Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Results - Indian Kukai #4, March 2014, Theme - Salt.


Many thanks to all you wonderful poets who contributed an entry to this edition of the Indian Kukai. 70 poets from 15 countries were part of this edition, one of the entries coming late, and after the ballots were sent out.

There were poets from Australia (2), Bhutan, Canada (2), England (3), India (44), Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lithuania (2), Northern Ireland, Philippines, Poland (2), Romania (4), Scotland and USA (4).

We are glad to have you and listen to your wonderful verse.

The winner of edition 4 of Indian Kukai is Paresh Tiwari. Others in the top 5 are Akila Gopalakrishnan & Sonam Chhoki (2nd Place), Yesha Shah (3rd place), Adheip Rashada (4th place) and Samar Ghose (5th place).

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

Complete results are as below:

25 POINTS (1)
First Place, Entry #54

longest night...
the taste of sea breeze
and her absence

Paresh Tiwari
Hyderabad, India.


20 POINTS (2)
Second Place
Entry #14

my wounds
licked by the sea breeze-
setting sun

Akila Gopalakrishnan
Hyderabad, India.


Entry #18

chemo . . .
she adds another pinch
of salt to her soup

Sonam Chhoki
Thimphu, Bhutan.


19 POINTS (1)
Third Place, Entry #16

sea mist --
reading the smudged words of
his last letter

Yesha Shah
Surat, India.


18 POINTS (1)
Fourth Place, Entry #1

the snail -
what has it done to deserve
this pinch of salt?

Adheip Rashada
Pune, India.


17 POINTS (1)
Fifth Place, Entry #12

autumn sunset
sharing sliced cucumbers
dipped in salt

Samar Ghose
Perth, Australia.


Results Continued:

16 POINTS (1)
Entry #21

grief-stricken widow
tasting the sea
in his clothes

John McDonald
Edinburgh, Scotland.


15 POINTS (1)
Entry #58

a pinch of salt -
the twirl of an earthworm
into nothingness

Arvinder Kaur
Chandigarh, India.


14 POINTS (1)
Entry #25

breaking waves
the lingering taste
of my own tears

John McManus
Carlisle, England.


13 POINTS (2)
Entry #6

wolf moon
salting the slippery path
to your door

Devin Harrison
Vancouver, Canada.


Entry #35

dusty suitcase . . .
the faintest trace
of sea air

Marion Clarke
Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland.


12 POINTS (3)
Entry #8

salt in the wind…
sparkling with life
the sea inside and out

Anitha Varma
Kerala, India


Entry #27

first of April,
a spoonful of salt
in friend's tea

Prachi Bhutada
Pune, India.


Entry #62

freedom hangs
on a handful of salt
dandi march

Aashna Banerjee
Pune, India.


11 POINTS (2)
Entry #26

high blood pressure-
doctor tells me to take wife
with a pinch of salt

Seshu Chamarty
Hyderabad, India.


Entry #29

the traces
of the salt caravan –
milky way

Eduard Tara
Iași, Romania.


10 POINTS (3)
Entry #53

their echoes etch
the deserted shores ...
forgotten waves

Jayashree Maniyil
Melbourne, Australia.


Entry #57

ancestral house
he pours salt
on termite hill

Billy Antonio
Laoac, Philippines.


Entry #69

dinner alone—
salt runs off her cheeks
into the tasteless soup

Pranav Kodial
Dahanu, India.


9 POINTS (2)
Entry #19

sea salted breeze-
the shore becomes a sky
for starfish

Priyanka Sutaria
Nagpur, India.


Entry #45

angelus bells…
his lengthening shadow
leaves the salt bed

Alegria Imperial
Vancouver, Canada.


8 POINTS (3)
Entry #10

showery day
my child learns to gargle
with salt water

Ramesh Anand
Bangalore, India.


Entry #11

grains of white in the sea...
thirsty sailors on a ship
not a drop to drink

Bhoomika Rahinj
Pune, India.


Entry #47

what the sea
and I, remain with -

Poornima Laxmeshwar
Bangalore, India.


7 POINTS (3)
Entry #23

in her own shadow...
Lot's Wife

Rita Odeh
Nazareth, Israel.


Entry #46

new widow
I don't hear him asking me
to pass the salt

Christine L. Villa
North Highlands, U.S.A.


Entry #61

it's the best babe
says a man who's just married...
the salty pasta

Tanvi Malhara
Pune, India.


6 POINTS (3)
Entry #32

beach music-
our salt encrusted bodies sink
once more into sand

Angelee Deodhar
Chandigarh, India.


Entry #38

on her skin
my touch

Robert Kania
Warsaw, Poland.


Entry #43

overcast morning...
she rubs salt
into the wound

Hema Ravi
Chennai, India.


5 POINTS (5)
Entry #4

back home ...
the round ceramic jar
still holds rock salt

Kala Ramesh
Pune, India.


