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Results of the March/April 30, 2011 "Spring's end"  Kukai
 

 

 


Announcing the March / April 30, 2011 "Spring's end" Kukai

The March / April 30, 2011 Kukai is "Spring's end". See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 267. Use the exact words "Spring's end" in the haiku. No more than a total of three haiku may be submitted. Haiku submitted to the kukai should not be work shopped, appear on-line in forums, or in print.

Haiku

Author, Country

To: kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org


Subject: "Spring's end" kukai

Submissions: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 – Sunday, April 17, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Monday, April 18, 2011 - Monday, April 25, 2011, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Saturday, April 30,20ll issue of Sketchbook 6-2 Results of the March / April 30, 2011 "Spring's end" Kukai.

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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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

 

Results

1st Place

spring's end—
the gurgle of the brook
now a murmur

# 19. Sanjukta Asopa, IN

1 3 2 11 1st Place

 

2nd Place

Spring’s end—
cherry blossoms
floating downstream

# 06. John McDonald, UK (Scotland)

0 3 4 10 2nd Place

 

3rd Place

spring’s end
my first senior’s discount
too soon

# 21. Ignatius Fay, CA

1 2 2 9 3rd Place

 

4th Place

spring's end
the tumbling arch
of her skipping rope

# 27. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

1 1 3 8 4th Place

 

5th Place

in her mailbox
divorce papers—
spring's end

# 13. Chitra Rajappa, IN

0 1 4 6 5th Place Tie

 

spring's end—
a late pear expects
bee processions

# 29. Vania Stefanova, BG

1 1 1 6 5th Place Tie

 

Spring's end
out of a hollow tree trunk
a flow of life

# 35. Neal Whitman, US

1 1 1 6 5th Place Tie

 

spring's end—
curled up under my pillow
her sleep shirt

# 41. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

1 1 1 6 5th Place Tie

 

6th Place

spring's end:
bright young leaves
take on darker hues

# 31. Chitra Rajappa, IN

0 1 3 5 6th Place Tie

 

spring’s end—
the dragon kite
still in its wrapper

# 40. Cara Holman, US

0 1 3 5 6th Place Tie

 

7th Place

lilac petals
in my hand—
spring's end

# 05. Alex Serban, RO

0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

spring’s end—
new curtains in the window
of my old home

# 26. Cara Holman, US

0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

lingering perfume
of fallen cherry blooms:
spring's end

# 44. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

Spring’s end—
fields of fresh cut hay
wait for the bailers

# 55. John Daleiden, US

0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

ephemeral moment—
the last mayfly dies—
Spring's end is nigh

# 04. Brian Strand, UK

1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie 4

 

Spring’s end
Sixty years gone
Wrinkled skin

# 51. Munia Khan, BD

1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie 51

 

8th Place

spring's end
vanishing into the haze
golden rain

# 09. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie 9

 

a wandering fire
on the tops of the bulrush ...
spring’s end

# 11. Vania Stefanova, BG

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie 11

 

9th Place

dark clouds hanging
over Fukushima ...
spring's end

# 12. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

Spring's end—
an icefree
river

# 22. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

Spring’s end
baby’s first haircut
set for today

# 28. Marleen Hulst, NL

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

morning sunlight
filters through the naked trees...
spring's end

# 30. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

Spring’s end
the hair on his chin
beginning to soften

# 42. Marleen Hulst, NL

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

s pring's end
the waiter brings me
pizza ”Quattro stagione”

#45. Nelly Dobrinova, BG

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

spring's end—
melted snow exposed
last year's mud

# 02. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

spring's end—
the last robin
leaves the nest

# 08. Cara Holman, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

Spring’s end
the scent of mosquito candles
on the evening breeze

# 10. Marleen Hulst, NL

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

spring's end
children pelt each other
with cherry pits

# 14. Nelly Dobrinova, BG

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

10th Place

spring’s end
the upcurved bill
in avocet song

# 07. Bill Cooper, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 7

 

Shiny spring's end.
On the last dandelion
bees are brought together.

# 16. Marinela Serban, RO

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie  

we know it
by the flight of butterflies
Spring's end

# 20. Neal Whitman, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 20

 

Springs end—
on the puddles
a crust of cherry blossom

# 24. John McDonald, UK (Scotland

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 24

 

mountain storms
nothing but rain—
Spring’s end

# 36. John Daleiden, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 36

 

spring’s end
dad still undefeated
at Monopoly

# 37. Ignatius Fay, CA

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 37

 

spring’s end
a deep bend forming
an oxbow lake

# 39. Bill Cooper, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 39

 

Spring’s end
Summer sneezes
Willow allergies

# 52. Munia Khan, BD

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 52

 

Spring’s end
on March lake
Dancing swans bathe

# 54. Munia Khan, BD

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 54

 

in the air
the scent of horse stables—
Spring’s end

# 56. John Daleiden, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie 56

 

11th Place Tie

spring’s end
joggers by the river
stiff nipples

# 01. Ignatius Fay, CA

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

Cracked, perched earth seeks rain
Farmer looks at emptying barn
Plough burns in spring's end.

# 03. Amitava Chakrabarty, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

at last
the last haiku
Spring's end

# 15. Bernard Gieske, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

spring’s end
Nature laughs in bloom-
dizzy bees

# 17. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

spring's end—
the last rose
blooming ...

# 18. Sunil Uniyal, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

Flame of the forest
Inflamed by its love's labour
Falls dead in spring's end.

# 23. Amitava Chakrabarty, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

spring’s end
a flying squirrel fast
asleep by the dogwood

# 25. Bill Cooper, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

dogwood petal
clinging to a web
twirling Spring's end

# 32. Bernard Gieske, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

end of dry-cold spell
in the warmth of spring’s end
flowery wind blows

# 33. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

empty pellets
by the forest trail—
spring's end

# 34. Sanjukta Asopa, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

Tired cuckoo stops
Roasted peacock flower drops
In silent spring's end.

# 38. Amitava Chakrabarty, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

at long last dry
bench in the garden—
spring’s end

# 43. Vania Stefanova, BG

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

the band marches on
trailing notes
Spring's end

# 46. Bernard Gieske, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

plants and flowers
vigorously respond-
spring’s end warms up

# 47. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

spring's end—
the Barbie goes back
to its box

# 48. Sanjukta Asopa, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

pink buds
behind the fern
Spring's end

# 49. Neal Whitman, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

overblown branch
barely touching the M oon
s pring's end

# 50. Nelly Dobrinova, BG

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

 


Hello Haiku Poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook March / April 30, 2011 "Spring‘s end" Kukai vote.

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

CALL FOR Sketchbook "Spring‘s end" Kukai Vote:

Submissions: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 – Sunday, April 17, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Monday, April 18, 2011 - Monday, April 25, 2011, Midnight.

Please include one of these statements with your ballot:

  • Yes Publish my name even if my poems receive 0 points.
  • No Withhold my name if my poems receive 0 points.
  • Poets who submit no statement will have their names published with all poems
  • 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 "Spring‘s end" 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:"Spring‘s end" 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 "Spring‘s end" Kukai Vote:

    Submissions: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 – Sunday, April 17, 2011 Midnight.
    Voting: Monday, April 18, 2011 - Monday, April 25, 2011, Midnight.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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