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May / June 30, 2012 "cloud(s)"  Kukai

The May / June 30, 2012 Kukai is "cloud peaks" / "billowing clouds" (kumo no mine) ~ Astronomy. See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 272. Use the exact words "cloud peaks" or "billowing clouds" 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: "cloud(s)" kukai

Submissions: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 – Monday June 18, 2012 Midnight.
Voting: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Monday, June 25, 2012 Midnight.

The results will be published in the Saturday, June 30, 2012 Sketchbook 7-3 ~ 42 "cloud(s)" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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 anonymity. 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 anonymous 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 

cloud peaks
in her morning coffee
extra cream

# 99. Poppy Herrin, US

99 2 1 3   11 1st Place

 

  2nd Place 

billowing clouds
the first flower opens
on the cactus

# 02. Juliet Wilson, UK

2 0 2 5   9 2nd Place

 

  3rd Place Tie  

billowing clouds
the curve of wind
on her body

# 62. Alegria Imperial, CA

62 1 2 1   8 3rd Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
the laundryman
retests his iron

# 22. Michele L. Harvey, US

22 0 1 6   8 3rd Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
the vacuum cleaner bag
bursts

# 70. Harvey Jenkins, CA

70 2 0 2   8 3rd Place Tie

 

billowing clouds:
the sunflower still
looks for the sun

# 86. Chitra Rajappa, India

86 1 1 3   8 3rd Place Tie

 

  4th Place 

a small pond
too small for all those
billowing clouds

# 85. Malvina Mileta, CR

85 1 1 2   7 4th Place

 

  5th Place 

billowing clouds
now the robin’s nest
is empty

# 16. Angie Werren, US

16 0 2 2   6 5th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds:
a buttlerfly flits
from one patch of sun to another

# 24. Chitra Rajappa, India

24 0 2 2   6 5th Place Tie

 

cloud peaks
the smell of old sails
on his hat

# 31. Alegria Imperial, CA

31 1 0 3   6 5th Place Tie

 

cloud peaks
watching figures take shape
in my coffee

# 46. Tracy Davidson, UK

46 1 1 1   6 5th Place Tie

 

  6th Place 

to be alone
on top of the world
cloud peaks

# 13. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

13 0 1 3   5 6th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
the flat prairie
gains more shadow

# 03. Harvey Jenkins, CA

3 0 0 5   5 6th Place Tie

 

  7th Place 

billowing clouds
gather in the sombre sky ...
winter morning

# 05. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

5 0 2 0   4 7th Place Tie

 

sheets on the line
shape the breeze
billowing clouds

# 25. Maire Morrissey-Cummins, Ireland

25 0 1 2   4 7th Place Tie

 

approaching storm
cloud peaks
your ambition, my dreams

# 40. Deryn Pittar, NZ

40 0 2 0   4 7th Place Tie

 

her dreams drift
into billowing clouds
castles in the air

# 57. Maire Morrissey-Cummins, Ireland

57 0 2 0   4 7th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds—
magnolias unfolding
all senses.

# 61. Dan Iulian, RO

61 0 1 2   4 7th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds—
mother's laundry basin
left on the ground

# 95. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

95 0 1 2   4 7th Place Tie

 

  8th Place 

billowing clouds
the wind shifts
a flock of swallows

# 27. Cara Holman, US

27 0 1 1   3 8th Place Tie

 

newborn butterfly—
two cloud peaks
merging

# 34. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

34 1 0 0   3 8th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds—
swifts blur in and out
of focus

# 38. Juliet Wilson, UK

38 0 0 3   3 8th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
above the rooftops—
sudden headache

# 69. Juliet Wilson, UK

69 0 1 1   3 8th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
doves and sparrows on the same
transmission line

# 81. Angie Werren, US

81 0 0 3   3 8th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
on the bottom of
an abandoned boat

# 83. Vera Primorac, CR

83 1 0 0   3 8th Place Tie

 

  9th Place 

billowing clouds
traveling to the sundown...
crimson drops of light

# 01. Diana Teneva, BG

1 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

clouds in the bucket
imbibe
between in the garden flowers

# 06. Vladislav Hristov, BG

6 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
cotton candy seller
is tired

# 07. Nelly Dobrinova, BG

7 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
the onrushing scent
of paella

# 09. Bill Cooper, US

9 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

Billowing clouds,
shouted for seagulls—
turning point.

