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July 2011 Kukai

Kigo Theme:

'Moth(s)'

 

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First Place -  23 Points

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moth balls —

the scent of childhood

from the woolens

 

Gautam Nadkarni

(0,4,15) = 23 pts

 

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Second Place - 21 Points

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 Her illness

The moth so close

To the flame

 

Angelika Kolompar

(2,2,11) = 21 pts

 

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Third Place – 20 Points

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paper lantern

a moth's shadow dances

on the wall

 

---Jacek M.

(2,4,6) = 20 pts

** Haiku 91 was really wonderful -- one can almost see the swinging paper lantern and the moth shadows.

**Love this!

 

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19 Points

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flurry of moths

under the porch light

our first kiss

 

Tom

(1,2,12) = 19 pts

 

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15 Points

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Golden wedding --

he plucks moths from

her dress

 

Cezar F.

(2,2,5) = 15 pts

 

 

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11 Points

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tattered moth...

he carefully turns

the last page

 

Allison Millcock

(0,3,5) = 11 pts

**That is a beautiful observation, I can see the scene. The adverb "carefully" is so well used here.

 

moth-eaten shawl --

grandma looks at me

from an old photo

 

Virginia Popescu

(0,2,7) = 11 pts

 

 

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10 Points

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oh silly moth

shall I tell you

the tale of Icarus?

 

Terri L. French

(0,2,6) = 10 pts

 

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9 Points

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funeral parlour

around the table lamp

a wreath of moths

 

André Surridge

(1,2,2) = 9 pts

**It's wonderful. I'd give it more if I could. I can't justify voting for any others lest this one lose.

 

Perseids--

moths circle

the porch light

 

Alan S. Bridges

(1,1,4) = 9 pts

 

 

gypsy moth --

the wind tugs at

a brown leaf

 

sanjukta

(0,3,3) = 9 pts

 

 

change of plans

the caterpillar

becomes a moth

 

Cara Holman

(0,1,7) = 9 pts

 

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8 Points

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Veteran of war -–

the burial suit

is riddled by moths

 

Petru-Ioan Garda

(1,1,3) = 8 pts

 

 

silver lining ...

a moth vanishes

in the moonlight

 

Don

(1,0,5) = 8 pts

 

 

sudden twitch

of the oak tree’s bark

becomes a moth

 

if=

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

garden lantern

among the lilies

a flitting moth

 

Maxianne

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

summer dusk

a rabble of moths gather

in the squid boat’s light

 

Ron C. Moss

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

moth

on my doormat --

welcome

 

Liz Rule

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

Luna moth—

some things

we can’t see

 

Alegria

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

 

Cecropia

last year's spelling champ

forgets the "i"

 

Edward

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

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7 Points

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his side of it...

moth parts

in the porch lamp

 

Polona

(1,0,4) = 7 pts

 

 

silence

tapping the porch light

a moth

 

Steve Mitchell

(0,3,1) = 7 pts

 

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6 Points

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bonfire ash

the moths that my cigar

attracted

 

Lex Joy

(1,0,3) = 6 pts

 

 

moonrise

drifting through the night

a lunar moth

 

Carolyn Coit Dancy

(0,2,2) = 6 pts

 

 

summer moon;

a yellow moth striking the pane

again and again

 

manoj saranathan

(0,2,2) = 6 pts

 

 

Moths congregate

around the lantern

midnight mass

 

Meredith Stern Cavalieri

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

**nice play on words

 

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5 Points

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this moth

tries to undress her

too

 

Ralf Bröker

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

 

 

93.

widespread wings

on the quiet pond

a moth’s last flutter

 

Sandy Gillespie

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

 

 

yahrzeit . . .

the gypsy moth hovers

outside our window

 

Margaret Dornaus

(0,2,1) = 5 pts

 

 

a leopard moth

asleep in the sink --

the remote inn

 

Michael McClintock

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

atlas moth

the tree disappears

from view

 

:^) bre

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

wobble, lurch, wobble

the dead moth

and the ant

 

Vida

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

after the tornado

a flutter of moths circle

the leaning street light

 

Rose Marie Stutts

(0,0,5) = 5 pts

 

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4 Points

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 a young girl in white

running in moonstruck darkness

a moth fluttering...

