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March 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.


March 2004 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Spring Field(s)
Free Format Theme: Luggage

First Place -- 33 Points

spring field
the crow pecks
at its shadow

martin
(3,8,8) = 33


Second Place -- 23 Points

spring field -- 
the snowman's broom
on the ground

Flatline
(4,2,7) = 23


Third Place -- 17 Points

spring field
the smell of woodsmoke
among the blossoms

Earl Keener
(2,4,3) = 17


Fourth Place -- 15 Points

spring field
the birdbath
still frozen

Owen Burkhart
(0,4,7) = 15


Fifth Place -- 12 Points

between spring field
and blue sky
birdsong

Roberta Beary
(1,2,5) = 12

spring field
birds take their seats
on the scarecrow

Grzegorz Sionkowski
(1,1,7) = 12


Sixth Place -- 11 Points

spring field--
children's voices come and go
with the wind

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(1,2,4) = 11


Seventh Place -- 10 Points

spring field- 
I crown my kid sister
with a daisy chain

Agnes Eva Savich
(1,1,5) = 10


Eighth Place -- 9 Points

spring field
peeing
with the wind

Mark Hollingsworth
(0,3,3) = 9

cardinal sings
at the edge of a spring field
I whistle back

oino sakai
(1,1,4) = 9

spring field
she picks a bunch of flowers
for his grave

Tore Sverredal
(0,3,3) = 9

moonless night
from a spring field
the scent of daffodils

aom
(0,3,3) = 9

spring fields
your footsteps next to mine
filling with rain

Lesley Dahl
(2,0,3) = 9


Ninth Place -- 8 Points

spring field - 
a kite soaring
over the treetops

Audrey Downey
(1,1,3) = 8

feeling the earth
beneath my knees
spring field

Carol Raisfeld
(0,4,0) = 8

prevailing wind--
a farmer spreads manure
on the spring field

DeVar
(1,1,3) = 8


Tenth Place -- 7 Points

spring field
a fistful of pussy willows
and muddy shoes

briccone
(1,1,2) = 7

spring field
the sun in the ice
on the path

oga
(2,0,1) = 7

spring fields
behind each tractor
hungry seagulls

Edward
(1,0,4) = 7

spring field -- 
a worm takes off
in the crow's beak

Origa
(0,1,5) = 7


Eleventh Place -- 6 Points

spring field
the sway and song
of redwings

George Hawkins
(1,1,1) = 6

spring fields --
a farmer counts
bales of hay

Laryalee Fraser
(0,1,4) = 6

rooster crows -
over the spring field
a rainbow

Zhanna P. Rader
(0,1,4) = 6


Twelfth Place -- 5 Points

spring field-
teenagers circle
the bonfire

tina stanton
(0,1,3) = 5

spring fields-
brushing curls
from the barber's poncho

mak
(0,2,1) = 5

little lamb - 
its first step in the world
the spring field

Cornelia
(0,1,3) = 5


Thirteenth Place -- 4 Points

spring field
the mud holds fast
to my boots

Kevin Welch
(0,0,4) = 4

spring field
a surveyor's transit
marks the center

Ed Markowski
(0,0,4) = 4

the smell
of our first kiss
spring fields

Aruna
(0,1,2) = 4

early spring fields--
the welcoming curves 
of just plowed earth

Mary Lee McClure
(0,1,2) = 4

fragrant
after the rain . . . 
spring field poppies

Darrell Byrd
(1,0,1) = 4

junk yard--
hub caps just beyond
the spring field

mike farley
(1,0,1) = 4

spring field
a buttercup blanket
for the lover's picnic

pamela molhuysen
(0,1,2) = 4

wasted ~
on this poet
the spring field

christy
(0,1,2) = 4


Fourteenth Place -- 3 Points

Spring field - 
weeds hurrying to grow up
before the crops

Vasile Moldovan
(0,0,3) = 3

spring fields . . . 
the wedding lavender
gives a dusky hue

ron moss
(0,1,1) = 3

spring fields
of wildflowers - 
preschool

