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 


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.


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


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


ice cream stall- a girl piles up cocktail umbrellas

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


upturned umbrella every drop falling adds a piece of sky

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


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



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


abandoned umbrella а girl jumping puddles on one foot

Pepa Odjakova

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

8th Place(x3) : 08 points

heavy rain a farmer with no umbrella sinks in a field

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


under the umbrella -- chasing a dream of blue skies

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo The Hague,Netherlands

(2,0,2)=08 points


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

tango lesson –
under umbrella the first kiss

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


summer umbrellas clouds bearing hail upon the fields

Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

(1,0,2)=7 Points


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

Vessislava Savova Sofia, Bulgaria

(1,0, 2)=7 Points



rush hour rain

a huddle of umbrellas fill the streets

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

6 Points(x7)

tattered umbrella ...
how she always put us first

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


round the graveside raised umbrellas ...funeral drums

John McDonald

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


together under umbrella I feel a strong beating of your heart

Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania

(0,3,0)=6 points



lonely together no one can see my tears under umbrella

Goda V. Bendoraitienė Klaipėda, Lithuania

(1,1,1)=6 points


winter rain I shake off the blues from my umbrella

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


after floods ...
my baby sailing in an umbrella

Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bengaluru, India

(0,0,2)=6 points



divorce . . . a web growing on our umbrella

Kinshuk Gupta


5 Points(X7)

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

Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia


Summer rain-
a single umbrella for both lovers

Vasile Moldovan Bucharest, Romania


open umbrella
my mother protects each my step

Eufemia Griffo, Settimo Milanese, Italy


hot summer - a light wind moving an umbrella

Florin Golban, Bucuresti, Romania


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

RANIERI Christiane France


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

Marcellin Dallaire-Beaumont Brussels, Belgium


cobbler's umbrella - how the sunshine follows rain

arvinder kaur, Chandigarh India


4 Points(x9)

August shower … not an umbrella to be seen

Mark Gilbert Nottingham, UK




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

K. Ramesh, Chennai, India




rainy memory on the heavenly umbrella bright stars are rising

Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, Bulgaria




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

Ed Bremson Raleigh, NC USA




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

Ivanka Yankova Bulgaria




spring rain.. mayapple leaves shelter a bunny

Nancy Brady Huron, USA




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

Kumarendra Mallick Hyderabad India




sunset over the city... my old umbrella

Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)




umbrella walk ~ wet toadstools stand near the path

James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK.



3 Points(x8)


broken umbrella—
running barefoot in the rain with my granddaughter

Michael H. Lester Los Angeles CA USA



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

Seshu Chamarty, Hyderabad, India



colorful flowers under the transparent umbrella the little girl

Pasquale Asprea

(0, 0,1)



filling my umbrella with seasonal haiku

Lakshmi Iyer

Chennai, India
(0, 0,1)


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

Barbara A. Taylor Mountain Top, NSW Australia



our first kiss with the applauding rain under her umbrella

Eleonore Nickolay Vaires sur Marne France



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

Lyudmila Hristova

Sofia, Bulgaria


dissolved umbrella on its colorful roof heavenly water

Antoaneta Pavlova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria


2 Points(x9)  


failing eyes broken black umbrella or oil-slick gull

Mark Gilfillan Hackney- London England



protected from rain all old russian empire - NATO umbrella

Gheorghe Postelnicu,

Bucharest, Romania


# 19

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

Ana Baltė Kaunas Lithuania


# 26
on the umbrella shop window bright painted sun

Radostina Dragostinova Sofia, Bulgaria



her new pumps under a small umbrella spring rain

Marta Chocilowska, Warsaw, Poland



kissing in the rain as always without umbrella

Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lituania




mallard honks haloing the lakeside view cherry bloom umbrella

Anna Cates, Wilmington, OH. USA




Parasol pines cast a shadow over a funeral procession

Richard Jodoin Montréal Canada




cacophony of birds the old conductor waves his umbrella cane

Henryk Czempiel Strzelce Opolskie, Poland



1 Point(x2) 

life with you a shield of protection an umbrella of love

Carol Raisfeld, New York, USA


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

Teiichi Suzuki Osaka , Japan




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



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
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.


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

Svetla Pacheva-Karabova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria



friendship made in storm — her umbrella in my embrace

Adjei Agyei-Baah Ghana /New Zealand



sudden rain male blazer cover a couple in love

Viktoriya Marinova Pleven city, BULGARIA



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 .


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