Thursday, December 1, 2016

111



Sorrel - (Hybiscus sabdarrifa); in T&T the calyx is used to made the traditional Christmas Sorrel drink

Dear haiku friends, What is the one one drink you think you must have or you don't feel like it's Christmas? Welcome to our special Christmas kukai 2016; I propose 'Christmas beverages' as our theme. e-mail one haiku, written in the form of your choice, emphasizing the theme of 'Christmas beverages'; Have fun, be creative. Enjoy!

Haiku Example:-
red stains my fingers -
the crisp sounds in coring
the sorrel calyx

--gillena cox


My Sorrel Drink Recipe


Deadline for sending entries is December 10th 2016

A voting list will be e-mailed to all players

Deadline for sending votes is December 20th 2016

Voting:
Votes to be scored using a total of 6 points; voters must use all 6 points
Example:-
Haiku#76………3pts
Haiku#34………2pts
Haiku#8………1pt

the example given is just one of several ways you can allot your points

Comments during voting are encouraged but must be limited to 3 lines. When
published, these comments and votes will be given anonymous listings.
e-mail your vote and comments

The results will be published here at Caribbean Kigo Kukai on December 21st 2016. After results have been posted, any comments you wish to make can be posted directly here at the blog just click on comments at the end of the post

much love
gillena



I am pledging a free gift copy of my book Pink Crush; which will be posted by snail mail, to the winner of this Kukai.

Monday, August 22, 2016

110



Poems remain the copyright of individual writers

PLAYERS:
1. Ana Drobot, Romania; 2. Vasile Moldovan , Romania; 3. Vibeke Laier, Denmark; 4. Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire,Ghana; 5. Adjei Agyei-Baah, Ghana; 6. Anthony Q. Rabang Philippines; 7. Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia; 8. Tomislav Maretić, Croatia; 9. Paul David Mena, USA; 10. Chelle Baratta-Angelini, USA; 11. Pat Geyer, USA

FIRST PLACE

9
island parade --
losing myself
in the steel drum
--Paul David Mena
VOTES: *24*** SCORE: 16
COMMENTS: 1. a haiku with a perfect setting where one can get lost in the full blast of steel pan ensemble! I am thrilled by this one!
2. Brings me back over 40 years ago to when I visited Bermuda and first heard steel drums.


SECOND PLACE

8
listening to blues
in the metro, I let already
six trains go by
--Tomislav Maretić
VOTES: 132*** SCORE: 13
COMMENTS: 1. The poet's heart is filled by music. It is a pleasure feeling the joy of life and music.
2. This is my present, since I love blues and ride metro. There's a kind of beat in this kukai reminiscent of the train wheels on the tracks and the train whistles are like the blues.


THIRD PLACE

4
music of rain -
falling
asleep
--Blessmond Alebna. Ayinbire Bolgatanga - Ghana West Africa
VOTES: 321*** SCORE: 10
COMMENTS: 1. The poem shows connection with nature and with the feeling associated to the music of rain in just five words.
2. I remember living in NJ and hearing the rain lull me to sleep - this kukai says it perfectly. A much simpler time.


RESULTS CONTINUED

1.
steel pan -
the wind enters
my garden
--Ana Drobot. Bucharest, Romania
VOTES: 211*** SCORE: 07
COMMENTS:


2.
listening to
the leaves rustle and the spheres music
let's dance in their beat
--Vasile Moldovan. Buchaest, Romania
VOTES: 1***** SCORE: 01
COMMENTS: Feeling a deep connection with nature and spirituality in this poem.


3
after ballet
music drops into
sylfide dreams
--Vibeke Laier
VOTES: 1***** SCORE: 01
COMMENTS:


5
my favorite song
becoming more sweeter
on my rival’s stereo
--Adjei Agyei-Baah (Ghana)
VOTES: 11**** SCORE: 03
COMMENTS:


6
creeping through
between the sheets
violin chills
--Anthony Q. Rabang Philippines
VOTES: 111*** SCORE: 06
COMMENTS:


7
the well in the middle
of the lost oasis
cricket sings ancient song
-- Tatjana Debeljacki
VOTES: 11**** SCORE: 03
COMMENTS:


10
hips sway soft rhythms
of sweet melodic timbre
rubber-tipped drumsticks
--Chelle
VOTES:**1*** SCORE: 03
COMMENTS:


11
ramajaying...
steel pan dreams calling me
calling me

--Pat Geyer
VOTES: 11**** SCORE: 03
COMMENTS




[snoopy from google dot com]

CONGRATULATIONS to Paul David Mena who will receive a copy of my book



Monday, August 1, 2016

109



CKK AUGUST SPECIAL - August is steel pan month in Trinidad and Tobago

Dear haiku friends, Welcome to our special kukai; for August is steel pan month in Trinidad and Tobago
I propose 'the music invites you in' as our theme. e-mail one haiku, written in the form of your choice, emphasizing the theme 'the music invites you in'; Have fun, be creative. Enjoy!

