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February 2004 Kukai

In the listing below, after each poem the author is listed, and then a three digit code revealing how many 3-point, 2-point, and 1-point points were cast for this poem by the other participating poets.

(2,1,4 = 12) would indicate that the poem above received two 3-point votes, one 2-point vote, and four 1-point votes.


February 2004 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Campfire
Free Format Theme: Headlights

First Place -- 17 Points

campfire
brass rivets sparkle
in her jeans

Darrell Byrd
(1,4,6) = 17

campfire
the northern lights
shift above the forest

Ed Markowski
(1,4,6) = 17

deepening dusk - 
an owl adds its voice
to the campfire song

Zhanna P. Rader
(1,6,2) = 17


Second Place -- 16 Points

campfire
the occasional hiss
of snowflakes

soji
(1,3,7) = 16


Third Place -- 12 Points

clearing-
the campfire smokes
in the mist

martin
(2,1,4) = 12


Fourth Place -- 11 Points

campfire --
shadows of my friends
dancing on the snow

Tomislav Maretic
(1,2,4) = 11

family tradition
each fish gains a pound or two
around the campfire

Edward
(0,3,5) = 11

head and taillights--
the highway splits
a herd of deer

DeVar
(1,2,4) = 11


Fifth Place -- 10 Points

campfire
once upon
the stars

oga
(0,4,2) = 10

campfire shadows -
a spray of embers
in the rising moon

Carol Raisfeld
(0,3,4) = 10


Sixth Place -- 9 Points

around 
the roaring campfire
so little talk

Peter Brady
(0,3,3) = 9

breaking up - 
the last sputters
of our campfire

Aruna
(1,1,4) = 9


Seventh Place -- 8 Points

campfire across the lake:
the songs we used
to sing

Nancy Smith
(0,2,4) = 8


Eighth Place -- 7 Points

beyond the campfire
not flickering
the winter moon

Paul O. Williams
(0,2,3) = 7

campfire songs--
bits of your face
in the flames

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(1,1,2) = 7

shadows flicker
in the distant pines
campfire

Don Baird
(0,2,3) = 7


Ninth Place -- 6 Points

no more marshmallows:
the stick goes into 
the campfire

oino sakai
(0,2,2) = 6


Tenth Place -- 5 Points

a new log
tossed on the campfire
eruption of sparks

Allen McGill
(0,0,5) = 5

flames of a campfire
in the eyes of a coyote
searching for some food

Cornelia
(1,0,2) = 5

the campfire darkens
the brook
babbles on

aom
(0,1,3) = 5

all winter long
his sleeping bag smells
like campfire.

Zaida Lysle
(0,1,3) = 5

each spark
a distant campfire
winter stars

Ann K. Schwader
(0,2,1) = 5


Eleventh Place -- 4 Points

campfire
a woman passerby talks about
her first love

john tiong chunghoo
(0,2,0) = 4

skating party
toasting marshmallows
by the campfire

Patricia A. Laurent
(0,1,2) = 4

Cast iron pot
cobbler simmers
in the campfire

Linda Warner
(0,0,4) = 4

campfire sing-along
the circle is broken 
by sparks and smoke

Carmel C. Lively
(0,1,2) = 4

just you and I
sitting around the campfire--
adding another flame

Toshiro Takeshita
(0,1,2) = 4


Twelfth Place -- 3 Points

Candlemas campfires
showing the far away sun
the way back

Helen Ruggieri
(1,0,0) = 3

far from home
a chance encounter
round the campfire

celia crook
(0,1,1) = 3

summers end-
teary-eye goodbye
around campfire

tina Stanton
(0,1,1) = 3

rain at dawn -- 
the campfire sighs
so does she

Flatline
(0,1,1) = 3

rainstorm 
the campfire's smoke
invades our tent

Owen Burkhart
(0,1,1) = 3

gasoline can
to start the campfire
"daddy's hair's on fire!"

