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Results of the May / June "Sunflower(s)"  Kukai
 

 

 

 

Announcing May / June "Sunflower(s)" 2009 Kukai

The May / June 2009 Kukai theme is "sunflower(s)" . Use the exact words "sunflower(s)"  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: kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org
Subject:
sunflower(s) kukai

Submissions: Friday, May 01, 2009 – Saturday, June 20, 2009 Midnight.

Voting: Sunday, June 21 - Sunday, June 28, 2009, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Tuesday, June 30, 2009 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be workshopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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.
 

 

1st Place

monastery garden—
sunflowers'
heads bent

# 32. John McDonald, UK (Scotland)

3 1 0 11 1st Place

 

2nd Place

midsummer—
the weight of the bee
on a sunflower

# 07. Jacek Margolak, PL

0 4 2 10 2nd Place

 

3rd Place

sunflower
heavy with seeds—
my mind so full

# 17. Janet A. Baker, US

2 0 3 9 3rd Place

 

4th Place

bright morning
high above the fence
a sunflower

# 29. Jacek Margolak, PL

1 1 2 7 4th Place

 

humid morning
the sunflowers more bent
with each raindrop

# 45. Jacek Margolak, PL

1 0 4 7 4th Place

 

5th Place

hailstorm
all the sunflowers' heads
face the ground

# 53. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

1 1 1 6 5th Place

 

6th Place

autumn rain
her little sunflower
all grown up

# 22. Kyle Martin, CA

1 1 0 5 6th Place

 

rows of sunflowers
their heads bowed
monks at prayer

# 23. John Daleiden, US

1 0 2 5 6th Place

 

storm's over
a sunflower field steams
in utter silence

# 39. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

0 2 1 5 6th Place

 

7th Place

a sunflower seed
sprouting in soggy cardboard
my grandstand seat

# 01. Garry Eaton, CA

0 1 2 4

 

starry night
beds of sunflower sit
in all directions

# 02. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

0 1 2 4 7th Place

 

sunflowers
the taste
of warm wine

# 14. Erik Linzbach, AZ

1 0 1 4 7th Place

 

now taller than i—
the sunflowers
and my first-born child

# 16. Jon Davey, UK

1 0 1 4 7th Place

 

starry night
crowds of sunflowers
gazing in silence

# 24. Garry Eaton, CA

0 1 2 4 7th Place

 

fragrant sumac
a yellow jacket passes
through sunflowers

# 44. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US

0 2 0 4 7th Place

 

8th Place

On my way…
fields of sunflower
and heavy clouds

# 18. Magdalena Dale, RO

0 0 3 3 8th Place

 

Fields of sunflowers;
One day, chaos of blackbirds.
Next—stalks—birds are gone.

# 52. Russell Libby, US

1 0 0 3 8th Place

 

9th Place

file upon file
eyes following the Sun
field of sunflowers

# 04. Armando Corbelle (Catbird55), US

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

sunflowers
the wind’s shape appears
in the trees

# 28. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

summer heat
the boldfaces
of sunflowers

# 30. Gillena Cox, TT

0 0 2 2 9th Place

 

After the storm…
Van Gogh sunflower
lighting my room

# 36. Magdalena Dale, RO

0 0 2 2 9th Place

 

nature's bounty
crunchy sunflower seeds
for breakfast

# 41. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

harvest, harvest your life
open in the light
sunflower

# 50. Janet A. Baker, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

firmly holding
its seeds, the sunflower
won't give in

# 51. Saša Važić, Serbia

0 1 0 2 9th Place

 

10th Place

silky sunflowers
shimmering in the morning...
summer festival

# 05. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

Museum of Van Gogh
a bee circles around
Sunflowers

# 10. Artur Lewandowski, PL

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

sunflowers in rows
talk to the morning Sun—
face to face

# 15. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

summer dusk
a sunflower field glows
in the last sunrays

# 21. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

lonely sunflower
on the potato field—
the king is naked

# 33. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

yellow lashes
frame a monster's eye—
sunflower watches

# 35. Janet A. Baker, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

riding on the bus
the whole field of sunflowers
taken to the town

# 37. Saša Važić, Serbia

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

Six full months to fill
whole Fibonnacci sequence;
plump sunflower seeds.

# 38. Russell Libby, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

filling a cheek
with sunflower seeds
the summer breeze

# 40. Kyle Martin, CA

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

white grains
black petals of the sunflower
on my negative

# 48. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 

abandoned barn—
among the crow droppings
whole sunflower seeds

# 54. John Daleiden, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place

 


11th Place

hard day?
watch the imperfect sunflower
in the wind

# 03.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

clearing
the sound of sunflowers
in the rain

# 06.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

sunflowers—
how beautifully they bloom
in Van Gogh's picture

# 08.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

sunflowers
the taller child leads the others
to cross the street

# 09

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

stunned
before his sunflowers
in the gallery

# 11.

0 0 0 0 11th Place 11

 

old lady
flickering
between her sunflowers

# 12.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

Sunflowers
in Neue Pinakothek—
flushed cheeks

# 13.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

walking in my mind
the sunflower I saw slightly
turns up its head

# 19.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

Frost-stunned bumblebee
rests on last few sunflower
petals, waits for warmth

# 20. Russell Libby, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

green and gold
sunflowers stand tall
black wheelbarrow

# 25.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

brown eyes fixed on me
no matter where I turn
sunflowers swaying

# 26.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

sunflowers
the wind’s shape appears
in the trees

# 28.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

a wallaby nibbles
on scattered seeds
from sunflowers

# 31.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

excited farmers
stake more land to produce it;
sunflower in demand

# 34.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

sunflowers in bloom
turn the prairie golden
spring treasure

# 42.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

sunflowers
swaying in the wind...
birds chirping

# 43.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

sudden gales
the giant sunflowers
flattened in soil

# 46.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

hail—
in the sunflower's iris
glittering galaxy

# 47.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 

sunflower in hand—
praising its healthful oil;
utilitarian!

# 49.

0 0 0 0 11th Place

 


Ballot Instructions

 

Hello Haiku Poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook May / June 2009 “sunflower(s)” Kukai vote.

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

CALL FOR Sketchbook May / June 2009 “sunflower(s)” Kukai vote:
Voting: Sunday, June 21, 2009 – Sunday, June 28, 2009, 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 “sunflower(s)” 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: “sunflower(s)” 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 June 30, 2009 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 with the submission of your votes.

 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 May / June 2009 “sunflower(s)” Kukai vote:
Voting: Sunday, June 21, 2009 – Sunday, June 28, 2009, Midnight.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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