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Results of the January / February 2010 "melting snow Kukai
 

 

 

 

Announcing January / February 2010 "melting snow" Kukai

 

The January / February Kukai theme is "melting snow" . Use the exact words "melting"  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: "melting snow" kukai

Submissions: Friday, January 01, 2010 – Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Midnight.

Voting: Thursday, February 18 - Thursday, February 25, 2010, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Sunday, February 28, 2010 Sketchbook.

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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be workshopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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

A kukai is a peered review poetry contest. A haiku Topic is assigned by the editor. An 'anonymized' list of submitted haiku is then distributed to all participating poets and they are invited to vote. Votes are returned to the editor who tallies the votes and publishes the haiku for the participants, this time with names and points revealed.
 

 

melting snow—
the stream slowly
climbs the heron's legs

# 09. John McDonald, UK

2

2

1

11

1st Place

 

 

 

one kiss
snow on her cheek
melting

# 30. Bernard Gieske, US

1

1

2

7

2nd Place

 

 

 

in the driveway
shovels rise and fall:
melting snow

# 02. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

1

1

 

6

3rd Place

 

 

 

a warmer breeze
the melting snow holds
pools of sky 

# 11. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

 

2

1

5

4th Place Tie

 

 

melting snow—
here and there
snowdrops 

# 12. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

1

1

 

5

4th Place Tie

 

 

she weeps
with
her melting snowman 

# 34. John McDonald, UK

 

2

1

5

4th Place Tie

 

 

 

melting snow
I meet my ex
beside Lenin's tomb

 # 04. Manu Kant, IN

 

 

2

3

5th Place Tie

 

 

melting snow ...
the drip drop of water slows
down at dusk

# 17. Wolfgang Beutke, DE

 

1

1

3

5th Place Tie

 

 

melting snow
sunlight on the edge
of a lost wind twirler

# 25. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

 

 

3

3

5th Place Tie

 

 

deep footprints
open in the distance...
melting snow

# 29. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

 

1

1

3

5th Place Tie

 

 

groundhog day
the first snowdrops bloom
through melting snow

# 35. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

1

 

 

3

5th Place Tie

 

 

in the melting snow
I search for my lost key—
I find a penny

# 37. John Daleiden, US

 

1

1

3

5th Place Tie

 

 

 

blushing bride
a sheet of melting snow
slides off the roof 

# 15. Doug Kutney, US

 

1

 

2

6th Place Tie

 

 

the snowman
vanishes in melting snow—
a hint of green grass

# 16. John Daleiden, US

 

1

 

2

6th Place Tie

 

 

purple crocus bloom
in the melting snow
a lost letter

# 28. John Daleiden, US

 

1

 

2

6th Place Tie

 

 

 

melting snow
the glade absorbs
what it can

# 10. Cindy Tebo, US

 

 

1

1

7th Place Tie

 

 

the splashing of his footsteps
reaches our new home

# 14. Sasa Vazic, CR

 

 

1

1

7th Place Tie

 

 

winter farewell
melting snowdrops hanging
on a dead branch

# 20. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

 

 

1

1

7th Place Tie

 

 

melting snow
the earth picks up the sound
of where my watch stopped

# 24. Cindy Tebo, US

 

 

1

1

7th Place Tie

 

 

memories...
melting with this finally
melting snow

# 26. Sasa Vazic, CR

 

 

1

0

7th Place Tie

 

 

winter birdbath
a cardinal melting snow
in his beak

# 27. Doug Kutney, US

 

 

1

1

7th Place Tie

 

 

 

melting snow ...
under lucent ice the bellies
of golden kois 

# 01.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

puddles
parking
between melting snow piles

# 03.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

by the melting snow
a child embraces
her puppy

# 05.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

melting snow—
icicle
tears

# 06.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

melting snow—
grandma lights
another candle

# 07.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

screen burn-in
—at the edge of a ravine
melting snow

# 08.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

Mountain melting snow
feeding long dry reservoirs.
Saved for one more year

# 13.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

a shiver
sailing upon the wind...
snow melting

# 18.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

 

sun says hello
melting snowman
its goodbye

# 19.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

yesterday's melting snow
unhinges
this morning

# 21.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

tenderly melting
in my grandson's tiny hand
my little finger

# 22.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

melting snow:
here and there
dark islands of safety

# 23.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

winter on way out
the sight of melting snow
by the lake 

# 31.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

snow man
melting—
gosh, did they laugh!

# 32.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

outlying hut …
watch like the snow melts
in the billy

# 33.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

rushing into a new day
I stumble and fall—
melting snow

# 36.

 

 

 

0

8th Place Tie

 

 

 

 

Hello Haiku Poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook Feb 2010 “melting snow” Kukai vote.

Please NOTE that the votes should be sent to:

kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org

CALL FOR Sketchbook Feb 2010 “melting snow” Kukai vote:
Voting: Monday, Thursday, February 18 - Thursday, February 25, 2010, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Sunday, February 28, 2010 Sketchbook.

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 ““melting snow” 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: ““melting snow” 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 Sunday, February 28, 2010 Sketchbook to be released 28 February 2010 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 Feb 2010 “melting snow” Kukai vote:
Voting: Monday, Thursday, February 18 - Thursday, February 25, 2010, Midnight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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