Saturday, September 22, 2018

CKK SECOND POET'S CHOICE


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CKK Second Poet's Choice, lists [103] poems (1,2,3, places) spanning OCTOBER 2011-FEBRUARY 2015. The winner is Robert Kania from Poland


1
morning cleaning -
the bamboo shadows
sweep the stairs
----Jacek Margolak, Poland
*********= 01


2
late autumn breeze –
the old man mends the split
in his bamboo flute
--Warren Gossett, USA
3***1*****= 08


3
childhood home -
in my father's bamboo pipe
a firefly
--Cezar F. Ciobîca, Romania
*1********= 02


4
Christmas tree -
every year a little higher
her paper angel
--Bouwe Brouwer, The Nederlands
2**1******= 06


5
christmas tree
snow is melting
down the cheeks
--Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia
**********= 00


6
soup kitchen
ragged garland drapes
the Christmas tree
--Catherine J.S. Lee, USA
**********= 00


7
Christmas tree -
the beggar hums a carol
over the manger
--Cezar F. Ciobîca, Romania
**********= 00


8
the sound
of my own footsteps . . .
winter dawn
--Bill Kenny, USA
2*2*******= 08


9
sandcastle
a trail of footsteps
from and to the sea
--Marleen Hulst, The Netherlands
*1*1******= 06



10
first snow-
two footsteps forward
and two back
--Alex Serban, Romania
**********= 00



11
one month after the funeral
I still hear her footsteps
on the stairs
--Andrzej Dembonczyk, Poland
11********= 03


12
bacalao
memories of a place
I've never been
--Bill Kenney, USA
1*********= 01



13
church bells -
on the narrow road
smell of salted fish
--Cezar F. Ciobîca, Romania
*********1= 10


14
Mother's Day-
two old ladies exchange
saltfish recipes
--Rita Odeh, Israel
**********= 00


15
salted fish
all those things
I've yet to try
--Cara Holman, USA
2*********= 02



16
blossoming cherry trees
I ask the waiter
for a window table
--Marleen Hulst,The Netherlands
2*********= 02


17
at the crossroads,
bumping into each other..
blossoming almond
--Rita Odeh, Israel
**********= 00


18
crucifixion
a thorny shrub
blossoming
--Tomislav Maretic, Croatia;
**********= 00



19
grandmother -
she recognizes us
by touch
Andrzej Dembonczyk, Poland;
*1********= 02


20
mother explains
grandmother's recipe -
autumn rain
--Bouwe Brouwer, The Netherlands
1*********= 01

21
at the window
buds on plum branches...
grandmother's smile
--Magdalena Dale, Romania
2*********= 02


22
in sepia colours
my grandmother
at my age
--Marleen Hulst, The Netherlands
**********= 00


23
tiger lilies . . .
the old widow remembers
her first dance
--Kathy Uyen Nguyen, USA
1*********= 01


24
mother's tears -
the wedding bouquet
in my hands
--Asni Amin, Singapore
1*********= 01


25
marriage service -
white butterflies around
the wedding bouquet
--Ailoaei Cristina, Romania
**********= 00


26
graduation day
I fold my program
into a fan
--Cara Holman, USA
1*********= 01



27
graduation march . . .
floating among the clouds
my mother's smile
--Christine L. Villa, USA
**********= 00


28
Graduation parade -
even the flowers
craning their necks
-- John McDonald, Scotland;
*********= 01


29
tassles dangle
expectations and hopes hang
uncertain
--Linda Hofke, Germany
**********= 00



30
high diver
at the platform's edge
stillness
--Bill Kenney, USA
1*********= 01


31
stripping away
her gold medal
the alarm clock
--Patty Hardin
1*********= 01


32
Olympics on TV
I sit folding origami
peace cranes
--Kirsten Cliff, New Zealand
**********= 00


33
stormy weather
a homeless man clutches
his bottle of wine
--Bouwe Brouwer, The Netherlands
1*1*******= 04


