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Results of the October 2008 "migrating bird" Kukai
 

 

 

 

Announcing "migrating birds" October 2008 Kukai

The October 2008 Kukai will be any of the following: (migrating birds--geese migrate, cranes / storks come, shrike, butcher bird, quail, bullbul, woodpecker, bird of passage, migratory bird, snipe, longbill, siskin, little birds): Oct08kuki@poetrywriting.org  Any of the exact word(s) listed above must be used in the haiku. No more than a total of three haiku may be submitted. Haiku submitted to the kukai should not be workshopped, appear on-line in forums, or in print.

Haiku

Author, Country

To: Oct08kuki@poetrywriting.org
Subject:"migrating birds" kukai

Submissions: Wednesday October 01, 2008 – Monday October 20, 2008 Midnight.

Voting: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – Monday October 27, 2008, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Friday, October 31, 2008 Sketchbook.

Recent letters to the Sketchbook editors and discussions on various forums indicate that some assumptions about a kukai must be spelled out. From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be workshopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print. In short, if the haiku has appeared on the internet or in print we consider it to have been published. The voting in a kukai is anonymous and publication anywhere voids anonyminity. Any haiku found to be previously published will be disqualified.
 

 


Participants in the "migrating birds" kukai
 

Authors:  RD Armstrong (Raindog), US; Ed Baker, US; John Daleiden, US; Sally Evans, UK;  Iga Gala-Miemus, IL; Betty Kaplan, US; Karina Klesko, US; Jacek Margolak, PL; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Ruthanne Price, CA; Trish Shields, CA; Keith A Simmonds, TT; John Stone, US; Kim Tairi, AU; Eric V. a.k.a. "El Coyote", US

Countries: Canada, Australia, India, Israel, Poland, Romania, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, United States
 

 

For Bill Higginson

bird in passage
soaring higher
and higher

# 10. RD Armstrong (Raindog), US

3 0 2 11 1st. Place

 

the geese return
and still
you are gone

# 11. Eric V. a.k.a. "El Coyote", US
 
1 2 1 8 2nd. Place

 

A lot of spots
in the serene sky—
migrating birds

# 08. Vasile Moldovan, RO
 
0 2 2 6 3rd. Place Tie

 

an old man
pulls leaves from his garden
migrating birds

# 05. Trish Shields, CA

2 0 0 6 3rd. Place Tie

 

cranes come
to the water's edge
empty wheelchair

# 33. Trish Shields, CA
 
0 2 0 4 4th. Place Tie

 

some chatter
a gaggle of geese
over-head

# 32. Ed Baker, US

0 1 2 4 4th. Place Tie

 

just before dawn
one last snowy egret
follows the geese

# 34. John Stone, US

1 0 1 4 4th. Place Tie

 

storks come
leaving behind
autumn blues

# 01. Keith A. Simmonds, TT
 
1 0 0 3 5th. Place Tie

 

tule fog
a heron rises
towards the sun

# 22. John Stone, US

0 1 1 3 5th. Place Tie

 

Girls and boys
on the way to school—
little birds chirping

# 24. Vasile Moldovan, RO

0 1 1 3 5th. Place Tie

 

departing geese
my grandma and
her broken binoculars

# 26. Jacek Margolak, PL

0 1 1 3 5th. Place Tie

 

A crane flies
ahead of the others—
dividing the sky

# 35. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 1 1 3 5th. Place Tie

 

awakened. . .
knock, knock, knock
the woodpecker

# 40. Betty Kaplan, US

0 1 1 3 5th. Place Tie

 

wild geese
a wedge splits the sky
chasing summer

# 06. John Stone, US
 
0 1 0 2 6th. Place Tie

 

migrating birds—
less members this year
at the AA meeting

# 13. Karina Klesko, US

0 1 0 2 6th. Place Tie

 

origami class—
decorating the room
paper cranes

# 14. Betty Kaplan, US

0 1 0 2 6th. Place Tie

 

little birds
in my garden retreat
a sanctuary

# 25. John Daleiden, US

0 1 0 2 6th. Place Tie

 

