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April 2003 Kukai



April 2003 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Violets
Free Format Theme: Alley

First place - 23 votes

melted snow
where a ewe has slept
wild violets

Ray Mackenzie
(273 = 23)


Second place - 22 votes

afterward –
the scent of violets
in her lingerie

Carole MacRury
(248 = 22)


Third place - 13 votes

mail call ...
the scent of violets
from home

Carol Raisfeld
(134 = 13)


Fourth place - 12 votes

nightfall --
a few wild violets
half-buried in snow

hortensia anderson
(214 = 12)


Fifth place - 10 votes

grandmother's album--
bits of crushed violet
between memories

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(042 = 10)

african violets
the ladies at the y
laugh in their cups

Earl Keener
(123 = 10)

kite flying
the sway of
blue violets

w.f. owen
(220 = 10)


Sixth place - 8 votes

spring dusk -
dog violets and
the first few stars

Jon Davey
(113 = 8)

after the long climb
I share my water
with the violets

Hugh Waterhouse
(024 = 8)


Seventh place - 5 votes

still in bloom
glazed violets
on a chocolate cake

semi
(013 = 5)

planting violets
squiggly earthworms
greet the sun

bill lerz
(021 = 5)

dawn light
on the window sill -
violets

Darrell Byrd
(013 = 5)

spring celebration--
violets and
dandelion wine

Mary Lee McClure
(013 = 5)

from the dirt
where the fence digs in
violets

Kate Creighton
(102 = 5)

counting practice
on the way to school
hedgerow violets

ushi
(013 = 5)

warplanes
a mouse takes shelter
among the violets

Tore Sverredal
(102 = 5)

full moon
the fragrance of violets
underfoot

Claire Murray
(021 = 5)

hand-painted violets
the new mailbox
always full

Joann
(102 = 5)


Eighth place - 4 votes

tears on his picture
in the year book
a violet corsage

Betty
(101 = 4)

a bracelet of violets
dangles from her dirty arm
garden visit

SUE Torres
(012 = 4)


First place - 28 points

cobblestone alley
his cane
knows the way

w.f. owen
(464 = 28)


Second place - 18 points

sidewalk café -
an alley cat licks
spilled latte

Darrell Byrd
(074 = 21)


Third place - 14 points

daybreak --
windows across the alley
turn rose gold

hortensia anderson
(216 = 14)


Fourth place - 11 points

in an alley
behind the bakery
plump pigeons

peigi
(043 = 11)

in the alley
long-stemmed roses
among the refuse

Carole MacRury
(027 = 11)

deserted alley
only the quarrel of cats
in love

angelee deodhar
(035 = 11)

trash day -
the alley lined
with hyacinths

b'oki
(221 = 11)


Fifth place - 10 points

window to window
a clothesline across the alley
spring breeze

Betty
(115 = 10)


Sixth place - 9 points

first star
above the alleyway - 
a bag lady shuffles home

ron moss
(033 = 9)

spring morning
the old alley fills 
with twitter

Tore Sverredal
(122 = 9)


Seventh place - 8 points

rusty iron – 
she swings back and forth
on the alley gate

Marylouise Knight
(016 = 8)


Eighth place - 7 points

in the alley
a pile of papers
starts to dance

Jaloe
(112 = 7)

trash day
a coyote leads two pups
down the alley

Joann
(112 = 7)


Ninth place - 6 points

his last strike out
she leaves the bowling alley
in a huff

bill lerz
(103 = 6)

above - the sound
of laundered sheets
an alley cat below

Deborah Russell
(022 = 6)

lost in the city-
a narrow alley
to a strip of sky

Earl Keener
(014 = 6)


Tenth place - 5 points

a shaft of sunlight
pierces the dark alley
cease fire

Allen McGill
(110 = 5)

cats on the prowl
in the alley trash can
his spurned roses

Deborah P Kolodji
(021 = 5)

homesick
we look for streets with alleys
hollyhocks

doris Kasson
(110 = 5)

deserted alley
the dog's barking
from behind the wall

gillena cox
(013 = 5)


Eleventh place - 4 points

city lights--
a posse of dogs loose
in the alley

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(012 = 4)

ghetto alley
business as usual
after midnight

OwenB
(012 = 4)


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