 

natalia kuznetsova

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

in the workplace

librarian trumps naturalist

murdered moth

 

- ru

(0,2,0) = 4 pts

**I love the gentle contrariness of this picture.

 

 

moths touching

the wallpaper pattern

in mother's room

 

Michele L. Harvey

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

capturing the moth

wing-dust

stains my fingers

 

Donna Bauerly

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

the purple moth ——

only a dusty smudge

is left behind

 

Marylouise Knight

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

moths on pins

a sailboat races

the storm

 

Laurene

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

dim candle light --

a passing moth leaves us

in the dark

 

~ Siboko Yamame

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

living alone

her porch light attracts

a luna moth

 

Beth Powell

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

lesser lights --

moths enter the orbit

of the street lamp

 

Elaine Riddell

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

turn on the lights --

a dark moth flies

from the landscape painting

 

Israel López Balan

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

 

heat wave

heavy with luna moth eggs

a fallen leaf

 

Kat Creighton

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

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3 Points

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distant thunder

a moth circles a candle

the radio plays viva las vegas

 

Jon Espen Vassbotn

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

first light of morning --

the white moth

unmoved

 

-- gillena cox

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

peonies witness

two white moths

fluttering tango

 

Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

sleeping

on a light bulb--

moths

 

Maria Santomauro

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

driving me crazy

the flapping moth inside

my inner ear

 

Barbara A Taylor

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

calm sea

the porthole

windowed with moth wings

 

--Peter Newton

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

a hole in the wing

the moth

glows

 

Peleridis

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

Childhood house

the only lodgers

the moths

 

Ailoaei Cristina

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

window spiders --

in grandma’s rocking chair

a moth

 

Patricia Lidia

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

sleepless...

flitting round the lamp

my grey thoughts

 

Ruth Powell

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

an Altas moth

alights on the map --

I hold my breath

 

James Dobson

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

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2 Points

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cabbage moths flutter

white wings dance on green shadows

snowflakes in July

 

dragonfly

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

moth

looks at falling leaves

in the blitzrain

 

jani sørensen

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

feeling as small

as a moth without a lamp . . .

the great north woods

 

Kirsty Karkow

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

dawn

the moth's shade

takes off

 

Bouwe Brouwer

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

big wings

in the butterfly garden

silk moth

 

Carmen Sterba

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

a white spring moth lingers in the dusk

 

martin gottlieb cohen

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

mammoth moth

having its way

with our jasmine bush

 

Elsa Colligan

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

light of dawn--

hovers over candle-smoke

a moth

 

Vishnu P Kapoor

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

moonlight on display

lilac scent is stirred

by moth wings

 

Harvey Jenkins

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

coldest night...

the cabbage moth

caresses the kitchen window

 

Angela Terry

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

twilight moth

caught between angry voices,

slamming screen door

 

Kurt R. W.

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

a moth

now where

will I find holes?

 

Barbara Campitelli

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

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1 Point

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sickbed

a fluttering moth

outside

 

gogatsu

 

 

dusky evening / was it butterfly or bird / mysterious sphinx

 

Leslie Brockway

 

  

moth on a screen

interdicted in its journey

to the TV moon

 

gourdman

 

  

nightfall

creamy moth wings

around the lamp

 

Frances O'Keeffe

 

  

the cat

chasing a moths

nightly entertainment

 

Bill Hudson

  

 

an unlanded moth

circling the sky --

midnight sun

 

Tikkanen Juhani

 

  

August rain~

a porch puddle moth

sticks to my shoe

 

Anonymous

 

 

soft spring twilight

a lime-green leaf takes flight:

luna moth

 

-- Chitra Rajappa

 

  

summer's end -–

under a lamp on the path,

a dying moth

 

Tomislav

 

  

Actias luna...

the three-year-old sees

a green butterfly

 

--Diane Mayr

 

  

a candlefly

attending his own funeral...

new moon

 

Tom Conally

 

  

haloed moon

at my breast a green moth

flutters

 

Anonymous

 

  

on the lamp shade --

a dead moth

gapping the light

 

Manuela Dragomirescu

 

  

still summer night

one moth after the other

zapped

 

Stevie Strang

 

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No Points This Time. Sorry.

