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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #15 - Autumn 2016 Edition (topic: sounds)

We were worried that not everyone has returned from holiday, but the turnout was high. Just as in the previous edition exceeded 200 authors..

Sounds accompany us from fetal life until last breath, so topic is simple but not easy. As you can see in EQK # 15 you can read a lot of very good work

First place goes to Sondra J. Byrnes and her original, muted haiku. Second place was won by Cynthia Rowe and her haiku showing actual problem in the world. Third place goes to two authors: Christiane Rainieri and Roberta Beary and haiku with sounds of Father's Day and first day of school. It was second or third time in Top 3 of EQK for all four winners.

Also we are welcome another group of newcomers who are not afraid to jump into the deep water and risk compete with better-known haiku authors from around the world.

We invite you all to the next winter edition.

the EQK team

PS. We would like to apologize for understating of some standards that happened to us in this edition (delays). Providence had other plans for us, but we fought ...

15th Edition – 215 authors from 49 countries:
Australia (5), Austria (2), Bangladesh (2), Belarus (1), Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (3), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (14), Canada (5), Colombia (1), Croatia (13), Cyprus (1), Denmark (2), France (6), Germany (15), Ghana (6), Hungary (1), India (11), Indonesia (1), Ireland (2), Italy (14), Japan (2), Lithuania (9), Malaysia (1), Malta (1), Montenegro (2), Nepal (1), The Nederlands (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (3), Norway (4), Pakistan (1), Philippines (5), Poland (9), Portugal (1), Romania (15), Russia (7), Serbia (2), Singapore (1), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (1), Sweden (1), Switzerland (2), Thailand (1), Turkey (1), United Kingdom (11), Ukraine (1), USA (20).

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


FIRST PLACE:

#056 Sondra J. Byrnes, Santa Fe, NM, USA
(6-12-7) = 49 points
(from: RUS, UK, UK, AUT, AUT, USA – UK, ITA, IND, ITA, BUL, IND, DEN, IND, BUL, UK, RUS, USA - GER, NZL, CAN, UK, NOR, LIT, SRB)

summer dusk
putting on my glasses
to hear you better


SECOND PLACE:

#003 Cynthia Rowe, Sydney, Australia
(13-2-5) = 48 points
(from: UK, CYP, USA, USA, BIH, GER, PAK, NGA, AUS, UK, USA, ITA, SRB – NZL, USA - CAN, IND, UK, USA, CAN)

border crossing
the baby’s cry
cut short


THIRD PLACE (2 authors ex-aequo):

#149 Christiane Rainieri, Wittenheim, France
(5-8-9) = 40 pts
(from: IRL, BIH, ROM, SUI, BUL - UK, USA, BUL, GER, LIT, IND, CRO, POL – RUS, UK, IND, USA, ITA, ROM, IND, POL, ITA)

Father's Day —
the sound of our spoons
and his silence

v  

#203 Roberta Beary, Bethesda, MD, USA
(9-5-3) = 40 points
(from: SRB, UK, ROM, BUL, CAN, USA, USA, GER, CRO – USA, ROM, UK, ROM, RUS – SWE, NOR, AUS)

first school day
the constant chatter
of new shoes


4th place – 38 points:

guests left
again i hear
the rain

#130 Alexey Andreev, Moscow, Russia
(5-7-9) = 38 pts

5th place – 34 points:

foghorn
the frozen silhouette
of a cormorant

#124 Eléonore Nickolay, Vaires sur Marne, France
(6-6-4) = 34 pts

6th place – 32 points:

meditation -
between breaths
the sea

#140 Shalini Sunkuru, Norwich, UK
(6-6-2) = 32 pts

7th place – 26 points:

autumn woods -
a click
of my camera

#012 Valeria Simonova-Cecon, Cividale del Friuli, Italy
(3-6-5) = 26 pts

8th place – 25 points:

night shore
ocean waves add tune
to fishermen's song…

#010 Aziza Hena, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(5-3-4) = 25 pts

