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Results of the January / February 29, 2012 "waters of spring" Kukai
 

 

 

 

January / February 29, 2012 "waters of spring" Kukai

The November / December 31, 2011 Kukai is "waters of spring". See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 268. Use the exact words "waters of spring" 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.

no bridge and
the sun ready to set
waters of spring

~Buson (Higginson, Haiku Handbook, p. 14).

"waters of spring" (haru no mizu, all spring) in The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words: on-line: http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/500ESWd.html

To: kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org
Subject:
"waters of spring" Kukai

Submissions: Sunday, January 01, 2012 – Sunday, February 19, 2012 Midnight.

Voting: Monday, February 20, 2012 - Sunday, February 26, 2012, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Sketchbook Vol. 7 No. 1 "waters of spring" Kukai results.

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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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

the daffodil
nods at its reflection—
waters of spring

# 41. Chitra Rajappa, IN

2 3 3 15 1st Place

 

2nd Place

waters of spring
a postman
with rolled up trousers

# 17. Vladislav Hristov, BG

1 2 6 13 2nd Place

 

3rd Place

waters of spring
between me and endless clouds
last night's dream

# 09. Karina Klekso, US

1 3 0 9 3rd Place

 

4th Place

Our house
so empty without you.
Waters of spring.

# 10. Ramona Linke, DE

2 0 1 7 4th Place

 

5th Place

waters of spring
everywhere the smell of mud
and worms

# 57. Angie Werren, US

1 0 3 6 5th Place

 

6th Place

waters of spring—
umbrellas blooming
on the pavement

# 56. Stella Pierides, DE / UK

0 1 3 5 6th Place

 

7th Place

waters of spring
flood our love garden—
rare blossoms on view

# 01. John Daleiden, US

1 1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie

 

telling my children
the story about Noah' ark—
waters of spring

# 03. Cezar F. Ciobīca, RO

3 1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie

 

saying goodbye
with a catch in her voice
waters of spring

# 13. Cara Holman, US

13 1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie

 

one single dip
in the waters of spring
a new life

# 19. Sandra Martyres, IN

19 0 2 0 4 7th Place Tie

 

frost’s lost grip
icicles drip
waters of spring

# 34. Mavis Gulliver, Scotland

34 0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

snowdrops
dotted with mud—
waters of spring

# 38. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

38 0 2 0 4 7th Place Tie

 

Waters of spring—
my deep nostalgia for
St. Petersburg

# 61. Ramona Linke, DE

61 1 0 1 4 7th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
a mouse has built a nest
in my rubber boots

# 71. Harvey Jenkins, CA

71 0 1 2 4 7th Place Tie

 

8th Place

waters of spring
he emails me
once again

# 21. Christine L. Villa, US

21 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

mountain—
how long will you lament
with water of spring

# 31. Janak Sapkota, NP

31 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

waters of spring—
his dog drinks from
the begging bowl

# 35. Stella Pierides, DE / UK

35 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

waters of spring—
the full moon eavesdrops
the moor frogs

# 40. Ramona Linke, DE

40 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

halfway across
I pause to look back
waters of spring

# 43. Cara Holman, US

43 0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
same puddle
before daddy's grave

# 46. Vladislav Hristov, BG

46 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

stick in mouth,
the spaniel shakes off
waters of spring

# 49. Emily Romano, US

49 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

a pink butterfly
floating in the morning sun...
waters of spring

# 54. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

54 0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

waters of spring—
ripples chasing again
shadows of birds

# 55. Cezar F. Ciobīca, RO

55 1 0 0 3 8th Place Tie

 

around the well
daisies abound
waters of spring

# 65. Bernard Gieske, US

65 0 1 1 3 8th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
my new hat
flies overboard

# 66. Vladislav Hristov, BG

66 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

I hear it
before I see it
the waters of spring

# 70. Neal Whitman, US

70 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

your fragrances
mix with the first blossoms—
waters of spring

# 77. John Daleiden, US

77 0 0 3 3 8th Place Tie

 

9th Place

waters of spring—
sailing in the boat
called ‘ark’

# 02. Irena Szewczyk, PL

2 0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

old Mexican woman
with a bucket of pomegranate seeds
waters of spring

# 12. Jari Thymian, US

12 0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

melting snow
white waterfall thundering
with the waters of spring

# 15. Danica Bartulovic, CR

15 0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

icy cold
from the mountain stream
waters of spring

# 20. Emily Romano, US

20 0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

my haiku floating
downstream in a paper boat
waters of spring

# 22. Neal Whitman, US

22 0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
the shortcut home
needs a detour

# 23. Harvey Jenkins, CA

23 0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

waters of spring—
he stoops to retrieve
her wandering hat

# 25. Gillena Cox, TT

25 0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

waters of spring...
two young lovers embrace
in a crowded park

# 28. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

28 0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
in the paddy field—
green shoots in my heart