34
swaying oak -
afternoon tea
in the cellar
--V.Leo.R; Bangalore, India
**********= 00


35
an unseen bird
begins to trill...
lifting clouds
--Cara Holman, USA
1*********= 01


36
hailstorm -
an old man finds refuge
in a disco bar
--Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Romania
**********= 00


37
high winds
breathing in
breathing out
--Bill Kenney
**********= 00


38
shaping dreams..
the potter's hand on his
wheel of fortune
--Vinay Leo R; Bangalore, India
**********= 00


39
autumn coolness
the potter's hand scatters
ashes
--Bouwe Brouwer, The Netherlands
**********= 00

40
potter's hands
shaping the emptiness
of his blue jugs
--John McDonald, Scotland
1*********= 01



41
our last goodbye
pine trees shrouded
by the mist
--Cara Holman, USA
3*********= 03


42
abandoned chapel -
spiders weaving around Jesus
another shroud
--Cezar F. Ciobîca, Romania
2*********= 02


43
in the garden,
an empty broken tomb,
shrouded in glory
--Richard Hill, Japan
**********= 00


44
coyote bones -
will these stars be
my shroud?
--Sandi Pray, USA
**********= 00


45
another young man
shrouded
in his country's flag
--John McDonald, Scotland
**********= 00


46
mist shrouded hill-
nothing but a church bell's call
to hold on to
--Lavana Kray, Romania
**********= 00


47
the closed door
back to my childhood...
key under a stone.
-- Marie-Alice Maire, France
1*********= 01


48
beach stone...
the years spent smoothing
his edges
--Diane Mayr, USA
**********= 00


49
sitting on this stone
where a wall used to be . . .
the gentle rain
--Bill Kenney, USA
1*********= 01


50
fallen petals...
drops of wetness gleam
on the stalk
Rita Odeh, Israel
*1********= 02


51
summer wetness
scents our rose garden--
your empty chair . . .
--Charles Werdenhoff, USA
*********= 01


52
wetness
of the painter's brush …
The birth of Venus
--Irena Szewczyk, Poland
21********= 04


53
scorching day -
enjoying the wetness
of my dog's nose
--Cezar-Florin Ciobîca
2*********= 02


54
in her hair
a white gardenia--
the thrill of tango
S.E. Herrin: Des Moines, Iowa
1*********= 01


55
the ruins of the castle -
wild flowers
in the ballroom
--Robert Kania, Poland
2*******1*=11



56
dried twig -
origami flowers
bring it to life
--Lavana Kray, Romania
**********= 00


57
moonless sky-
military raincoats hung
on a bamboo fence
--Rita Odeh, Israel
1*********= 01


58
Father's Day -
his raincoat still smells
of pipe tobacco
--Cezar-Florin Ciobîca, Romania
2*********= 02

59
between him
and the grey sky...
tattered raincoat
--Vinay Leo R., India.
**********= 00


60
migrating birds --
all the colors of
my skin
--Angie Werren, USA
1*********= 01


61
visit to a zoo
she hides her bracelets
of ivory
--Irena Szewczyk, Poland
1*********= 01


62
fancy dress day-
today my child is
nelson mandela
--Kashinath Karmakar, India
1*********= 01


63
reunion –
only my cousins
speak Swahili
--Jayashree Maniyil, Australia
1*********= 01


64
action film--
my baby's kick
in the sonogram
--Arvinder Kaur, India
**********= 00


65
dark movie hall-
in my popcorn pack
someone else's hand
--Kashinath Karmakar, India
**********= 00


66
frames of war -
the color of blood
in black and white
--Sandi Pray USA
1*********= 01


67
early darkness-
on the wings of the egret
a hint of sunlight
--Arvinder Kaur, India
4*********= 04


68
unfinished
in early darkness
a robin's nest
--Vinay Leo R., India
1*****1***= 08



