Friday, March 27, 2020

135

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Dear haiku friends you are invited to participate in The Caribbean Kigo 'International Haiku Poetry Day' Kukai 2020.
Covid 19 has created for us boundaries, barriers, distancing and isolation; with a lot of rules and caution for our safety and well being. Thanks to the gift of technology
our Kukai continues. Please stay healty and safe

Theme for this kukai is social distancing
SEND one haiku DO NOT include the words BUT RATHER let your haiku show something about 'social distancing'.
Your entry should include your name, and country from which you are sending.

EXAMPLE
her tiny hands -
love shapes a heart from her home
to gram ma's home
© gillena cox 2020


Deadline for sending entries is April 5th 2020
Deadline for sending votes is April 15th 2020


A voting list will be e-mailed to all players

VOTING
Votes to be scored using a total of 6 points; voters must use all 6 points

EXAMPLE
Haiku#76………3pts
Haiku#34………2pts
Haiku#8………1pt

The example given is just one of several ways you can allot your points


COMMENTS
Comments during voting are encouraged but must be limited to 3 lines [about forty words]. When published, these comments and votes will be given anonymous listings. Comments should be kept in the nature of encouraging the continued good haiku writing practice.

The Co-ordinator retains the right to not include a comment as anonymous and to ask the commenter to post his or her thoughts directly to the blog under Comments.


RESULTS
The results of this kukai will be published here at Caribbean Kigo Kukai on April 17th 2020. After results have been posted, I encourage your after-words as general comments, you can post directly here at the blog, just click on Comments at the end of the post.


CONTACT ME
e-mail for your Submission, Vote, Comments.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

134




POEMS REMAIN THE COPYRIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL WRITERS

Players
: 1. Ernesto P. Santiago, Greece; 2. Giovanna Restuccia; Italy ; 3. Damir Damir, Montenegro; 4. Marta Chocilowska, Poland; 5. Rodica Stefan, Romania; 6. Marina Bellini, Italy; 7. Ana Drobot, Romania; 8. Pat Geyer, USA; 9. Pasquale Asprea, Italy ; 10. Brendon Kent, England; 11. Cristina Apetrei, Romania; 12. Cezar Florescu, Romania; 13. Stella Pierides, DE and UK; 14. Mark Gilbert, UK; 15. Rashmi VeSa, India; 16. Billy Antonio, Philippines; 17. Henryk Czempiel; Poland;




FIRST PLACE
17
tall grass
the scythestone tunes in
with a cicada
--Henryk Czempiel; Poland
VOTES: 323*** SCORE: 16
COMMENTS:


SECOND PLACE
16
the silence
between horse hooves
cobbled streets
--Billy Antonio; Laoac, Philippines
VOTES: 3*4*** SCORE: 15
COMMENT 1: I can hear this
COMMENT 2: A very playful way to capture the mood. I can hear
the happy rhythm of the horses walk.
COMMENT 3:.This haiku brings me to a Mediterranean city in the summer early afternoon.
COMMENT 4: Extremely evocative, with its Dickensian aural image.



THIRD PLACE
12
a cicada's song
the old street fiddler
puts aside his violin
--Cezar Florescu
VOTES: 45**** SCORE: 14
COMMENT 1: A lovely image
COMMENT 2: Nothing compares to natural talent and to the beauty of nature. Sometimes we feel so insignificant in front of nature s beauty
COMMENT 3: Clever metaphor..