Example:-
sassy flag waver
her body music driven -
sweet sounds of steel pan

--gillena cox

Deadline for sending entries is August 10th 2016


A voting list will be e-mailed to all players
Deadline for sending votes is August 20th 2016

Voting:
Votes to be scored using a total of 6 points; voters must use all 6 points
Example:-
Haiku#76………3pts
Haiku#34………2pts
Haiku#8………1pt

the example given is just one of several ways you can allot your points

Comments during voting are encouraged but must be limited to 3 lines. When
published, these comments and votes will be given anonymous listings.
e-mail your vote and comments

The results will be published here at Caribbean Kigo Kukai on April 21st 2016. After results have been posted, any
comments you wish to make can be posted directly here at the blog just click on comments at the end of the post

much love
gillena



following the lead of Franklin Magalhaes I will pledge a copy of my book Moments; which will be posted by snail mail, to the winner of this Kukai.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

108


Poems remain the copyright of individual writers

PLAYERS:
1. Pat Geyer, USA; 2. Ana Drobot, Romania; 3. Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia 4. Sanaa Rizvi, Saudi Arabia; 5. Gheorghe Postelnicu, Romania; 6. Keith Simmonds, France; 7. Gabriel Sawicki, Poland; 8. Brendon Kent, UK; 9. Ajaya Mahala, India; 10. Vasile Moldovan, Romania; 11. Madhuri Pillai, Australia; 12. Anna Cates, USA; 13. Michael OBrien, UK; 14. Celestine Nudana, Ghana;


FIRST PLACE
7

just enough
to dress the empty space
spider's silk
--Gabriel Sawicki
Votes: 233*** Score:17
Comments: I enjoyed this haiku about the stylish spider! In fashion, we say that less is more. So, the spider's silk is just enough to dress, or to decorate, the empty space. We can take nature as an example when it comes to fashion and decoration. The spider is one of nature's best artists, after all. Very skillful.


SECOND PLACE
10

in the style of day
even the scarecrow has on
broken blue jeans
--Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
Votes: 223*** Score:15
Comments: Broken blue jeans are a very often sight nowadays, everywhere in the streets and even in universities. It is naturally adopted by the scarecrow too!The stylish scarecrow feels more confident now, it seems! We sympathize more with it, anyway!


THIRD PLACE
12

strutting with pride
outside the Goodwill thrift store
a crow pecks at crumbs
--Anna Cates, USA
Votes: 312*** Score:11
Comments: Thrift stores are places that attract people the same way as crumbs attract birds like crows. They choose and find what they are interested in. We can get quite picky in stores, and we are brought in by curiosity.



RESULTS CONTINUED

1
Dressed in purple…
myrtle, where’s this frock
In wintertime
--Pat Geyer, USA
Votes: 1***** Score:1
Comments:



2
the style
that endures...
sakura season
--Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)
Votes: *31*** Score:9
Comments:


3
ikebana style
sensitive spears of grass
winter sun
--Tatjana Debeljacki
Votes: *2**** Score:4
Comments:


4
Fervour bade
her eyes reflect
youthful flash.
--Sanaa Rizvi
Votes: ****** Score:0
Comments:


5
STYLISH GIRLS GAME-
the long dress earned me money
no mon no fun
NICU STOPEL, ROMANIA
Votes: ****** Score:0
Comments:


6
the beauty queen
selects an astounding smile
to fit her stylish gait
--Keith A. SIMMONDS Rodez, FRANCE
Votes: 2***** Score:2
Comments:


8
turning heads
the way
she wears it
--Brendon Kent, UK
Votes: 12**** Score:5
Comments:


9
falling curtains
a stylish kiss finally seals
the end scene
--Ajaya Mahala, Pune India
Votes: *11*** Score:5
Comments:


11
glitterati
the flashes on the red carpet
as she pirouettes her dress
--Madhuri Pillai, Australia
Votes: 11**** Score:3
Comments:


13
hands behind my back…
my father notes
his father’s style
--Michael OBrien
Votes: *2**** Score:4
Comments:


14
moonlit night
words dance across the pages
poetry with style
--Celestine Nudanu
Votes: 2***** Score:2
Comments:



RECEIVED LATE AFTER VOTING HAD ALREADY STARTED
green gyokuro
growing in the shades-
a Japanese style
--Precious Oboh, Nigeria
Votes:Sorry; received to late for the voting list
Comments: Players are encouraged to add any comments about this haiku at blog-comments



CONGRATULATIONS to Gabriel; Franklin Magalhaes has pledged a copy of his book Just A Moment; which he will post by snail mail, to the winner of this Kukai.



