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  


Monday, April 12, 2021

142



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. Marina Bellini, Italy;  2. Pat Geyer; USA;  3. Lucia Cardillo, Italy;  4. Krzysztof Kokot, Poland;  5. Giovanna Restuccia, Italy;  6. Daniela Misso, Italy;  7. Willie Bongcaron, Philippines;  8.   Ernesto P. Santiago, Greece;  9. Dan Iulian, Romania;  10. Pasquale Asprea- Italy;  11. Ana Drobot, Romania;  12. Mark Gilbert; UK;  13. Nazarena Rampini, Italia;  14. Nikolay Grankin, Russia;  15. Wiesław Karliński, Poland;  16. Mona Iordan, Romania;  17. Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia;  18. Adjei Agyei-Baah,  Ghana;  19. Henryk Czempiel, Poland;  20. Stella Pierides; DE and UK;  21. Cezar Florescu, Romania;  22. Kaiser v Kahn, Germany;  23. Eufemia Griffo, Settimo Milanese, Italy;  24. Billy Antonio, Philippines; 

 

 FIRST PLACE

 21

muezzin's call

the scent of magnolia

enters the mosque

--Cezar Florescu

VOTE: 142*** SCORE: 15

COMMENT: A subtle medley of aromas and sounds.


SECOND PLACE

7

i couldn't

go wrong...

morning jasmines

--Willie Bongcaron, Philippines

VOTE: 123*** SCORE: 14

COMMENT:

 

 THIRD PLACE

15

agave flower

in a gardener's notebook

last entry

--Wiesław Karliński, Poland

VOTE: 132*** SCORE: 13

COMMENT: So poignant. Cause and effect, or chance


❧✿❧


18

plastic flower

a butterfly's stopover

at the porch

--Adjei Agyei-Baah;  Kumasi, Ghana

VOTE: 132*** SCORE: 13

COMMENT: This amused me. It's a four seasons ku!

 


RESULTS CONTINUE

1

arranging pansies—

the yellow with a purple heart

steals the scene

--Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito (MN) – Italy

VOTE: ****** SCORE: 00

COMMENT:

 

2

bold forsythia...

mysterious march myst'ry

unfolds in the snow

--Pat Geyer; East Brunswick, NJ USA

VOTE: ****** SCORE: 00

COMMENT:

 

3

the frost

still opens to hope ...

snowdrops

--Lucia Cardillo – Italy

VOTE: 11**** SCORE: 03

COMMENT:

 

4

lily fragrance -

through a tilted window

moonlight

 --Krzysztof Kokot, Poland

VOTE: *22*** SCORE: 10

COMMENT:

 

5

blooming mulberry -

the world disappeared

behind the corner

--Giovanna Restuccia, Modena, Italy

VOTE: 122*** SCORE: 11

COMMENT:

 

6

purple thistles

against the wall

cul-de-sac

--Daniela Misso, Italy

VOTE: 12**** SCORE: 05

COMMENT:

 

8

white mud lily the power of will kicks in

--Ernesto P. Santiago, Greece

VOTE: **1*** SCORE: 03

COMMENT


9

marble flowers -

the mother's grave visited

just my memories

--Dan Iulian, Romania

VOTE: 21**** SCORE: 04

COMMENT

 

10

Plum flowering tree -

my mother's prayer

for my father

--Pasquale Asprea- Italy

VOTE: 3***** SCORE: 03

COMMENT

 

11

cherry blossoms -

I dress up for our date

on Google Meet

--Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)

VOTE: 11**** SCORE: 03

COMMENT

 

12

never alone

a wavering orchid

on the clifftop

--Mark Gilbert; UK

VOTE: 1***** SCORE: 01

COMMENT

 

13

new buds

in a larger vase

peonies

--Nazarena Rampini; Italia

VOTE: *1**** SCORE: 02

COMMENT

 

14

autumn sky

a toddler touches a chrysanthemum

with his finger

 --Nikolay Grankin

VOTE: 1***** SCORE: 01

COMMENT

 

16

spring is here --

a red bloom opens

atop my cactus

--Mona Iordan, Romania

VOTE: ****** SCORE: 00

COMMENT

 

17

silence

the scent of roses fills up

funeral chapel

--Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia

VOTE: 22**** SCORE: 06

COMMENT

  

19

wild flowers

in my garden

immigrants

--Henryk Czempiel; Poland

VOTE: 5*1*** SCORE: 08

COMMENT

 

20

bluebell wood

we follow the scent

of heaven

--Stella Pierides; DE and UK

VOTE: 111*** SCORE: 06

COMMENT

 

22

silver wedding

in her hair

white camellia

--Kaiser v Kahn

VOTE: 4*1*** SCORE: 07

COMMENT: Beautiful images seeping across the lines.

