Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Call for Entries-Indian Kukai # 29- August 2019

Namaste! Hello!

We welcome you to the 29th 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.

We request you to bookmark or follow our blog, Indian Kukai @ http://indiankukai.blogspot.com/

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 topic for Indian Kukai #29 is ROAD

The word need not be used in the haiku, but the haiku should be showing the topic clearly.




Submission Period:
THURSDAY – 1st AUGUST to THURSDAY – 22nd AUGUST 2019 (12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

Voting Period:
WEDNESDAY –28th  AUGUST to WEDNESDAY – 4th SEPTEMBER 2019(12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

BALLOT MAIL WILL BE SENT ON 26TH AUGUST.PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR VOTES BEFORE 28TH.

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

Results no later than SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER,2019




Guidelines:


  • 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: in.kukai@gmail.com
  2. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.
  3. The subject for correspondence will be “Indian Kukai #29 (ROAD) – 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: in.kukai@gmail.com with the subject for correspondence as "Indian Kukai #29(ROAD) - 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.




Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Winners' Certificates of Indian Kukai #28

The certificates of top five winners  of 28th Indian Kukai are here :-

                                                       Theme-Umbrella


                                               WINNER-Cristina Apetrei




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2nd place(x2)

Nikolay Grankin



And

Giovanna Restuccia




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3rd place

Anitha Varma


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4th place

Wiesław Karliński


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5th place(x4)

Jurate Norvaisiene


AND

Radka Mindova


AND

Vandana Parashar


AND

Mihail Buraga



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Organizers,Indian Kukai

Friday, June 28, 2019

Results of the 28th Indian kukai

28th Indian Kukai was organised in the memory of a wonderful poet, Angelee Deodhar whom we lost last year. The prompt was taken from one of her beautiful haiku. Today is her 1st death anniversary we are paying tribute to her on this day through this edition of kukai.  Indian Kukai thanks all the poets who made this possible through their submissions. 

We conclude the 28th edition of the Indian Kukai 

today.


The theme of this edition was Umbrella 



Cristina Apetrei from Botosani, Romania wins First Place with 26 points.

Nikolay Grankin from Krasnodar, Russia and Giovanna Restuccia from Modena , Italy take  Second Place with 18 points.

Anitha Varma  from Kerala, India  takes the Third place with 16 points.

Wiesław Karliński from Namysłów, Poland is Fourth with 15 points.

Jurate Norvaisiene from Mazeikiai, Lithuania , Radka Mindova from Sliven city ,Bulgaria , Vandana Parashar from Panchkula, India and Mihail Buraga from Bucharest, ROMANIA are Fifth with 13 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.