RESULTS CONTINUES
1
dripping cobbled streets
her one last gelato
is much more intense
--Ernesto P. Santiago; Athens, Greece
VOTES: ****** SCORE: 00
COMMENTS:


2
basil pots-
through the cobbled alleys
sea breeze
-- Giovanna Restuccia; Italy
VOTES: **1*** SCORE: 03
COMMENTS:


3
rural moon
my late fall shadow
keeping quiet
--Damir Damir, Montenegro
VOTES: 211*** SCORE: 07
COMMENTS:


4
winter stroll
the noiseless owl's shadow
still ahead
--Marta Chocilowska
VOTES: 11**** SCORE: 03
COMMENTS:


5
tortuous cobbled streets –
with each turn
a new outlook
--Rodica Stefan (ROMANIA)*
VOTES: **2*** SCORE: 06
COMMENTS:


6
silent shadows
of butterflies—camping
in the meadow
--Marina Bellini - Italy
VOTES: **1*** SCORE: 03
COMMENTS:


7
silent shadows
at grandma's Easter table -
childhood memories
--Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)
VOTES: 211*** SCORE: 07
COMMENTS:


8
search for refuge...
healing my loud scars
silent shadows
--Pat Geyer; East Brunswick, NJ USA
VOTES: *2**** SCORE: 04
COMMENTS:


9
hidden cicada
a dream
before opening eyes
--Pasquale Asprea - Italy
VOTES: 211*** SCORE: 07
COMMENTS:


10
a horse's hoof
down cobbled streets
striking sunset
--Brendon Kent, England
VOTES: *3**** SCORE: 06
COMMENTS: Dense imagery, striking soundscape



11
autumn solitude...
the pines' silent shadows
caressing what left
--Cristina Apetrei
VOTES: 411*** SCORE: 09
COMMENTS:A very beautiful and natural ending, the end of a season is like
a good exit from the scene of a show.



13
packed rubber boat—
commotion from the island’s
cobbled streets.
-- Stella Pierides; Neusaess, DE and England, UK
VOTES: ****** SCORE: 00
COMMENTS:


14.
spitting watermelon seeds
the screaming
of cicada
--Mark Gilbert
VOTES: 2***** SCORE: 02
COMMENTS:


15
broken earth—
growing into a shadow
the farmer waits
--Rashmi VeSa; Bengaluru, India.*
VOTES: ****** SCORE: 00
COMMENTS:


[image from google dot com]


This anniversary Kukai was in memory of Martha Magenta who died in January this year (2020)

Her last Caribbean Kigo Kukai haiku
tiny cobbled streets
in silent shadows
a cicada
--Martha Magenta




NEXT KUKAI
INTERNATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY IS APRIL 17TH 2019. Our next Kukai will be in celebrations of this day.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

133

[lenten lily image from google dot com]


Dear haiku friends you are invited to The Caribbean Kigo Anniversary Kukai 2020 and also to remember Martha Magenta who died in January this year


This is her last Caribbean Kigo Kukai haiku published here
tiny cobbled streets
in silent shadows
a cicada

--Martha Magenta


To submit to this kukai your entry should include a distillation from the above haiku:
1. cobbled streets,
2. silent shadows
OR
3. cicada

SEND one haiku using: set 1. 2. or 3, of the distilled words from Martha's last haiku to Caribbean Kigo Kukai.
Your entry should include your name, and country from which you are sending.


Deadline for sending entries is March 11th 2020
Deadline for sending votes is March 21st 2020


VOTING
A voting list will be e-mailed to all players
Votes to be scored using a total of 6 points; voters must use all 6 points


EXAMPLE
Haiku#76………3pts
Haiku#34………2pts
Haiku#8………1pt

The example given is just one of several ways you can allot your points


COMMENTS
Comments during voting are encouraged but must be limited to 3 lines [about forty words]. When published, these comments and votes will be given anonymous listings. Comments should be kept in the nature of encouraging the continued good haiku writing practice.

The Co-ordinator retains the right to not include a comment as anonymous and to ask the commenter to post his or her thoughts directly to the blog under Comments.


RESULTS
The results of this kukai will be published here at Caribbean Kigo Kukai. After results have been posted, I encourage your after-words as general comments, you can post directly here at the blog, just click on Comments at the end of the post.


CONTACT ME
e-mail your Submission, Vote, Comments.

ANNIVERSARY NOTE
Our FIRST KUKAI HERE WAS PLAYED IN 2009

much love
gillena