69
Early darkness –
rereading a letter
in Braille
--Eduard Tara, Romania
**********= 00


70
child guitarist -
a mother's hand
behind the curtains
--Ajaya Mahala, India
1*********= 01


71
incomplete orchestra -
the missing leaves
of the poplar
--Eduard TARA, Romania
**********= 00


72
neighbour's triplets-
each one an octave higher
than the other
--Yesha Shah, India.
**********= 00


73
stage debut...
a missed beat outside
and inside
--Vinay Leo R, India.
**********= 00


74
turning grey
symphonies of wind
in bare branches
--Sandi Pray, USA
1*********= 01


75
karaoke night...
my partner silently
roots for me
--Shloka Shankar, India
**********= 00


76
heated argument...
she nurses her ego
in the shower
--Shloka Shankar, India
1*********= 01


77
sandcastle —
a wave darts
past my feet
--Vinay Leo R., India.
**********= 00


78
ma's trembling hands--
the touch that still melts my
worries away
--Yesha Shah, India
1*********= 01


79
after lovemaking-
capturing the window moon
with every smoke ring
--Kashinath Karmakar,India
1*********= 01


80
kite shop -
entering with every customer
the summer breeze
--Bouwe Brouwer, The Netherlands
21********= 04



81
a paper kite...
my first dream
about flying
--Robert Kania, Poland
**********= 00


82
gunshots ...
a kite flying over
the Berlin wall
--Cezar-Florin Ciobîca, Romania
**********= 00


83
boy in the puddle
splattering around
his own piece of sky
--Gabriel Sawicki, Poland
3*********= 03


84
the splatter of rain...
my father's silence
still smells of war
--Cezar Ciobîca, Romania
1*********= 01


85
splatter of rain
punctuated by the beat
of the cat's tail
--Ingrid Jend, UK
1*********= 01


86
picnic -
butterflies and
flies in the butter
--John Mcdonald, Scotland
**********= 00


87
Christmas morning
unwrapping
Great Expectations
--Bouwe Brouwer, The Netherlands
1*********= 01


88
crossword-
I go across the downs
in life
--Yesha Shah, India
********** 00


89
white noise
his argument
was sound
--Shloka Shankar, India
1*********= 01


90
eraser –
my mother's mistakes
no longer mine
--Shloka Shankar, India
2*********= 02


91
after all is said--
staring into the glow
of a dying fire
---Devin Harrison, Canada
1******1**= 09


92
summer greetings --
once again water lilies
float on the clouds
--Archana Kapoor, India
**********= 00


93
first day of school...
a monarch butterfly
spreads its wings
-- Shloka Shankar India
**********= 00


94
back to school-
in the Wireless Networks Lab
a curious spider
--Dan Iulian, Romania
**********= 00


95
first day morning...
the school bag empties
an old memory
--Vinay Leo R, India
**********= 00


96
Christmas countdown -
unsent letters to Santa
in my childhood drawer
--Arvinder Kaur, India
**********= 00


97
countdown to Christmas
humming carols
on my way to work
--Marleen Hulst, The Netherlands
**********= 00


98
Yuletide songs come
earlier and earlier...
countdown to Christmas
--Keith A. Simmonds, France
**********= 00


99
Christmas countdown
getting deeper with each day
the snow in my footprints
--Vinay Leo R., India.
**********= 00


100
windy day-
the dance of a bee
deep in a bud
--Rita Odeh, Israel
2****1****= 08


101
candlelight
my shadow learns
new dance moves
--Magda Sobieszek
1*********= 01



102
first dance
the girl stares at
her new pair of shoes
--Billy Antonio
2*********= 02



103
unheard melodies
in the summer wind
shadows dancing
--Bill Kenney USA
**********= 00


REVISIT

First Poet's Choice HERE

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to all who voted for a Second CKK Poets Choice 2018; thanks for your support and your participation

    Best wishes for a continued creativity

    much love
    gillena cox
    founder/coordinator - Caribbean Kigo Kukai

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