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1st place :- 26 points 

# 75


dad's umbrella... filling the empty space with memories


Cristina Apetrei Botosani,Romania

(6,4, 4)=26


*


2nd place (X2) :18 points

# 06
grey morning nodding our umbrellas to each other

Nikolay Grankin. Russia, Krasnodar.
(9,3,1)= 18

AND

#25
departing train - the autumn rain slips down my umbrella

Giovanna Restuccia Modena , Italy
(4,1,4)= 18


3rd place: 16 points

# 58
forgotten brolly
we rediscover the joy of getting wet

Anitha Varma Kerala, India
(3,2,3)= 16 points

*

4th place: 15 points

# 65
rainless summer
in umbrella shop they play lotto
Wiesław Karliński,
Namysłów, Poland
(3,0,4)= 15 points

*


5th place (X4): 13 points


# 28

drawing of childhood fits under one umbrella the whole family and dog

Jurate Norvaisiene Mazeikiai, Lithuania

(3,2,2)= 13 points

AND

#40
ice cream stall- a girl piles up cocktail umbrellas

Radka Mindova Bulgaria, Sliven city
(1,3,2)= 13 points

AND

#42
upturned umbrella every drop falling adds a piece of sky

Vandana Parashar Panchkula,India
(4,3,1)= 13 points


AND

#63
pink umbrella - cherry blossoms everywhere

Mihail Buraga
Bucharest - ROMANIA
(3,2,2)= 13 points


*

6th place(x2) : 12 points

# 44 

bus stop if I could peek under her umbrella 

Adam T. Bogar Folkestone, UK

(2,2,2)= 12 points


*


#51

our first argument... I walk away in the rain with no umbrella

Marina Bellini Bagnolo San Vito (MN) - Italy

(0,6,0)= 12 points

*


7th place  : 11 points


#53

abandoned umbrella а girl jumping puddles on one foot

Pepa Odjakova

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(3, 4,0) =11 points 


*
8th Place(x3) : 08 points


#20
heavy rain a farmer with no umbrella sinks in a field

Marilyn Ashbaugh Edwardsburg, USA
(1,2,1)=08 points


AND


#37
under the umbrella -- chasing a dream of blue skies

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo The Hague,Netherlands

(2,0,2)=08 points




AND


#50
under the umbrella the invisible wall between us is also walking

Ajaya Mahala Jaipur,India
(1,2,1)=08 points




*

9th place (X4) :7 points

#18
tango lesson –
under umbrella the first kiss

Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara Galaţi, Romania
(4,0,1)=7 Points


AND

#27
summer umbrellas clouds bearing hail upon the fields

Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

(1,0,2)=7 Points


AND

#36
sudden rain just now I notice the hole on my old umbrella

Vessislava Savova Sofia, Bulgaria

(1,0, 2)=7 Points


AND

#61

rush hour rain

a huddle of umbrellas fill the streets

Billy Antonio Laoac, Philippines
(2,1,1)=7 Points


6 Points(x7)

#12
tattered umbrella ...
how she always put us first

Marion Clarke
(3,0,1)=6 points

AND


#21
round the graveside raised umbrellas ...funeral drums

John McDonald

Edinburgh Scotland
(0,3,0)=6 points


AND



#29
together under umbrella I feel a strong beating of your heart

Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania

(0,3,0)=6 points


AND




#35

lonely together no one can see my tears under umbrella

Goda V. Bendoraitienė Klaipėda, Lithuania

(1,1,1)=6 points

AND



#49
winter rain I shake off the blues from my umbrella

Christine L. Villa North Highlands, USA
(6,0,0)=6 points


AND




#71
after floods ...
my baby sailing in an umbrella

Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bengaluru, India

(0,0,2)=6 points

AND



#77

divorce . . . a web growing on our umbrella

Kinshuk Gupta

India
(4,1,0)


5 Points(X7)

#5
my wife's umbrella - nailed to the tree a cicada's song

Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(2,0,1)


AND


#7
Summer rain-
a single umbrella for both lovers

Vasile Moldovan Bucharest, Romania
(1,2,0)


AND


#45
open umbrella
my mother protects each my step

Eufemia Griffo, Settimo Milanese, Italy
(2,0,1)


AND

#48
hot summer - a light wind moving an umbrella

Florin Golban, Bucuresti, Romania
(1,2,0)


AND

#59
the way back together in the blinding rain I and his umbrella

RANIERI Christiane France
(0,1,1)


AND


#60
under your umbrella in the silence of words​ the sound of the drops

Marcellin Dallaire-Beaumont Brussels, Belgium
(1,2,0)

AND

#67
cobbler's umbrella - how the sunshine follows rain

arvinder kaur, Chandigarh India
(1,2,0)



*



4 Points(x9)

#8
August shower … not an umbrella to be seen

Mark Gilbert Nottingham, UK

(1,0,1)


AND



#16

every time I open... the umbrella reminds me of night sky full of stars

K. Ramesh, Chennai, India

(1,0,1)


AND



#31

rainy memory on the heavenly umbrella bright stars are rising

Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria

(1,0,1)



AND


#38

great-grandmother at the dermatologist ... her old parasol

Ed Bremson Raleigh, NC USA

(2,1,0)


AND


#43


In the overturned umbrella a puddle from yesterday's rain has captured the sun


Ivanka Yankova Bulgaria

(0,2,0)


AND



#55

spring rain.. mayapple leaves shelter a bunny

Nancy Brady Huron, USA

(0,2,0)


AND



#62

air show
the child asks mama why all fly down with umbrella

Kumarendra Mallick Hyderabad India

(1,0,1)


AND



#72

sunset over the city... my old umbrella

Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)

(1,0,1)


AND



#76

umbrella walk ~ wet toadstools stand near the path

James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK.

