Thursday, December 1, 2022

149

 Dear haiku friends you are invited to The Caribbean Kigo Christmas Kukai 2022

The theme is A magical Moment
SEND 
one haiku after you have pondered the theme. 
You do not have to use the exact words given.

Your entry should include your name, and country from which you are sending.

EXAMPLE
satin bows wrap
Christmas presents large and small -
a time of wishes
gillena cox, Trinidad and Tobago.
This haiku first posted HERE

Deadline for sending entries is December 11th 2022
Deadline for sending votes is December 21st 2022


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 December 24th 2022. 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, and Comments  

Saturday, April 16, 2022

148

POEMS REMAIN THE COPYRIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL WRITERS

None of the comments during the kukai are from the kukai coordinator. Comments and votes of the players are anonymously stated.

Players: 1. Ernesto P. Santiago, Greece; 2. Pat Geyer, USA; 3. Dan Iulian, Romania; 4. Wiesłąw Karliński, Poland; 5. Daniela Misso, Italy; 6. Ana Drobot, Romania; 7. Lucia Cardillo, Italy; 8. Paul David Mena, USA; 9. Adjei Agyei-Baah, Ghana; 10. Tony Williams, UK; 11. Mona Iordan, Romania.

 

FIRST PLACE

7

train from Kiev ...

in the old coat

sunflower seeds

Lucia Cardillo; Italy

VOTES: 124*** SCORE 17

COMMENTS: very topical given the war in Ukraine

 

 

SECOND PLACE

1

 

young sunflower

mother brings home

from the ruins

--Ernesto P. Santiago; Greece

VOTES: 221*** SCORE 09

COMMENTS:

 

3

where sunflowers bloom

bees and wasps and drones share

the same colorful light

--Dan Iulian; Romania

VOTES: 221*** SCORE 09

COMMENTS: 

 

 

THIRD PLACE

4

provincial train

I get off there

where sunflowers bloom

Wiesłąw Karliński; Namysłów, Poland

VOTES: 2*2*** SCORE 08

COMMENTS: 

 

 

RESULTS CONTINUE

2

brushed in rich pollen...

honey bee reflects the gold

of a sunflower

--Pat Geyer; East Brunswick, NJ USA

VOTES: *2**** SCORE 04

COMMENTS:   

 

 

 

 

5

leaving away ...

the path turns into

sunflowers

Daniela Misso; Italy

VOTES: 2*1*** SCORE 05

COMMENTS: 

 

 

6

sunflowers bloom -

I am taught how to use

a Japanese fan

Ana Drobot; (Bucharest, Romania)

VOTES: *1**** SCORE 02

COMMENTS: 

 

 

8

sunflower smile

how quickly

they grow up

--Paul David Mena; Centerville (Cape Cod), Massachusetts, USA

VOTES: 13**** SCORE 07

COMMENTS: 

 

 

9

rural wedding

the newlywed runs through

a field of sunflowers

Adjei Agyei-Baah; Kumasi, Ghana

VOTES: 1***** SCORE 01

COMMENTS: 

 

 

 

10

sunflower

the sum of summer’s

bronzing light

Tony Williams; Scotland, UK

VOTES: *1**** SCORE 02

COMMENTS:  extra credit for alliteration

 

 

11

blue-washed sky

the child picks up the brush

to paint a sunflower field

Mona Iordan; Romania

VOTES: 2***** SCORE 02

COMMENTS: 


A HAPPY AND CREATIVE INTERNATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

147

haiga above first posted HERE 

Dear haiku friends you are invited to participate in The Caribbean Kigo 'International Haiku Poetry Day' Kukai 2022

The Theme is Where sunflowers bloom
SEND one haiku pertaining to this theme
Your entry should include your name, and location from where you are sending.

Deadline for sending entries is March 30th 2022
Deadline for sending votes is April 10th 2022


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 2022. 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 and Gift Pledges



INTERNATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY IS APRIL 17TH 2022


much love
gillena

Saturday, February 12, 2022

146

 

tiger image from Bing


POEMS REMAIN THE COPYRIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL WRITERS

None of the comments during the kukai are from the kukai coordinator. 

Comments and votes of the players are anonymously stated. 


Players: 1. Wiesław Karliński, Poland; 2. Pat Geyer, USA; 3.  Daniela Misso, Italy;  4. Lucia Cardillo - Italy;  5.   Eufemia Griffo, Italy; 6.  Cezar Florescu, Romania; 7. Cristina Apetrei, Romania.


FIRST PLACE

5

year of  the Tiger

every day

I never lived

--Eufemia Griffo, Italy 

VOTE: 112** SCORE:09

COMMENT :


SECOND PLACE

3

the tiger's shadow

behind the tall grass ...

yin yang

--Daniela Misso; Italy

VOTE: *21** SCORE:07

COMMENT :



7

year of the Tiger...

my young tabby tomcat

clawing his shadow

Cristina Apetrei

VOTE: 1*2** SCORE:07

COMMENT :



THIRD PLACE

6

rush hour

a tiger shaped cloud chasing

a herd of gazelles

-Cezar Florescu

VOTE: 21*** SCORE:04

COMMENT :



1

turn of the year

on the neighbor’s terrace

huddled doggie

--Wiesław Karliński, Poland

VOTE: ***** SCORE:00

COMMENT :


2

as last day sun sets

tiger quietly stalks peace...

a new day will dawn

--Pat Geyer; East Brunswick, NJ USA

VOTE: ***** SCORE:00

COMMENT :


4

silent

the step of hope ...