# 29. Brian Strand UK (England)

29 0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
tadpoles swimming
in the sandbox

# 39. Karina Klekso, US

39 0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

warblers splashing
waters of spring
morning songs

# 45. Bernard Gieske, US

45 0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

baptised
in the waters of spring
the baby cries out

# 48. Sandra Martyres, IN

48 0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

waters of spring...
father backstrokes into
healthiness

# 53. Ramesh Anand, MY

53 0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
a swan floats downstream
on a thatch of rushes

# 60. Karina Klekso, US

60 0 0 2 2 9th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
each drop is an eye
of the Sun

# 64. Danica Bartulovic, CR

64 0 1 0 2 9th Place Tie

 

10th Place

ice melts
streams flow
waters of spring

# 04. Mavis Gulliver, Scotland

4 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
a great blue heron poised
on the shoreline

# 06. Angie Werren, US

6 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

transformed once more
this windswept gulch
waters of spring

# 07. John Byrne, IE

7 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

paschal lambs
trample the mud—
waters of spring

# 08. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

8 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
ever in the motion
toward the destination

# 14. Radhey Shiam, IN

14 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

at street’s end
neighborhood meeting
waters of spring

# 16. Bernard Gieske, US

16 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

river dawn—
tasting
the waters of spring

# 26. Ramesh Anand, MY

26 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

waters of spring—
weeping willow sweeping
my mother's ash

# 33. Cezar F. Ciobīca, RO

33 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
through these bare trees
a hawk

# 36. Angie Werren, US

36 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

my rock garden
a coat of many colours
waters of spring

# 37. John Byrne, IE

37 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

waters of spring-
south breeze ballet
on the stage of brook

# 47. Munia Khan, BD

47 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
the full bloom of Isle of Skye
single malt whisky

# 50. Neal Whitman, US

50 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

above the cascade
a misty rainbow
waters of spring

# 58. John Byrne, IE

58 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

by the river
poet's mind flows
with waters of spring

# 67. Munia Khan, BD

67 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

run in the park—
slaking thirst with
waters of spring

# 69. Emily Romano, US

69 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

waters of spring:
a shimmering rainbow
crosses the ocean

# 74. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

74 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

king fisher comes out
from the waters of spring
with a fish in its beak

# 75. Radhey Shiam, IN

75 0 0 1 1 10th Place Tie

 

11th Place

waters of spring—
a girl crouches under
blue tarpaulin

# 05. Stella Pierides, DE / UK

5 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

purple cascade
rivulets of violets:
waters of spring

# 11. Chitra Rajappa, IN

11 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

trapped inside and sold
deceptive advertising-
bottled spring waters

# 18. Munia Khan, BD

18 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

slow light
fog drenched leaf
waters of spring

# 24. Sherry Steiner, US

24 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

the waters of spring
flood from the deforested hill—
houses in the valley

# 27. Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO

27 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

along the fields
waters of spring
gargling

# 30. Ralf Bröker, DE

30 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

a sunbeam
angles for the marigolds—
waters of spring

# 32. Irena Szewczyk, PL

32 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

wet pages
of A River Runs Through It
waters of spring

# 42. Jari Thymian, US

42 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

crying bird
brook gurgling with the first
waters of spring

# 44. Danica Bartulovic, CR

44 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

illegal dumping
pillows are stepping stones
in waters of spring

# 51. Harvey Jenkins, CA

51 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

forest crest
waters of spring
dry tide roll in

# 52. Sherry Steiner, US

52 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

waters of spring—
the aluminum basin
easy to handle

# 59. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

59 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

the sound of birdsong
growing louder
waters of spring

# 62. Cara Holman, US

62 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

no boat no bridge
furious are waters of spring
dejected I stand

# 63. Radhey Shiam, IN

63 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

the end of winter
hope for flora and fauna
the waters of spring

# 68. Sandra Martyres, IN

68 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

waters of spring
sky brilliant
blue to night

# 72. Sherry Steiner, US

72 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

waters of spring—
talking of past glories
lightens her

# 73. Ramesh Anand, MY

73 0 0 0 0 11th Place Tie

 

after long drought
the waters of spring—
red rose delight

# 76. John Daleiden, US

76 0 0 0 0 11th

 


Hello Haiku Poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook November / December 31, 2011 "old calendar"  Kukai

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

CALL FOR Sketchbook November / December 31, 2011 "old calendar"  Kukai

Submissions: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 – Tuesday December 20, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - Tuesday, December 27, 2011, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Saturday, December 31, 2011 Sketchbook 6-6 "old calendar" Kukai results.

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
"old calendar" 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:
"old calendar" 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 December 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 November / December 31, 2011 "old calendar"  Kukai

Submissions: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 – Tuesday December 20, 2011 Midnight.
Voting: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - Tuesday, December 27, 2011, Midnight.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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