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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Results of the 5th Internaltional Free Choice Kukai



Results of the 5th Internaltional Free Choice Kukai, August 2012:



birdsong
the scarecrow
with open arms

# 31. Bouwe Brouwer: The Netherlands
1, 4, 6= 17 /1st Place






full moon
a bit of silver falls
with each leaf

# 67. Vishnu P. Kapoor: Chennai, India
3, 1, 4 = 15/ 2nd Place






near dusk—
an old man trying
to skip stones

# 01. Cezar F. Ciobîca: Botosani, Romania
1, 1, 6= 11 /3rd Place






drought…
there’s no light
in the well

# 22. Diana Teneva, BG
0 ,3, 4= 10 /4th Place






solar eclipse—
sunflowers
disoriented

# 30. Dan Iulian: Bucharest, Romania
1, 1, 4 = 9 /5th Place Tie






jumping
up and down the river—
the frog and the moon

# 101. Maria Santomauro: New York, USA
2, 1, 1= 9/ 5th Place Tie






morning chill—
once our two hearts
beat as one

# 04. John Daleiden: Phoenix, AZ US
4, 0, 2= 4 / 8 6th Place






flash floods
the blinking light
from a distant rescuer

# 08. Christine L. Villa, USA
0, 1 ,5 = 7 /7th Place Tie






looking
from the mountain peak—
summer moon

# 60. Maria Santomauro: New York USA
1, 2 ,0 = 7 /7th Place Tie






poppies in the wind
one by one, bright petals
hide the dead sparrow

# 66. Emily Romano: Boonton, New Jersey USA
1, 0, 4 = 7 /7th Place Tie






meteor shower—
we thought
we had all the answers

# 70. Angela Terry: Lake Forest Park, WA US
0, 1, 5 = 7 /7th Place Tie






hot night on the lake—
first kisses
among mosquitos

# 13. Robert Kania, Warszawa, Poland
1, 1 ,1= 6/ 8th Place Tie






paper lanterns
on and off in the sky—
fireflies

# 17. Maria Santomauro: New York USA
0, 2, 2= 6/ 8th Place Tie






saffron sky…
the warmth of the sun
lingers in his eyes

# 55. Asni Amin: Singapore (SG)
0, 2 ,2= 6/ 8th Place Tie






Going home...
in a haystack
a child and a dog.

# 120. Anisoara Iordache, Romania
0 ,2 ,2= 6 /8th Place Tie






thirsty sun
drank all the river
stranded sky

# 23. Malvina Mileta: Istria, Croatia
0, 2, 1= 5 /9th Place Tie






ice storm
a rainbow coats
the power line

# 28. Angela Terry: Lake Forest Park, WA US
0, 1 ,3= 5/ 9th Place Tie






Slice of watermelon—
child's eyes
hungry.