9th place – 24 points (3)

amputation day
the sound of
cut grass

#111 Christina Sng, Singapore
(7-1-1) = 24 pts

v   

crack of twig
the young deer leaves me
its breath

#116 Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(4-5-2) = 24 pts

v   

a piece of wood
on the bank of  the river
sound of a violin

#138 Božidar Škobić, Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(6-2-2) = 24 pts

10th place – 23 points:

twilight . . .
i step into the whistle
of dove wings

#026 Veronika Zora Novak, Toronto, Canada

(6-2-1) = 23 pts

21 points:

leaves whispering
outside my empty house...
nothing else

#068 Natalia Kuznetsova, Moscow, Russia
(2-6-3) = 21 pts

18 points:

thunderclap —
how dark it is
under my bed

#173 Vinay Leo R., Bangalore, India
(4-2-2) = 18 pts

16 points (2):

autumn stroll -
the crack
of fallen chestnuts

#013 John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland
(3-2-3) = 16 pts

v   

end times
Dad's hearing aid picks up
signals from space

#171 Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-5-3) = 16 pts

15 points:

distant thunder
from beyond the river
rising scent of rain

#037 Christof Blumenrath, Borken, Germany
(3-2-2) = 15 pts

14 points:

crunch of a carrot
standing beside me
the donkey’s ears

#083 David J. Kelly, Dublin, Ireland
(3-2-1) = 14 pts

13 points:

Dawn
the silent song
of the sun

098 Elke Bonacker, Duisburg, Germany
(2-3-1) = 13 pts

12 points (6):

bamboo chimes -
grandma's last message
lost in translation

#015 Francesco de Sabata, Pescantina, Italy
(0-5-2) = 12 pts

v   

s a k a m o t o
approaching sounds
of autumn

#018 Andrea Cecon, Cividale del Friuli, Italy
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

in the cemetery
sounds of a new bell
a goat grazes

#042 Bernard Gieske, Bowling Green, KY, USA
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

v   

bombed home -
a small child screaming
among the ruins

#081 Eleni Antoniou-Constantinou, Nicosia, Cyprus
(1-4-1) = 12 pts

v   

It rains on the lake.
A symphony of circles
Melody of silence.

#091 Rolf Hermes, Pulheim, Germany
(1-3-3) = 12 pts

v   

early morning
before the alarm
the crows

#183 Irene Carlsson, Rönninge, Sweden
(3-0-3) = 12 pts

11 points (3):

wet sunrise
rusted wind chimes
singing still

#031 Anna Cates, Wilmington, OH, USA
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

v   

on the wing a thrush song returning spring

#077 Ramesh Anand, Bengaluru, India
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

v   

surprise party
no one hears
my tired sigh

#211 Debbi Antebi, Istanbul, Turkey
(1-3-2) = 11 pts

10 points (5):

Perseid swarm
of a beggar hat
clink of coins

#080 Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, Zielona Góra, Poland
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

your body lays in bed:
even the mattress
murmurs pleasure.

#093 David Rodrigues, Lisbon, Portugal
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

high tones
in the opera house – deep silence
of the audience

#126 Jovanka Božić, Valjevo, Serbia
(1-3-1) = 10 pts

v   

dew sparkle --
my baby says mom
for the first time

#191 Lucia Fontana, Milano, Italy
(2-2-0) = 10 pts

v   

our first time...
the hushed rustle
of her shyness

197 Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, UK
(1-2-3) = 10 pts

9 points (8):

Mom on tiptoe –
At last, the baby
fell asleep.

