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January 2005 Kukai

Congratulations to bmm, the winner of our Kigo section, and to Ron Moss, the winner of our Free Format section!

January 2005 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Celestial Bodies
Free Format Theme: Coffee

First Place -- 36 Points

glassy lake
a sudden icy wind
wrinkles the stars

bmm
(4,7,10) = 36


Second Place -- 19 Points

nightfall
a firefly blinks its way
toward Mars

Ed Markowski
(0,4,11) = 19


Third Place -- 15 Points

polaris--
a north wind levels
the chimney smoke

DeVar
(1,2,8) = 15


Fourth Place -- 13 Points

cloudless night…
a plane flies into
the Big Dipper

Marie Summers
(0,3,7) = 13

a cat prowls
the midnight fence
milky way

Allen McGill
(0,2,9) = 13

cold harbor . . . 
the blind girl's hand
twirls a star

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(1,4,2) = 13

long journey--
a distant star becomes
a porch light

Earl Keener
(1,3,4) = 13

midnight mass
Orion rises low
over the fields

Agnes Eva Savich
(0,5,3) = 13


Fifth Place -- 10 Points

celestial map
she finds a planet
with her name

Carmel C. Lively
(1,1,5) = 10


Sixth Place -- 9 Points

summer night--
Sagittarius fires
a shooting star

Tristan Coleridge
(1,0,6) = 9

fast moving comet
a cluster of aid workers
eyes the dark sea

Angèle Lux
(1,1,4) = 9


Seventh Place -- 8 Points

star glow - 
a pitched tent
on the ridge

ron moss
(0,4,0) = 8

cloudless sky 
walking home
down the Milky Way

Flatline
(0,3,2) = 8


Eighth Place -- 7 Points

midnight pleasure
viewing Orion with
her naked eye

Carol Raisfeld
(0,2,3) = 7

star chart
my son finds
the little dipper

Meredith
(0,3,1) = 7


Ninth Place -- 6 Points

a frog croak - 
galaxies inside and
outside the lake

brahman~narayanan
(0,1,4) = 6

housebond and waiting
for winter's end--
Canis Major

susan bond
(0,2,2) = 6

spaceship on Titan
my sons crash-land
after school

Deborah P Kolodji
(0,1,4) = 6


Tenth Place -- 5 Points

the north star
through dotted lace curtains--
her son's birthday

Laryalee Fraser
(0,1,3) = 5

In the dead of night
a sleepless puppy barking
towards The Great Dog

Vasile Moldovan
(0,1,3) = 5

new zealand -
one curled frond encircles
saturn

Kathy Earsman
(1,1,0) = 5

Christmas Eve--
through the shepherd's crook
the Star of David

Nancy Smith
(1,0,2) = 5

that evening
during a romantic walk
a clear Venus

Cornelia
(1,0,2) = 5

wrapped in a blanket
in the gently rocking boat--
Orion sparkles

Raven
(1,0,2) = 5

big talker
he woos her with his tall tales
under Taurus

Linda Warner
(0,0,5) = 5


Eleventh Place -- 4 Points

marriage date
the astrologer checks
their stars

john tiong chunghoo
(0,1,2) = 4

more war dead…
over the tv tower
orion

roberta beary
(0,0,4) = 4

Almost dawn--
a bright meteor flashes
into a summer sea

Zhanna P. Rader
(0,0,4) = 4


Twelfth Place -- 3 Points

at each window
looking for winter stars
abandoned hut

Israel Lopez Balan
(0,1,1) = 3

airplane light
blinking
eyes of the Twins

Mark Hollingsworth
(0,0,3) = 3

celestial map
with Orion missing
jigsaw puzzle

Origa
(1,0,0) = 3

a view of Mars
until it turned on 
its landing lights

Owen Burkhart
(0,1,1) = 3

winter night hunt
Orion and wolf howls
prowl the sky

Edward
(0,0,3) = 3

shorter nights
Mars and Jupiter
aligned

teri
(0,0,3) = 3

shooting star!
make a wish
too late

lucindab
(0,0,3) = 3


First Place -- 35 Points