# 37. Anisoara Iordache, Romania
1, 0, 2= 5/ 9th Place Tie






The baby squints
a butterfly is sitting
on his nose

# 39. Walter Mathois, Vienna, Austria (AT)
1, 1, 0= 5/ 9th Place Tie






making dinner
carrots in irregular sizes...
wanting to be perfect

# 96. Asni Amin: Singapore (SG)
1, 0 ,2= 5 /9th Place Tie






earth loves moon...
together they create
starlight on the ocean blue

# 21. Pat Geyer, USA
1, 0, 1= 4/ 10th Place Tie






summer tourists
strolling along the boardwalk
afternoon fog

# 33. Adelaide B. Shaw: Millbrook, NY USA
1, 0, 1 = 4/ 10th Place Tie






Strawberries—
her soft lips
grab the fruit

# 81. Walter Mathois, Vienna, Austria (AT)
0, 1, 2 = 4 /10th Place Tie






spring evening—
a pigeon at each edge
of the window sill

# 90. Rita Odeh, IL
0 ,1, 2 = 4/ 10th Place Tie






red dragonflies—
I pray in my garden
for your return

# 93. John Daleiden: Phoenix, AZ US
1, 0, 1= 4/ 10th Place Tie






white butterfly
she catches a stolen
glance

# 97. Alegria Imperial: Vancouver, Canada
0, 2, 0 = 4/ 10th Place Tie






dawn—
morning glories
unfolding

# 100. John McDonald: Edinburgh, Scotland
0, 1 ,2 = 4/ 10th Place Tie






new coolness
I breatheinbreatheout
this same sigh

# 03. Angie Werren: Amelia, Ohio USA
0, 1 ,1 = 3 /11th Place Tie






slowly pacing
out from Surgical B—
khamsin

# 35. Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo: Haifa, Israel
1, 0, 0= 3/ 11th Place Tie






autumn in summer—
the old oak passed away
with dignity

# 42. Vladimir Ludvig: Dubravica, Croatia
1, 0, 0= 3/ 11th Place Tie






scattered clouds
the desire to catch
my breath

# 48. Tom Painting: Atlanta, GA USA
1, 0, 0= 3/ 11th Place Tie






siesta
thick shade pushed the sun
off the chair

# 65. Malvina Mileta: Istria, Croatia
0, 2, 1 = 5 /11th Place Tie






the wet pale
of watermelon rinds
spitting contest

# 69. Ignatius Fay: Sudbury, Canada
0, 1, 1= 3/ 11th Place Tie






through the cold night
the cough
of a grandson

# 71. André Surridge: Hamilton, New Zealand
1, 0 ,0= 3 /11th Place Tie






after the storm—
a rainbow trout breaks
the water mirror

# 72. Dan Iulian: Bucharest, Romania
0, 1 ,1= /3 11th Place Tie






summer in Prague,
suddenly I noticed
an arabian rose

# 88. Dr.sc.Smajil Durmisevic:
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (HA)
0, 1, 1 = 3/ 11th Place Tie






dried up puddle—
sparrows bathing
in the dust

# 89. Djurdja Vukelic Rozic Grad, Croatia
0, 1, 1= 3/ 11th Place Tie






summer rain—
a lightning stretches
the rainbow arch

# 113. Dan Iulian: Bucharest, Romania
0, 1, 1 = 3 /11th Place Tie






Fog in park—
a soccer ball is rolling
on dry leaves

# 122. Walter Mathois, Vienna, Austria (AT)
0, 1, 1= 3/ 11th Place Tie






nice hay smell
spreads through the valley
dry July

# 125. Vladimir Ludvig: Dubravica, Croatia
1, 0 ,0= 3/ 11th Place Tie






summer afternoon
a woman with a walker
smells the roses

# 02. Bruce H. Feingold: Berkeley, CA, USA
0, 0, 2= 2 /12th Place Tie






glowing
in the winter sun
red hot pokers

# 29. André Surridge: Hamilton, New Zealand
0, 1, 0= 2 /12th Place Tie






passing ferry
the sound within the heat

# 46. Martin Gottlieb Cohen: Egg Harbor: USA
0, 0, 2= 2/ 12th Place Tie






after...
sharing sweet memories
with a firefly

# 51. Cezar F. Ciobîca: Botosani, Romania
0, 1, 0 = 2 /12th Place Tie






first offering
of an empty cloud—
maple leaf

# 85. Vinay R. Leo (Leonnyes): Bangalore, INDIA
0, 1 ,0= 2/ 12th Place Tie






tending my beehive
the gentle hum
of lawnmowers

# 86. Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
0 ,1 ,0 = 2 /12th Place Tie






watching a heron
swallowing a frog who
gulped a dragonfly

# 92. Cezar F. Ciobîca: Botosani Romania
0, 1, 0 = 2 /12th Place Tie






Bermuda shorts—
feeling 30 years younger
in a summer day

# 118. Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo: Haifa, Israel
0, 1, 0= 2 /12th Place Tie






bird of passage—
sheltering from a storm
near my front door

# 130. A. D. Jaden: Des Moines, Iowa US
0, 1 ,0 = 2 /12th Place Tie