#020 Franklin Magalhães, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

silence
between squalls
the clack of dishes

#032 Nika, Victoria, BC, Canada
(3-0-0) = 9 pts

v   

wake-up call –
shadow of song sparrow
on my pillow

038 Nurit Israeli, New York, USA
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

the autumn moon
conducts the sea -
sound of pebbles

#041 Adrian Bouter, Gouda, the Netherlands
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

strange sounds
a new girlfriend
in the room of my son

#044 Pepa Odjakova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

v   

Thumping heart ...
the heavy oak door
slowly opens

#047 Beate Conrad, Hildesheim, Germany
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

v   

my peace talk -
a lion roars
in the cage

#086 Srinivasa Rao Sambangi, Hyderabad, India
(2-1-1) = 9 pts

v   

ultrasound
children’s heart beats
in the mother’s body

#127 Štefanija Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(3-0-0) = 9 pts

8 points (10):

rendezvous-
a jet fighter growling at
the setting sun

#006 Angelica Seithe, Wettenberg, Germany
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

v   

In a far forest
The wind the only creature
Echoes between rocks

#030 Fabián Padilla Hernández, Bogotá, Colombia
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

All sounds
covered by snow
soundlessly

#050 Francesco Gonella, Padova, Italy
(0-2-4) = 8 pts

v   

sea organ –
the older echoes
of Buddha's words

#073 Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

hunger moon -
i wake to something
gnawing in the roof

#076 Sara Winteridge, New Forest, England
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

year without holidays-
in the seashell
the sound of the waves

#092 Marie Derley, Ath, Belgium
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

Autumn whiff
The wind brings the song
of the monks

#122 Gencho Genchev, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

v   

family quarrel
the parrot repeats
I love you - I hate you

#131 Maya Kisyova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-1-3) = 8 pts

v   

winter night
in the city park
white silence

#175 Asta Čižiūnaitė, Vilnius, Lithuania
(2-0-2) = 8 pts

v   

refugee camp...
high above the barbed wire
geese honking in flight

#213 Florin Florian, Botoşani, Romania
(1-2-1) = 8 pts

7 points (11):

a scream in the dark —
choked; breeze dies away
the lion has caught her prey

#002 Philip Elliott, Dublin, Ireland
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

crane birds leaving
the howl of a chained dog
flying together

#055 Neringa Vyšniauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

lack of words-
we are stirring
dissolved sugar

#060 Jurate Norvaisiene, Mazeikiai, Lithuania
(1-0-4) = 7 pts

v   

Cry of seagulls.
In the slit of sky
the rising sun.

#088 Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

rumbles of thunder –
just in dollhouse
nobody is scared

#097 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galaţi, Romania
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

Strong sirocco –
a sea wave folds
and spreads

#118 Pasquale Asprea, Genova, Italy
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

scratched vinyl-
my parent's vintage dance
in my memories

#145 Maria Laura Valente, Cesena, Italy
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

v   

old piano-
a nightingale sings
on the bridge

#153 Nazarena Rampini, Milano, Italy
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

oh, september dawn!
even my footsteps sound
crispy pink

#177 Anne Zooey Lind, List, Norway
(1-1-2) = 7 pts

v   

children's laughter
through the bars
a lonely primate

#187 Madhuri Pillai, Melbourne, Australia
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

v   

ruins of earthquake –
break the silence
only one cricket

#207 Daniela Zglibutiu, Montecchio Emilia, Italy
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

6 points (6):

cavern drip
echoes through
the darkness

#001 Simon Hanson, Tamborine, Australia
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

evening glow –
under the boy's wheelchair
rustle of leaves

#040 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

deep sea diving
a firework of colours
in a soundless world

#052 Janko Dimnjaković, Zagreb, Croatia
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

Indian bride...
clatter of her bangles
hymns to the new dawn

#057 Aparna Pathak, Gurugram, India
(1-1-1) = 6 pts

v   

Under my feet
the creaky floor
betrays me

#129 Solène Lagadec, Rennes, France
(0-2-2) = 6 pts

v   

daddy is arriving
his steps are a little late
but the sky is far

#157 Francesca Mereu, Cagliari, Italy
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

