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Results of the July / August 31, 2011 "starry night"  Kukai
 

 

 


Announcing the July / August 31, 2011 "starry night" Kukai

The July / August 31, 2011 Kukai is "starry night". See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 272. Use the exact words "starry night" 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:
"starry night" kukai

Submissions: Friday, July 01, 2011 – Saturday, August 20, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Sunday, August 21, 2011 - Saturday, August 27, 2011, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Sketchbook 6-4 Results of the July / August 31, 2011 "starry night" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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.

Index to past Kukai: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October 2006 - Current

 

 

Forty-one poets from fifteen Countries contributed one hundred-eleven poems.

Anand, Ramesh MY;Anderson, Karin AU; Armour, Stella UK; Asopa, Sanjukta IN; Bongcaron, Willie R; Brouwer, Bouwe NL; Ciobica, Cezar RO; Cooper, Bill US; Cox, Gillena TT; Cristina, Ailoaei RO; Dornaus, Margaret US; French, Terri US; Gordon, Jenny US; Harvey, Michele US; Holman, Cara US; Imperial, Alegria CA; Jenkins, Harvey, Nanaimo, BC; Kapoor, Vishnu P. IN; Kevorkian, Agop AM; Khan, Munia BD; Martin, Thomas US; Martyres, Sandra IN; Moldovan, Vasile RO; Moldoveanu, Cristina-Monica RO; Mukhopadhyay, Aju IN; Owens, Scott US; Padhy, P K India; Petrova, Liudmila BG; Pierides, Stella DE; Rajappa, Chitra IN; Simmonds, Keith A. TT; Stefanova, Vania BG; Stops, Gheorghe Postelnicu RO; Strand, Brian UK; Szewczyk, Irena PL; Tairi, Kim AU; Whitman, Neal US; Wilson, Juliet UK; Wojnicki, Tad US/TW; Yamadori, US:

Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

 

1st Place

starry night
we make up our own
constellations

# 33. Terri French, US

0 1 9 11 1st Place

 

2nd Place

starry night—
growing old
together

# 24. Stella Pierides, DE

1 0 6 9 2nd Place Tie

 

starry night—
the cicadas' chirp filling
all the gaps

# 38. Cezar Ciobica, RO

1 1 4 9 2nd Place Tie

 

3rd Place

in the Zen garden
pebbles cast small shadows
starry night

# 03. Harvey Jenkins, Nanaimo, BC

1 2 1 8 3rd Place Tie

 

starry night
another round of carols
for the next house

# 21. Michele L. Harvey, US

0 2 4 8 3rd Place Tie

 

4th Place

starry night
he asks for one more
bedtime story

# 06. Cara Holman, US

0 1 5 7 4th Place Tie

 

fireflies
another
starry night

# 43. Cara Holman, US

0 2 3 7 4th Place Tie

 

an otter splashes
in the white flecked river
starry night

# 45. Juliet Wilson, UK

1 2 0 7 4th Place Tie

 

starry night:
... somehow we end up
holding hands

# 46. Chitra Rajappa, IN

0 1 5 7 4th Place Tie

 

5th Place

starry night—
the beggar talks to a stray dog
about Van Gogh

# 01. Cezar Ciobica, RO

1 1 1 6 5th Place Tie

 

starry night—
almost human
the crowded moon

# 25. Vishnu P. Kapoor, IN

1 1 1 6 5th Place Tie

 

6th Place

pinpoint holes
in our road map—
starry night

# 14. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

1 0 2 5 6th Place Tie

 

starry night
the baby kicks
andromeda

# 76. Thomas Martin, US

1 0 2 5 6th Place Tie

 

starry night—
the granny remembers
her first kimono

# 105. Ailoaei Cristina, RO

0 1 3 5 6th Place Tie

 

7th Place

opaque windows—
we dwell on remnants
of starry nights

# 02. Alegria Imperial, CA

0 2 0 4 7th Place Tie

 

starry night:
stumbling over
an old tree stump

# 09. Chitra Rajappa, IN

0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

starry night—
in the arms of my Great Bear
our microcosmos

# 11. Irena Szewczyk, PL

1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie

 

starry night
she does not believe
the car’s out of gas

# 74. Harvey Jenkins, Nanaimo, BC

1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie

 

starry night—
two street children
hugging each other

# 107. Ailoaei Cristina, RO

0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

starry night
carried away
by the waves

# 111. Sanjukta Asopa, IN

0 0 4 4 7th Place Tie

 