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a huge Luna moth

on the summer sky --

delta wing hang glider

 

sTOPs

 

 

night jungle walk

flashlight deepens

the hawk moths love

 

Ramesh Anand

 

 

 on my turtle's path

that tomato worm

won't become moth

 

Chandra Bales

 

 

 july meadow

the night-butterfly

over a broken rainbow

 

Oddbjørn Aardalen

 

  

in the cornfield

Io moth eyes the shadows

full moon rises

 

Ben Gieske

 

  

the ghost of your kiss visits my lips,

soft as a moth

beating my mouth

 

- Suzume

 

  

light switch--

white moth

ink dark window

 

jill

 

  

moth in a spotlight

from her window Juliet

calls Romeo   ...  Romeo

 

carol pearce-worthington

 

  

a miller moth

flutters over my inked poem

in approval

 

zeyda

 

  

wavering light

the moth wings'

stolen kiss

 

Anonymous

 

  

on a thorny stem

a moth takes tentative steps

mimicking a leaf

 

Deirdre Godwin

 

  

Picture window,

moth checking reflections --

our first date.

 

Trevor Camp

 

  

silhouettes

follows the longing fellow

night moths

 

Peter O. Silvani

 

 

 a moth crossing through

his love song

in thunder moonlight

 

Bill Pauly

 

 

 silence again

around the dimmer light

-another dead moth

 

renaye

 

  

unpacking a trunk

wondering when my little friends

feasted on my clothes

 

Hazel A. Witherspoon

 

  

fluttering frenzy. . .

mediterranean meal moth

life cycle on raw peanuts

 

eric

  

 

rain puddle --

a moth alights on the peak

of Mont Blank

 

Anonymous

 

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General Comments:

 

**The Shiki kukai is a great resource for reading great haiku and for beginners like me to keep attempting to write good haiku. Thanks so much.  

 

**I have always loved moths (except for that irksome one in my ear!) . They have the most fantastic designs on their wings. And they come in so many different sizes, colours.

 

**Thanks for this opportunity to read some very good haiku again. As usual, it took me time to choose and weigh which ones I should give my 'loonie' vote. In the end, I suppose, I vote not only for what I believe is a good haiku based on my continuous reading, but on my own preference. Haiku, after all, is poetry, hence, an art. And isn't all art subject to the likes of whoever reads, sees, watches and hears it? I've also consistently given only 'one' vote, knowing that others will add to it; I'd rather spread it out, in case, that one vote makes a difference for one poet; it would for me.

 

** I looked for those haiku that showed the juxtaposition of two images.

 **Lots of good ones to choose from!

 

 

 


Free Format Theme:

'Weather Vernacular' 

 (*Weather explanations in this section are indicated with a single asterisk)

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First Place - 30 Points

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words

we’ve left unsaid--

Indian summer

 

Alegria

*Indian Summer--that brief return to summer temps after the first frost

(2,6,12) = 30 pts

**Lovely haiku, both parts fitting together so well,

and poignant too...

 

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Second Place - 29 Points

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cold front

she ladles the soup

in silence

 

Tom

(2,5,13) = 29 pts

**You immediately feel the chill radiating from the woman and wonder what led to this mood. I've been there!

 

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Third Place – 24 Points

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haying weather...

the lemonade jug

perspires

 

Ruth Powell

(0,7,10) = 24 pts

 

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21 Points

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 high winds

the swinging shadow

of the porch light

 

:^) bre

*gale-force wind

(1,6,6) = 21 pts

**I like the focus on the shadow.

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16 Points

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heat lightning

the slam of the porch door

after the argument

 

Meredith Stern Cavalieri

(1,2,9) = 16 pts

 

 

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14 Points

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Indian summer

my to-do list

grows longer

 

Cara Holman

(0,5,4) = 14 pts

 

 

picnic weather

through the silver birch

wickered light

 

André Surridge

*comfortable, dry weather good for outside activities

(0,5,4) = 14 pts

 

 

frost on the pumpkin . . .

I think about the child

that might have been

 

Margaret Dornaus

(0,1,12) = 14 pts

 

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11 Points

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dog days

my neighbor's howl

again

 

gogatsu

*hot and humid weather pattern of late summer named for the time of year

when Sirius (the dog star) is closest to the sun.

(0,2,7) = 11 pts

 

 

convergent zone --

the scent of lavender

and dust

 

Angela Terry

*weather phenomena in the Pacific Northwest where two air streams converge

and create a long-lasting rain-making system.

(0,2,7) = 11 pts

 

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10 Points

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weathered in…

the smell of the pot bellied stove

 

martin gottlieb cohen

(1,0,7) = 10 pts

 

 

Saskatchewan Screamer

the new kid pulls his tongue

off the flagpole

 

Edward

*variant of the Alberta Clipper

(0,1,8) = 10 pts

 

 

dog days --

songs of crickets

in new mown hay

 

Patricia Lidia

(0,1,8) = 10 pts

 

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9 Points

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thick-o-fog .  .  .

did he or did he not

kiss me in that dream?