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


First Place -- 18 Points

making his home
on grandpa's luggage
attic spider

Aruna
(0,5,8) = 18


Second Place -- 15 Points

luggage carousel - 
the baby's eyes follow
the red bag

Zhanna P. Rader
(0,3,9) = 15


Third Place -- 14 Points

tangled vines--
my entire world tied
to the luggage rack

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(1,1,9) = 14

direct flight --
our luggage takes
the scenic route

Laryalee Fraser
(1,3,5) = 14

the station cat
asleep in the shadow
of my luggage

aom
(2,1,6) = 14


Fourth Place -- 13 Points

new luggage --
the first clue that
he's leaving

ushi
(0,3,7) = 13


Fifth Place -- 12 Points

second honeymoon
sunlight fills
the space between our luggage

Ed Markowski
(1,4,1) = 12

battered luggage
a used road map
tears along the fold

DeVar
(1,4,1) = 12


Sixth Place -- 11 Points

luggage check-in
she slides the bag
with her foot

Carmel C. Lively
(0,1,9) = 11


Seventh Place -- 9 Points

on the curb
against battered luggage
a lost kitten

Brenda Roberts
(1,1,4) = 9

luggage carousel - 
still 
waiting

tina stanton
(0,3,3) = 9

connecting flight
my only luggage
an empty stomach

Earl Keener
(1,2,2) = 9

atop the luggage
on the donkey's back --
a little boy

Tomislav Maretic
(0,2,5) = 9


Eighth Place -- 8 Points

luggage truck
the depot disappears
in the mist

martin
(0,2,4) = 8

at the airport
luggage and baggage
his and hers

Carol Raisfeld
(1,2,1) = 8

reunion
still feeling like
so much luggage

mike farley
(1,1,3) = 8

hand luggage
the sound of sea waves
in a snail shell

Grzegorz Sionkowski
(0,3,2) = 8


Ninth Place -- 6 Points

auntie's old luggage
still so full
of her Thai tales

john tiong chunghoo
(0,2,2) = 6

circling, circling
on the luggage carousel
a softly mewing box

Mary Lee McClure
(1,0,3) = 6

rush hour
a stray dog sleeps
at the luggage counter

Tore Sverredal
(0,2,2) = 6

airport mall
a dog eyes me from the dark
luggage cage

Darrell Byrd
(1,1,1) = 6

secret luggage
holding our clothes
against each other

pamela molhuysen
(0,3,0) = 6


Tenth Place -- 5 Points

almost Mardi gras--
catfish fillets
in his carry-on luggage

timothy russell
(1,0,2) = 5

long journey
on the luggage tag
the wrong name

James M. Thompson
(0,1,3) = 5

meadow slug --
both homeless
and luggageless

Flatline
(0,1,3) = 5

second marriage--
each brings luggage
from the first

bmm
(0,1,3) = 5

new hope -
arriving in America
with one piece of luggage

Angie Kunath
(0,1,3) = 5


Eleventh Place -- 4 Points

standing alone
against her luggage
at the end of the line

Audrey Downey
(0,1,2) = 4

hobo's luggage
one squeaky grocery cart
holds all he owns

Zaida Lysle
(0,1,2) = 4

bus terminal --
on a pile of luggage
a toddler sleeping

Ruzica Mokos
(0,1,2) = 4


Twelfth Place -- 3 Points

teary eyed
a lone traveller
no luggage

Kylie Hooklyn
(0,1,1) = 3

which one of us
would she want to inherit
this unused luggage

Mark Hollingsworth
(0,1,1) = 3

luggage packed
the black of night
washes into gray

gary steinberg
(0,0,3) = 3

Refugees camp - 
a bloodhound sniffing
among the luggages

Vasile Moldovan
(0,1,1) = 3

Excess luggage dumped
To make way for a long life
Its all in the mind

Deepak Amembal
(1,0,0) = 3

from homespun luggage
a silk moth
takes flight

George Hawkins
(0,1,1) = 3

shine in his eyes
and a note-book full of verses --
wanderer's luggage

Josko Armanda
(0,0,3) = 3


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