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January 2006 Kukai

Congratulations to Linda Chambers, the winner of our Kigo section, and to RaV(Flatline), the winner of our Free Format section!
January 2006 Results
Kigo Theme: Midwinter
A Sketch from Life

First Place -- 30 pts
midwinter
the wood pile
half gone

Linda Chambers
(3,6,12) = 30 pts


Second Place -- 24 pts
midwinter--
the empty bird nest
full of snow

Audrey Downey
(0,5,14) = 24 pts


Third Place -- 18 pts
midwinter--
undoing an old sweater
to knit a new one

max verhart
(2,3,6) = 18 pts


Fourth Place -- 15 pts
midwinter--
a glove in the middle
of the street

john tiong chunghoo
(0,3,9) = 15 pts


Fifth Place -- 14 pts
a shut-off notice
flaps in the wind--
midwinter

Andrew Riutta
(1,3,5) = 14 pts

midwinter--
long johns in the shape
of me

Irene Golas
(0,2,11) = 14 pts


Sixth Place -- 12 pts
just up to
the Buddha's third eye
midwinter snow

Bruce Ross
(1,3,3) = 12 pts

midwinter blues -
the dog offers me
its paw

Zhanna P. Rader
(1,2,5) = 12 pts


Seventh Place -- 11 pts
midwinter quilt
beneath the ancient patches
she sleeps alone.

Zaida Lysle
(1,2,4) = 11 pts


Eighth Place -- 10 pts
midwinter rain . . .
we've hit fifty miles
of silence

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(1,2,3) = 10 pts

midwinter--
seed catalogs swell
by the vaporizer

Nancy Smith
(0,3,4) = 10 pts


Ninth Place -- 9 pts
mid-winter . . .
a white hair
in my tea cup

robert wilson
(1,1,4) = 9 pts

midwinter
staying together
for the children

Bill Kenney
(1,1,4) = 9 pts

midwinter thaw
the ice-house sinks
into the lake

Carmel Lively Westerman
(1,1,4) = 9 pts


Tenth Place -- 8 pts
midwinter--
the hushed waterfall listens
to the moon

Earl Keener
(1,1,3) = 8 pts

midwinter wind--
for a moment, the pigeon
chases a cigarette butt

Tom
(0,2,4) = 8 pts

midwinter thaw. . .
all of the snow people
morphing

Francine Banwarth
(0,3,2) = 8 pts

midwinter thaw--
a groggy fly creeps
up the window

DeVar
(0,1,6) = 8 pts


Eleventh Place -- 7 pts
midwinter morning. . .
everybody
a stranger

Yajushi
(0,2,3) = 7 pts

midwinter blues
notes of a bassoon
on the night wind

lorin ford
(0,2,3) = 7 pts


Twelfth Place -- 6 pts
midwinter
the binding breaks
on my novel

Marie Summers
(1,0,3) = 6 pts

midwinter full moon
on the frozen river
another moon

Jean Jackson
(0,1,4) = 6 pts


Thirteenth Place -- 5 pts
the warm mossy stone
in my heart
midwinter

helge t.
(1,1,0) = 5 pts

full wolf moon
tracking deer amid
the midwinter snow

Denise L.
(1,1,0) = 5 pts

midwinter
darkness presses in
at the quiet window

Agnes Eva Savich
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

midwinter rain--
poised to dash outdoors the cat
changes his mind

Paul O. Williams
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

midwinter--
one cloud bringing
rain and snow

-- oino sakai
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

midwinter night -
church bells echo on
the distant mountain

Narayanan Raghunathan
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

midwinter
dog and cat share
the sun-warmed couch

Joann
(0,1,3) = 5 pts


Fourteenth Place – 4 pts
hunched on the tree
one lone chickadee
midwinter

Teri
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

Midwinter builders
Gathered for coffee
Talking frozen puffs

Linda Warner
(1,0,1) = 4 pts

midwinter dusk
a fireman faces
the flames

ed markowski
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

midwinter
the robin still
here

oga
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

midwinter fair
I smell the fresh cooking
of green tea

Kristjaan Panneman
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

midwinter--
the southbound lane
plowed

Dave Bacharach
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

midwinter--
homesick geese
eye the north star

Tristan Coleridge
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

midwinter
orange sunrise
before the rain

Deborah P Kolodji
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

Midwinter--
Each pair of gloves with
A lost mate

Linda Marucci
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

midwinter
the bare spot
on the football field

w.f. owen
(0,0,4) = 4 pts


Fifteenth Place -- 3 pts
midwinter blues--
window pane misty with the tea,
where are the flies?