gossip / worms to the heart / corn moon

# 12. Beth Powell: Charlottetown, Canada
0, 0, 1 = 1 /13th Place Tie






heat lightning
a flash
of displeasure

# 19. Jean Cully: St. Louis, Mo USA
0, 0, 1 = 1/ 13th Place Tie






poppies in the wind—
petals the same red
as the cardinal

# 24. Emily Romano: Boonton, New Jersey USA
0, 0, 1= 1 /13th Place Tie






the high-pitched tones
of teenaged girls
summer bonanza

# 27. Ignatius Fay: Sudbury, Canada
0, 0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






summer twilight—
silence broken by
a nightingale song

# 34. Štefanija Ludvig, Croatia
0, 0, 1= 1 /13th Place Tie






summer in Zepa,
a green hill flies
into the blue infinity

# 47. Dr.sc.Smajil Durmisevic:
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
0, 0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






swan's kiss—
wind passes through
the formed heart

# 49. Rita Odeh, IL
0, 0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






thoughts of thunder...
beautiful sounds
on a stormy day

# 63. Pat Geyer, USA
0, 0, 1= 1 /13th Place Tie






purple fingertips—
pickers taste the first
crop of blueberries

# 68. Carmel Lively Westerman: Yuma, Arizona USA
0, 0, 1 = 1/ 13th Place Tie






midday heat
a cricket licking sweetness
on the bunch of grapes

# 82. Marija Pogorilic: Rovinj, Croatia
0, 0, 1 = 1/ 13th Place Tie






Summer Olympics—
discovering new stars
in the galaxy

# 91. A. D. Jaden: Des Moines, Iowa US
0, 0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






the sound of thunder
reverberates
the house feels spooky

# 99. Sandra Martyres, IN
0, 0, 1= 1 /13th Place Tie






Assumption Day
jet fighters land
at the fairground

# 102. Ralf Bröker: Ochtrup, Germany
0, 0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






summer field
his walk recalls
his father's grace

# 103. Jean Cully: St. Louis, Mo USA
0, 0, 1 =1/ 13th Place Tie






power outage—
the minister prays
faster

# 109. Carmel Lively Westerman: Yuma, Arizona USA
0 ,0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






her remission
my chest pain eases
ox-eye daisies

# 110. Ignatius Fay: Sudbury, Canada
0, 0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






summer nights
the curve of his hips
against mine

# 126. Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
0, 0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






darkness swallows
the barren branches...
distant cry

# 129. Rita Odeh, IL
0, 0, 1= 1/ 13th Place Tie






summer break
facing the midday sun
old owl sleeps

# 06. Vania Stefanova: Sliven, BG
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






storm clouds—
ignoring all the signs
I followed my heart

# 09. Asni Amin: Singapore SG
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






old moon
creeping out of daylight
summer reverie

# 10. Alegria Imperial: Vancouver, Canada
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






drenched and crumpled—
dak received from rainy north
in droughty south

# 11. Aju Mukhopadhyay: Pondicherry, India
0, 0, 0 = 0 /14th Place Tie






coloured umbrellas
and potholes symbolise
Mumbai monsoons

# 15. Sandra Martyres, IN
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






music festival—
through restless trees
a moonlit bongo

# 16. John McDonald: Edinburgh, Scotland
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






on the beach
a couple of binge eaters
playing volleyball

# 18. Ralf Bröker: Ochtrup, Germany
0, 0, 0 = 0 /14th Place Tie






neighbours
blood spilled
swatted mosquito

# 20. Robert Davey: Norwich, England
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






autumn garden
leaves on the bench
now and then

# 25. Vishnu P. Kapoor: Chennai, India
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






summer sun—
empty water bottles litter
the border fence

# 26.Carmel Lively Westerman:US
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






A strange dream:
she puts a green silly thing
up there the blanket.

