Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Poems remain the copyright of individual writers


1. Pat Geyer, USA; 2. Jim Force, Canada; 3. Ana Drobot, Romania; 4. Goran Gatalica, Croatia; 5. Christina Sng, Singapore; 6. Kat Lehmann, USA; 7. Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia; 8. Christine L. Villa, USA; 9. Adjei Agyei-Baah, Ghana; 10. Cezar-Florin Ciobîca, Romania

First Place
snowflake cocoa . . .
enveloping myself
with old love letters
--Christine L. Villa, USA
VOTES: 134*** SCORE: 19
COMMENTS: In this haiku there is good picture of someone memories and its interesting connection with snowflake cocoa

Second Place
hanging ornaments
I lose my wassail
among the reindeer
--Kat Lehmann (USA)
VOTES: 231*** SCORE: 11
COMMENTS: Interesting picture of mulled cider beside sounds of Christmas wassail.

Third Place
eggnog with cinnamon –
the scent of my first
time abroad
--Ana Drobot, Romania
VOTES: 311*** SCORE: 8
COMMENTS: I feel in this haiku that autor gives us very good picture of Christmas moment, and this picture is very clear.

Results Continues

Christmas tree apples...
with a sip of mulled cider
we each clink our glass
--Pat Geyer, USA
VOTES: 1*1*** SCORE: 4

in the wind
the smells of winter
mulled wine
--Nika Victoria, BC Canada
VOTES: 12**** SCORE: 5

holiday punch -
inside our sweet hours
refreshing twist
-- Goran Gatalica, Croatia (Europe)
VOTES: 11**** SCORE: 3

Crème de Menthe
every Christmas Eve
since age 5
--Christina Sng, Singapore
VOTES: 1***** SCORE: 1

evening in the winter
whole family sitting together
Christmas drinks
--Tatjana Debeljacki
VOTES:****** SCORE 0

celebrating grandpa
from his collection of finest wines-
year after year
--Adjei Agyei-Baah
VOTES: 2*1*** SCORE: 5

a minute spider
leaving behind its cobweb -
scent of mulled wine
--Cezar-Florin Ciobîca
VOTES: 12**** SCORE: 5

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CONGRATULATIONS to Chrissi who will receive a copy of Pink Crush. However, it so happens, Chrissi and I did a book swap earlier in the year so she has already, a copy of Pink Crush. Her second copy, she says, will give to someone as a gift.
Well done Chrissi!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Sorrel - (Hybiscus sabdarrifa); in T&T the calyx is used to made the traditional Christmas Sorrel drink

Dear haiku friends, What is the one one drink you think you must have or you don't feel like it's Christmas? Welcome to our special Christmas kukai 2016; I propose 'Christmas beverages' as our theme. e-mail one haiku, written in the form of your choice, emphasizing the theme of 'Christmas beverages'; Have fun, be creative. Enjoy!

Haiku Example:-
red stains my fingers -
the crisp sounds in coring
the sorrel calyx

--gillena cox

My Sorrel Drink Recipe

Deadline for sending entries is December 10th 2016

A voting list will be e-mailed to all players

Deadline for sending votes is December 20th 2016

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

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

Comments during voting are encouraged but must be limited to 3 lines. When
published, these comments and votes will be given anonymous listings.
e-mail your vote and comments

The results will be published here at Caribbean Kigo Kukai on December 21st 2016. 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

much love

I am pledging a free gift copy of my book Pink Crush; which will be posted by snail mail, to the winner of this Kukai.