5 points (14):

a fish hawk strikes
death comes ashore
as a ripple

#028 Sandi Pray, Robinsville, USA
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

the wind whistling
the leaves of reed reply
with rustle

#054 Midhat Midho Hrnčić, Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

excuses, excuses –
the hollow sound
of a cracked plate

#059 Margaret Beverland, Katikati, New Zealand
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

fading footfalls
in a stand of dark pines
the open trap

#061 John Hawkhead, Bradford/Avon, UK
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

a willow branch
breaking the sun -
end of day

#065 Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

sound of water
long before i see you
white butterfly

#066 Vibeke Laier, Randers, Denmark
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

bluebird calls
out of this flower
the meadow

#074 Tom Sacramona, Plainville, USA
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

on a bubbling brook
a sudden gust of autumn
her stone skips a beat

#135 Benjamin Bläsi, Wünnewil, Switzerland
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

wild horseman
my little grandson
cheers on my knees

#137 Brigitte Ten Brink, Konstanz, Germany
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

moonrise
young voices fill
the empty streets

#141 Billy Antonio, Laoac Pangasinan, Philippines
(0-2-1) = 5 pts

v   

decibel sound test -
cicada hides itself
anxiously

#142 Sudebi Singha, Kolkata, India
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

sunday afternoon
the faint sound of rising dough
under the lid

#174 Stanka Parusheva, Yambol, Bulgaria
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

v   

old radio
it seems to know
my silences

#189 Marco Pilotto, Piazzola Sul Brenta (Padova), Italy
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

v   

miscarriage
a star shoots
across the sky

#209 Rajandeep Garg, Sungrur, India
(1-1-0) = 5 pts

4 points (14):

Weaving together
long summer grasses
refuge prayer.

#023 Andy McLellan, Canterbury, UK
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

predawn downpour
in crescendo
the sky calls the tune

#036 Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

thunderclaps far away
sparrows on the branch
become one whole

#045 Nikolay Grankin, Krasnodar, Russia
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

under the ice
who knows
sound of silence

#101 Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

splash
one word in oceans
of sound

#105 Joan McNerney, New York, USA
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

all day rain--
discovering each click of mouse
has two sounds

#117 Kashinath Karmakar, Durgapur, India             
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

v   

ringing bells
predict the sledge of
Santa Claus

#123 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

the rain rustled
Tomcat returns
from a walk

#134 Vitali Khomin, Mukachevo, Ukraine
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

none but
nightingale song
dark turns to dawn

#146 Damir Janjalija, Kotor, Montenegro
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

windless
against the ship's moon
its skeleton

#163 Brendon Kent, Southampton, England
(0-1-2) = 4 pts

v   

like in each year
with the same pld song
the cuckoo returns

#172 Constantin Stroe, Bucharest, Romania
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

the storm is over -
the sound of silence
after a quarrel

#202 Marek Kozubek, Bangkok, Thailand
(0-0-4) = 4 pts

v   

yell in cherry tree –
the woodpecker arrives
at the nest

#204 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania
(2-0-1) = 4 pts

v   

sudden rain...
the sound of your heartbeats
and mine

#205 Sanjukta Asopa, Karnataka, India
(1-0-1) = 4 pts

3 points (25):

rubber brake pads
on rusted bike rims
the squeal

#004 Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Canada
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

the clock's ticking
still your pulse beat
in my ear

#008 Sylvia Bacher, Bad Aussee, Austria
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

v   

early in the morning:
songs of the Earth and Heaven –
I hear the silence

#019 Smajil Durmisevic, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

rain god
beats melodiously
on tin sheets..

#025 Purushothamrao Ravela, Nolensville, USA
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

early autumn
moaning the sea clings
to its heat

#069 Gerd Börner, Berlin, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

hungry orphans
speak comforting words
to grumbling stomach

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

v   

Early apples
falling on the ground
piano scales

#072 Richard Jodoin, Montreal, Canada
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

night of the earthquake
silence of towns shaken by
the swan song of walls

#078 Tomasz Szymczak, Chojnice, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

flaming strings
unleash exclamations
violoncello

#087 Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

labour room...
deafening screams but
no first cry

#099 Vandana Parashar, Ambala Cantt, India
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

v   

from the porch swing
the wind whispers
sounds of autumn

#119 Judi Honiker, Clearwater, USA
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Valley village –
roosters song
raisis the fog