(1,0,1)



*



3 Points(x8)

#3

broken umbrella—
running barefoot in the rain with my granddaughter

Michael H. Lester Los Angeles CA USA
(1,1,0)



AND



#4

reversed umbrella... kerchief seller spreads his ware for a rainy day

Seshu Chamarty, Hyderabad, India

(1,1,0)


AND




#10
colorful flowers under the transparent umbrella the little girl

Pasquale Asprea

(0, 0,1)


AND


#11


filling my umbrella with seasonal haiku


Lakshmi Iyer

Chennai, India
(0, 0,1)


AND

#30
hanging in the shed my old bone-handle brolly full of mud wasps

Barbara A. Taylor Mountain Top, NSW Australia
(1,1,0)=3


AND

#47

our first kiss with the applauding rain under her umbrella

Eleonore Nickolay Vaires sur Marne France

(1,1,0)


AND



#66
blown away by the summer storm... my cocktail umbrella

Lyudmila Hristova

Sofia, Bulgaria
(1,1,0)



AND


#68
dissolved umbrella on its colorful roof heavenly water

Antoaneta Pavlova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

(0,0,1)



2 Points(x9)  


#1


failing eyes broken black umbrella or oil-slick gull


Mark Gilfillan Hackney- London England

(0,1,0)


AND




#17
protected from rain all old russian empire - NATO umbrella

Gheorghe Postelnicu,

Bucharest, Romania
(0,1,0) 


AND


# 19

you are leaving ... how to find an umbrella for my teardrops


Ana Baltė Kaunas Lithuania
(2,0,0)


AND

# 26
on the umbrella shop window bright painted sun

Radostina Dragostinova Sofia, Bulgaria

(0,1,0)


AND

#32
her new pumps under a small umbrella spring rain

Marta Chocilowska, Warsaw, Poland
(2,0,0)


AND


#46

kissing in the rain as always without umbrella

Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lituania

(0,1,0)


AND



#54

mallard honks haloing the lakeside view cherry bloom umbrella

Anna Cates, Wilmington, OH. USA

(0,1,0)


AND



#56

Parasol pines cast a shadow over a funeral procession

Richard Jodoin Montréal Canada

(2,0,0)


AND


#73

cacophony of birds the old conductor waves his umbrella cane

Henryk Czempiel Strzelce Opolskie, Poland

(0,1,0)




*

1 Point(x2) 


#13
life with you a shield of protection an umbrella of love

Carol Raisfeld, New York, USA
(1,0,0)


AND


#15
rainy race horse track-- on the wave of umbrellas jockeys sliding through

Teiichi Suzuki Osaka , Japan

(1,0,0)


*


SORRY, NO POINTS THIS TIME

# 14
grandfather's nuclear umbrella a perfect self-defence against stray-dog attacks
Mohammad Azim Khan Peshawar Pakistan

*

#22

star studded sky
universal umbrella
come rain or shine
Ingrid Baluchi Ohrid, Macedonia

*

# 23
Fluttering wings In ivy umbrella crunching crickets

Stanislava Ganceva Bulgaria,Plovdiv

*

# 24
rain
from above you and me
one black dot of umbrella
Dainius Dirgela Vilnius, Lithuania

*

# 33
Body merges with fragrant breeze, stirring green trees; mind hovers in sky

Aleeya Tamzida Kanti Dhaka, Bangladesh.

*

#39
The umbrellas on the beach as colourful and as joyful as a little girl's dress

Svetla Pacheva-Karabova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria




*


#57

friendship made in storm — her umbrella in my embrace

Adjei Agyei-Baah Ghana /New Zealand



*



#64

sudden rain male blazer cover a couple in love

Viktoriya Marinova Pleven city, BULGARIA



*


#70

autumn rain . . . my umbrella stitches still hold

Srinivasa Rao Sambangi Hyderabad India



*



*Haiku # 41 , #9 , #69  , # 52 not shown in the final list as the contestants didn't send votes.
**Haiku #2,#34 and #74 were withdrawn from the contest.


 We look forward to your participation in the 29th Indian Kukai .



Organizers,


Indian Kukai