D.V.Rozic
(1,0,0) = 3 pts

midwinter dawn ...
the garage door goes up
squeaking faintly

Origa
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

midwinter--
the leaves still hanging
from the trees

James M. Thompson
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

midwinter fish--
undisturbed
under the ice

John Healey
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

Texas midwinter--
two hundred acres burn
eighty-eight degrees

Brenda Roberts
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

midwinter
grey haired and the bald wait
in the cancer clinic

-- ushi
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

midwinter
her nose-ring glints
in the street light

ron moss
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

midwinter frost
my mother's needles
sharper

Petar Tchouhov
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

midwinter sun
two moose move across
the frozen lake

Meredith
(0,0,3) = 3 pts


First Place -- 22 pts
cloudy night
I make a wish
anyway

RaV (Flatline)
(2,3,10) = 22 pts


Second Place -- 18 pts
doorbell
she opens
the window

Grainne
(2,1,10) = 18 pts


Third Place -- 15 pts
old calendar
my birthday marked
by my ex-wife

Petar Tchouhov
(1,2,8) == 15 pts


Fourth Place -- 14 pts
bank withdrawal --
an empty candy dish
on the counter

Dave Bacharach
(2,3,2) = 14 pts

city folks
the farmer gives directions
in the dirt

w.f. owen
(0,2,10) = 14 pts


Fifth Place -- 12 pts
day after day
using the same route
the beggar and I

Bill Hudson
(1,2,5) = 12 pts

winter night
the sound of the marsh
in the rain

martin
(0,3,6) = 12 pts

dark winter skies--
the bright "OPEN" sign
of a liquor store

Andrew Riutta
(1,1,7) = 12 pts

early sunset . . .
the old cottonwood
loud with birds

Ann K. Schwader
(0,3,6) = 12 pts


Sixth Place -- 11 pts
finally letting them go
the faded roses
from his coffin

Francine Banwarth
(2,3,2) = 11 pts

just as it is
but not as it was...
today's Fuji

Keiko Izawa
(0,4,3) = 11 pts

wiping dust
off my harp--
accidental sounds

Tom
(0,0,11) = 11 pts


Seventh Place -- 10 pts
a hole in the snow
swallows his
bark

Suzume Shi
(0,2,6) = 10 pts

frosty morning:
the round shapes of pigeons
on a wire

Irene Golas
(0,1,8) = 10 pts


Eighth Place -- 9 pts
crisp morning
the first crunch
of cinnamon toast

Laryalee Fraser
(0,2,5) = 9 pts

New Year's walk
a puppy wants to come home
with me

-- ushi
(0,2,5) = 9 pts


Ninth Place -- 8 pts
books of poetry
a black bowl filled
with olives

(Deborah P Kolodji
(1,1,3) = 8 pts


Tenth Place -- 7 pts
housecleaning
dust on the cabinets
soaps on TV

James M. Thompson
((0,1,5) = 7 pts

winter rain--
an ice storm
in chapter two

Ami
(0,0,7) = 7 pts


Eleventh Place -- 6 pts
toppled ant-farm
the remaining few
start over

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(0,1,4) = 6 pts

80th birthday--
everybody helping granny
to put out the candles

D.V.Rozic
(0,0,6) = 6 pts


Twelfth Place -- 5 pts
tired and hungry--
the roundness
of the moon

Israel López Balan
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

newly married
she rolls her eyes--
another cowboy movie

Carmel Lively Westerman
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

paddy harvest
little birds hurry
to fallen grains

john tiong chunghoo
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

after christmas ...
a frost of white cat fur
on the red tree skirt

ChristineOC
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

biting air--
yesterday's fisherman
at his ice hole again

Zhanna P. Rader
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

perfect snow...
slipping a bread bag into
the boot with the hole

Paul R
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

home from college--
scent of narcissus
in her bathroom

Bruce H. Feingold
(0,0,5) = 5 pts


Thirteenth Place -- 4 pts
more snow coming
in the old woman's kneecaps
the dull aching.

Zaida Lysle
(1,0,1) = 4 pts

mackerel sky
raked wave patterns
in the sand trap

lorin ford
(1,0,1) = 4 pts

winter surf
when the shorebird turns
its shadow turns

Bruce Ross
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

empty cathedral--
faint echoes of
midwinter prayers

John Healey
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

rainy twilight--
three butterflies rest
on the white wall

Narayanan Raghunathan
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

bath time
the daddy rubber duck
has a bubble beard

Edward
(0,0,4) = 4 pts


Fourteenth Place -- 3 pts
After the wedding
the bride walking barefoot
through the snow

Vasile Moldovan
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

river breeze
children sing
from the bank

Darrell Lindsey
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

She glances with
Disdain
At the hand hugging lovers

Anton
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

winds of winter
clearing away
dead branches of life

shanna
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

cautiously driving
down white thatched frozen lane
moonscape unfolding

Barbara Curry
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

a winter sunbeam
falls onto the inn's wall
in the painting

Dubravko Marijanovic
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

slant window light
adding to the muscles
of the Rodin piece

Paul O. Williams
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

cold air--
puffing fog
with every breath

Audrey Downey
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

muffin crumbs--
pigeon shadow pecks
on my foot

Origa
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

prairie breeze--
the girl's ponytail
as she rides a horse

DeVar
(0,0,3) = 3 pts


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