ushi
(0,1,1) = 3

campfire sparks
competing with
the fireflies

Ruzica Matuka
(0,1,1) = 3

campfire intimacy
a spray of sparks
from dying embers

Deborah P Kolodji
(0,1,1) = 3

lake's edge--
ice chunks float
in the campfire

bmm
(0,1,1) = 3


First Place -- 29 Points

sleepless night --
counting the headlights
on the wall

Flatline
(1,9,8) = 29


Second Place -- 15 Points

family reunion
playing basketball
by headlights

Michael Baribeau
(1,3,6) = 15


Third Place -- 13 Points

homecoming
the play of his headlights 
on the ceiling

Aruna
(1,4,2) = 13

fog on the bridge--
a flicker of headlights
from the other side

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(0,5,3) = 13


Fourth Place -- 12 Points

after the journey
the sight of my own home
in the headlights

Glen Keener
(1,2,5) = 12


Fifth Place -- 10 Points

headlights
on a lonely road
broken white lines

Allen McGill
(0,3,4) = 10


Sixth Place -- 9 Points

deep winter
in the headlights' beam
a pale moon

Ed Markowski
(0,4,1) = 9


Seventh Place -- 8 Points

headlights
the innocent stare
of a child

Audrey Downey
(0,3,2) = 8

homeward bound
headlights and horns
team victory

Carmel C. Lively
(0,3,2) = 8


Eighth Place -- 7 Points

headlights
on the road
uphill

oga
(0,1,5) = 7

snow dust
in a doe's eyes
my headlights

Darrell Byrd
(1,1,2) = 7

headlights -- 
a cat's eyes hopping
by the road

Tomislav Maretic
(0,3,1) = 7

late again - 
the anxious wait
for headlights in the drive

soji
(0,2,3) = 7


Ninth Place -- 6 Points

glowing eyes
caught in the headlights
then gone

James M. Thompson
(0,1,4) = 6

passing headlights
scan empty cars
down lovers lane

peigi
(0,2,2) = 6

fading moonlight-
suddenly
a moose in the headlights

tina Stanton
(1,0,3) = 6

morning
headlights bright
with snow

martin
(0,3,0) = 6

sudden silence
a pair of headlights
pierce the fog

Tore Sverredal
(1,1,1) = 6


Tenth Place -- 5 Points

in the headlights
the startled eyes
of a doe

Janet Parker
(1,0,2) = 5

skyward leap--
a rabbit caught
between headlights

George Hawkins
(0,2,1) = 5

a horse drawn wagon
complete with headlights--
Amish Country

Toshiro Takeshita
(0,1,3) = 5


Eleventh Place -- 4 Points

lonely headlights
pushing apart the raindrops
down an empty road

Boris Nazansky
(1,0,1) = 4

sighs of relief
visible between spectators
ambulance headlights

Kylie Hooklyn
(0,1,2) = 4

lovers in the park -- 
a car's 
intruding headlights

Zvonko Petrovic
(0,1,2) = 4

headlights -- 
the cat's eyes rushing
and dying

Ruzica Mokos
(0,1,2) = 4

wrong exit
our headlight's find
a burma-shave sign

Owen Burkhart
(1,0,1) = 4


Twelfth Place -- 3 Points

starless night - 
my headlights skim the grasses
and the black beyond

Norman Darlington
(0,1,1) = 3

shivers of sadness
the cortege headlights
veiled in mist

Carol Raisfeld
(1,0,0) = 3

motorway bridge
ribbons of white headlights
dotted with red

celia crook
(0,0,3) = 3

the car headlights
fall on a dead tree,
its ghostly shape

Zhanna P. Rader
(0,1,1) = 3

head and taillights--
the highway splits
a herd of deer

DeVar
(0,1,1) = 3

beetle mania
painting thick black eyebrows
over the headlights

ushi
(0,1,1) = 3

icy street:
shattered glasses
and headlights

oino sakai
(0,1,1) = 3

leaping
the cast of headlights
a deer

Don Baird
(0,0,3) = 3

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