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

v   

hit for hit
listening to the heart
of iron

#143 Sonja Raab, Opponitz, Austria
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

the deep blue ocean
and the azure sky kissing
winds whistle at them

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

v   

date harvest –
behind derelict walls
children's laughter

#154 Ramona Linke, Salzatal/Beesenstedt, Germany
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

desert silence-
the sands gulp footprints
of a wayfarer

#165 Nadalsuren Purevdorj, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

the door of grandma's house
now only squeaks
at the wind's behest

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

v   

hospital bed
heart sounds
keep us hoping

#170 Anthony Q. Rabang, Vigan City, Philippines
(0-0-3) = 3 pts

v   

monastery ruins...
flapping sound of a monk's cloak
frightens the night

#178 Tuvshinzaya Nergui, Tsetserleg, Mongolia
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

her child's lullaby-
the whirring sound
of passing cars

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

v   

lullaby
the blind mother is singing
for not-hearing daughter

#182 Paulina Perczak, Kielce, Poland
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

Pouring rain -
the aunt keeps saying
the same word

#186 Leonardo Lazzari, Baronissi SA, Italy
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

v   

scat singing
high heels emerge
from the evening fog

#188 Ilyana Stoyanova, St.Albans, UK
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

knitting needles
clicking on the porch -
a “baa” from the hillside

#199 James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK
(1-0-0) = 3 pts

v   

night barking –
my dog accepts his part
of the score

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

2 points (19):

late summer
you caress me
with the small sounds of life

#016 Ashi, Brande, Denmark
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

putting on wool socks
a firefly on the porch sings
the call of field cricket

#017 Đurđa Vukelić Rožić, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

medieval festival —
the knight sounding the bugle
and my child's heart

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

v   

ultrasound room:
the best sound to her ears
her child’s heartbeats

#051 Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

stormy sea
noise of waves
muffles his leave

#102 Zuzanna Truchlewska, Łaziska Górne, Poland
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

traffic sign
DEAF CHILD
AREA

#106 Andy Burkhart, Cincinnati, USA
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

whisper of autumn leaves
the wind whistles
through my dream

#108 Ivanka Yankova, Sofia, Bulgaria
(0-2-0) = 2 pts

v   

The rail track drums -
the train leaves the station
in iambic meter

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

v   

tantalising evening ...
the belly dancer shakes
her coin belt

#110 Mohammad Azim Khan, Peshawar, Pakistan
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

dry forest -
a deer running faster
than a rabbit

#113 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

slimy pond
a frog slides in
without a sound

#114 Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

an August night-
crickets lulling me
into sleep

#132 Branka Vojinović Jegdić, Podgorica, Montenegro
(0-1-0) = 2 pts
`
v   

dawn prayers
fermented hymns
fill spaces we kept

#159 Beatrice Zebre, Accra, Ghana
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

wakeful
crickets are more than
the stars

#167 Detelina Tiholova, Kustendil, Bulgaria
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

Fireworks
in the distance
crickets here

#185 Hidenori Hiruta, Akita, Japan
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

another boom!
my heart throbs
at my throat

#190 Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire, Bolgatanga, Ghana
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

lightning
the squeals from
a donkey

#200 Cyndi Lloyd, Riverton, Utah, USA
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

v   

childhome
out of the blue
mom's lullaby

#214 Laura Csilla, Brasov, Romania
(0-0-2) = 2 pts

v   

wind autumnal-
over the antique table
a book of haiku

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

1 point (19):

Birds, excited birds
in the almost leafless trees...
Bach in the earbuds

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

v   

songbirds
captured the vocal cords
blues in a cage

#046 Vladimir Šuk , Oroslavje, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

september night
the pitch-black sound
of silence

#048 Oddbjørn Aardalen, Vennesla, Norway
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

after the choir practise:
crabs
((((( sing )))))

