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March 2008 Wind Kukai Results
 

 

 

 

Announcing March 2008 Kukai

For the March 2008 Kukai submit one to three HAIKU using the word: wind. The exact word must be used in the haiku. No more than a total of three haiku may be submitted:

Haiku
Author

To: kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org
Subject:March08 wind Kukai

Submissions: Saturday, March 01, 2008 – Friday, March 21, 2008 Midnight.

Voting: Saturday, March 22, 2008 – Wednesday, March 26, 2008, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Monday, March 31, 2008 Sketchbook

The following tabulation means:

2 3 4 18

2  voters gave 3 points, 4 voters gave 2 points, 4 voters gave 1 point

                     6                                8                              4    = 18

Each participating poet has 6 votes; voters can  be in increments of 3, 2, or 1; poets may not vote for their own poems.

 

 

 

Participants in the March Wind Kukai

Ed Baker, US; Gerry Bravi, CA; Daniela Bullas, UK; Leslie Cohen, IL; Magdalena Dale, RO; Jon Davey, UK; Tanya Dikova, IL; Lorin Ford, AU; Hugh Fox, US; Judith Gorgone, US; Bill Kenney, US; Catherine J. S. Lee, US; John Martone, US; Tracy McPherson, US; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Rita Odeh, IL; Peter Pache, US; Pamela Pignataro, US; Ruth Anne Price, US; Betty Kaplan, US; Larry Kimmel, US; Zhanna P. Rader, US; Terrie Leigh Relf, US; Joyce Maxner, US; Constantine Stroe, RO; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Melissa Spurr, US; John Stone, US; Ella Wagemakers, UK; Josh Wikoff, UK; Rafal Zabratynski, PL; Barbara A. Taylor, AU

 

 

 

1st Place

harvest moon
a north wind
rattles the wheat

# 09. John Stone, US

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2

4

14

1st Place

 

 

2nd Place

night wind
the garden gate shuts
shuts shuts shuts

# 59. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

0 4 4 12 2nd Place

 

 

3rd Place

change of weather
the child in me
leans on the wind

# 04. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

0 3 2 8 3rd Place

 

 

4th Place

Southern wind—
cranes carrying on their wings
the spring moon

# 08. Vasile Moldovan, RO

1 2 0 7 4th Place

 

 

5th Plalce 4 way tie

leafy shadows
sweep the porch
spring wind

# 12. Melissa Spurr, US

0 1 4 6 5th Place

 

blossom wind–
two butterflies
loop the loop

# 22. Lorin Ford, AU

1 1 1 6 5th Place

 

this gentle wind
over the gravestone
my mother's hands

# 40. John Stone, US

0 2 2 6 5th Place

 

butterfly
after butterfly –
summer wind

# 48. Lorin Ford, AU

0 1 4 6 5th Place

 

 

6th Place 3 way tie

my kite—
into the wind
into the ravens

# 07. Peter Pache, US

0 2 1 5 6th Place

 

spring wind
in our tea cups—
chasing clouds

# 30. Tanya Dikova, IL

0 2 1 5 6th Place

 

whitecaps—
the old salt's
wind-whipped hair

# 42A. Melissa Spurr, US

0 2 1 5 6th Place

 

 

7th Place 5 way tie

March wind;
carousel horses
frozen mid-stride

# 02. Pamela Pignataro, US

0 1 2 4 7th Place

 

ice shards tinkle
from the storm-glazed willow
March wind

# 33. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

1 0 1 4 7th Place

 

wind-driven rain
she drops a latke
into hot oil

# 50. Josh Wikoff, UK

0 2 0 4 7th Place

 

Windless day—
a gray cloud of gnats dance
in the evening sun.

# 54. Zhanna P. Rader, US

0 0 4 4 7th Place

 

April winds—
the strutting rooster
blown over.

# 75. Zhanna P. Rader, US

0 1 2 4 7th Place

 

 

8th Place 10 way tie

 

the long grass
beyond the graveyard
summer wind

# 29. Bill Kenney, US

3 0 1 1 3 8th Place

 

peals of laughter
women clutch their skirts—
a lusty wind

# 35. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 1 1 3 8th Place

 

A breath of wind—
dandelion blooms rising
to the sky

# 39. Vasile Moldovan, RO

1 0 0 3 8th Place

 

her kiss
lingering
in the wind

# 41. Ed Baker, US

0 1 1 3 8th Place

 

cormorant
embracing the wind—
I envy your wings

# 57. Pamela Pignataro, US

1 0 0 3 8th Place

 

sudden wind
the lizard shelters
in my old work glove

# 61. John Stone, US

0 0 3 3 8th Place

 

winter
wind’s

got hold
of

attic
room’s

dream
catcher

# 64. John Martone, US

1 0 0 3 8th Place

 

inside-out umbrella
this wind
this darn wind

# 65. Terrie Leigh Relf, US

0 0 3 3 8th Place

 

a butterfly rises
from my fingertip
soft wind

# 72. Bill Kenney, US

0 1 1 3 8th Place

 

silent pond
a sudden wind shatters
the reflected sky

# 76. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

0 1 1 3 8th Place

 

