Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Call for Entries- Indian Kukai # 19 - February 2017


Namaste! Hello!



We welcome you to the 19th 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 #19 is
  RAINBOW
The word need not be used in the haiku, but the haiku should be showing the topic clearly.




Submission Period:
 
THURS – 2nd February to THURS – 23rd  February 2017 (12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

Voting Period:
 
SAT – 25th February to FRI – 3rd March 2017(12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

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

Results no later than:
 FRI – 10th March 2017




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 #19 (RAINBOW) – 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:
·                     Only 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 #19 (RAINBOW) - 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.




Welcome again, and we hope you enjoy this edition of Indian Kukai.

Cheers!


Organizers, Indian Kukai.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Winners Certificates of Indian Kukai # 18


The certificates of top five winners  of 18th Indian Kukai are here :-

                                                               WINNER:Kumarendra Mallick




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                                                RUNNER-UP:-Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy




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 3rd Place:-Marina Bellini





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4th place:-Sanjuktaa Asopa






the other 4th place winner :-Tomasz Szymczak





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                                                          5th place :-Cristina Apetrei





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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Results Of The Indian Kukai # 18


Namaste! Greetings!


We conclude  the  18th edition of the Indian Kukai today.



68 participants took part in 18th Indian Kukai, and they came
from  22 different countries. 

The theme of this edition was PETAL.

This time the winner is Kumarendra Mallick
from Hyderabad, India with
 27 points.

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy from Birmingham, UK  takes the runner-up 
slot with 26 pointsand Marina Bellini from Bagnolo San Vito , Italy
takes  the third place with 25 points.


The fourth place has been shared by Sanjuktaa Asopa
from Karnataka,India and Tomasz Szymczak from
Chojnice, Poland with 18 points each.

Cristina Apetrei from Botosani ,Romania is fifth with 16 points.

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

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

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WINNER

65

petals fall one by one ... colour of the wind

-Kumarendra Mallick
Hyderabad, India

(6,6,3)=27 points

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RUNNER UP

22

child marriage peeling off spring petal by petal

-Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy
Birmingham, UK

(4,5,4)=26 points

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THIRD PLACE

1

all the words said in the wind fallen petals

-Marina Bellini
Bagnolo San Vito, Italy

(3,5,4)=25 points

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FOURTH PLACE(x2)


18

petalled path... I step barefoot into autumn

-Sanjuktaa Asopa
Karnataka,India

(6,3,2)=18 points



45

last day of chemo she hopes to wear again flowers in her hair

-Tomasz Szymczak

Chojnice, Poland

(2,2,4)=18 points


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FIFTH PLACE

59

sakura petals a young lady takes off her high heels shoes

-Cristina Apetrei
Botosani,Romania

(3,2,3)=16 points

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SIXTH PLACE

25

blood-red poppies all the stories of war he never told

-NIka
Victoria, BC, Canada

(4,4,1)=15 points

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SEVENTH PLACE(x3)

5

keeping all petals intact... winter frost

-Ana Drobot
Bucharest, Romania

(3,4,1)=14 points


7

our breakup - the sound of two petals falling apart

-Srinivasa Rao Sambangi
Hyderabad,India

(6,1,2)=14 points


20

i cannot see a reason falling petals

-Sondra J. Byrnes
Santa Fe, USA

(7,2,1)=14 points

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EIGHTH PLACE(x2)

29

cherry blossom petal grazing my cheek your first kiss

-RANIERI Christiane
WITTENHEIM, FRANCE

(3,2,2)=13 points


33

city park a homeless pair sleep on rose petals

-Lyudmila Hristova
Sofia, Bulgaria

(4,3,1)=13 points

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NINTH PLACE

68

the path leading to the altar ...strewn petals

-nancy brady
Huron, OHIO USA

(1,1,3)=12 points

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TENTH PLACE (x3)

12

my grandmother lying amidst the petals ... funeral rites

-Archana Kapoor Nagpal
Bangalore, India

(2,3,1)=11 points


15

jasmine through your hair the moon

-Pasquale Asprea
Genova ,Italy

(3,1,2)=11 points


67

wind trip cherry petals arrive at my door

-Kwaku Feni Adow
Akosombo, Ghana

(3,1,2)=11 points
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10 points 

50

roadside pool a wind-tossed petal lands on the supermoon

- Barnabas I. Adeleke
Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

(2,1,2)=10 points

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9 points

61

strewn petals... why do flowers still love the wind

-Vandana Parashar
Ambala Cantt ,India

(1,1,2)=9 points

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8 points

3

cat through the bushes a petal stuck to his nose

-John McDonald
Edinburgh Scotland

(2,0,2)=8 points

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7 points


63

workday's end a few rose petals in my mailbag

-Andy Burkhart
Cincinnati, USA

(2,1,1)=7 points

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6 points (x2)


16

imagining the size of the wind— ravished petals

-Adjei Agyei-Baah
Kumasi, Ghana

(4,1,0)=6 points


58

Dried petals between pages of a dictionary the word spring

-Richard Jodoin
Montréal, Canada

(1,1,1)=6 points

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5 points (x2)


14

old drawer in yellowed envelope dry petal

-Wiesław Karliński
Namysłów, Poland

(3,1,0)=5 points


57

cancer ward— now only some petals remain of the rosebud

-Gautam Nadkarni
Mumbai, India

(3,1,0)=5 points

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4 points (x4)


