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June 2011 Kukai

Kigo Theme:

OUTDOOR MARKETS

 

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First Place - 31 Points

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flea market...

the itch

to buy something

 

Michele L. Harvey

(1,5,18) = 31 pts

 

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Second Place - 28 Points

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flea market

two bees circling

the same flower

 

Cara Holman

(1,5,15) = 28 pts

 

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Third Place – 25 Points

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flea market

the antique bowl

fills with the sun

 

Keiko

(2,5,9) = 25 pts

**(would have given more if third line read “fills with sun” instead

of “the sun”)

 

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20  Points

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flea market

we inspect the holes

in the handmade quilt

 

Carmel Lively Westerman

(2,2,10) = 20 pts

 

 

y rd s le

the typewriter's

missing key

 

Alan S. Bridges

(0,3,14) = 20 pts

** I don't usually vote for those that aren't 5-7-5, but

I like this one enough to make an exception.

 

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16  Points

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sidewalk sale

she strokes every book

before wrapping it

 

Vida

(0,5,6) = 16 pts

**Such a loving gesture. Thank you for showing us.

 

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15  Points

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produce market

soil in the cracks

of her hands

 

Christopher Pickslay

(0,3,9) = 15 pts

**So beautifully observed and told. The simplicity

of this haiku is powerful.

 

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12  Points

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outdoor market --

a tattooed man sells

permanent markers

 

Israel López Balan

(1,1,7) = 12 pts

 

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11  Points

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everything

under the sun

outdoor market

 

shanna

(1,2,4) = 11 pts

 

 

looking at myself

in someone else's mirror --

flea market

 

Bouwe Brouwer

(0,2,7) = 11 pts

 

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10  Points

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flea market rain__

the leaking roof

of the umbrella shop

 

sanjukta

(0,3,4) = 10 pts

 

 

sidewalk sale

a white feather lands

on a porcelain angel

 

--Jacek M.

(0,2,6) = 10 pts

 

 

flea market --

I buy a watch that I sold

fifty years ago

 

Petru-Ioan Garda

(0,1,8) = 10 pts

 

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9  Points

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farmers' market

the tarot reader peers

over the cabbages

 

Liz Rule

(1,1,4) = 9 pts

 

 

yard sale --

the last of the Mohicans

returns home

 

Johannes S. H. Bjerg

(0,3,3) = 9 pts

 

 

late evening--

a vegetable seller lights

the first candle

 

~ Winfridah Malesi

(0,2,5) = 9 pts

 

 

sidewalk sale

my wife peels the price

from mom's urn

 

John McManus

(0,1,7) = 9 pts

 

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8  Points

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an old  lamp

in a flea market  --

looking for Aladdin

 

Virginia Popescu

(1,1,3) = 8 pts

 

 

summer gold

at the road side stand

fresh picked corn

 

Sandy Vrooman

(0,3,2) = 8 pts

 

 

market stall--

a dead butterfly in

a black sandal

 

~ Brian Etole

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

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7  Points

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Second hand market--

the smell of acacia blossoms

is wrapping all

 

Oprica Padeanu

(1,1,2) = 7 pts

 

 

sidewalk sale --

the last mirror

reflects my smile

 

James Dobson

(1,0,4) = 7 pts

 

 

outdoor market

only umbrellas selling

in this downpour

 

Elaine Riddell

(0,2,3) = 7 pts

 

 

flea market

an old boyfriend

stops to say hello

 

Francine Banwarth

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

 

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6  Points

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flea market

our spaniel contributes

his share

 

Gautam Nadkarni

(0,2,2) = 6 pts

 

 

sidewalk sale--

my son asks why

someone would buy a sidewalk

 

Michael Dylan Welch

(0,0,6) = 6 pts

 

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5  Points

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flea market --

fleas come home

with the pants

 

Carol Raisfeld

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

 

 

Farmer’s market:

prayed-for rain arrives

opening day.

 

Lynda L. True

(0,2,1) = 5 pts

 

 

sidewalk sale

the cobbler's selling

Dad's unclaimed shoes

 

Amicus

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

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4  Points

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open market

waft of incense on the left

fish on the right

 

deanna tiefenthal

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

outdoor market --

aging sex workers hawk

their wares

 

Svetlana Marisova

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

sidewalk sale

haiku at the end

of poetry

 

Roberta Beary

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

outdoor market --

on an abandoned scales

cloud shadows

 

Cezar F.