# 12. Anisora Iordache, RO

12 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

summer sky—
hillside’s lake full
of billowing clouds

# 14. Ramesh Anand, IN

14 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
over Sahara—
a dream

# 21. Robert Kania, Poland

21 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

children on meadow
and billowing clouds
running…

# 23. Malvina Mileta, CR

23 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
we discuss
season words

# 33. Stella Pierides, DE/UK

33 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

billowing cloud
a sketch
of the flower

# 36. Dubravko Korbus, Croatia

36 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

cloud peaks
the community concert
attempts Beethoven

# 39. Harvey Jenkins, CA

39 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

cloud peaks
grandfather's pipe
is already empty

# 43. Nelly Dobrinova, BG

43 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

cloud peaks…
tonguing the ice cream
above the cone

# 49. Ramesh Anand, IN

49 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

in each puddle
a different
cloud

# 50. Tonka Lovric (Davor), CR

50 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

a fire-breathing dragon
morphs into a sheep...
billowing clouds

# 59. Cara Holman, US

59 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds—
her separation
depressing me

# 79. Ramesh Anand, IN

79 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
all the things
I thought I knew

# 84. Michele L. Harvey, US

84 0 0 2   2 9th Place Tie

 

black cloud peaks
neigh’s echo her fantasy
stallion’s fall

# 90. Karin Anderson, AU

90 0 1 0   2 9th Place Tie

 

  10th Place 

Wash Day
Sheets on the line
billowing clouds

# 04. Deryn Pittar, NZ

4 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

glint of life
in the space star clusters
billowing clouds

# 08. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

8 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

winter storm
how billowing clouds grow
in my mind

# 10. Tracy Davidson, UK

10 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

clouds thunder
the scare crow
without raincoat

# 17. Radhey Shiam, IN

17 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

mountains
beyond mountains
cloud peaks

# 29. Jay Fiedenberg, US

29 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

his cigar
billowing clouds of smoke
unsuspecting child

# 32. Sandra Martyres, IN

32 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

linings of light
traveling through
billowing clouds

# 37. Diana Teneva, BG

37 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

cloud peaks
the nibbling worms of jealousy
in her mind

# 44. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

44 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

granny's worries
not enough clothes pegs for
those billowing clouds

# 55. Malvina Mileta, CR

55 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

cloud peaks—
for dessert
I whisk egg whites

# 64. Stella Pierides, DE/UK

64 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

belly of
a billowing cloud
on the mountain peak

# 67. Dubravko Korbus, Croatia

67 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

train journey
bobbing beneath
billowing clouds

# 87. Maire Morrissey-Cummins, Ireland

87 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

billowing clouds
the first raindrops
hit the pavement

# 89. Cara Holman, US

89 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

cloud peaks
in a young girl's eyes
daydreams take shape

# 97. Poppy Herrin, US

97 0 0 1   1 10th Place Tie

 

  11th Place 

These haiku received 0 Votes.

0 0 0   0 11th Place Tie

seemless grey...
cloud peaks
climb unseen

# 11.

 

after the rain
a blackbird jumps into the cloud
in a puddle

# 15. Tonka Lovric (Davor), CR

 

'cross the sky
inspiration writ aloud-sails billowing clouds

# 18. Brian Strand, UK

 

cloudy weekend
a couple chatting during
advertisements

# 19. Stjepan Rozic, Croatia

 

billowing clouds
what brings
the future?

# 20. Vera Primorac, CR

 

The weather:
under a cloud
A land of bellowing clouds!

# 26. Munia Khan, BD

 

saturating each other
on mountain crests
billowing clouds

# 28.

 

snow dusted crag—
through the cloud peaks
wandering eagle.

