Sunday, November 24, 2013

Results - The Indian Kukai #02 - Theme "Light"


We thank all who entered for making this edition of the Kukai a successful one. This was the first edition that was thrown open to the International scene after checking for work to be done, how to manage the kukai etc. in the inaugural edition. We had entries from haijin from 12 countries, and we were happy to see that. We hope this continues over the upcoming editions as well.

Participants from: Australia (4), Bangladesh (1), Bulgaria (1), Canada (1), Germany (1), India (24), Israel (2), Poland (2), Romania (2), Singapore (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States of America (6).

Congratulations to Paresh Tiwari, who wins this edition of the Indian Kukai. Others in the top 5 are Sanjuktaa, Sandi Pray, Angelee Deodhar & Nandini Nair, and Gautam Nadkarni.

Results displayed as (5,3,1)=5*1pt votes + 3*2pt votes + 1*3pt votes = 5+6+3 = 14 pts

First Place, Entry #46, 37 POINTS

mustard fields –
a thimbleful of sun
in each blossom

Paresh Tiwari
Hyderabad, India.


Second Place, Entry #10, 22 POINTS

Margosa leaves
strumming the sunlight...
a poem I cannot write

Belgaum, India.


Third Place, Entry #29, 19 POINTS

a child's face
how the lotus turns
to moonlight

Sandi Pray
North Carolina, U.S.A.


Fourth Place Tie, 18 POINTS (2)

Entry #1

uncertain light-
between us the distance
of your love affair

Angelee Deodhar
Chandigarh, India.


Entry #31

stray sunbeam...
a glimpse of grandma
in my newborn's smile

Nandini Nair
Pune, India.


Fifth Place, Entry #39, 17 POINTS

loft cleaning —
this paper lantern of
my lost childhood

Gautam Nadkarni
Mumbai, India.


16 POINTS (1)

Entry #27

Diwali night-
the lone lamp flickers by
his framed photo

Yesha Shah
Surat, India.


14 POINTS (1)

Entry #12

first light
the swollen buds
stir with dreams

Kala Ramesh
Pune, India.


13 POINTS (1)

Entry #17

reflected light
a neighbour compliments me
about my daughter

Dawn Bruce
Sydney, Australia.


10 POINTS (2)

Entry #2

around the bonfire –
the words of the old man
passing through the light

Eduard Tara
Iași, Romania.


Entry #38

moonlit night ...
a distant howl creeping
under my skin

Jayashree Maniyil
Melbourne, Australia.


08 POINTS (3)

Entry #30

star light -
the wisdom in a
newborn's eyes

Carole Harrison
Jamberoo, Australia.


Entry #32

silver string moon --
a spark from the horseshoe
flies off

Tzetzka Ilieva
Marietta, U.S.A.


Entry #41

morning light . . .
relief goods falling
from the sky

Christine Villa
North Highlands, U.S.A.


07 POINTS (1)

Entry #44

blue sapphire shimmers
lucid softly sensual
between her white breasts

Tahera Mannan
Nagpur, India.


06 POINTS (2)

Entry #4

through a gap in the clouds
a first blue

Claudius Gottstein
Borgloh, Germany.


Entry #40

bats crisscross the sky..
an oil lamp flickers
before the tulsi

Anitha Varma
Kochi, India.


05 POINTS (6)

Entry #9

still life –
ray of the sun approaching
to the picture frame

Krzysztof Kokot
Nowy Targ, Poland.


Entry #28

typhoon shelter …
the light of the sun

Asni Amin


Entry #34

to caress the ground
rays struggled
through dense foliage

Vardhini N C
Mumbai, India.


Entry #36

predawn light
in my bedroom window-
Venus fades

Arvinder Kaur
Chandigarh, India.


Entry #43

first light
it's for the birds ~
back to my dreams

Freddy Ben-Arroyo
Haifa, Israel.


Entry #47

such is a place
where the sun never sets -
cyber monday

William Sorlien
Minnesota, U.S.A.


04 POINTS (5)

Entry #6

sunbeams -
bare brown cliffs
turn red-gold

Raamesh Gowri Raghavan
Mumbai, India.


Entry #8

almost dusk . . .
from the ground to the cloud

Ramesh Anand
Bangalore, India.


Entry #14

dawn light-
a leaf falls from the top
of an Okaliptus

Rita Odeh
Nazareth, Israel.


Entry #20

like an oasis. . .
my home shimmers
in autumn sun

Carole MacRury
Washington, U.S.A.


Entry #45

on the pavement...
distant temple light
brings cheer

Hema Ravi
Chennai, India.


03 POINTS (2)

Entry #13

headlight beams
through hedges across the road -
movie on my wall

Ajaya Mahala
Pune, India.


Entry #21

autumn night
even the streetlights gets

Neelam Dadhwal
Chandigarh, India.


02 POINTS (5)

Entry #3

dark shadows disintegrate
in oblivion

Akila G
Hyderabad, India.


Entry #11


* The diamond. The name means "mountain of light" in Persian.

Samar Ghose
Perth, Australia.


Entry #26

slicing through darkness --
an express train
zips past .....

Chitra Rajappa
Bangalore, India.


Entry #35

edge of night . . .
aurora borealis dances
me outside

Veronika Zora Novak
Toronto, Canada.


Entry #37

light in her eyes
lightning stroke in her voice
i hug sheer silence

Nashville, U.S.A.


01 POINTS (4)

Entry #19

dark tunnel
distant beam
salvation or end?

Praveen M
Bangalore, India.


Entry #23

the painter applies
a bright flame to a deya
with his broad paint brush

Keith A Simmonds
Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago.


Entry #24

Mind-numbing mist
Rays pierce through
My heart sings

Murli Raman
Mumbai, India.


Entry #42

blue moon –
the dreamcatcher filtering
jazz for me

Diana Teneva
Haskovo, Bulgaria.



Entry #5

diwali night sky
each house forms own milky way
with joyous big bangs

Aasif Shah
Mumbai, India.

Entry #15

silence on the sea
moonlight goes out

Robert Kania
Warsaw, Poland.

Entry #16

bridal night
she pleads him
to switch off the light

Quamrul Hassan
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Entry #18

young hearts..
burn like summer
monsoon prophecy

Reshmy Warrier
Mumbai, India.

Entry #22

another sunrise --
a day closer to hear
the faraway songs

Kumarendra Mallick
Hyderabad, India.

Entry #33

by haiku poems
traveling to India -
with the speed of light

Bucharest, Romania.


Entry #7

sunny day…
intricate bamboo props
bent for deyas

Gillena Cox
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Entry #25

dancing motes...
light through a narrow chink
in the attic

Shernaz Wadia
Pune, India.

Call for entries for Edition #3 will be in the last week of December. We are happy to have had you for this edition.

Till next time,

Indian Kukai from IN haiku.