking for ages 
along the endless road... 
uncomfortable shoes 

#169 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

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refugee convoy
the silence of God resting 
in a black hole

#192 Cezar Florescu, Botoşani, Romania
(1-0-3) = 6 pts

5 points (12 authors):

lotus flower
on my balcony
yoga

#015 Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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open savannah
the stillness broken 
by a stalking lion 

#030 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, UK
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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foghorn
stronger
before

#035 o g aksnes, Toensberg, Norway
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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flamenco notes
a firefly dances
on the music of a guitar

#095 Eufemia Griffo, Settimo Milanese, Italy
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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first gear - 
the end of 
summer

#102 Ana Drobot. Bucharest, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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dancing mosquitoes
delicate shadows
silence in motion

#115 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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a forest stream
the autumn leaf catches up
with a flock of cranes

127 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

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Sleeping woman –
the lovely movement
of her breast

#128 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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evening twilight —
the dying clarity 
in the eyes of my mother

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

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picking up the leaf –
a child takes the hand
of the old maple tree

#139 Eduard Tara, Iasi, Romania
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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the lip movement
interrupted by a smile-
autumn wind

#191 Severa Disingrini, Cremona, Italy
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

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moving clouds
listening to the lullaby 
of the rails

#194 Elisa Allo, Zug, Switzerland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

4 points (11 authors):

leaning on my cane
I travel back to my youth - - 
a hummingbird's flight

#006 Mark Meyer, Mercer Island, WA, USA
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

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REMS
no stiff old legs
in the dog's dream

#019 Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito, Italy
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

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rose petals
going with the current
unrequited love

#060 Lee Nash, Cognac, France
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

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early morning starlight
only the ceiling fan
moves

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

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dancing shadow -
the girl behind the curtain
feels unobserved

#097 Wolfgang Rödig, Mitterfels, Germany
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

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upside down
the chairs on the tables
she won't come

#122 Marcellin Dallaire-Beaumont, Brussels, Belgium
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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the silent trip
of a snowflake 
pristine hope

#165 Lucia Fontana, Milan, Italy
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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alone an old man
looks out of the window-following
the children to school

#170 Predrag-Pera Čikarić, Kruševac, Serbia
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

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following its shadow
through the hill grass
summer wind

#196 Lynette Arden, Norwood, SA, Australia
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

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barley in the meadow
dancing merrily
ready for the beer

#201 Per Snublefot, Oslo, Norway
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

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floats on the lake
the  reflex  of the wooden bridge-
Autumn wind

#202 Vanice Zimerman, Curitiba-PR, Brazil
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

3 points (20 authors):

new ATLANTIS -
risky moves of tanks rockets jets
by a peaceful treat 

#014 Gheorghe Postelnicu, Bucharest, Romania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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big old oaks
playing hide and seek
me and my dog

#023 Christof Blumenrath, Borken, Germany
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

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The leap
On the starry sky
Lepus

#031 Svend A. Doggfall, Oslo, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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Timeless village -
and nevertheless
sundials on façades 

#032 Marie Jeanne Sakhnis-de Meis, Avignon, France
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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Last two finishers
moving abreast on track-
winning friendship

#043 Aziza Hena, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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jumping ballerina
the highlight of the show
on the summer stage

#044 Marija Pogorilić, Rovinj, Croatia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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windswept lough . . .
these never-ending waves
of childhood

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

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those restless faces...
I order another tea
watching them pass by

#061 Kurt Øystein Slåtten, Egersund, Norway
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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eagle's cry
the mountain path
blocked by the rock

#066 Artūras Šilanskas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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total eclipse
by the movement of the moon
a short dream

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

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Shafts of sunlight
slide down the mountain side                      
a waterfall

#104 Keith A. Simmonds, Rodez, France
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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Carrying on wings
the last rays of sun
a flock of cranes

#118 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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waiting room...
an autumn fly races
the second hand

#119 Brendon Kent, Southampton, England
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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photo from the past -
a feather plays with the wind
on grandpa's straw hat

#129 Eleni Antoniou-Constantinou, Nicosia, Cyprus
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

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transfering a kiss
I reach out to your
headstone

#133 David J. Kelly, Dublin, Ireland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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a movement of a brush
chich way
will the river flow?