 

Kirsty Karkow

*a thick sea fog

(0,1,7) = 9 pts

 

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8 Points

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June gloom

her son returns from Iraq

unharmed

 

Stevie Strang

(2,0,2) = 8 pts

 

 

summer shower ——

our grandson wonders

about cats and dogs

 

natalia kuznetsova

(0,3,2) = 8 pts

 

 

beach day

the old woman finally comes

out of her shell

 

Kat Creighton

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

partly sunny

partly cloudy

partly right

 

Terri L. French

(0,0,8) = 8 pts

 

 

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7 Points

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Alberta Clipper --

losing the feeling

in fingers and toes

 

Michele L. Harvey

*Alberta Clipper is a cold front down from the Artic

(0,2,3) = 7 pts

 

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6 Points

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thunderstorm--

it's raining

cats and dogs

 

Maria Santomauro

*heavy, soaking rain

(0,2,2) = 6 pts

**I love this image, a common phrase from my childhood and still in use.

 

snail weather:

tangled silver trails

streak the garden path

 

-- Chitra Rajappa

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

 

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5 Points

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polar fleece nights

it's brass monkey time

in the granite belt

 

Barbara A Taylor

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

**I smiled at this lovely evocation of cold - "brass monkey weather" is a derivative of the expression "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey." 

        The origin of the phrase is to do with war, though - the brass monkey was a brass rack or platform on which cannonballs would be set in readiness for use.  In extreme cold, the brass would contract, sometimes to the extent that the cannonballs would roll off.  Hence the expression and its subsequent, widespread use.

 

 

haymaking,

even on the life line

some callosities

 

Constantin Stroe

*a string of warm, dry days good for reaping grasses and grains

(0,2,1) = 5 pts

 

 

moon halo

touching the rim

of our old well

 

Donna Bauerly

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

Indian summer

the praying mantis

seems grouchy

 

Don

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

**This irony of this one made me smile

 

soup weather . . .

my son calls to tell me

he has cancer

 

Alice Frampton

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

dog day

the old tabby slinks

into the shade

 

Beth Powell

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

muggy 4th of July--

the new girlfriend

clinging to me

 

Bill Pauly

(0,0,5) = 5 pts

 

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4 Points

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unseasonable

locals calling it

Junuary

 

--Peter Newton

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

Blessed weather--

just like near my window a lilac

comes into blossom

 

Adina Enachescu

(0,2,0) = 4 pts

 

 

virga

not reaching far

enough

 

Chandra Bales

*sheets of rain that often evaporate before reaching the ground

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

Ripe wheat--

picking a bunch of ears

for my mother

 

Oprica Padeanu

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

my dog comes to me

to lean against my leg --

thunderboomers

 

zeyda

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

the yellow sky——

I  bring in the dog and pots

of basil and chives

 

Marylouise Knight

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

under a flame tree

a mob of kangaroos

twitch in the heat

 

Ron C. Moss

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

someone done left

the north gate open--

cold & blowin'

 

Alan S. Bridges

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

sultry day

trading "it's hotter than.." jokes

in six languages

 

Hazel A. Witherspoon

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

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3 Points

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today's rainfall -

grandmother would have said

"weather for young ducks"

 

-- gillena cox

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

pineapple express

tropical moisture arrives

with December clouds

 

Harvey Jenkins

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

The mares tail clouds

She packs for a picnic

But brings a shawl

 

Angelika Kolompar

*high altitude cirrus clouds indicating a change in weather, usually

precipitation.

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

when it rains it pours

joy the day mother gave me

morton salt girl gear

 

Nancy Smith

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

dog days --

my new shag cut

goes limp

 

sanjukta

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

mango season;

a lone fly buzzing in

the noon heat.

 

Manoj Saranathan

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

** I prefer present tense "buzzes".

 

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2 Points

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over the Moon

sweet love knows

singing-heart weather

 

Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

suddenly clouds --

fine weather

for young ducks

 

sTOPs

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

rain rises

swallows

fall

 

jani sørensen

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

**good observant augery 

 

my kite drifts westwards--

grandpa's forecast

"purvayiya" means rain

 

*purvayiya in Hindi means easterly wind; it brings rain in monsoon months

over north India

Vishnu P Kapoor

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

**Grandpa will, I think, out to be right despite the brave youngster flying his kite.

 

golden field of wheat --

fragrance of fresh bread

everywhere

 

Virginia Popescu

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

green tomatoes

line pantry shelves

summer’s end

 

Sandy Gillespie

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

cold snap

new buds indignant

branches tremble

 

miriam chaikin

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

Dog Day evening...

sipping iced tea

on the front porch

 

Rose Marie Stutts

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

horsetail clouds  . . .

a flock of buzzards

perched in the oak

 

Michael McClintock

*see mares tail clouds at entry 1.