Boc! Bang!
The woodpecker
can't sleep

# 36. Vasile Moldovan, RO

0 1 0 2 6th. Place Tie

 

cranes come at dawn—
dancing eroticly
they dip and bow

# 09. John Daleiden, US
 
0 0 1 1 7th. Place Tie

 

mountain lake—
a wedge of wild geese
across rocks

# 12. Jacek Margolak, PL

0 0 1 1 7th. Place Tie

 

geese circle
flaming sumac
—southbound

# 15. Ruthanne Price, CA

0 0 1 1 7th. Place Tie

 

throwing
my holey brogues
a wedge of cranes

# 38. Jacek Margolak, PL

0 0 1 1 7th. Place Tie

 

eighteen—sweet bluebird
tattooed on her right shoulder
a bird of passage

# 02.
 
0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

deserted garden—
sickle flight of siskin pair—
a new moon tonight

# 03.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

first chilly morning
this old man
watching her migrate

# 04.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

big black shadow in water; shortens
as it rises high—vanishes.

# 07.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

Winter morning
quail nests full
of white down

# 16.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

a woodpecker
upon a cactus
seeking refuge

# 17.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

cage door is open...
plotting their escape - singing
two little birds fly

# 18.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

woodpecker
migrates noisily
into his tree trunk

# 19.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

migrating shrike
lancing
a field mouse

# 20.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

woodpeckers flit
from branch to branch
clinging leaves

# 21.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

flaming the earth, sky
linking the aeons they fly;
ancient flamingos

# 23.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

migrating birds—
the long ride home
after visiting friends

# 27.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

birds and bees 101
so it wasn't
the stork

# 28.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

birds of passage
crossing over
to warmer climes

# 29.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

willing away time
migratory bird longing
for her life partner

# 30.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

the geese visit—
their secret talking carries
across the grey sky.

# 31.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

in the brush pile
a flock of quail shelter—
a hunter poised

# 37.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 

migrating birds
out from the wood lands
a ghost owl appears

*ghost owl --also known as the spirit owl or barn owl

# 39.

0 0 0 0 8th. Place Tie

 


Hello Sketchbook "migrating birds" kukai poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook October 2008 "migrating birds" Kukai vote.

Please NOTE that the votes should be sent to kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org

CALL FOR Sketchbook October 2008 "migrating birds" Kukai vote:
Voting: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – Monday October 27, 2008, Midnight


1. All the entries are listed on the ballot by number.
2. Only submitting Kukai Poets are eligible to vote.
3. Email your votes to: kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org  When voting, please use the words "migrating birds" Kukai in the subject line of your e-mail.
4. Each poet has SIX (6) points to use for the kukai vote. Voters may distribute the points in increments of 1, 2, or 3. You may not cast more than 3 points for any single poem.
5. Please do not vote for your own poem(s). Any such votes will be disqualified.
6. Please use the following format to submit your votes (listing by numerical order, rather than order of preference, as the sample below):

To: kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org
Subject: "migrating birds" Kukai Vote

Each voter has 6 points:

# 03--1 pt.
# 11--2 pts.
# 28--3 pts.

7. All votes will be compiled and the haiku will then be published in the October 31, 2008 Sketchbook with votes received; on the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, etc. place poets' names will be revealed. Haiku receiving 0 votes will be published without names. If you want your name revealed regardless of the number of votes received please notify the kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org 

The votes will appear as per the following sample:

0 2 7 11 = ____ Place

Which means:

No voter gave 3 points, 2 voters gave 2 points, 7 voters gave 1 point = for a total of 11 points

CALL FOR Sketchbook October 2008 "migrating birds" Kukai
vote:
Voting: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – Monday October 27, 2008, Midnight.

 

 

 

 

 

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