Year of the Tiger

--Lucia Cardillo - Italy

VOTE: 11*** SCORE:03

COMMENT :












Friday, January 21, 2022

145


Dear haiku friends you are invited to The Caribbean Kigo New Year Kukai 2022

The theme is year of the tiger 
one haiku.  You do not have to use the exact words since it is the theme of this kukai. 
Your entry should include your Name, and Country from which you are sending.

EXAMPLE
light of morning -
a dab of orange clouds
change to sky blue

gillena cox, Trinidad and Tobago.


Deadline for sending entries is February 1st 2022
Deadline for sending votes is February 10th 2022


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 Blog not later than February 15th 2022. 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


Gillena Cox; Founder/coordinator  - Caribbean Kigo Kukai

❧✿❧

Chinese Year of The Water Tiger 1st 2022 February to January 21st 2023

Sunday, December 19, 2021

144

POEMS REMAIN THE COPYRIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL WRITERS

None
of the comments during the kukai are from the kukai coordinator. 

Comments and votes of the players are anonymously stated. 

Players: 1. Krzysztof Kokot, Poland; 2. Wiesław Karliński, Poland; 3. Marina Bellini, Italy; 4. Eugeniusz Zacharski, Poland; 5. Daniela Misso, Italy; 6. Willie R. Bongcaron, Philippines; 7. Pat Geyer, USA; 8. Nikolay Grankin, Russia; 9. Dan Iulian, Romania; 10. Lucia Cardillo, Italy; 11. Ana Drobot, Romania; 12. Andrzej Dembończyk, Poland; 13. Billy Antonio, Philippines; 14. Nazarena Rampini, Italy; 15. Cezar Florescu, Romania; 16. Cristina-Valeria Apetrei, Romania.


FIRST PLACE
16
Xmas carol
I place all my puppets
on the windowsill
--Cristina-Valeria Apetrei/ Romania
VOTES 232*** SCORE 14
COMMENTS:
 

SECOND PLACE
13
shop window
a beggar stares
at his Santa image
--Billy Antonio, Laoac,
Philippines
VOTES 113*** SCORE 12 
COMMENT 1: Christmas holidays are magical moments for some and a very sad time for many; I read stupor and loneliness in these verses
COMMENT 2: All the poems deserve a mention, but "shop window" has the true haiku spirit inside. Images clash. The silhouette of a homeless man and that of Santa Claus. The sizes of these two gentlemen's wallets are juxtaposed in the reader's head. Though probably their heart sizes are the same. This haiku is universal because it makes us aware of the mutual closeness of our human conditions, no matter who we are.


THIRD PLACE
3
the carrot at last...
the toddler smiles
at his first snowman
--Marina Bellini - Italy
VOTES 121*** SCORE 08
COMMENTS:

9
nativity scene -
she buys a new one
pregnancy test
--Dan Iulian, Romania
VOTES 311*** SCORE 08
COMMENTS:

 

RESULTS CONTINUES


1
Christmas Eve -
lonely...
star
--Krzysztof Kokot, Poland
VOTES 11**** SCORE 03
COMMENTS:


2
another Christmas
my granddaughter bakes
her first gingerbread
--Wiesław Karliński, Poland
VOTES 111*** SCORE 06
COMMENTS:


4
dance contest--
Venus and the moon
shine the brightest
--Eugeniusz Zacharski, Poland
VOTES **1*** SCORE 03
COMMENTS:


5
snow air –
the scent of a cake
freshly baked
--Daniela Misso, Italy
VOTES 51**** SCORE 07
COMMENTS:


6
singing out of tune...
a party of street children
with glints in their eyes
--Mr. Willie R. Bongcaron; Manila, Philippines
VOTES *11*** SCORE 05
COMMENTS:


7
mistletoe magic
neither here nor there...
kisses everywhere
--Pat Geyer; East Brunswick, NJ USA
VOTES *1**** SCORE 02
COMMENTS:


8
Christmas Eve
the first blooming
of my cactus
--Nikolay Grankin.
VOTES **1*** SCORE 03
COMMENTS:


10
grandma's old house ...
no empty chair
in Christmas photo
--Lucia Cardillo - Rodi G.co (FG) Italy
VOTES 111*** SCORE 06
COMMENTS:


11
Christmas guests -
knitting with granny
a spider
Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)
VOTES *21*** SCORE 07
COMMENTS: A sweet image


12
Midnight Mass
between the winter hat and the mask
her beautiful eyes
--Andrzej Dembończyk, Silesia
VOTES 1*2*** SCORE 07
COMMENTS:


14
Feast day
an impatient child
gives his poem
--Nazarena Rampini, Italy
VOTES ****** SCORE 00
COMMENTS:


15
the first snowflakes ...
the teacher dressed as Santa
postpones the test
--Cezar
VOTES 12**** SCORE 05
COMMENTS:



LATE ENTRIES NO VOTES

first babble
a warble alights
on the window tree
--Mona Iordan, Romania


the Christmas table
in the old woman's room
five empty chairs
--Henryk Czempiel Poland

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

143


 Dear haiku friends you are invited to The Caribbean Kigo Christmas Kukai 2021

The theme is A magical moment
SEND 
one haiku after you have pondered the theme. 
You do not have to use the exact words,  given as the theme of this kukai. 

Your entry should include your name, and country from which you are sending.

EXAMPLE
though so far away
me meet in the zoom room -
Christmas greetings 
gillena cox, Trinidad and Tobago.


Deadline for sending entries is December 11th 2021
Deadline for sending votes is December 21st 2021


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 December 24th 2021. 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, and Comments