# 32. Daniel de Cullá: Burgos, Spain
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






my green garden crashed—
malpractice surgery crime
fencrickets' roots lunch

# 36. Nicu Stopel Stops: Dridu, Romania
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






fallen fig
on the lawn
swariming fleas

# 40. Marija Pogorilic: Rovinj, Croatia
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






sailboat in the bay
a straw hat circled
by seagulls

# 41. Darrell Lindsey: Nacogdoches,Texas USA
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






raindrops—
the pitter-patter
of Her tears

# 43. Vinay R. Leo (Leonnyes): Bangalore, INDIA
0 ,0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






summer solstice
we hold hands at sunrise
scattering her ashes

# 44. Tracy Davidson, Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






starry August
breasts shivering in charge
tropical fruit

# 45. Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






fragrant lawn
white with field bindweed—
cat shakes the fleas

# 50. Djurdja Vukelic Rozic: Grad, Croatia
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie





feast of all souls—
the longest journey
is just beginning

# 52. John Daleiden: Phoenix, AZ US
0, 0 ,0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






summer heat
the tartness of cut grass
between his words

# 56. Alegria Imperial: Vancouver, Canada
0, 0 ,0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






yellow red and green
exchange colours in the sun;
bright maple leaves

# 57. Aju Mukhopadhyay: Pondicherry, India
0, 0 ,0= 0 /14th Place Tie






day at the beach—
candy-floss
melting in the rain

# 59. John McDonald: Edinburgh, Scotland
0, 0, 0 = 0 /14th Place Tie






holidays at home
after pinching out tomatoes
all flies are gone

# 61. Ralf Bröker: Ochtrup, Germany
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






lifeguard whistle...
a little boy clutches
his need to run

# 62. Jean Cully: St. Louis, MO USA
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






rain haze
along the forest's edge
a flock of gulls

# 73. Bouwe Brouwer: The Netherlands
0, 0 ,0= 0 /14th Place Tie






A bee circles knee:
she lost Queen in cabbage
but she feings a sting.

# 74. Daniel de Cullá: Burgos, Spain
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






dry, dusty hea—
a red barn and silo
in need of paint

# 75. Adelaide B. Shaw: Millbrook, NY USA
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






red melon slice—
with a wide smile on the face
cools the hot summer

# 76. Štefanija Ludvig, Croatia
0, 0 ,0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






from the wadi
jackal love cries—
lover's full moon

# 77. Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo: Haifa, Israel
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






AFGAN ALL QUIET—
twenty to the blue sky
romanians

# 78. Nicu Stopel Stops: Dridu, Romania
0, 0 ,0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






Sunflower in plaits—
even more beautiful
smile by saying.

# 79. Anisoara Iordache, Romania
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






logging truck—
the tree frog dreams
of golden leaves

# 83. Darrell Lindsey: Nacogdoches,Texas USA
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






the old city
bathed by a summer rainbow—
the scent of ozone

# 84. Vladimir Ludvig: Dubravica, Croatia
0, 0, 0= 0 /14th Place Tie






in the August
with rapid glimpses
passion will wallop

# 87. Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia
0, 0 ,0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






