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Results of the May / June, 2011 "rainbow"  Kukai
 

 

 

 

Announcing the May / June 30, 2011 "rainbow" Kukai

The May / June 30, 2011 Kukai is "rainbow"See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 272. Use the exact word "rainbow"  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:
"rainbow" kukai

Submissions: Tuesday, May 01, 2011 – Saturday, June 18, 2011 Midnight.

Voting: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - Sunday, June 26, 2011, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Thursday, June 30, 2011 Sketchbook 6-2 Results of the May / June 30, 20 "rainbow" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be  previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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.
 

 

1st Place

after the rainbow
the sky
a little emptier

# 51. Cara Holman, US

2 1 4 12 1st Place

 

2nd Place

after shower—
in the beggar's box
the rainbow

# 02. Cezar Ciobica, RO

1 3 2 11 2nd Place Tie

 

endless rain—
my daughter drawing
another rainbow

# 67. Cezar Ciobica, RO

1 1 6 11 2nd Place Tie

 

3rd Place

the archer
leaves aside the arrow—
rainbow

# 38. Cezar Ciobica, RO

1 2 2 9 3rd Place Tie

 

on the rain-lashed street—
a rainbow
of umbrellas

# 39. Sanjukta Asopa, IN

1 2 2 9 3rd Place Tie

 

looking at the rainbow
nose against the window:
... the heart still hopes

# 80. Chitra Rajappa, IN

2 1 1 9 3rd Place Tie

 

4th Place

Rainbow
multicolored smile
upside down

# 30. Munia Khan, BD

2 0 0 6 4th Place Tie

 

rainbow
above the slate roofs
blackbirds sing

# 31. Juliet Wilson, UK
 

1 0 3 6 4th Place Tie

 

5th Place

rainbow—
of her childhood wishes
she rephrases one

# 11. Alegria Imperial, CA

0 2 1 5 5th Place Tie

 

getting acquainted
slowly the rainbow
reveals its spectrum

# 17. Cara Holman, US

0 2 1 5 5th Place Tie

 


after the rain
a town sails under a bridge
of the rainbow

# 20. Malvina Mileta, CR

0 1 3 5 5th Place Tie

 

6th Place

last day of school
a double rainbow arches
above our silence

# 06. Chen-ou Liu, CA

0 1 2 4 6th Place Tie

 

using my thumb
for a nozzle
my own rainbow

# 49. Neal Whitman, US

0 1 2 4 6th Place Tie

 

rainbow—
all that remains of
your smile

# 52. Stella Pierides, DE

1 0 1 4 6th Place Tie

 

colors of rainbow
the last spectacle escapes
from her memory

# 70. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

1 0 1 4 6th Place Tie

 

reflections—
in the pond rainbow colors
shimmer

# 89. John Daleiden, US

0 1 2 4 6th Place Tie

 

a lake rainbow—
kissed by the last drops
of spring rain

# 91. Nada Jačmenica, CR
Translated by Doroteja Jačmenica Pušenjak

0 2 0 4 6th Place Tie

 

7th Place

foot
on the accelerator—
chasing the rainbow

# 03. Sanjukta Asopa, IN

0 1 1 3 7th Place Tie

 

a lonely journey—
can my friends see
the same rainbow?

# 10. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

0 0 3 3 7th Place Tie

 

the biggest kite
running through clouds—
rainbow

# 35. Alex Serban

0 1 1 3 7th Place Tie

 

summer afternoon:
rainbow blur of dragonflies
reflected in the pond

# 57. Chitra Rajappa, IN

0 1 1 3 7th Place Tie

 

rainbow weaving—
this spider runs out of
silk

# 75. Stella Pierides, DE

0 0 3 3 7th Place Tie

 

two arches after the rain—
a rainbow over
devil's bridge

# 85. Vania Stefanova, CR

0 1 1 3 7th Place Tie

 

a spring rainbow
divides the sky in half—
the sun is drizzling

# 90. Nada Jačmenica, CR
Translated by Doroteja Jačmenica Pušenjak

1 0 0 3 7th Place Tie

 