#063 Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

morning calm
every now and then
a distant bird chirp

#067 Willie R. Bongcaron, Manila, Philippines
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

campfire
silence popping
inside the popcorn bucket

#075 Ken Sawitri, Blora, Indonesia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

trickle of music
a radio
guards the house

#144 Lynette Arden, Norwood, SA, Australia
(0-0-2) = 1 pt

v   

chorus of crickets
between sky and earth
rays of moon

148 Magdalena Dale,  Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

voice of my father
from the old tape recorder
tear on the eye

#152 Vladimir Ludvig, Dubravica, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

haijin’s elegy
drowned out
by honking geese

#158 Patrick Sweeney, Misawa, Japan
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

distant thunder
and buzzing
from inside a plum

#160 Jon Espen Vassbotn, Kristiansand, Norway
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

The droplets
Knocking on the windows
Sounds of the rain.

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

v   

vintage telephone setting
the irony
of new tech

#179 Susan Mallernee, Dover, USA
(0-0-1) = 2 pt

v   

autumn night,
the chestnut song
... on my lips

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

v   

autumn afternoon -
the gurgling of the sea
lulls us to sleep

#195 Tomislav Maretic, Zagreb, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

In clamorous crowd
I hear the sound of a kiss
It hurts my lone heart

#201 Marcel Domonkos, Celldömölk, Hungary
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

september downpour
rinses loudly summer traces
in sandals

#208 Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Rijeka, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

cleaning the window
newspapers whole village
set on its feet

#212 Kristina Kroupa, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

v   

key of cranes
fall soundlessly
first yellow leaves

#216 Zbigniew Mysłowiecki, Warszawa, Poland

no points this time (49):

When prey of God
Images also speak
Time in Enlightenment.

#005 Ram Sharjan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Nepal

v   

clatter – hum – tinkle
signs of love, life, and movement;
but silence soothes souls

#011 Tanja Cilia, Fleur de Lys, Malta

v   

boys from
the beach
pet sounds

#021 Arne Haukdal, Stavanger, Norway

v   

dawn chorus
my nestlings
argue over Cheerios

#024 Tracy Davidson, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

v   

Blows his own trumpet,
the echo of his ego
to feel horny.

