Saturday, May 02, 2020

Call for Entries-Indian Kukai # 32- MAY 2020

Namaste! Hello!

We welcome you to the 32nd edition of Indian Kukai. 

Indian Kukai comes to you from IN haiku group, which was formed by few like-minded haiku poets at the Haiku Utsav in February of 2013 – for exploring, promoting, enjoying and sinking deeper into the intricacies of this beautiful art form.

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Topics and results will be posted to this blog only. We’ll send you the ballot to the mail ID you use to enter the kukai.

The world is passing through a very difficult time.COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the entire world with millions of people infected and more than two lakh people already died.We hope better days will come soon and the world will be same again as it was few months back.

We have chosen HOPE as the topic for Indian Kukai #32.
The word need not be used in the haiku, but the haiku should be showing the topic clearly.

Submission Period:

SUNDAY – 3rd May to SUNDAY – 24th May 2020 (12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

Voting Period:



( Note that INDIAN STANDARD TIME is 5:30 Hours ahead of GMT)

Results no later than MONDAY 15th JUNE,2020


  • Participants may send no more than ONE HAIKU ENTRY on the topic. No haiga entries please. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.Please do not leave extra gap between lines of the haiku.
  • If you keep extra gap intentionally,please mention it. 
  • Please do not enter any previously published haiku. Publication includes personal blogs, journals, Facebook, print or websites. Also, please do not use any obscene words in your haiku. We wish to keep the Indian Kukai free of such words.
  • All haiku entries are to remain anonymous till we publish the results.Any shared information or discussion about your entries in any group or forum, will be considered a violation of the rule.
  •  If you submit a haiku to the kukai, then voting is mandatory.
  • If you fail to vote during the voting period, then your haiku will be shown without ranking points in the results.
How to enter?
  1. Send one haiku to our email id:
  2. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.
  3. The subject for correspondence will be “Indian Kukai #32 (HOPE) – My Entry”
  4. Please sign your haiku with your name and place of residence (city, country).
  5. The acknowledgement for the same will come at most by the weekend after we receive your entry.
  6. Write your entry in the body of the mail, left aligned. Attachments will not be considered.
  7. We will send a ballot mail with the entries to those who have entered, once the submission period closes.

Guidelines for Voting Period:
  •  those who have submitted an entry to this edition of the kukai can vote.
  • We will send you an e-mail with the entries numbered and made anonymous.
  • You will have 6 points to use in total, no more than 3 marks to any one haiku entry. All 6 points must be used.
  • Send all your votes in one e-mail to our email id: with the subject for correspondence as "Indian Kukai #32(HOPE) - My Votes". We request you not to reply to the ballot mail itself, as it will help us to tally your votes easily.
  • The acknowledgement for the same will come at most by the weekend after we receive your vote mail.
  • Please do not vote for your own entry. Such votes will result in all your votes being rejected.
  • Order your votes in the same order as in list.
          For eg:
          #01 -- 3 points
          #06 -- 1 points
          #25 -- 2 points
  • Once voting period closes, the results will be published on this blog. We will intimate the publishing of results on blog via a mail as well.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Winners' Certificates of Indian Kukai #31

The certificates of top five winners  of 31st Indian Kukai are here :-


                                             WINNER-Marion Clarke


RUNNER UP-arvinder kaur


THIRD PLACE-Christine L. Villa


FOURTH PLACE-Giovanna Restuccia




Organizers,Indian Kukai

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Results of 31st Indian Kukai

We conclude the 31st edition of the Indian Kukai

64 participants took part in the 31st Indian Kukai.

The theme was KITE.

This time the winner is Marion Clarke fromWarrenpoint, Northern Ireland with 31 points.

Arvinder kaur from Chandigarh,India takes the Second Place with 28 points.

Christine L. Villa from North Highlands, USA is Third with 23 points.

Giovanna Restuccia from Modena, Italy is Fourth with 22 points and Ana Drobot from Bucharest, Romania takes the 5th place with 19 points.