autumn wake--
the widow's tremor
in her coffee

Ron Moss
(4,5,13) = 35


Second Place -- 26 Points

talking divorce
he pours his coffee
then mine

roberta beary
(1,8,7) = 26


Third Place -- 14 Points

morning rain. . . 
aftershocks
in my coffee

Marie Summers
(0,3,8) = 14

scent of coffee…
my cat opens
one eye

Marili Deandrea
(2,0,8) = 14


Fourth Place -- 13 Points

coffee stains
on a paper napkin--
her goodbye note

Darrell Byrd
(0,4,5) = 13


Fifth Place -- 12 Points

winter night storm--
the coffee grows colder
chapter by chapter

Edward
(0,3,6) = 12


Sixth Place -- 11 Points

grandpa's coffee rings
with a yellow marker
she makes smiley faces

pamela molhuysen
(0,3,5) = 11


Seventh Place -- 10 Points

writer's block--
stale coffee
and cigarettes

Tristan Coleridge
(1,2,3) = 10

old love letter--
how this coffee steam
blurs my vision

susan bond
(1,1,5) = 10


Eighth Place -- 8 Points

sunrise coffee--
horses graze the meadow
dusted with frost

bmm
(0,3,2) = 8

cold morning walk
steam from coffee cup
fogs my glasses

Terry Ingram
(0,3,2) = 8

melancholy morning
black coffee engulfs
a pour of cream

Agnes Eva Savich
(0,2,4) = 8


Ninth Place -- 7 Points

blind date
each eyes the other
over coffee

ushi
(1,0,4) = 7

night classes:
the professor first in line
at the coffee machine

oino sakai
(0,1,5) = 7

black coffee
darker than the nights
without you

Vic Gendrano
(1,0,4) = 7


Tenth Place -- 6 Points

new year's eve
waitress pours coffee
in my tea cup

Audrey Downey
(0,1,4) = 6

the phone still silent…
she scatters coffee grounds
by the rose bush

Laryalee Fraser
(0,1,4) = 6

wood stove--
the enamel coffee pot
heavier each day

Owen Burkhart
(1,0,3) = 6

family news
the new bride
refuses coffee

Kylie Hooklyn
(0,0,6) = 6

my manuscript back,
a coffee ring on page two--
someone got that far

Paul O. Williams
(0,0,6) = 6

coffee aroma-
morning birds drift in 
spring breeze

brahman~narayanan
(0,2,2) = 6


Eleventh Place -- 5 Points

dark coffee bar
the moth-eaten deer head
misses a glass eye

Angèle Lux
(0,1,3) = 5

morning coffee
the night lights up
with each sip

Grzegorz Sionkowski
(0,0,5) = 5

skylight rain . . . 
a morning of coffee clouds
and your silence

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(0,2,1) = 5

five day forecast--
the weatherman grips
his coffee mug

jt
(0,1,3) = 5

new widower
looking for a coffee cup,
only his wife's is clean

Zhanna P. Rader
(0,0,5) = 5


Twelfth Place -- 4 Points

empty office
still in the air
smell of coffee

Israel Lopez Balan
(0,1,2) = 4

after your news
a second coffee
…a third

Irene Golas
(0,0,4) = 4

coffee break-- 
ants mountain climbing
among sugar cubes

Nancy Smith
(0,1,2) = 4

alien cultures
worlds bizarre and wonderful
god i miss coffee

eric marin
(1,0,1) = 4

sudden change--
the coffee we shared
frozen to the cup

Earl Keener
(0,1,2) = 4


Thirteenth Place -- 3 Points

sound of coffee poured--
tinging of the stirring spoon-
swirling mist above

Linda Warner
(1,0,0) = 3

winter bus stop
twilight floats
in the coffee cup

martin
(0,1,1) = 3

early morning--
waking to the smell of coffee
I make green tea

Origa
(0,0,3) = 3

back from vacation--
the grey-bearded coffee grounds
left in the pot

Glen Keener
(0,0,3) = 3

Alone at morning
grasp dark bitter company--
warmth in a cup.

Sandra Lee Friedlander
(1,0,0) = 3


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