8th Place

the projects—
a lawn sprinkler sprays
a rainbow

# 05. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

rainbow—
colors on the palette
in tears

# 09. Irena Szewczyk, PL

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

charming with seven hues
Ramdhanu rainbow of youth
vanished without notice

# 13. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN
*Ramdhanu is rainbow; as it is curved like the bow of Lord Rama of Ramayana

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

Rising...
I still listen
Blackmore's Rainbow

# 29. Vania Stefanova, CR

0 0 2 2 8th Place Tie

 

lakeside storm—
a rainbow comes out of
the water

# 41. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

0 0 2 2 8th Place Tie

 

grey clouds lingering...
a long rainbow plunges
into the ocean

# 56. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

multi coloured catch
freshwater trout
rainbow

# 59. Stella Armour, UK

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

rainbow painting
sun rays brush
with rain

# 76. P K Padhy, IN

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

painting on the wall—
brighter are colors of rainbow
than those in the sky

# 77. Malvina Mileta, CR

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

in the kitchen sink
between cups and plates
a plethora of rainbows

# 78. Ramona Linke, DE

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

soft pastel colours
replace storm clouds
rainbow

# 82. Stella Armour, UK

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

a rainbow diving
among the cliffs – tiny are
the waves upon sea

# 84. Marija Pogorilic, CR

0 0 2 2 8th Place Tie

 

catching a rainbow
in that cool stream long ago
flood of memories

# 88. Armando H. Corbelle (Catbird 55), US

0 1 0 2 8th Place Tie

 

9th Place

double rainbow—
summer monsoon floods
the dry arroyos

# 01. John Daleiden, US

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

sudden flash of colour—
rainbow lorikeet
shifts to another tree

# 23. Chitra Rajappa, IN

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9th Place Tie

 

end of the shower
rainbow embracing
top of the pine tree

# 24. Vera Primorac, CR

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

an angel
caressing the sky
rainbow

# 25. Stella Armour, UK

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

the email opens—
through a veil of tears
a rainbow appears

# 32. Brian Strand, UK (England)

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

writing her name
on the attic window...
rainbow

# 42. Chen-ou Liu, CA

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

heaven's gate
where I am lulled
by a rainbow's hues

# 44. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

through a spider web
I stare at
the cracked rainbow

# 45. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

a giant rainbow—
is it bent with the load
of the sky?

# 50. Sunil Uniyal, IN

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

drizzling rain—
sky rejoices with
rainbow smiles

# 53. P K Padhy, IN

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

nightmare—
beyond the fog
a white rainbow

# 55. Ramona Linke, DE

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

all colors of the rainbow
in our dresses ...
a new haiga

# 62. Vania Stefanova, CR

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

double rainbow
over a swollen river
another raindrop

# 65. Armando H. Corbelle (Catbird 55), US

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

clinking glasses—
tiny rainbows
dance between them

# 66. John McDonald, UK (Scotland)
 
0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

another bend—
the river touches the rainbow
briefly

# 68. Sanjukta Asopa, IN
 
0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

caught by a rainbow
life in a kaleidoscope
blinded by colours

# 69. Jan Oskar Hansen, PT
 
0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

wanting more
of the rainbow she takes
her kaleidoscope

# 71. Alegria Imperial, CA

0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

rainbow weather
she covers
her new tatoo

# 72. Ralf Bröker, DE
 
0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

Monday morning
the afterimage
of a rainbow

# 74. Cara Holman, US
 
0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

stretching across
the darkness of the night...
a rainbow

# 79. Keith A. Simmonds, TT
 
0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

Rainbow
Newton’s sevenfold
Earthly paradise

# 86. Munia Khan, BD
 
0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

a rainbow strolls
proudly through the yard—
the peacock's tail

# 92. Nada Jačmenica, CR
Translated by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić
 
0 0 1 1 9th Place Tie

 

10th Place

massive rainbow
fell into the Atlantic
sea full of whales

# 04. Jan Oskar Hansen, PT

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

in child’s eyes
an exploding rainbow
a bubble pipe

# 07. Karin Anderson, AU

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

massive rainbow
fell into the Atlantic
sea full of whales

# 04. Jan Oskar Hansen, PT

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

in child’s eyes
an exploding rainbow
a bubble pipe

# 07. 

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

spray bows
keeping an eagle eye
on a surfer's route

# 08. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

Nature’s rainbow comes
with fortunate perspective,
the rain and the sun.