#027 Marieta Maglas, Suceava, Romania

v   

golden pine boughs ~
woodpeckers drum for morning
sunshine dances

#029 Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, USA

v   

Skydivers March sounds -
JUMP JUMP JUMP Do Fa La La
Si La Sol Do Re

#034 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania

v   

vast sear field
someone knocking from inside
a container

#035 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania

v   

fires in the swamps
singing ondines
entice wayfarer

#039 Azi Kuder, Gdynia, Poland

v   

fleet shadow—
the fighter jets’ roar drowned out
by the river’s roar

#043 Rick Clark, Seattle, USA

v   

downpour
behind the barbed wire fence
a song of joy

#053 Birgit Heid, Landau, Germany

v   

mass shootings
extinguish
celebrations

#058 Barbara A. Taylor, Mountain Top, NSW, Australia

v   

tuning up
the symphony
of early morning birdsong

#062 Nancy Brady, Huron, Ohio, USA

v   

Earplugs till 10 pm ...
neighbour's belief that he plays
really the trumpet

#064 Valeria Barouch, Geneva, Switzerland

v   

dripping water tap -
the rhythm of silence
between digital clocks

#071 Wolfgang Rödig, Mitterfels, Germany

v   

a boy
wipes the blood off his forehead
calls - mom

#079 Dorota Ocińska, Łódź, Poland

v   

reassuring
the bell tolling blends with the
cawing of the crows

#082 Claude Lagadec, Saumur, France

v   

honking
to say goodbye
wild goose

#084 Ernesto P. Santiago, Solano, Philippines

v   

sunday morning
father's voice within
the peal of bells

#085 Ralf Bröker, Ochtrup, Germany

v   

a sound support
for my autumn mood
the swarm of ravens

#089 Birgit Schladach-Helmlechner, Schluechtern, Germany

v   

pigeons on roof ?
I guess her love scribble
on my back

#090 Ayala Mahala, Pune, India

v   

drizzling rain
the toys devise an escape
from the sandbox

#094 Alexey Golubev, St. Petersburg, Russia

v   

rearranging
all mirrors now
in my room

#095 Hristina Panjaridis, Illkirch, Bulgaria

v   

deep, deep inside me
in the midst of darkness -
silence pierces ears

#096 Danijel Bara, Zagreb, Croatia

v   

Morning darkness -
sound of bells welcomes
autumn rain

#100 Evgeny Ivanov, Moscow, Russia

v   

skateboards on the street
disturbing adults at work
is a children's game

#103 Hartmut Fillhardt, Martinstahl, Germany

v   

shouting wife
my very big smile shining
earplugs

#104 Dainius Dirgela, Vilnius, Lithuania

v   

monday
I dive to soundlessness
snowfall

#107 Pavel S. Vorontsov, Novosibirsk, Russia

v   

farewell-
the sound sap makes
reaching branches

#112 Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito (MN), Italy

v   

Two dogs in front of the house
slander loudly
dog's life

#115 Zlata Bogović, Varaždin, Croatia

v   


disturbed sleep
in a room cross the street
stubborn alarm clock

#120 Marija Pogorilić, Rovinj, Croatia

v   

high season —
disco hum drowns
sound of the sea

#128 Marta Chocilowska, Warsaw, Poland

v   

A swamp submitted
The richness of listening
With a frog's singing

#133 Lawal Jimoh, Lagos State, Nigeria

v   

sound ... motion ... colors
in a sizzling sky -
fireworks

#136 Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, Fairlawn, USA

v   

the blockage
in your ear a niggling tune
earworms

#150 Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada

v   

sunrise on the beach -
deaf dancer to the rhythm
of his heartbeat

#151 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania

v   

lapping unloudly
leagues and foam beneath...
boat on sea

#155 Prah Justice Joseph, Accra, Ghana

v   

flutters startle
noises along a breezeway...
trapped pigeons

#156 Pamela Kuadegbeku, Accra, Ghana

v   

music primeval
the chorus of frogs
and ensemble of crickets

#162 Gexter Lacambra, Milan, Italy

v   

A taut string rings
anxiously in the night-
the heart is bleeding

#164 Sidonia Pojarlieva, Sofia, Bulgaria

v   

dumbfounded
before the thunderous speech
of the waterfall

#166 Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Viersen, Germany

v   

two down pillows
on a feather bed
the sound of snow

#169 Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, USA

v   

bye bye blackbird...
racial taunts at baseball games
heard when I was young

176 Ed Bremson, Raleigh, NC, USA

v   

narrow road . . .
a gaggle of sounds climbing
with me

#180 Saša Važić, Batajnica, Serbia

v   

Waiting for the falling star
Twosom under night's sky
Whispers of stillness

#193 Jonas Vaicekauskas, Siauliai, Lithuania

v   

I draw attention
to the glances and quiet whisper
Maybe about me?

#194 Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania

v   

Beatles song...
voices of turkeys
pronouncing Ku

#196 Rosemond Amegashie, Accra, Ghana

v   

vacations had gone…
from the windows of dorm
this is the end

#198 Natalia Sedenkova, Samara, Russia

v   

Forest clearing –
Is among blooming heathers
Bee’s buzz

#210 Teresa Grzywacz, Łuków, Poland

no results - authors who didn’t vote (6):

autumn sunlight
shimmering in the dawn…
sound of the waves

#007 Keith Simmonds, Rodez, France

v   

hand bell of an entrance door
the seller turns around with a smile
even in a dream

#014 Katsiaryna Yaroshyna, Minsk, Belarus

v   

rain ensemble―
the sound of night in half
and quarter notes

#033 Santiago B. Villafania, Manila, Philippines

v   

blowing a leaf whistle
I try to imitate the tune
of my dead grandfather

#121 Kristina Melody, Seremban, Malaysia

v   

all night long
old cradle spelling name
of a newborn

#125 Matúš Nižňanský, Piešt’any, Slovakia

v   

a kettle whistle -
the fragile silence between us
broken

#192 Diana Teneva, Haskovo, Bulgaria

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