on lotus leaf
a drop of morning dew,
still

# 98. Aju Mukhopadhyay: Pondicherry, India
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






folding paper
like a stout Irish float...
Potted Herrings in Guinness

# 104. Pat Geyer, USA
0, 0, 0 = 0 /14th Place Tie






the hot wind
looking for its voice…
drought

# 105. Diana Teneva, BG
0, 0 ,0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






poppies in the wind...
her red hair streaming

# 107. Emily Romano: Boonton, New Jersey USA
0, 0, 0 = 0 /14th Place Tie






etain a few
shed not all
tomorrow is autumn too

# 108. Vishnu P. Kapoor: Chennai, India
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






year of the dragon
halfway through
no way back

# 111. Angela Terry: Lake Forest Park, WA US
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






betrayed
the brown hare
in a frosted field

# 112. André Surridge: Hamilton, New Zealand
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






harvesting day
the farmer's voice
across the field

# 114. Bouwe Brouwer: The Netherlands
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






The day is done test
to swear black and blue
and there is not tree¡

# 115. Daniel de Cullá: Burgos, Spain
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






lakeside bench—
a dragonfly holding still
on my leg

# 116. Adelaide B. Shaw: Millbrook, NY USA
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






silent summer night—
between a love couple
the scent of a rose

# 117. Štefanija Ludvig, Croatia
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






NET dogging daddy,s
amazing discovery—
nice daughter's breast buds

# 119. Nicu Stopel Stops: Dridu, Romania
0, 0, 0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






hot August day
rocky terrain hides
brood of vipers

# 123. Marija Pogorilic: Rovinj, Croatia
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






window seat
a few raindrops from the clouds
drawn on his napkin

# 124. Darrell Lindsey: Nacogdoches,Texas USA
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






red night in August
pomegranate in the mist
the moonstone

# 127. Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia
0 ,0 ,0 = 0/ 14th Place Tie






evening – behind
a mountain a warm embrace,
flames of a ruddy horizon

# 128. Dr.sc.Smajil Durmisevic:
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
0, 0 ,0 = 0 /14th Place Tie






haiku crumbs
for ducks on the pond
a morning breeze

# 131. Yamadori Komodori: Wheaton, IL USA
0, 0, 0 = 0 /14th Place Tie






Ich liebe dich—
you leave your footprints
in my heart

# 132. Yamadori Komodori: Wheaton, IL USA
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






a star journey
into the Milky Way—
photos from Mars

# 133. Yamadori Komodori: Wheaton, IL USA
0, 0, 0= 0/ 14th Place Tie






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Haijin who did not Vote do not get their results:

siesta
thick shade pushed the sun
off the chair

# 65. Malvina Mileta: Istria, Croatia






foot by foot
over broken shells
bleeding sky

# 05. Tad Wojnicki: Hsinchu, Taiwan






the sound of thunder
reverberates
the house feels spooky

# 99. Sandra Martyres, IN






still crimson
the western horizon—
super moon

# 07. R.K. Singh: Dhanbad, India






shower of fireworks—
Independence
cool night breezes

# 14. Gillena Cox: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago






coloured umbrellas
and potholes symbolise
Mumbai monsoons

# 15. Sandra Martyres, IN






Most brutal summer!
Parched corn shafts plowed and turned.
Larders will be bare.

# 38. Robert C. Howard: Belleville IL, US






beach cafe shot
shooting the breeze
empty shells

# 53. Tad Wojnicki: Hsinchu, Taiwan (TW)






softness of wind
magic in her nearness
sleight of hand

# 54. R.K. Singh: Dhanbad, India






dogs in raincoats
follow their masters
rain gear on

# 58. Sandra Martyres, IN






Prisoners of draught—
cabin bound by heat
huddle in conditioned air.

# 80. Robert C. Howard: Belleville IL, US






typhoon blow
the chopsticks rattle
in the bowl

# 94. Tad Wojnicki: Hsinchu, Taiwan (TW)






sudden downpour—
waiting in shade for someone
with umbrella

# 95. R.K. Singh: Dhanbad, India






breathing easier
in its lap mistral rocking
this day

# 106. Malvina Mileta: Istria, Croatia






Longing for autumn
when the blazing sun will turn
to sear the southern climes.

# 121. Robert C. Howard: Belleville IL, US






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7 comments:

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  2. Congratulations to all the winners! :) It was nice participating this time. When is the next kukai beginning?

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    1. Thanks for taking part in the 5th kukai.
      Every haiku contest begins on the first of each month.
      We look forward to your participation.

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  3. Interminabile questo post, complimenti per la tua pazienza!! un caloroso abbraccio....ciao

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    1. Translation:
      Ending this post, congratulations for your patience! a warm hug .... hello.

      Giancarlo, thanks:))

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    2. Hello, Rita, if I may translate the nuances of Giancarlo's comment, he meant as a compliment to you that you had a lot of patience in compiling this very long, never-ending post. Italian is my first language and I agree with Giancarlo. Well done :)

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    3. Now, I understand the comment. Thank you Loredana for taking the time to translate it for me for I used the automatic translation and didn't understand it well.
      I wish you join us the monthly challenge.

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