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

market day --

out of sight, the old man

stretches a catapult

 

John McDonald

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

sidewalk sale . . .

the bargain of the day

an old friend's smile

 

Michael McClintock

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

 

his booth

of rusted tools

his missing leg

 

Garry Eaton

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

 

roadside market --

four young men dozing

in wheelbarrows

 

~ Isabelle Prondzynski

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

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3  Points

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city wide market

soaked in rain

only veggies and flowers today

 

Bill Hudson

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

"fresh strawberries"

the farmer's wife sings

a different song

 

Ted van Zutphen

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

flea market

the old dog bites his tail

below the sale sign

 

:^) bre

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

**humourous

 

flea market--

all the humans

half price

 

Ron C. Moss

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

homeless kittens

allergies make my eyes run

at the flea market

 

Harvey Jenkins

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

garage sale

the flower pots

dirt cheap

 

Carolyn Coit Dancy

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

flea market

searching picture books

I read my name

 

Ralf Bröker

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

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2  Points

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sidewalk sale

an elderly man

hugs her first dress

 

Geneviève

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

height of summer

at the flea market

a light-up santa

 

Tom Painting

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

vendor's table --

a once-loved doll,

hair grey with street dust.

 

mechaieh

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

world-wide flea market

buy/sell your stuff on ebay

without getting dressed

 

if

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

Fall flea market

smell of a bargain

in the air

 

Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

in the flea market --

the shadow of a lightning

on dusty asphalt

 

Patricia Lidia

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

at my feet

the scent of creeping thyme

sidewalk sale

 

Margaret Dornaus

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

the sun slowly bends

bananas into shape --

outdoor market

 

Jon Baldwin

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

dragonfly season

a rainbow of movement

at the market

 

Allison Millcock

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

night market --

my wife

stretches the bargain

 

Ramesh Anand

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

market day ends

clockwork pigeons tidy

the cobblestones

 

anonymous

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

flea market...

waits for its client

a carved coffin

 

Tanya Dikova

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

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1  Point

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Can’t find a circus

Nary a collar for sale

No flea market this!

 

Pat Lammers

 

peach juice

drips down toddler's chin --

outdoor market

 

Polly Swafford

 

 

world fragrances

and hot veggie wraps

street market

 

Frances O'Keeffe

 

 

She scratched at her ears --

a vexed and most unwilling

canine flea market.

 

Robert C. Howard

 

 

Sunday market --

price of carrots go up, up

this year of Rabbit

 

Sonam Chhoki

 

 

outdoor market

flies rally around

the stinkiest cheese

 

Terri L. French

 

 

market special!

an organic massage

whilst you wait

 

Barbara A. Taylor

 

 

flea market --

the first buyers for lilies

the bees

 

Manuela Dragomirescu

 

 

flea market

a man scratching

his left arm

 

gogatsu

 

 

at flea market

even wooden leg

is sold as toys

 

Ashi

 

 

outdoor market

the widow hawking

her caged finches

 

Bill Pauly

 

 

irresistibly drawn

to the small figurines:

flea market

 

-- Chitra Rajappa

 

 

Muthurwa stall--

a display of brown

cow tails

 

~ Elijah Juma

 

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No Points This Time. Sorry.

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an outdoor market

buzzing with activity...

collectors' items

 

Keith A. SIMMONDS

 

 

in the street

a silver mime dances-

lexington avenue fair

 

Maria Santomauro

 

 

fresh in the morning

left overs -- outdoor market

wilted by afternoon

 

Dorothy K.

 

 

long journey

to the flea market...

tapestry trousers

 

jill campbell

 

 

outdoor market, two squatting

women watches a man

clutching a dead swallow

 

Oddbjørn Aardalen

 

 

mall walk sale ~

beneath a rubble of scarves

the perfect boxed brooch

 

--gillena cox

 

 

outdoor market

in the buffalo grass

a dead possum

 

martin gottlieb cohen

 

 

at the flea market

a young boy stops in front of

the green kid's bike

 

Erik Boye

 

 

flea market

bargains go through

two cycles of hot

 

Diane Mayr

 

 

flea market

from their house to mine

rotting junk

 

Adelaide B. Shaw

 

 

Car trunk sale

wallet now empty --

full closet.