 

 9th Place 8 way tie

going back in time
how I wish I could
unwind the clock

# 03. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

Open-air concert:
this singing of autumn wind
on the empty beach

# 05. Constantine Stroe, RO

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

buffering the wind the scarf Mom knitted

# 16. Betty Kaplan, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

wind chill
a name i know
in the obits

# 25. Josh Wikoff, UK

0 0 2 2 9th Place

 

Branches in bud—
through empty nests
only the wind

# 28. Magdalena Dale, RO

0 0 2 2 9th Place

 

with the wind
flying under the thickets
a rush of old leaves

# 47. Joyce Maxner, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

another bomb drops—
whistling through treetops
the roaring wind

# 58. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

sparrows
bobbing on spring branches
in the wind

# 69. Joyce Maxner, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

 

10th Place 9 way tie

wind
I go in one direction
my clothes the other

# 11. Judith Gorgone, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

wind polishing
frozen lake
my face

# 14. John Martone, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

how equitable
this gentle breeze
it embraces all

# 18. Gerry Bravi, CA

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

bitter wind—
even the stars
start to shiver

# 23. Jon Davey, UK

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

Gust of wind—
a magpie moth clings
to a green stem.

# 32. Zhanna P. Rader, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

an inchworm
crosses the flagstones
wind rising

# 52. Bill Kenney, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

chilly wind
red rose petals
on her stone

# 53. Tanya Dikova, IL

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

desert wind...
the posts of the graveyard fence wail -
each with its own tone

# 74. Tanya Dikova, IL

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

windy night...
the new symphony
of the sleepless cricket

# 77. Rita Odeh, IL

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

 

11th Place 35 way tie

These poems received 0 votes

 

across the meadows
a balmy wind blows...
butterflies drifting

# 01.

 

spring garden—
flying with the wind
my new haiku

# 06.

 

some flower
playing
in the wind

# 10.

 

wind whispered
clouds waltzed
stars winked

# 13.

 

March wind
how the rain
swirls sideways

# 15.

 

watching your ship
into the distance - wind tossed gulls
over a rough sea

# 17.

 

a March day
in the teeth of the wind—
a ship is asking for SOS

# 19.

 

typhoon
a mother explains the wind
to her daughter

# 20.

 

howling all night
by morning one ancient tree
downed by the wind

# 21.

 

wind that blows you in
and out of my diminished
possibles

# 26.

 

invisible hand
batters flowers to their graves
cruel autumn wind

# 27.

 

arctic breeze
chilling my exposed scalp
—too soon spring haircut

# 31.

 

sunset path
across the pond; ripples—
footprints of the wind

# 36.

 

passing wind
shuffling in their chairs—
who did that?

# 37.

 

beach stroll
the jasmine wind
out of her curls

# 38.

 

my right ear all this arctic wind

# 42B.

 

cold wind
the sound of hail
clattering the heater

# 43.

 

suddenly
wind blows open the door
what stranger lurks?

# 44.

 

through the crowd
a lover snakes his way—
a stream winds along

# 45.

 

typhoon evening
a mother and the wind
hum together

# 46.

 

lake water—
wind whipped waves sparkle in the Sun;
a running squirrel stops

# 49.

 

Bare limbs…
but these blossoms on
wings wind

# 51.

 

spring cleaning
the wind whisks dry leaves
from the red oak

# 55.

 

rising signals
from smoking chimneys:
the mistral blows

# 56.

 

spring wind—
he gives grandma
a warm hug

# 60.

 

day lily
reassuring
sudden wind

# 62.

 

turbulent winds
snuff the candles...
peace vigil

# 63.

 

eiry sounds
the wind rattles the windows
I huddle

# 66.

 

wind through her blonde hair—
the beauty of the moon
mesmerised him

# 67.

 

wind change –
indigo storming
the sunset

# 70.

 

depression-
winds thrash the trees thoroughly—
no rains!

# 71.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

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# 24. Withdrawn
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# 34. Withdrawn
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# 68. Withdrawn
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# 73. Withdrawn
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33 poets wrote 78 poems; 4 poems were withdrawn—24, 34, 68, 73; numbers 42A and 42B were included on the ballot sequence.  27 poets returned ballots.

 

 

 

 

 

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