Congratulations to all of them, and to each of you
who participated as well.

Here are the complete results:

Points are indicated as (5,3,1) = 5*1pt + 3*2pt + 1*3pt = 5+6+3 = 14 pts.


1st place 


rain clouds a child speaks softly to his kite

Marion Clarke Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(1,12,2)=31 points


 2nd place


grandpa's obituary flutters in the breeze - newspaper kite

arvinder kaur, Chandigarh,India
(4,3,6)=28 points


 3rd place


kite string how far can I let you go?

Christine L. Villa North Highlands, USA
(7,5,2)=23 points


4th place


kites - a child lets go of his mother's hand

Giovanna Restuccia Modena, Italy
(8,4,2)= 22 points


5th place

# 21

flying kite - the highs and lows of my mood

Ana Drobot Bucharest, Romania
(3,2,4)=19 points


6th place

# 39

sunny noon from me to the sky one kite distance

Rumen Sejrekov Dobrich, Bulgaria

(2,3,3)= 17 points


7th place

# 27

another spring... the last time I saw him we were flying kites

Ed Bremson Raleigh, NC,USA
(4,4,1)=15 points


 8th place(x3)


playing kite — I see the little boy I was

Minh-Triêt Pham Paris, France

(2,0,3)= 11 points


my first kite did not rise in the sky a memory of dad

Viktoriya Marinova, Bulgaria

(3,1,2)= 11 points

# 45

stationary kite our argument reaches an impasse

Anitha Varma Kerala, India

(5,0,2)= 11 points


 9th place(x4)


a windless day with a kite tail playing cat

Dainius Dirgela Vilnius, Lithuania
(4,1,1)= 9 points


after rain – on the blue sky a rainbow kite

Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara Galaţi,Romania

(1,4,0)=9 points

# 24

flight of a kite a howling dog pulls on his leash

RANIERI Christiane France

(2,2,1)= 9 points


torn blue kite the sky that once was

sanjuktaa asopa Belgaum, India

(1,1,2)=9 points


 10th place


In the alleyway between clotheslines a lost kite

Richard Jodoin Montréal, Canada

(3,1,1)= 8 points


 7 points(x4)


splitting the sun. . . the shimmering tail of a soaring kite

R.Suresh Babu Country: India
(3,2,0)=7 points


kite festival the child paints an inch of the rainbow

Kumarendra Mallick
Hyderabad 'India
(1,3,0)= 7 points


a blue kite high in the clear sky -- I shade my eyes

James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK.

(2,1,1)=7 points


song of morning lark... grandpa alone checks a kite for grandson‘s birthday

Goda V. Bendoraitienė Klaipėda, Lithuania

(4,0,1)= 7 points


6 points(x3)


morning... kites cut through the blue

Pat Geyer
(4,1,0)= 6 points


night storm in his dream her kite-shaped necklace

Radostina Dragostinova Bulgaria
(1,1,1)= 6 points


underground bunker a little boy hugs tightly his tattered kite

Cezar Florescu
(0,3,0) = 6 points


5 points(x5)


kite flying — my son awakes the God from his deep sleep

Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(0,1,1)= 5


windy - racing with the cloud paper crane

Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów,Poland
(2,0,1)= 5 points


far above the clouds... my wishes tied to a line

Rodica Stefan Bucharest, Romania

(2,0,1)=5 points


bamboo branch ... a shabby boy's fixed glance on a tattered kite

Milan Rajkumar Imphal, India.