 

Trevor Camp

 

 

home from the market

we would sit outside— shelling

peas into a bowl

 

Marylouise Knight

 

 

flea market ...

the mutt plops down

and scratches

 

kawazu

 

 

that chipped lip

of the teapot she once lost--

sidewalk sale

 

Alegria

 

 

my hurry

the sidewalk vendor's

blanket of watches

 

Maxianne

 

 

outdoor market

giddy with the scent of fresh

local strawberries

 

gourdman

 

 

rustic cheese and wine

at Salt Spring’s outdoor market

I count out the bills

 

Deirdre Godwin

 

 

flea market florist--

cut-flower rates shorten

lengthening shadows

 

vishnu p kapoor

 

 

a hawker displays

a pair of black gloves--

June cold

 

~ Andrew Otinga

 

 

a body push

sends a lady to the floor --

avocado chaos

 

~ Mango Junior

 

 

snowy flea market --

captive moths

sweating

 

Juhani Tikkanen

 

 

evening market--

the fat woman pulls me

to buy her fruit

 

~ Barrack Elungata

 

 

summer UE funk

in and outdoors' rumor --

ALL CUCUMBERS NAZIS!

 

GH.POSTELNICU STOPS

 

 

Gikomba market --

he carries people across

a broken sewer

 

~ yamame

 

 

small cobalt bottle

fifty cents--

summer flea market

priceless

 

jill

 

 

busy market--

the echoing of a

peddler's whistle

 

~ Pauline Wayua

 

 

raw pears--

my nail breaks

on pressing

 

~ SYNAIDAH KALAHI

 

 

open market

like he's interested

in your wild violet

 

Dan Schwerin

 

 

market mud --

he pulls and pulls

the heavy cart

 

~ Esther Obwamu

 

 

Mutindwa market--

scorching sun hits the

hawker's face

 

~ Asava Kevin

 

 

flea market

the old man sips his coffee

rolls a cigarette

 

Edward

 

 

fry bread and smoked fish

her stall is the first

to empty

 

Ruth Powell

 

 

Muthurwa market--

they scramble over some

second-hand clothes

 

~ Boniface Kariuki

 

 

outdoor market square

huddled in the corner

a crowd of flowers

 

Ben Gieske

 

 

Muthurwa market--

he sorts out white vests

from t-shirts

 

~ BRIAN MULANDO

 

 

moon viewing

Neil Armstrong's last night

on earth

 

Beth Powell

 

 

green chiles roasting

at the Farmer's Market

we buy triple XXX

 

Christine Howard

 

 

a stray goat eating

sweet potato peelings--

hawkers' din

 

Patrick

 

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General Comments:

 

**Thank you all! I found this to be a very fruitful kukai -- and there

were very hard choices to be made when allocating points (kigo section)

**This one was difficult! (kigo voting)

 

 

 And now…

 


Free Format Theme:

SPACE/SPACE TRAVEL

 

 

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First Place - 29 Points

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mountain lake...

between two Milky Ways

the creaking boat

 

Michael McClintock

(2,5,13) = 29 pts

 

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Second Place - 19 Points

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sparkling eyes

she throws her paper plane

toward the stars

 

Allison Millcock

(2,4,5) = 19 pts

 

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Third Place – 14 Points

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summer satellites...

taking the time

to find myself

 

Michele L. Harvey

(0,3,8) = 14 pts

 

 

betrayal ~

this space between us

a black hole

 

Amicus

(0,3,8) = 14 pts

 

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13  Points

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my five year old daughter

painting space

runs out of colours

 

Oddbjørn Aardalen

(1,3,4) = 13 pts

 

 

untethered spacewalk --

our baby's

first steps

 

James Dobson

(1,1,8) = 13 pts

**One doesn't generally think of babies walking. Maybe "toddler's" instead?

 

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12  Points

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butterfly galaxy . . .

her fingers

brush mine

 

John McManus

(1,2,5) = 12 pts

 

 

night flight --

I realign my bearing

on the southern cross

 

Svetlana Marisova

(0,2,8) = 12 pts

 

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11  Points

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A spider thread

between the rock walls...

beaten path

 

Vasile Moldovan

(3,1,0) = 11 pts

 

 

father's moving day ...

an old telescope

left behind

 

Marshall Bood

(1,2,4) = 11 pts

 

 

space probe --

the depth of unspoken

questions

 

Ted van Zutphen

(0,2,7) = 11 pts

 

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10  Points

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morning star

trying to recall

my first wish

 

