Sunday, November 24, 2013

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

Namaste!

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.

(8,7,5)=37pts



Second Place, Entry #10, 22 POINTS

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

Sanjuktaa
Belgaum, India.

(4,6,2)=22pts



Third Place, Entry #29, 19 POINTS

a child's face
how the lotus turns
to moonlight

Sandi Pray
North Carolina, U.S.A.

(4,6,1)=19pts



Fourth Place Tie, 18 POINTS (2)

Entry #1

uncertain light-
between us the distance
of your love affair

Angelee Deodhar
Chandigarh, India.

(5,2,3)=18pts


Entry #31

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

Nandini Nair
Pune, India.

(7,4,1)=18pts



Fifth Place, Entry #39, 17 POINTS

loft cleaning —
this paper lantern of
my lost childhood

Gautam Nadkarni
Mumbai, India.

(7,5,0)=17pts



16 POINTS (1)

Entry #27

Diwali night-
the lone lamp flickers by
his framed photo

Yesha Shah
Surat, India.

(9,2,1)=16pts



14 POINTS (1)

Entry #12

first light
the swollen buds
stir with dreams

Kala Ramesh
Pune, India.

(8,3,0)=14pts



13 POINTS (1)

Entry #17

reflected light
a neighbour compliments me
about my daughter

Dawn Bruce
Sydney, Australia.

(6,2,1)=13pts



10 POINTS (2)

Entry #2

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

Eduard Tara
Iași, Romania.

(3,2,1)=10pts

Entry #38

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

Jayashree Maniyil
Melbourne, Australia.

(5,1,1)=10pts



08 POINTS (3)

Entry #30

star light -
the wisdom in a
newborn's eyes

Carole Harrison
Jamberoo, Australia.

(1,2,1)=8pts


Entry #32

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

Tzetzka Ilieva
Marietta, U.S.A.

(1,2,1)=8pts


Entry #41

morning light . . .
relief goods falling
from the sky

Christine Villa
North Highlands, U.S.A.

(4,2,0)=8pts



07 POINTS (1)

Entry #44

blue sapphire shimmers
lucid softly sensual
between her white breasts

Tahera Mannan
Nagpur, India.

(2,1,1)=7pts



06 POINTS (2)

Entry #4

headlights
through a gap in the clouds
a first blue

Claudius Gottstein
Borgloh, Germany.


(2,2,0)=6pts

Entry #40

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

Anitha Varma
Kochi, India.

(4,1,0)=6pts



05 POINTS (6)

Entry #9

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

Krzysztof Kokot
Nowy Targ, Poland.

(2,0,1)=5pts


Entry #28

typhoon shelter …
the light of the sun
somewhere

Asni Amin
Singapore.

(3,1,0)=5pts


Entry #34

to caress the ground
rays struggled
through dense foliage

Vardhini N C
Mumbai, India.

(2,0,1)=5pts


Entry #36

predawn light
in my bedroom window-
Venus fades

Arvinder Kaur
Chandigarh, India.

(5,0,0)=5pts


Entry #43

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

Freddy Ben-Arroyo
Haifa, Israel.

(3,1,0)=5pts


Entry #47

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

William Sorlien
Minnesota, U.S.A.

(1,2,0)=5pts



04 POINTS (5)

Entry #6

sunbeams -
bare brown cliffs
turn red-gold

Raamesh Gowri Raghavan
Mumbai, India.

(4,0,0)=4pts


Entry #8

almost dusk . . .
from the ground to the cloud
fireworks

Ramesh Anand
Bangalore, India.

(2,1,0)=4pts


Entry #14

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

Rita Odeh
Nazareth, Israel.

(0,2,0)=4pts


Entry #20

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

Carole MacRury
Washington, U.S.A.

(2,1,0)=4pts


Entry #45

on the pavement...
distant temple light
brings cheer

Hema Ravi
Chennai, India.

(4,0,0)=4pts



03 POINTS (2)

Entry #13

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

Ajaya Mahala
Pune, India.

(1,1,0)=3pts


Entry #21

autumn night
even the streetlights gets
foggy

Neelam Dadhwal
Chandigarh, India.

(1,1,0)=3pts



02 POINTS (5)

Entry #3

illumination-
dark shadows disintegrate
in oblivion

Akila G
Hyderabad, India.

(2,0,0)=2pts


Entry #11

my
Koh-i-Noor*
you

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

Samar Ghose
Perth, Australia.

(2,0,0)=2pts


Entry #26

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

Chitra Rajappa
Bangalore, India.

(2,0,0)=2pts


Entry #35

edge of night . . .
aurora borealis dances
me outside

Veronika Zora Novak
Toronto, Canada.

(0,1,0)=2pts


Entry #37

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

Purush
Nashville, U.S.A.

(2,0,0)=2pts



01 POINTS (4)

Entry #19

dark tunnel
distant beam
salvation or end?

Praveen M
Bangalore, India.

(1,0,0)=1pt


Entry #23

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

Keith A Simmonds
Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago.

(1,0,0)=1pt


Entry #24

Mind-numbing mist
Rays pierce through
My heart sings

Murli Raman
Mumbai, India.

(1,0,0)=1pt


Entry #42

blue moon –
the dreamcatcher filtering
jazz for me

Diana Teneva
Haskovo, Bulgaria.

(1,0,0)=1pt




NO POINTS THIS TIME, SORRY! (6)

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

Gheorghe POSTELNICU STOPS
Bucharest, Romania.



VOTE UNRECEIVED (2)

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,


Organizers,
Indian Kukai from IN haiku.

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