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Results of the September / October 31, 2011 "autumn leaves"  Kukai
 

 

 

 

Announcing the September / October 31, 2011 "autumn leaves" Kukai

The September / October 31, 2011 Kukai is "autumn leaves"See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 280. Use the exact words "autumn leaves"  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:
"autumn leaves" kukai

Submissions: Thursday, September 01, 2011 – Thursday, October 20, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Friday, October 21, 2011 - Thursday, October 27, 2011, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Monday, October 31, 2011 Sketchbook 6-5 Results of the September / October 31, 2011 "autumn leaves" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be  previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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

 

 

1st Place

autumn leaves—
the slow fade
of wild geese

# 15. Cara Holman, US

3 2 2 15 1st Place

 

2nd Place

autumn leaves
grandfather's rake
in the scarecrow's hand

# 48. Terri French, US

0 3 7 13 2nd Place

 

3rd Place

urban park—
plastic bags among
the autumn leaves

# 11. Juliet Wilson, UK

0 3 4 10 3rd Place

 

4th Place

her photo curled
at the edges…
autumn leaves
# 51. Cara Holman, US

1 2 1 8 4th Place

 

5th Place

abandoned doll
covered in autumn leaves—
such blue eyes

# 44. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

0 2 2 6 5th Place Tie

 

remembering
the color of your eyes
autumn leaves

# 65. Sergio A. Ortiz, US

0 2 2 6 5th Place Tie

 

6th Place

autumn leaves—
     only the tip
          of an opossum's tail

# 49. Emily Romano, US

0 2 1 5 6th Place Tie

 

geese skein the sky a flurry of autumn leaves

# 74. Juliet Wilson, UK

0 0 5 5 6th Place Tie

 

7th Place

autumn leaves
spiralling in the wind...
morning sunshine

# 08. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie

 

mother fingers
the veins of
the autumn leaves

# 09. Ramesh Anand, MY

0 2 0 4 7th Place Tie

 

newly single:
she watches autumn leaves
drift apart ...

# 13. Chitra Rajappa IN

0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

snow clouds
the last flurry
of autumn leaves

# 26. Michele L. Harvey, US

0 0 4 4 7th Place Tie

 

show and tell
all the children bring
autumn leaves

# 32. Harvey Jenkins, CA

0 2 0 4 7th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
dragonflies carry sunlight
across the pond

# 38. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

0 0 4 4 7th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
racing with
an old crow

# 67. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

0 2 0 4 7th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves—
her last letter secured
in my shirt pocket

# 94. John Daleiden, US

0 0 4 4 7th Place Tie

 

8th Place

autumn leaves—
screeching over them
an ambulance

# 05. Janak Sapkota, NP

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
in a swirl of color
snowflakes

# 20. S.E. Buffington, US

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

passport office—
on the floor
wet autumn leaves

# 22. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
look at the front porch,
friends of the paintbrush

# 25. Agop Kevorkian, AM

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
thoughts i can't
let go

# 30. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves...
thrilled by the colors
soothed by the crunch

# 47. S.E. Buffington, US

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

the jack-o’-lantern’s
crooked smile...
autumn leaves

# 77. Cara Holman, US

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves—
     trying to find
          the lost ball

# 79. Emily Romano, US

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves—
already are not so clear
our shadows

# 85. Agop Kevorkian, AM

1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

the other side
of a ghost story....
autumn leaves

# 86. Michele L. Harvey, US

0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

9th Place

Indian Summer,
out of depression's shadow—
Autumn leaves my heart

# 03. Brian Strand, UK

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

flaming flares
in red, copper, red ...
autumn leaves

# 07. Vania Stefanova, BG

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves the tree
the dead leaves
about to leave

# 10. Munia Khan, BD

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

what a blast
jumping in autumn leaves
re-living childhood

# 14. Neal Whitman, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

having gathered the fallen
a girl throws herself
into autumn leaves

# 23. Scott Owens, US

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

seniors home
father wants to rake
the autumn leaves

# 36. Harvey Jenkins, CA

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
how the soul
lightens...

# 37. Stella Pierides, DE

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
the silence of our
switched off phones

# 41. Marleen Hulst, NL

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

Coloured clouds
Envelope the trees
Autumn leaves

# 75. Sandra Martyres, IN

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

a spelling test today
that boy kicking autumn leaves
will be late for school

# 76. Neal Whitman, US

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
pressing one another...
so softly
# 84. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
my chestnut mare
looks for grass

# 92. Harvey Jenkins, CA

0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

10th Place

the two of us
reading Issa in bed...
autumn leaves

# 04. Sergio A. Ortiz, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

leaving autumn leaves—
something about Adam
ALL ABOUT EVE

# 06. Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

back door
the whispering sound
of autumn leaves
# 27. Marleen Hulst, NL

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
drifting on the cool breeze
the scent of skunk