8th Place

starry night
behind a cloud
sulks the jealous moon

# 13. Sandra Martyres, IN

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

early dawn
distant mountain unfolds
the starry night

# 20. P K Padhy, IN

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

starry night
the whisper of sweet nothings
all around me

# 26. Margaret Dornaus, US

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

starry night
hens do not sleep
in the chicken coop

# 28. Liudmila Petrova, BG

0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

starry night
the crunch of glass
after car crash

# 31. Tad Wojnicki, US/TW

0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

new born kittens
make an appearance
starry night

# 40. Harvey Jenkins, Nanaimo, BC

0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

Quite alone
only with my dreams...
starry night

# 49. Vasile Moldovan, RO

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

in your words of love
orbs of firey light shine through
on this starry night

# 52. Kim Tairi, AU

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

starry night –
blown mussels
in the embers

# 54. Vania Stefanova, BG

0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

starry night—
my childhood ceiling
losing its shine

# 60. Stella Pierides, DE

0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

starry night—
grandfather's scythe
sways in the wind

# 65. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

infant eyes…
the twinkling light in
the starry night

# 68. Ramesh Anand, Malaysia (MY)

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

wish
you were here—
starry night

# 81. Irena Szewczyk, PL

0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

starry night—
white shells up to where
the sea has been

# 84. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

Tranquil starry night
a blanket for lovers
to lay beneath

# 91. Stella Armour, UK

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

 

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

on the ferry deck
the whispers settle—
starry night

# 99. Ramesh Anand, Malaysia (MY)

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

starry night—
some stray jasmines from the string
around her braid

# 108. Sanjukta Asopa, IN

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

9th Place

starry night—
how red
Venus's hair

# 10. Agop Kevorkian, Armenia (AM)

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

one couple
collect puzzle
starry night

# 17. Vania Stefanova, BG

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

starry night—
old wagon's wheel
still shining

# 29. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

starry night—
the piercing calls of owl
stirs the jungle walk

# 32. Ramesh Anand, Malaysia (MY)

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

the passion
of her first teen age kiss
starry night

# 37. John Daleiden, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

remembering
father’s do’s and don’t’s…
starry night

# 53. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

frog croak—
scratching the silence
of starry night

# 56. P K Padhy, IN

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

starry night
a paper wasp nest
hangs empty

# 57. Michele L. Harvey, US

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

coots settling
in wavering reeds
starry night

# 58. Neal Whitman, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

sky’s divine canvas
full of ‘Vincent Stars’
aching starry night

# 70. Munia Khan, BD

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

starry night party—
still going on
the Big Bang

# 72. Cezar Ciobica, RO

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

counting with fingers
the shortest night of the year
starry night haiku

# 90. Neal Whitman, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

starry night
the freefall of a comet
traveling home

# 94. Margaret Dornaus, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

starry night
the city child’s
open mouth

# 95. Bill Cooper, US

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

10th Place

July' starry night—
love's tableaux unfolds
her beauty, so bright

# 18. Brian Strand, UK

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

her starry night falls
staring at the dark ceiling
she counts all the stars

# 35. Munia Khan, BD

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

starry night
the wind
on the moon

# 42. Thomas Martin, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

starry night
in her
eyes, too

# 67. Tad Wojnicki, US/TW

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

starry nights
under the mango tree
stole a kiss

# 83. Sandra Martyres, IN

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

starry night
tadpoles dart
from their eggs

# 89. Michele L. Harvey, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

hiking
through high desert mountains—
starry night

# 101. John Daleiden, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

starry night :
so near
yet so far

# 93. Vishnu P. Kapoor, IN

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

starry night
each grass tip holds
a raindrop

# 110. Sanjukta Asopa, IN

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

11th Place

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

The following poems recieved 0 votes.

starry night
sky's diamonds spill
and spell I love you

# 04.
 

starry night
no exit sign
in the headlights

# 05. Thomas Martin, US
 

One blythe starry night
Love cast the die with passion
Moon bathing the scene

# 07. Jenny Gordon, US
 

behind the clouds
meteorites flash across
a starry night

# 08.
 

Starry night—
free way
for dreams

# 12. Vasile Moldovan, RO
 

bold strokes of ochre
balls of golden light
fill the canvas - starry night

# 15. Kim Tairi, AU
 

starry night
I stumble on a wood plank
on dry leaves

# 16. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH
 

hooting
across the starry night sky
reverberates

# 19. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN
 

starry night
under the aspens
a silent anthem

# 22. Neal Whitman, US
 

So enchanting
diamonds on indigo
starry night cloak

# 23. Stella Armour, UK
 

Beijing haze
in lieu of the starry night
a tiered chandelier

# 27. Bill Cooper, US
 

upon my cheeks
the rhythm of her breath...
a starry night

# 30. Keith A. Simmonds, TT
 

summer starry night—
old man's trying to figure
Virgo's footing

# 34. Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO

starry night
on the mountain
lights of distant homes

# 36. Scott Owens, US
 

empty hands
we scour waves for dregs
of starry nights

# 39. Alegria Imperial, CA
 

starry night magic
my kitten’s whiskers
twinkle too

# 41.
 

Time stood still and gasped.
Love sparkled dancing lightly
On that starry night.