# 30. Dan Iulian, RO

 

billowing clouds—
summer monsoon season
brings dust but no rain

# 35. John Daleiden, US

 

cloud peaks
rising in the evening sky:
a sudden downpour

# 41. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

 

billowing clouds
a boy flaking a stone
beyond the quarry blast

# 45. Bill Cooper, US

 

gale on
the granite ridge
billowing clouds

# 47.

 

billowing clouds
hide the crescent moon
the jester's pun

# 48. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

 

cloud peaks
an orange post-it note
on my door

# 51. Angie Werren, US

 

thunder
crackle
much noise

# 52. Radhey Shiam, IN

 

billowing clouds
above the ripe harvest
the hail

# 53. Vera Primorac, CR

 

cloud peaks
her name in lights
on the movie marquee

# 54. Michele L. Harvey, US

 

billowing clouds:
her unseeing eyes
heavy with unshed tears ...

# 56. Chitra Rajappa, India

 

shade of bellowing clouds
upon oak groves—
A brazen noon!

# 58. Munia Khan, BD

 

billowing clouds
a cosmic dance through
threshold worlds

# 60.

 

Sunday bells—
billowing clouds
towards west

# 65. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

 

billowing clouds
outperform the singers—
rock concert

# 66. John Daleiden, US

 

sunset...
billowing clouds let go down
crimson drops of light

# 68. Diana Teneva, BG

 

cumulus
cloud peaks
our trip to Tibet

# 71. Deryn Pittar, NZ

 

the sun rises
over a raging sea ...
billowing clouds

# 72. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

 

web rain of bytes
with a lot of binary data
billowing clouds

# 74. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

 

nearly a half moon
remains of the tower clock
billowing clouds

# 75. Bill Cooper, US

 

cloud peaks
the dizziness I feel
when you kiss me

# 76. Tracy Davidson, UK

 

gale across
the granite ridge—
billowing clouds

# 77. Robert Davey, UK

 

roaming pigeons
under the billowing clouds
of my horizon

# 78. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

 

a blaze
a cloud black with
the swallowed smoke

# 80. Tonka Lovric (Davor), CR

 

cloudy sky
the rainbow
thrills of joy

# 82. Radhey Shiam, IN

 

Sun-cloud mountain:
sun peeks through
the cloud peaks

# 88. Munia Khan, BD

 

warm winds of spring—
shadows of billowing clouds
hiding my black thoughts.

# 91. Dan Iulian, RO

 

canoe
lolling mid-stream
cloud peaks

# 92. Alegria Imperial, CA

 

billowing clouds
monsoons around the corner
buy an umbrella.

# 93. Sandra Martyres, IN

 

billowing clouds
she’s letting herself
go

# 94. Stella Pierides, DE/UK

 

ragging wildfires
add to the billowing clouds—
gray ash everywhere

# 96. John Daleiden, US

 

a charcoal artist
sketches the billowing clouds—
the Angelus tolls

# 98. A. D. Jaden, US

 

etched in cloud peaks
the face of Ted Neeley—
superstar

# 100. A. D. Jaden, US

 

billowing clouds
soap suds so high, all he sees
is her face

# 101. Poppy Herrin, US

 

the billowing clouds
crackle with thunder—
a thousand one...a...

# 102. A. D. Jaden, US

 


Hello Haiku Poet,

Below is the ballot for the Sketchbook May / June "cloud(s)" Kukai

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

CALL FOR Sketchbook May / June "cloud(s)" Kukai

Submissions: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 – Midnight Sunday, June 18, 2012
Voting: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Monday, June 25, 2012 Midnight.

The results will be published in the Saturday, June 30, 2012 Sketchbook 7-3 "cloud(s)" 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
"cloud(s)" 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:
"cloud(s)" 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, 2012 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 "cloud(s)" Kukai

Submissions: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 – Midnight Sunday, June 18, 2012
Voting: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Monday, June 25, 2012 Midnight.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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