Saturday, September 09, 2017

Results Of The Indian Kukai # 21

Namaste! Vanakkam! Greetings!

We conclude the 21st edition of the Indian Kukai today.

65 participants took part in the 21st Indian Kukai, and they came from 20 different countries.

The theme of this edition was HUMMINGBIRD.

Here are the complete results:

1st place: 36 POINTS

my thoughts come
and go

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz, Centerville, Ohio, USA


2nd place: 23 POINTS

speech therapy ...
too hard to pronounce

Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bangalore, India


3rd place: 21 POINTS

waiting for
your email

Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania


4th place: 19 POINTS

I clean
room after room

Tia Haynes, Cuyahoga falls, USA


5th place: 15 POINTS

holding my breath

John McDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland


6th place: 13 POINTS

first date...
hummingbird fills
the awkward silence

Vandana Parashar, Chandimandir Cantt, India


7th place: 12 POINTS

my heartbeats while I wait
outside the ICU

Anitha Varma, Kerala, India


8th place (3): 11 POINTS

hummingbird feather
the brightest
in my dreams catcher

Jurate Norvaisiene, Mazeikiai, Lithuania

spring greeting
in the ruins of Incas
hummingbird dances

Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland

roadside shrine
a hummingbird fanning
the Jesus's forehead

Cezar Florescu, Botosani, Romania


9th place: 10 POINTS

the colours of the rainbow
in a little hummingbird
a new tattoo

Pepa Odjakova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria


10th place (2): 9 POINTS

the rhythm of
hummingbird wings
garden wedding

Billy Antonio, Laoac, Philippines

her one line mail...

the almostness of
a hummingbird
Sanjuktaa Asopa, India



spring morning
the words you don't say
hummingbird in the air

Marie Derley, Ath, Belgium

abandoned house
even wallpaper hummingbirds
are gone

Lyudmila Hristova, Sofia, Bulgaria


dewy morning glory
a hummingbird sucking
nectar from the moon

Cristina Apetrei, Botoșani, Romania



has stopped for a moment
in hummingbird wings

Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lithuania

White clouds -
the hummingbird floats
over the lotus

Pasquale Asprea, Genoa, Italy

first hummingbird
the suck of garden mud
on rubber boots

Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

her hundredth birthday
a hummingbird darts about
the hydrangeas

Michael H. Lester, Los Angeles, USA



our second date -
my heart beats as fast as
hummingbird wings

Marina Bellini, Bagnolo San Vito (MN), Italy

abandoned cemetery ...
a hummingbird
on a hibiscus

Mohammad Azim Khan, Peshawar, Pakistan

Valentine's day -
still searching for flowers
a hummingbird

Indra Neil Mekala, Rajamahendravaram, India



lets a flower hear it
before giving a kiss

Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania

thrum of wings
between the vines
a feral cat

Marion Clarke, Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland

hovering midair
all of my dreams
on hummingbird wings

Debbi Antebi, London, UK

ruby-throated --
the moving colour
of humming wings

James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK

just enough warmth
for a clutch of tiny dreams
humming bird's nest

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, UK



between us
heart flutter

Dorota Ocińska, Łódź, Poland

a fallen hummingbird feather
colour to my day!

Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

even when you
cannot see it, you know
trumpet vines

Sondra J. Byrnes, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

In a green forest
flowers and hummingbirds.
A sense of paradise.

(Стоянка Атанасова-Танева), Sofia, BULGARIA (0,2,0)=4

on the power line
a hummingbird
PHYLLIS Lee, Sebring, Ohio, USA

rests in air
a humming bird and
a distant kite

Sudebi Singha, Kolkata, India (1,0,1)=4

thunder rolling --
the beatings of
hummingbird's wings

Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France (1,0,1)=4



withered flower -
hummingbird feather still
keeps nectar scent

Ana Baltė, Vilnius, Lithuania

colorful hummingbird
swirling wings are fluttering
with metallic shine

Minko Tanev, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

a little hummingbird
colored brooch
on the green leaf

Ivanka Yankova, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria

dreaming of everything
but staying in place

Christina Sng, Singapore)

pass over a farm

Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire, Bolgatanga, Ghana

bright white linen
scattering of bread crumbs
this hummingbird summer

Mark Gilfillan, London - UK

wet sunlight
in the honeysuckle
hummingbird whirr

Anna Cates, Wilmington, Oh. USA

the thing i share
i do not share
hummingbird wing beat

Srinivasa Rao Sambangi, Hyderabad, India

tropical house
the turquoise-throated puffleg
tattooed on her arm

Eleonore Nickolay, Vaires sur Marne, France

too late !
all pictures of hummingbirds
without hummingbird

Marcellin Dallaire-Beaumont, Brussels, Belgium

one silent morning
our cat gets a hummingbird...
honking fast food

Seshu Chamarty, Camp: Frisco, Texas (2,0,0)=2

awarded patience -
the hummingbirds eat
from her hand

Tomislav Maretić, Gornje Vrapče, Croatia


summer morning...
a hummingbird's reflection
on computer screen

Nancy Brady, Huron, USA

love kiss
between flower and Hummingbird
will remain the secret

Christiane Ranieri, WITTENHEIM, FRANCE

after rain shower
trembling drops of the rainbow

Dainius Dirgela, Vilnius, Lithuania

colourful morning-
a humming bird conference
at the feeder

Sandra Martyres, Mumbai, India

hummingbird . . .
reaching to every tier
of your love

Ajaya Mahala, Pune, India


thousands miles flying
haiku spartan poems -
with hummingbird soft

Gheorghe Postelnicu (Nicu Stopel), Bucharest, Romania

hovering tip
approaches her pink tulips
the soft sweet hum

Mark Gilbert, Nottingham, UK

In the heat of dawn
hummingbirds fly around
a flying saucer

Richard Jodoin, Montréal, Canada

The first day dream
of any hummingbird:
to step on earth

Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania

flapping wings
faster than her heartbeats
humming bird!

Munia Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

straw beak
the hummingbird penetrating

Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana

graveyard stillness
the hummingbird's love
to get heard

Aparna Pathak, INDIA

meditation space -
a rhythm of wing whistles
with the mantras

Arvinder Kaur, Chandigarh, India

morning date...
humming bird reaches out
to blue bells's heart

Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad, India


tiny hummingbird…
emerald coloured flicker
in front of the sun!

Nijolė Kerušįauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania

summer challenge -

hummingbird almost finds
its nectar reward
Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia

ruby throat shimmers
drones like didgeridoo ~
little hummingbird

Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, NJ USA

Yet exuberant
Colors of life

Nimi Arora, New Delhi, India

Congratulations to the winners, and to all who participated. We look forward to your participation in the 22nd Indian Kukai.