Entry #5

a cup of tears
a glass of monsoon chai

Ranaita Shahani
Pune, India.


Entry #20

beach holiday...
white streaks on my clothes
two days after

Shobhana Kumar
Coimbatore, India.


Entry #52

A mouthful of sun
Hot, yellow and salty
A raw mango less in the pickle

Kasturi Jadhav
Mumbai, India.


Entry #66

homesick fish -
I put some salt
in her bowl

Manoj Arora
Palanpur, India.


4 POINTS (8)
Entry #3

new born baby :
she measures the salt
in milligrams

Harshavardhan Sushant
Pune, India.


Entry #7

where to vanish?
in a glass of water
one pinch salt

Midnapur, India.


Entry #13

the savour
of Basho's haiku...
salt of the earth

Keith A. Simmonds
Crayford, England.


Entry #22

a salt mine –
the childrens from a school trip
licking their fingers

Krzysztof Kokot
Nowy Targ, Poland.


Entry #40

dawn dew-
salty lilies of the valley
on my hospital pillow

Lavana Kray
Iași, Romania.


Entry #55

sand castle...
the taste of salt
in the breeze

Shloka Shankar
Bangalore, India.


Entry #60

high sun
raking the garden—
his salty skin

Sondra J. Byrnes
South Bend, U.S.A.


Entry #64

power outage –
my child finds no magic
in shadow play

Rochelle Potkar
Mumbai, India.


3 POINTS (4)
Entry #28

the bursting bubbles
of salted soda –
and her sudden silence

SB Vadivelrajan
Chennai, India.


Entry #34

teary eyes
swaying hips...
our song

Nikita Engineer
Pune, India.


Entry #36

salty breeze...
cold beer and fried fish with a
side of warm sunlight

Chakshu Sharma
Pune, India.


Entry #48

just enough
to season my soup
a sweaty kiss

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy
Birmingham, England.


2 POINTS (5)
Entry #9

marching to dandi
behind the great mahatma
a handful of salt

Tahera Mannan
Nagpur, India.


Entry #15

looks like salt -
the poison sprinkled
on his french fries

Susan Burch
Hagerstown, U.S.A.


Entry #31

small talk

Sanjuktaa Asopa
Karnataka, India.


Entry #63

travelling once again
she forgot the customary
pinch of salt

Arnaz Mehta
Pune, India.


Entry #67

cold morning
daughter eating lentils
taste of the tears

Andrius Luneckas
Vilnius, Lithuania.


1 POINT (5)
Entry #17

sweetened tea-
everything so brackish
including me

Dipalika Mohanty
Pune, India.


Entry #41

beginning of spring…
all ears to old wisdom –
what cuts taste of salt

Goda V. Bendoraitiene
Klaipeda, Lithuania.


Entry #49

boxing day --
salt brine welcomes
winter blizzards...

Archana Kapoor Nagpal
Bangalore, India.


Entry #51

longing for him...
the quilt still keeping
his salty sweat

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă
Botoșani, Romania.


Entry #68

Dandi march --
many fold was the thirst for freedom
in millions

Kumarendra Mallick
Hyderabad, India.


Entry #2

bland diet ---
the yearn for briny flavour
gets stronger

Gracy d'Souza
Salmiya, Kuwait.

Entry #24

salt mounds
the icebergs float in

Ajaya Mahala
Pune, India.

Entry #37

sweat and dust mix
a few metres to the goal
- taste of victory

Akanksha Mansukhani
Pune, India.

Entry #39

yoga - at dusk
light up interior
of salt lamp

Janina Kołodziejczyk
Pavullo, Italy.

Entry #42

back aliens' welcome -
bread and salt from
Indian Ocean

Nicu Stopel
Dridu, Romania.

Entry #50

Landless farmer brags
about the landlord’s salt he tastes
the old scarecrow laughs

Milan Rajkumar
Imphal, India.

Entry #59

Gandhi's Dandi march
After blood, sweat and tears
Salt proves its worth

Vinita Agrawal
Mumbai, India.

Entry #65

bitter cold...
she wipes off her
saline tears

Tanvi Nishchal
New Delhi, India.

Entry #30

olive dressing...
he forgets to ask
for salt

Neelam Dadhwal
Chandigarh, India.

Entry #33

just a tiny pinch
makes tasteless soup tasty
the power of salt

Sandra Martyres
Mumbai, India.

Entry #44

a little salt
changed the way
man cooked

Praveen Menon
Bangalore, India.

Entry #56

A Miracle

Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Entry #70

an empty bowl of salted peanuts
on the dining table

Vividha Bhasin
Pune, India.

Thanks again to everyone who helped to make this edition of the Kukai a success.

The next edition of the Indian Kukai will be in May 2014.

Till then,

Indian Kukai from IN haiku.