 

23

cherry buds

my child says mom

for the first time

--Eufemia Griffo, Settimo Milanese, Italy

VOTE: 12**** SCORE: 05

COMMENT

 

24

cherry blossoms

the long list

of baby names

--Billy Antonio; Philippines

VOTE: 2*3*** SCORE: 11

COMMENT: A fresh and poignant take on this favorite topic.


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

141



Dear haiku friends you are invited to participate in The Caribbean Kigo 'International Haiku Poetry Day' Kukai 2021

The Theme is Flower
SEND one haiku about any flower of your choice
Your entry should include your name, and country from which you are sending.

EXAMPLE
eye of a grackle - -
ixora centers fill the space
in a brick wall
© gillena cox 2009 ... First posted HERE

Deadline for sending entries is March 30th 2021
Deadline for sending votes is April 10th 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 April 17th 2019. 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



Should you be interested in a zoom meeting  after the results are posted, to read haiku from this kukai, please let me know when you email me your ballots.

INTERNATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY IS APRIL 17TH 2021


much love
gillena

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

140

 


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. Pat Geyer, USA;  2. Lucia Cardillo,  Italy;  3. Marina Bellini,  Italy;   4. Giovanna Restuccia ,  Italy;  5. Damir Damir, Montenegro;  6. Nikolay Grankin,  Russia;  7. Elena Zouain, France;   8. Mona Iordan, Romania;  9. Daniela Misso, Italy;   10.  Cezar Florescu, Romania;  11. Eufemia Griffo, Italy;   12. Cristina Apetrei, Romania;  13. Ana Drobot, Romania; 14. Henryk Czempiel, Poland


FIRST PLACE

2

still chewing

bitter mouthfuls ...

year of the ox

--Lucia Cardillo - Italy

VOTE: 216*** SCORE: 22

COMMENT :


SECOND PLACE

10

year of the ox

my father shows me

how to plow our soil

--Cezar Florescu

VOTE: *62*** SCORE: 18

COMMENT : 


THIRD PLACE

11

a new dream

inside me

year of the ox

--Eufemia Griffo, Settimo Milanese, Italy

VOTE: 131*** SCORE: 10

COMMENT


RESULTS CONTINUES

1

at first day sunrise...

ox lights our buddha nature...

the new year has come

--Pat Geyer

VOTE: ****** SCORE: 00

COMMENT : 


3

chilly morning...

six oxen on the hill

chew peacefully

--Marina Bellini - Bagnolo San Vito (MN) - Italy

VOTE: 3*1*** SCORE: 06

COMMENT : 


4

year of the ox -

the dish of her dinner

remains full

--Giovanna Restuccia , Modena Italy

VOTE: 21**** SCORE: 04

COMMENT : 


5

among stars...

are those young ox horns or

an ancient moon? 

--Damir Damir, Montenegro

VOTE: 1***** SCORE: 01

COMMENT : 


6

dawn

the sparkling snowflakes

on the ox's horns 

-- Nikolay Grankin

VOTE: *3**** SCORE: 06

COMMENT : 


7

year of the ox -

a steak for dinner growing

without animals

--Elena Zouain, France

VOTE: ****** SCORE: 00

COMMENT : 


8

the gentle ox -

looking in his eyes 

for my fortunes

--Mona Iordan - Romania

VOTE: **1*** SCORE: 03

COMMENT : 


9

rays of sunshine 

warming my back …

year of the ox 

--Daniela Misso, Italy 

VOTE: 1***** SCORE: 01

COMMENT : 


12

year of the ox

the old cowboy misses

his herd

--Cristina Apetrei

VOTE: 411*** SCORE: 9

COMMENT : 


13

year of the ox -

in my old diary

I find a dragon

--Ana Drobot (Romania)

VOTE: 11**** SCORE: 03

COMMENT : 


14

retirement year

two young tigers

instead of the ox

--Henryk Czempiel, Poland

VOTE: 1***** SCORE: 01

COMMENT : 


Friday, January 22, 2021

139

 



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

The theme is year of the ox 
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
mumbled prayers lift up
the faithful wear masks at church -
a year of the ox

gillena cox, Trinidad and Tobago.


Deadline for sending entries is February 1st 2021
Deadline for sending votes is February 10th 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 Blog on February 11th 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, Comments