Terri L. French

(0,2,6) = 10 pts

 

 

one small step

I contact an ex

in cyber space

 

Tom Painting

(0,2,6) = 10 pts

 

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9  Points

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maids' quarrel --

the flying saucer followed

by a cup

 

Gautam Nadkarni

(0,0,9) = 9 pts

 

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8  Points

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galaxy --

left behind on the field

a crown of daisies

 

Bouwe Brouwer

(1,2,1) = 8 pts

 

 

Cruise--

at the horizon a ship towed

by the rainbow

 

Constantin Stroe

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

 

still unrequited . . .

all the space

between the stars

 

Michael Dylan Welch

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

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 7  Points

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space

it comes out at night

and bring us stars

 

Bill Hudson

(2,0,1) = 7 pts

**how true

 

 

Milky Way...

for a moment I

melt into space

 

Keiko

(0,2,3) = 7 pts

 

 

Sahara --

every inch of the sky

studded with stars

 

~ Isabelle Prondzynski

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

 

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6  Points

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dusky red star

trembling

her distant heart

 

Maxianne

(1,1,1) = 6 pts

 

 

drifting off--

she visits the stars

again

 

Christopher Pickslay

(1,1,1) = 6 pts

 

 

other galaxies

my son introduces me

to dubstep music

 

Cara Holman

(0,0,6) = 6 pts

**This free format haiku catches very well the “generation gap” that

arises after some years. Parents see the “cool” stuff of their

children as “out of this galaxy”.

 

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5  Points

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suspension bridge

my old pickup becomes

a space shuttle

 

--Jacek M.

(1,1,0) = 5 pts

 

 

deep into space

seeing planet earth

with new eyes

 

Keith A. SIMMONDS

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

 

 

traveling

in outer space

earth

 

Stevie Strang

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

 

 

into the unknown

scary space

hospital scanner

 

Frances O'Keeffe

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

google earth

a few clicks to view from space

my own home

 

Elaine Riddell

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

toddler tears --

his first balloon disappears

into space

 

Carmel Lively Westerman

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

end of the universe

keeps shifting

ahead

 

Alan S. Bridges

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

star trek

the distance between

my world and yours

 

Margaret Dornaus

(0,0,5) = 5 pts

 

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4  Points

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on the battle way

with broken sandals...

another victory

 

Adina Enachescu

(0,2,0) = 4 pts

 

 

space travel

the moon and the lighthouse

lighten my loneliness

 

Hilaire

(0,2,0) = 4 pts

 

 

nothing to say --

thousands of raindrops

between she and me

 

Israel López Balan

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

**How about "us" instead of "she and me"?

 

 

earthrise

on the visor

sweat beads

 

martin gottlieb cohen

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

Crab Nebula

the cultures

in a petri dish

 

Polona

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

traffic jam

the astronaut tells about

toilet training

 

Ralf Bröker

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

space wars:

paper rockets

crisscross the living room

 

-- Chitra Rajappa

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

all your years in mine

getting used to the pulsar

together again

 

Jon Espen vassbotn

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

night

after the funeral...

space infinity

 

natalia kuznetsova

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

 

space travel --

an afternoon spent

flying paper planes

 

sanjukta

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

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3  Points

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a hawk soaring

into infinite blue space--

where am I going?

 

Adelaide B. Shaw

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

monsoon's end

the beach chute steering me

into rainfall

 

Ramesh Anand

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

alone on the beach

with breaking waves

and the Milky Way

.... not alone

 

jill

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

**Very beautiful and articulate haiku -- it is such a privilege to read

them.

 

 

leave this Earth

discover it’s sheer beauty

for the first time

 

Harvey Jenkins

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

shuttle's last flight

--remembering when

Laika flew

 

Diane Mayr

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

**That stirred up memories for me too... My

favourite haiku here -- simple and strong.

 

 

another space

beating his hand-held drum

the shaman enters

 

Sonam Chhoki

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

space; wishing

there was a kind

god, as well

 

gogatsu

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

**…my favorite out of all of them.

 

 

travelling...

Grateful Dead space jam

on my walkman

 

Jon Baldwin

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

last space flight

who's left behind

with the fireflies?