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

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Running stream
Of pedestrian's feet
Little child in basement's pane

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

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silhouettes of geese
chase the sun
beyond the horizon

#167 Mark Gilbert, Nottingham, UK
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

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autumn wings-
a rainbow of flowers
without sap

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

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Autumn dream
creating a star
in chaos

#183 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

2 points (17 authors):

slow motion picture
frog leaps into a punch bowl
makes a little splash

#007 Andreas Wensaas Hvammen, Larvik, Norway
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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blurred ink
the falling leaves
outside

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

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empty horizon… 
a wanderer through the grasses 
is making the path

#011 Goda V.Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

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unbeknown
our heartbeats
into the billions

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

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epiphyllum 
a bloom of a single night
blowing up

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

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rain races across rooftops

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

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Painted Hills
through earth history
floating clouds

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

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goose
plows home
in a v

#070 Arne Haukdal, Stavanger, Norway
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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hatchling sea turtles –
towards the foamy backwash
the hardest race

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

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a new home -
more space to store
our red leaves

#090 Maurizio Petruccioli, Corno di Rosazzo, Italy
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

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door hinge
squeaking in C minor
a scarpering mouse

#091 Mike Gallagher, Lyreacrompane, Ireland
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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desert storms
shift sandy mountains
land and sky from grit

#105 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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clear water
and green shores
road to the sea

#113 Ivanka Yankova, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

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first snowflakes
restless wild geese
start towards South

#123 Midhat Hrnčić- Midho, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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her efforts
to stop chime
— parkinson's

#175 Aparna Pathak, Gurugram, India
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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Cat fell from tree
Still keep lying on my back
Cat on chest

#182 Thor Henriksen, Oslo, Norway
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

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mandala
the chestnuts whisper
in the park

#187 Lilia Racheva, Rousse, Bulgaria
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

1 point (18 authors):

in turbulent times
pause  for a moment  
being myself

#025 Sylvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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Dancing with the fairies
Singing with the moon
Sweet dreams

#026 Tahera Mannan, Mahdi Bagh Colony, Nagpur, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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walking in the water
full of hope
already three shrimps in my basket

#028 Solène Lagadec, Rennes, France
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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night road travel
twin dazzling lights race
toward us

#037 Anthony Itopa Obaro, Okene Nigeria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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Total eclipse Trump
getting his hair done, looks at
his evening text

#057 Horst Ludwig, St. Peter, MN, USA
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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two kittens
pounce in play—
November frost

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

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still looking for you
at where the day once was
a solar eclipse

#078 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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lovers’ quarrel
on the snowy slope
avalanche is coming

#096 Aleksandra Michalec, Stalowa Wola, Poland
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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concentration
a flicker of the eye
e8=Q and check mate

#110 Jens-Christian Kjær, Brande, Denmark
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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cutting through 
the spring breeze 
her flying kiss

#135 Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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in the bare branches                      
flowers flutter noisily —        
trees next to landfill  

#141 Ingrid Baluch, Islamabad, Pakistan
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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Leaves dance
On the shoulder of the wind
Nature's Swanlake 

#142 Kristjaan Panneman, Lelystad, The Netherlands
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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powerful wind
barely moving over the sea
seagull

#168 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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Northern Lights...
filling the sky's book
fairytales

#171 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

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leaves falling
I still smell the scent
of my summer

#174 Christa Beau, Halle/Saale, Germany
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Christmas –
a survivor hits
a C-sharp

#176 Indra Neil Mekala, Rajamahendravaram, India
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autumn start - 
every step I make 
approaches pain

#197 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
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falling leaves
the sky is cut
by key of wild geese

#203 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warszawa, Poland
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no points this time (40 authors):

red lipstick
on the bottle’s neck
moving the sprinkler

#003 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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Nomadic women
The smell of smoke is
A few days after death

#046 Amir Hasanvandi, Shoush, Iran

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nobody's here -
a loud cricket guards
the alpine hut

#048 Tomislav Maretić, Zagreb, Croatia

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after the movers
my country side residence...
embraced strict silence.