# 44. Jenny Gordon, US
 

a boy
counts the lights ...
starry night

# 47. Agop Kevorkian, Armenia (AM)
 

starry night—
another chocolate box
my constellation

# 48. Irena Szewczyk, PL
 

sipping champagne
a celebration of love
one starry night

# 50. Sandra Martyres, IN
 

starry night—
ducks navigate
the pond

# 51. Bouwe Brouwer, NL
 

you sang
that too was a starry night;
tonight only silence

# 55. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN
 

Starry night sky
shimmers over ebbing tide
ripples glisten

# 59. Stella Armour, UK
 

starry night—
doodling in the dark
fireflies

# 61. Vishnu P. Kapoor, IN
 

starry night
a shine on the buckle
of Orion’s belt

# 62. Margaret Dornaus, US
 

office lights
through bare trees
starry night

# 63. Bill Cooper, US
 

saturday morning
my granddaughter draws
a starry night

# 64. Liudmila Petrova, BG
 

summer festival:
a starry night sparkling
over the village

# 66. Keith A. Simmonds, TT
 

starry night landing—
stars and ground's lights brusquely off:
FASTEN YOUR BELTS!

# 69. Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO
 

winning
his first poker game
starry night

# 71. John Daleiden, US
 

ebbtide
clam gatherers sieve sand
as we dig for stars

# 73. Alegria Imperial, CA
 

starry night
the moonlight sonata
sways the ghost gum

# 75.
 

starry night
outside my window
a bloomed agave

# 77. Cara Holman, US
 

Starry night promise,
Lunar 'scapes beauty shines e'er,
Love dancing sweetly.

# 78. Jenny Gordon, US
 

as the oars
dip into the starry night—
soft shimmering ripples

# 79. Chitra Rajappa, IN
 

Perseids
below the hills
starry night

# 80. Agop Kevorkian, Armenia (AM)
 

Alive candles
for my mother's soul...
starry night

# 82. Vasile Moldovan, RO
 

tsk! tsk! tsk! tsk!
on a starry night,
a gecko’s call

# 85. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH
 

swirling lights...
almost as in Van Gogh's
"Starry Night"

# 86. Vania Stefanova, BG
 

rows of trees
light trellised on path—
starry night

# 87. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN
 

starry night
owl gazes with
twin moon

# 88.
 

starry night—
against my boot-black skies
your sparkling diamonds

# 92. Stella Pierides, DE
 

starry night
look in the sky
for your star

# 96. Liudmila Petrova, BG
 

starry night wind—
a white feather
whirls up and down

# 97. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO
 

a starry night ...
soaring on cherry blossoms
my haiku spirit

# 98. Keith A. Simmonds, TT
 

full moon starry night—
eclipse made by my head
in the well

# 100. Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO
 

starry skies
light the desert tail—
deep shadows

# 102. Yamadori, US
 

starry night—
the patient sighs deeply
at the window

# 103. Ailoaei Cristina, RO
 

blind, my fingers
explore your face for the first time—
starry night

# 104. Yamadori, US
 

starry night—
the granny remembers
her first kimono

# 105. Ailoaei Cristina, RO
 

hanging my portrait
of you on the bedroom wall—
starry night

# 106. Yamadori, US
 

night sky—
fireworks can you rival
those twinkling star

# 109. Gillena Cox, TT

 


Hello Haiku Poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook July / August 31, 2011 "starry night" Kukai.

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

CALL FOR Sketchbook July / August 2011 "starry nightKukai Vote:

Submissions: Friday, July 01, 2011 – Saturday, August 20, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Sunday, August 21, 2011 - Saturday, August 27, 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
starry night 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:
starry night 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 July / August 2011 "starry nightKukai Vote:

Submissions: Friday, July 01, 2011 – Saturday, August 20, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Sunday, August 21, 2011 - Saturday, August 27, 2011, Midnight.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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