 

Bill Pauly

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

staying up late

to watch the moon-landing ...

giant step

 

Ruth Powell

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

floating from space

frozen galaxies

snowflakes

 

Ben Gieske

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

open air market

bumblebees buzzing around

the fresh cut flowers

 

Beth Powell

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

space

star

space, etc

 

Paul Hodder

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

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2  Points

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a man with a sign

boards the last spaceship --

end of the world

 

Garry Eaton

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

such a long journey

breaking free of gravity

footstep to the stars

 

Deirdre Godwin

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

bird watching...

Cronkite is speechless

when the Eagle lands

 

Edward

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

a spinning dance

of two voices in space-

Internet romance

 

Tanya Dikova

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

cold silent moon

dispassionate witness

to man’s debacle

 

if=

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

from the mountain peaks

soars into the sky

an eagle

 

Maria Santomauro

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

Milky Way --

counting calories

in a black hole

 

Patricia Lidia

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

ten light-years too far --

the cure for her cancer

can't reach her in time.

 

mechaieh

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

**Dramatic. And at the same time, very touching. Moving to tears for

those who lost somebody to cancer.

 

 

traveling the stars --

no lines connecting them

into myths

 

kawazu

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

ghost of Laika --

will there be lampposts

beyond Pluto?

 

Johannes S. H. Bjerg

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

a lunatic

telling the doctor  his travels

to the full  moon

 

Virginia Popescu

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

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1  Point

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the rings of Saturn

on the ships camera

a field of rock

 

:^) bre

 

 

Captain of my swing

Naming night’s constellations

Back porch space travel

 

Pat Lammers

 

 

in the paper box

travelling at the speed of light

dinner time!

 

Erik Boye

 

 

House for sale

furniture all moved --

empty space.

 

Trevor Camp

 

 

starlight --

last message of a dead sun

strikes dancing dust motes

 

Liz Rule

 

 

winter galaxy...

Mono Lake microbes

feed on arsenic

 

Bruce H. Feingold

 

 

speechless I watch

the "Challenger" fall apart

and cry — for my life

 

Marylouise Knight

 

 

planet to planet

with a strum of his vina

Narada Muni

 

gourdman

 

 

hibernated crew

humanoid space robot

walking on tiptoe

 

Boris Nazansky

 

 

Space Travel Agency --

I would like to go to Mars

but I'm busy this week

 

Garda Ioan

 

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No Points This Time, Sorry.

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on spirit wings

astral flight

to Shamballah

 

Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

 

 

returning past ~

Halley's comet visits in

another fifty years

 

-- gillena cox

 

 

Chang'-e

ancient astronaut

pet rabbit

 

anonymous

 

 

Holst's most clever ears

heard Jupiter, Mars et al

etched in noble song.

 

Robert C. Howard

 

 

heading for the stars

Discovery's final trip

takes off

 

Barbara A. Taylor

 

 

one lover leaves

the other does a cat stretch

into infinite space

 

Sandy Vrooman

 

 

discolored towel

on the highway checks the cars

for hitchhikers

 

Vida

 

 

on an even keel

the longboat kept course

space travelers from far away

 

Ashi

 

 

the real name

he hides under an alias--

Sputnik

 

Alegria

 

 

strawberry moon --

promises of shortcake

with real whipped cream

 

Carolyn Coit Dancy

 

 

empty pitcher breaks--

spills all over

space

 

vishnu p kapoor

 

 

space travelers --

through an ozone hole

some jumping rays

 

Juhani Tikkanen

 

 

could see my country

from the hidden face of the Moon --

GOOGLE my friend

 

GH. POSTELNICU STOPS

 

 

its flash and tremble

that sweet release

of space travel

 

Dan Schwerin

 

 

shooting stars

in wonderment merging

with the cosmic void

 

anonymous

 

 

shuttle launch --

"fell in love with an alien"

all day long

 

Cezar F.

 

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General Comments:

 **not as many I was enamored with in the free format category.

**These were very hard to pick from because there were 8 that I really

liked very much.

 **

.there’s something about the sky.

.so infinite are my thoughts

…no ending to space..

 

**This was really an odd assortment of (free format) entries.  It’s

interesting how the assigned topic was interpreted in so many

different ways.

**Comment: Interesting. I found myself avoiding all fantasy and poetic

language, and looking for those (free format) haiku with two simple

images.

 **…I wish I could have voted for some of the others too

 

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Thank you for participating in the June 2011 Kukai!

 

We will announce the July 2011 Call for Submissions on Monday, July

4th.   See you then!

 

With much appreciation,

 

The Shiki Monthly Kukai Team

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