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

muggy heat

a young crow begs

to be fed

 

Anonymous

*muggy weather is hot and humid

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

grasshopper weather

can`t hear anything

because of the fog

 

Oddbjørn Aardalen

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

soft rain

wet grass

celtic summer

 

Frances O'Keeffe

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

day of departure

his face announces

a high pressure area

 

Ralf Bröker

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

May storm...

I spray pheromones

onto her nightdress

 

--Jacek M.

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

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1 Point

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spear grass season

a pair of magpie geese

on spits

 

Allison Millcock

 

 

bubbly weather --

the ice cream takes

moment to melt

 

Ramesh Anand

 

  

chicory moon

under white fluffy clouds

fourth red tomato

 

gourdman

 

 

 cloudy periods

changing to afternoon sun

U.V. index high

 

Deirdre Godwin

 

  

Curly clouds

race in a blue sky

hillside sheep.

 

Trevor Camp

*mares tail clouds

 

  

a stream of people

run into the post office --

spitting rain

 

~ Isabelle Prondzynski

 

  

too limp to laugh...

on TV she call this

"humditity"

 

Anonymous

 

  

blazing sun

the weatherman says

rain is immanent

 

Barbara Campitelli

 

  

the news

- another hot one, Folks

not news

 

Steve Mitchell

 

 

 downpour

bouncing off a flat rock

a cow pissing

 

- ru

 

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No Points This Time. Sorry.

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 dog days

huge skin graft

on her left foot

 

if

  

hazy afternoon

orange air quality

July fire sale

 

dragonfly

 

  

rain coming--

five fly bites

guarantee

 

jill

 

  

hurricane predictions

he talks about the strength

of the Bermuda high

 

Laurene

  

 

the south norwegian "smeigedag"

strokes/cuddles/fondles everything

till' you just stretch out and purrrrrr

 

Jon Espen Vassbotn

* "Smeigedag" is a hot, sunny day just before the rain sets in.

 

  

the neighbor

eating hot pepper

in this heat

 

Bill Hudson

 

  

smokin' blues

can't get much hotter

ha--humidex!

 

Maxianne

 

  

Squall of rain?

No, just her

sudden diarrhea.

 

Tikkanen Juhani

 

  

under the weather --

she awakes at noon

and smiles at me

 

James Dobson

 

  

heat wave --

a southerly buster storms

up the coast

 

Liz Rule

*a cold front from the Tasman Sea, heralded by a stiff wind from the south

is known in areas of Australia as the “Southerly Buster.”

  

 

rejoining

the humid race

monsoon flow

 

Ann K. Schwader

 

  

a squished beetle...

he goes back in to get

his umbrella

 

--Diane Mayr

 

 

 warm today

hot tamale...

mexican summer

 

Tom Conally

 

 

 winter's

first polar rodent --

snow to low levels

 

Elaine Riddell

  

 

Canicular South --

Now I know why the compass

indicate North

 

Petru-Ioan Garda

*of or relating to the "dog days"

 

  

good weather

bad weather

we all weather together

 

eric

 

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General Comments:

 

**I loved these haiku - I thought Weather Vernacular was a good choice, despite some objections which you mentioned.  I really enjoyed them.  Thanks.

 

**Difficult theme? Yes. But what a width of ingenuity and experience! Well done, dear editors

 

**Some of these were really quite “interesting” …..

 

**Thank you for the enjoyment!

 

**I really found the selection of the theme confusing. I'm glad it eventually resulted in some fine haiku which made me wish I had more points to give.

 

**Thank you for the great weather-term information!

 

**Very clever haiku for a very challenging prompt!

 

**I had no idea there where so many different localized weather expressions. This subject contained many educational haiku. Thanks for the weather lore. One true thing we can’t live without the weather…

 

**First, I would like to say that I really enjoyed the subject. I did hesitate for a moment when I first read it, but it turned out to be interesting and I really enjoyed the participants' haikus. 

 

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Thank you for participating in the July 2011 Kukai!

 

We will announce the September 2011 Call for Submissions on Monday, September 5th. See you then!

 

With much appreciation,

 

The Shiki Monthly Kukai Team

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