Friday, April 1, 2016

107


[a google dot com image]

CKK APRIL SPECIAL - A poem in your pocket 2016

Dear haiku friends, Welcome to our special kukai; for A Poem In Your Pocket Day April 21st 2016
I propose 'style' as our theme. e-mail one haiku, written in the form of your choice, emphasizing the theme 'style'; Have fun, be creative. Enjoy!

Example:-
the Easter Parade -
yielding to a breezy draft
a stylish hat

--gillena cox


Deadline for sending entries is April 9th 2016
Deadline for sending votes is April 19th 2016

A voting list will be e-mailed to all players

Voting:
Votes to be scored using a total of 6 points; voters must use all 6 points
Example:-
Haiku#76………3pts
Haiku#34………2pts
Haiku#8………1pt

the example given is just one of several ways you can allot your points

Comments during voting are encouraged but must be limited to 3 lines. When
published, these comments and votes will be given anonymous listings.
e-mail your vote and comments

The results will be published here at Caribbean Kigo Kukai on April 21st 2016. After results have been posted, any
comments you wish to make can be posted directly here at the blog just click on comments at the end of the post

much love
gillena



This notice is edited to include a bit of exciting news: Franklin Magalhaes has pledged a copy of his book Just A Moment; which he will post by snail mail, to the winner of this Kukai.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

106


photo by gillena cox, West Mall, Trinidad 2015 Christmas decor

Poems remain the copyright of individual writers

PLAYERS:
1.Opie Houston, US; 2.Ana Drobot, Romania 3. Pat Geyer, US; 4. Sanaa Rizvi, Saudi Arabia; 5. Gheorghe Postelnicu, Romania; 6. Devin Harrison, Canada; 7. Vasile Moldovan, Romania; 8. Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, USA; Krzysztof Kokot, Poland; 10. Tomislav Maretic, Croatia; 11. Brendon Kent, UK; 12. Tatjana Debeljacki, Serbia; 13. Anna Cates, USA; 14. Shrikaanth Krishamurthy, Birmingham UK; 15. Keith Simmonds, France

FIRST PLACE

13
Christmas lights
I put the shadows
behind me
--Anna Cates, Wilmington OH 45177 (USA)
Votes: 314*** Score:17
Comments:


SECOND PLACE

2
glad tidings -
getting out of the box
last year's paper cranes
--Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
Votes: 341*** Score:14
Comments:


THIRD PLACE
6
swept up
into the language of light
a fallen angel
--Devin Harrison - Vancouver Island - Canada
Votes: 222*** Score:12
Comments:



RESULTS CONTINUES

1
Christmas morning sun--
reassuring blessings
and relief of pain
Opie Houston
Votes: 1***** Score:01
Comments:


3
small wisps of straw
our tokens of prayer...
the Child is born
--Pat Geyer
Votes: *1**** Score:02
Comments:


4
Adversity
can't resist the imperceptible
Bloom.
--Sanaa Rizvi
Votes: ****** Score:00
Comments:


5
free firework rock show -
true GOODBYE TO GRAVITY
insted of GLAD TIDINGS
--Stops
Votes: ****** Score:00
Comments:


7
Glad tidings-
foreshadowing the Christmas
the first snowfall
--Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
Votes: 11**** Score:03
Comments:


8
holiday tidings
expectations inflating
and deflating
--Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Votes: 212*** Score:10
Comments:


9
eve-
lonely
star
--Krzysztof Kokot, Poland
Votes: 21**** Score:04
Comments:


10
glad tidings -
patients in the hallway decorate
the Christmas tree
--Tom
Votes: 11**** Score:03
Comments:


11
snowflakes
settling
our differences
--Brendon Kent, Southampton UK
Votes: 212*** Score:10
Comments:


12
bent old man
brings in the christmas tree
snowing in the town
--Tatjana Debeljacki
Votes: 3***** Score:03
Comments:


14
Christmas again…
the happy tidings
yet to come
--Shrikaanth Krishamurthy, Birmingham UK
Votes: 13**** Score:07
Comments:


15
The prince of peace
in a lowly manger…
glad tidings
--Keith Simmonds
Votes: 1*1*** Score:04
Comments:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

105



HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL CARIBBEAN KIGO KUKAI FRIENDS

Dear haiku friends, This is our second special kukai and our First Christmas Kukai; in 2015.
I propose 'glad tidings' as our theme. Send one haiku by email email me, written in the style of your choice, which highlights or emphasizes 'glad tidings'

DEADLINE FOR SENDING ENTRIES IS 10th DECEMBER 2015

The results will be published here at Caribbean Kigo Kukai on December 21st 2015. After results have been posted, any comments you wish to make can be posted directly here at the blog just click on comments at the end of the post

much love
gillena