(0,1,1)=5 points


spring fever dusting my son's dragon kite

Cristina Apetrei Saveni, Romania

(2,0,1)=5 points


4 points(x4)


over the moon the tail of my kite on her triangle

Marcellin Dallaire-Beaumont Brussels, Belgium

(1,0,1)= 4 points


scattered clouds the kite is left without its shadow

Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(2,1,0)= 4 points


high up the grimace of the kite trapped in the tree

Eleonore Nickolay

Vaires sur Marne,France
(0,2,0)= 4 points


claps of thunder- host of kites bump into each other

Vani Sathyanarayan Bangalore, India

(2,1,0)= 4 points


3 points(x10)


first light wheeling over landfill the shrill whistle of kites

Ingrid Baluchi Ohrid, Macedonia

(1,1,0)= 3 points


kite festival in children's hospice flying monsters

Marta Chocilowska, Warsaw, Poland

(1,1,0)= 3 points


spring zephyr the kite dives for a mouse

Nancy Brady Huron, USA

(0,0,1)= 3 points


her twilight wish… to become a kite just to be with the birds

Munia Khan Dhaka, Bangladesh
(0,0,1) = 3 points


above a skyscraper zigzag between antennas the tail of a kite

Vasile Moldovan Bucharest, Romania
( 0,0,1) =3 points

# 47

kite festival we do not trespass our ways

Srinivasa Rao Sambangi Hyderabad,India
(1,1,0) =3 points


little bird- lost in a maze of coloured kites

Sandra Martyres Mumbai

(3,0,0)=3 points


shattered glass ceilings... the rolling kite line runs out of breeze

Rashmi VeSa Bengaluru, India

(1,1,0)= 3points


some dots in the sky - children conquering the world with paper and twine

Mihail BURAGA Bucharest - ROMANIA

(1,1,0)= 3 points


evening tea the untethered kite still drifting into twilight

Gautam Nadkarni Mumbai, India

(1,1,0)= 3 points


 2 points (x5)


as in childhood... we run after kites reclining our heads

Nijole Kerušauskiene, Kaunas, Lithuania
(0,1,0) = 2 points

 # 20

lured into the woods... the child comes out holding a torn kite

Vandana Parashar 
Panchkula ,India 
(0,1,0) = 2 points

 # 25

Basant festival ... two lovers talking eyes on the sky

Mohammad Azim Khan, Peshawar Pakistan
(0,1,0)= 2 points


cut kite her last hope freeze

Sudebi Singha 
Kolkata ,India 
(0,1,0) = 2 points

# 46

kite festival on my monarch butterfly's back I love you

Kaiser v Kahn Darmstadt, Germany
(2,0,0)= 2 points


1 point (x8)


warm summer breeze thoughts of kite flying —clogged catheter

Ignatius Fay,

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

# 6

kite flying my dreams to the sun

Lakshmi Iyer Chennai,India

# 22

storm is coming – in the last rays of the sun rainbow kite

Krzysztof Kokot, Nowy Targ, Poland

# 23

flying kite to catch capricious winds right and left

Teiichi Suzuki Osaka, Japan

# 32

empty sky got out of hand kite rope

Jurate Norvaisiene Mazeikiai, Lithuania


a doomed age ... he hatches a plan to fly a kite

Mark Gilbert Nottingham, UK


single snowflakes slowly slowly like gnome kites

Andrius Luneckas


tug of war oh poor child, your kite belongs to the wind

Adjei Agyei-Baah Kumasi, Ghana



clear sky with painted clouds a kite

Nikolay Grankin.

# 11

kite wire - stretches, loosens the stem of narcissus

Pasquale Asprea Italy


empty beach wave riders and seagulls catch the last sunray

Marina Bellini Italy

# 15

paradoxical greek antiquity - the Trojan King saved by kite

Postelnicu Bucharest, Romania

# 29

an unfulfilled childhood i run with the kite
instead of my son

Pepa Odjakova Plovdiv, Bulgaria

# 34

picnic time... above petal-covered cars soaring kites

Barbara A. Taylor Mountain Top, NSW Australia


summer noon - a kite fluttered out of the flower

Florin Golban, Bucuresti, Romania

# 56

Flattering and dancing in the windy sky colourful paper bird

Ruzica Soldo, Siroki Brijeg Bosnia and Herzegovina

 *Haiku#58 and #59 not shown in the final list as the contestants didn't send their votes.

We look forward to your participation in the 32nd Indian Kukai .


Indian Kukai