The Kukai - a haiku contest, where each person submits a haiku, and then, becomes a judge. When all the poems are compiled in a list, the contestants comment, vote, and give scores to poems of their choice. One cannot comment on, nor vote for one’s own poem. At the end of the voting process winners emerge, the selection based on votes by the kukai’s contestants.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Results of Caribbean Kigo Kukai Number 21
(comments and votes of the players are anonymously stated)
Players: 1. Gheorghe Postelnicu , Romania; 2. Keith A. Simmonds, T & T; 3. Bouwe Brouwer, The Netherlands; 4. Cara Holman, USA; 5. Margaret Dornaus, USA; 6. Etsuko Yanagibori, Japan; 7. Quentin Clingerman, USA; 8. Alegria Imperial, Phillipines; 9. George Hawkins, USA; 10. Marleen Hulst,The Netherlands; 11. Franklin Magalhaes, Rio de Janeiro; 12. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Romania; 13. Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia, Poland;14. John McDonald, Scotland; 15. Catherine J.S. Lee, USA 16. Diane Mayr, USA; 17. Ralf Bröker, Germany; 18. John Daleiden; Phoenix, AZ; 19. Magdalena Dale, Romania; 20. Jacek Margolak; Poland; 21. Cezar-Florian Ciobîca;
#20 & #21 - FIRST PLACE
only cup of tea
warms my hands
Jacek Margolak; POLAND
Comment1:Though I've problems with the grammar in line two this haiku opens a fine story.
Comment2:I like a warm image
Comment3: I like this but want it more implied by dropping "only" and maybe switching lines 2 and 3.
late Valentine's day –
the beggar still hums
an old love song
#19 - SECOND PLACE
between the book leaves
a dry flower
--Magdalena Dale - Romania
#15 - THIRD PLACE
old valentines . . .
memories of the faces
as faded as the names
--Catherine J.S. Lee, USA
sorry twin sisters -
to renew my vows...
Keith A. SIMMONDS; T & T
returns home empty handed
the queen of hearts
a chocolate-covered daisy
chain of words
Margaret Dornaus U.S.
smiling buyers for bitter chocolate-
Valentine placed in shyly
How many did you get?
she smudges the hollow heart
of strawberry halves
Comments: Wonderful phrasing of line 2 and 3. My interp was a young girl perhaps receiving strawberry halves as a v-day gift. The "Valentine card" of line 1 made me wonder if it was a drawing of a strawberry but since I love the idea of real strawberrys I wonder about changing line 1 to Valentine's Day.
sometimes she's not
--George Hawkins - Michigan (U.S.)
Valentine’s Day dinner
the heart shaped chocolates
are on the house
--Marleen Hulst The Netherlands
Comments:In my head this scene turns into romance - or melancholy. Just depends, just great
Valentine's Day -
tracery of moths
in the antique card.
-- Franklin Magalhães; Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Comments: I wasn't sure if these were illustrated moths or damage to the card done by moths. I'd perfer it clarified but I still like the 'ku in either case.
Valentine's Day -
sits on the same branch
--Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Romania
Comment1: I like this line. yesterday's turtledove
Comment2: Nice implied analogy.
Valentine's Day -
she gives me
--Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia, Poland
the old maid -
on her mantelshelf
the years-old valentine
art teacher's closet devoid
of pinks and reds
Comments: I like the humor and images. I think it flows better by dropping "teacher's".
this folded paper
the blackboard says
for all brothers and sister--
peace in the world
--John Daleiden; Phoenix, AZ
Posted by Gillena Cox at 6:57 AM 4 comments:
Labels: Caribbean, haiku, international, Kukai, Results, Trinidad and Tobago, twenty one, valentine
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Caribbean Kigo Kukai Number Twenty One
Dear haiku friends you are invited to participate in The Caribbean Kigo Twentieth First Kukai
The Kigo is valentine
Send one haiku which includes valentine e-mail to
post office queue-
hearts on a card in the
Valentines day slot
Deadline for sending entries is February 10th 2011
Deadline for sending votes is February 18th 2011
A voting list will be e-mailed to all players
Voting: Votes to be scored using a total of 6pts
Comments during voting are encouraged but must be limited to 3 lines; when published these comments and votes will be given anonymous listings.
Ballots: (votes and comments) to be sent to e-mail to
The results will be published here at Caribbean Kigo Kukai
After results have been posted, any comments you wish to make can be posted directly here at the blog just click on comments at the end of the post
Posted by Gillena Cox at 6:46 AM No comments:
Labels: Caribbean, haiku, international, Kukai, Trinidad and Tobago, twenty one, valentine
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