13

november wind — rose petals breaking into the silence of graves

-Minh-Triêt PHAM
Paris, France

(4,0,0)=4 points


23

away from the shore and from each other — floating petals

-AJAYA MAHALA
Pune, India

(2,1,0)=4 points


36

yet to bloom the unfolded petals wait for folded ones

-Sudebi Singha
Kolkata,India

(1,0,1)=4 points


38

wedding's over petals curl into each other

-Alexey Andreev
Moscow, Russia

(1,0,1)=4 points

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3 points (x9)


4

wet sky opening the yoshino cherry’s white blush

-Anna Cates
Wilmington, OH. USA

(0,0,1)=3 points


6

Anniversary - She makes petal dessert with his gifted rose

-Aziza Hena
Dhaka, Bangladesh

(3,0,0)=3 points


9

cloudless August sky naked after the hail wild roses

-Ignatius Fay
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

(3,0,0)=3 points


19

petal shower ... till death do us part

-Azim Khan
Peshawar, Pakistan

(1,1,0)=3 points


24

dried petals — how home once felt like you

-Vinay Leo R.
Bangalore,India

(1,1,0)=3 points


40

in poetry book preserved petals : ...more fragile

-Neelam Sangwai
Mumbai, India

(0,0,1)=3 points


44

early winter... on the beach alone sand petals bloom

-Pat Geyer
USA

(0,0,1)=3 points


47

petal drop all hopes in pink rescinded....

-Purushotham Rao Ravela
Nolensville Tn(USA)

(0,0,1)=3 points


51

cold drizzle – the petals seem to fall faster

-Tomislav Maretić
Zagreb,Croatia

(1,1,0)=3 points

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2 points(x9)


8

clock flower memories sweet breath of summer

-Marion Clarke
Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland

(0,1,0)=2 points


31

artificial flowers under the old tree nameless grave

-Jurate Norvaisiene
Mazeikiai, Lithuania

(0,1,0)=2 points


32

roadside glory escaped pawlonia in full bloom

-Barbara A. Taylor
Mountain Top, NSW,Australia

(0,1,0)=2 points


35

my friend's baby I cover her with petals before the earth

-Shabbir

(0,1,0)=2 points


39

rhododendron curled in the bud a hint of pink

-Madhuri Pillai
Australia

(2,0,0)=2 points


41

potpourri ... crowd around the faucet in the orphanage

-Aparna Pathak
India

(0,1,0)=2 points


43

November drizzle crocheting a rose petal baby blanket

-Eleonore Nickolay
Vaires sur Marne,France

(0,1,0)=2 points


54

withered petals I read the story in the my grandmother's eyes

-Pepa Odjakova
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

(0,1,0)=2 points


64

three-volley salute fluttering cherry petals shift the grief

-Cezar Ciobîcă
Botosani,Romania

(0,1,0)=2 points

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1 point (x5)


17

Halloween couple - eglantine eyelash petal on his savin eyebrow

-Nicu Stopel
Bucharest, Romania

(1,0,0)=1 point


26

passionate night- unfolded petals dripping love

-Munia Khan
Dhaka, Bangladesh

(1,0,0)=1 point


27

autumn breeze petals drift languorously onto my sleeping cat

-Christina Sng
Singapore

(1,0,0)=1 point


42

a last smile poised on those lips- withered petals

-Arvinder Kaur
Chandigarh,India

(1,0,0)=1 point


48

caught in a cob-web held in time with the spider a scarlet petal

-Mark Gilfillan
London, UK

(1,0,0)=1 point

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NO POINTS THIS TIME, SORRY


2

Life in the grip of death Only a few dried petals left Of a once vibrant flower

-Tahera Mannan
Nagpur,India


10

sparkling tears... cosmea petals on childish nails - a would-be lady

-Goda V. Bendoraitiene
Klaipeda, Lithuania


11

a round organ of yellow dandelion - the legs of a bee

-Djurdja Vukelic Rozic
Ivanic-Grad, Croatia


21

cemetery yard the visitor without a flower drops a petal

-Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Port Harcourt,Nigeria


34

wedding the same petals of red roses funeral

-Andrius Luneckas
Vilnius, Lithuania


37

Lightly snowing ... Ah, those of our meetings In blooming orchards ....

-NIJOLĖ kERUŠAUSKIENĖ,
KAUNAS, LITHUANIA


46

A hole in the stocks Bumblebee gets imprisoned in petalled Love does overstepped


-Vibha Rani Shrivastava
Patna,India


49

gray mother's hair on cracked threshold petals of cut apple orchard

-Dainius Dirgela
Vilnius, Lithuania


52

shitty work day - petals in my hair from the sky

-Mihail Buraga
Bucharest, Romania


53

all of us silent under the cherries we are tender petals

-Božidar Škobić
Višegrad,Bosnia and Herzegovina


55

the petal... her bridal dress sheds more of stardust

-Seshu Chamarty
Hyderabad ,India


56

withered petals - the scorching sun spares none not even a rose

-Sandra Martyres
Mumbai, India


60


Cherry petals lie softly under my tired feet I keep motionless

-Ruzica Soldo
Bosnia and Herzegovina


62

gently she removes her rose's final petal -- he loves me, he loves ...

-James Dobson
Prudhoe, UK


66

falling petals on my lap- teardrops?

-Vani Sathyanarayan
Bangalore,India

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Result Not Displayed as the Poets Didn't Cast Their Vote


28

petals in the wind my neighbors practice tai-chi

-Bill Kenney
Whitestone NY,USA


30

red fingernails petals between the pages of her diary

-Marie Derley
Ath, Belgium

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Thank you for your participation!

Kash Poet
Organizer, Indian Kukai