#052 Purushothamarao Ravela, Ellicott city, USA

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from the pit in the ground
dog wagging its tail
smells a prey

#054 Vladimir Šuk, Oroslavje, Croatia

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rippling water - 
and now a pebble lands 
with a splash

#072 Gillena Cox, St. James, Trinidad and Tobago

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A long row of ants
pursue a cube of sugar
only for the queen

#073 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogota, Colombia

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moving apart
after a short-lived marriage...
the sun eclipse

#077 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia

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graceful,
the leaps of a squirrel
above my head

#079 Mathieu Pochon, Rennes, France

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in slow movement
parting the seawweed
- her long hair which undulate

#086 Claude-Alice Lagadec, Saumur, France

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fog
a ski-lift squeaks weakly
sound of kiss

#089 Oddbjørn Aardalen, Vennesla, Norway

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hot paranthas...
I look away
from the diet chart

#098 Aanvi Parashar, Chandigarh, India

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

#108 Jovanka Božić, Valjevo, Serbia

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heavy pear tree
on the baulk in the wind
the white waltz

#111 Dorota Ocińska, Łódź, Poland

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In the wind
rows of well-worn tents
transmigration

#112 Richard Jodoin, Montréal, Canada

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deservedly or not
the generals’ last stand 
hits the ground

#121 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, Australia

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beneath dark storm clouds
a young cat chases a leaf
tumbling in a squall

#124 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland

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collection of coins
in the catalog
silhouettes of foreign cities

#125 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria

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golden autumn
still a swallow in your eye
flies south

#126 Damir Damir, Kotor, Montenegro

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Thunder - peal.
Bolts of red lightning hug each other
in the rain

#130 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia

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on the town clock
evening hands moving
the wings of a gull

#131 Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Rijeka, Croatia

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boy's ruddy cheeks
and frostily fingers
entered the room 

#137 Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Pogorica, Montenegro

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violent downdraft
this wind they call haboob...
dust storm overhead

#148 Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, NJ, USA

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a young girl's shadow
passing by, darkening
the ground beneath her feet

#150 Stefanie Bucifal, Konstanz, Germany

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from  that  orange  orb
to  serene beams of morn here
swift glide

#153 Radhamani Sarma, Chennai, India

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Last hours of summer
Lizard runs through the greensward
to catch a minute

#155 Marcel Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary

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is different
the sunset of this evening?
white hydrangeas

#156 Angiola Inglese, Treviso, Italy

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walking in chain
on the glacier
the sound of new cracks

#157 Frode Ljoberg, Oslo, Norway

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behind falling leaves
the big dipper
dips

#166 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Kristiansand, Norway

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an old man at dawn
swirled yellow leaves-
ducks in flight

#172 Angela Giordano, Avigliano, Italy

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New Year's morning
wandering the streets
loneliness

#173 Maria Tomczak, Opole, Poland

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summer rain
the princess is not
in this castle

#177 Alexey Golubev, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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High rope course
our date before
start of work

#179 Birgit Heid, Landau Germany

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move
jolting lorry resets
boy's memories

186 Boris Nazansky, Zagreb, Croatia

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monsoon dusk -
the garlands follow
holy river Ganga

#188 Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia

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On cat's paws 
time stalks to snatch
the moment

#190 Svetla Pacheva-Karabova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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flowers bowing -
the train on its way
back to east

#195 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania

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shade of the leaf
passes over the mother's face -
end of August

#198 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania

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spiral threads --
an autumn insect
flies too close

#199 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK

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Autumn evening
In my hands photo album
Stop memories

#200 Virginija Sakalauskiene, Raudondvaris, Lithuania

no results (authors who didn’t vote - 12)

after lunch 
сrumbs in the beard 
swinging in a prayer

#005 Philmore Place, Minsk, Belarus

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the same woman
gather grapes in vineyards -
another autumn

#012 Mariana Tănase, Brăila, România

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oh bunny, oh bunny,
whether you jump or not – a kangaroo
you’ll never be!  

#024 Smajil Durmisević, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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flock of cranes -
in the glade
i come to a stop

#040 Pasquale Asprea, Genova, Italy

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outdoor pool
the swallows’come and go
and my swimming lengths

#068 Eléonore Nickolay, Vaires sur Marne, France

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Nauset Tidal Marsh
a word tacks side to side
"swallowtail"

#075 Ron Scully, Manchester, NH, USA

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two hearts 
of driftwood
chrushing in the sea

#114 Linda Opskar, Bergen, Norway

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A patch of fog
on the top old an old pine tree
looks as an ghost

#146 Anđelka Pavić, Beli Monastir, Croatia

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departing clouds ...
I let go without
bidding farewell

#161 Angelo B. Ancheta, Rizal, Philippines

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solar plexus—
a vulcano rising
under the ocean

#162 Beate Conrad, Hildesheim, Germany

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synchronised buzzing -
two bees head towards
the same flower

#193 Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India

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moment moves minutes
miracle mature model
mode movement may modify

#205 Jurgen Uiterdijk, Wekerom, The Netherlands

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