# 12.

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

rainbow bridge
over the Old Coast Road
Slippery When Wet

# 15. Neal Whitman, US

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

war and peace—
each day the rainbow
gets shorter

# 18. Stella Pierides, DE

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

rainbow—
life is
colourful

# 19.

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

a rainbow
lifts up the scent of peonies
to the cloud-cuckoo-land

# 21. Ramona Linke, DE

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

halo of light
in the summer sky...
a dangling rainbow

# 22. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

rainbow
God's blessing
after the floods

# 26. Sandra Martyres, IN

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

rainbow in her hair—
on the forehead shines
a drop of sweat

# 27. Marija Pogorilic, CR

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

I hang a prism—
Rainbow Woman
enters the room

# 28. Emily Romano, US

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

a burst garden hose
sends a spray of colors
afternoon rainbow

# 33. Armando H. Corbelle (Catbird 55), US

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

rain
on seven seconds away
my daughter paints a rainbow

# 34. Nelly Dobrinova, BG

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

sun through the rain—
a piece of rainbow
sticks out from the bog

# 36. John McDonald, UK (Scotland)

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

the landlord collects
three years back rent—
a rainbow day

# 37. John Daleiden, US

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

flying fish on deck
cowers in a rainbow shell
fried fish for lunch

# 40. Jan Oskar Hansen, PT

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

the flight path
lorikeets streaking through
the rainbow

# 43. 

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

so close
with her every step—
rainbow’s end

# 46. Alegria Imperial, CA

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

rainbows of life
made and unmade abruptly;
before the Niagara falls

# 47. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

this is my rainbow
yours must be
different

# 48. Ralf Bröker, DE

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

summer shower
a bridge of rainbow spans
two sea shores

# 54. Malvina Mileta, CR

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

After the rain
In glare of sunshine
Two rainbows in embrace

# 58. Vera Primorac, CR

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

Rainbow
Nature's paintbrush
At work

# 60. Sandra Martyres, IN

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

lantern at dusk—
shy is the smile of rainbow
on the horizon

# 61. Marija Pogorilic, CR

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

Red on the outer
Violet on the inner
Spectrum of colors: Rainbow

# 63. Munia Khan, BD

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

swifts dash
across the sky
rainbows

# 64.

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

across the wave
water droplets rise
rainbow breath

# 73. Neal Whitman, US

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

Rain comes to an end
In each crystal drop live
Colors of rainbow

# 81. Vera Primorac, CR

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 

fascination abounds
as the skies reveal
a rainbow

# 83. Sandra Martyres, IN

 

double rainbow—
the nighbours' chimney pots
glow gold

# 87.

0 0 0 0 10th Place Tie

 


Hello Haiku Poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook May / June 30, 2011 "rainbow" Kukai.

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

CALL FOR Sketchbook May / June 2011 "rainbow” Kukai Vote:
Voting: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - Sunday, June 26, 2011, Midnight.

Submissions: Tuesday, May 01, 2011 – Saturday, June 18, 2011 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 “rainbow” 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: “rainbow” Kukai Vote

Yes, publish my name even if my haiku receive 0 votes.

or:

No, please withhold my name if any of my haiku receive 0 votes.

Poets not responding will have their names published with all haiku.

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, 2011  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 with names. If you want your name withheld if the haiku receive 0 votes  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 2011 "rainbow” Kukai Vote:
Voting: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - Sunday, June 26, 2011, Midnight.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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