# 34. John Daleiden, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
they hide the joints in
the cracked stone

# 43. Agop Kevorkian, AM

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

without a permit
burning autumn leaves next door
I am smoldering

# 52. Neal Whitman, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves...
a golden apple falls softly
near my shadow

# 63. Vania Stefanova, BG

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves—
so soon
grown-up

# 66. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

children dancing
make rustle-crunch music—
autumn leaves

# 81. S.E. Buffington, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

all the living falls—
autumn leaves
a trail of refuse

# 83. Scott Owens, US

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
wondering if she is
on facebook

# 87. Marleen Hulst, NL

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

in a dead of night
rustle of the leaves
and loneliness

# 89. Vera Primorac, CR

0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

11th Place

autumn leaves
color up yellow and red—
changing gears

# 01. John Daleiden, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
flying all over—
peace in the world

# 02. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

Crimson carpet
Natures welcome
Fallen autumn leaves

# 12. Sandra Martyres, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves–
falling falling in a dream
of orange blossoms

# 16. Gillena Cox, TT

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

you and I—
only leaves of autumn
delay a kiss

# 17. Alex Serban, RO

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

near fence rows
     autumn leaves
          accumulate

# 18. Emily Romano, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

body fall break
students and autumn leaves
scatter

# 19. Terri French, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
swim together
in a rainfall stream
# 21. Bernard Gieske, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

gold autumn leaves
caught in a spider web—
the new moon still hides

# 24. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves rain
birds chirp and play with them;
twilight

# 28. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn
heap of fallen leaves,
transience

# 29. Vera Primorac, CR

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves—
falling on your arms
liver spots

# 31. Stella Pierides, DE

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

getting colder—
an autumn leaves blanket
warms the lonely path

# 33. Irena Szewczyk, P

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

family walk—
collecting autumn leaves
for our herbarium

# 35. Irena Szewczyk, PL

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

time
dozing on
a heap of leaves

# 39. Vera Primorac, CR

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
in thousand islands, pregnant
with maple beauty

# 40. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
the way each of us changes
the other's destiny

# 42. Michele L. Harvey, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
they hide the joints in
the cracked stone

# 43. Agop Kevorkian, AM

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

late fall color drained
autumn leaves a skyline
of shadow and light

# 45. Scott Owens, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
slowly curling up
like a hungry prayer

# 46. Bernard Gieske, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

beautiful cyber
sharings —
autumn leaves

# 50. Gillena Cox, TT

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

flurry of green and gold:
a kitten gambols
in a heap of autumn leaves

# 53. Chitra Rajappa IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

Forest aglow
orange, crimson and purple
Autumn leaves

# 54. Sandra Martyres, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

a friend's
untimely death—
autumn leaves

# 55. Juliet Wilson, UK

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves:
russet with scarlet
orange with yellowing green

# 60. Munia Khan, BD

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

cold night…
autumn leaves spark
campfire dance

# 61. Ramesh Anand, MY

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

a sweet scent
in the early morning air...
autumn leaves

# 62. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

herbar and tags ready—
COMPILE SUCCESSFUL
PRESS ANY ... autumn leaves

# 64. Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

for the first time
she sits naked on my bed
autumn leaves

# 68. Sergio A. Ortiz, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

gravity's won—
smooth leaving autumn leaves
and crane's V flight

# 69. Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

merely rustling
under our steps
autumn leaves

# 70. Vania Stefanova, BG

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

raindrops gliding
upon the pavement:
glow of autumn leaves

# 71. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

twilight drizzle…
the ants array into
the autumn leaves

# 72. Ramesh Anand, MY

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

naked landscape
trees doze off—
autumn leaves

# 73. Munia Khan, BD

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

meandering thoughts
on relatives abroad
autumn leaves

# 78. Gillena Cox, TT

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

kids again—
a nose dive
into autumn leaves

# 80. Terri French, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
smoke lingering in the dusk
the smell of home

# 82. Bernard Gieske, US

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves
decorate thousand islands
with purple and yellow shades

# 88. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

city park
autumn leaves curled
under themselves

# 90. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

autumn leaves—
slowly shutting down
for winter

# 91. Stella Pierides, DE

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

red hearts
attract me on the lonely walk—
autumn leaves

# 93. Irena Szewczyk, PL

0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 


Hello Haiku Poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook September / October 31, 2011 "autumn leaves" Kukai

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

CALL FOR Sketchbook September / October 31 2011 "autumn leaves" Kukai Vote:

Submissions: Thursday, September 01, 2011 – Thursday, October 20, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Friday, October 21, 2011 - Thursday, October 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
"autumn leaves" 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:
"autumn leaves" 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 October 31, 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 September / October 31 2011 "autumn leaves" Kukai Vote:

Submissions: Thursday, September 01, 2011 – Thursday, October 20, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Friday, October 21, 2011 - Thursday, October 27, 2011, Midnight.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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