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March 2012 Kukai

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March 2012 Kukai

Dear Friends,

Here are the results for the March 2012 Kukai, wherein our Kigo subject was SPRING, and our Free Format subject was DREAM/REVERIE

 

Congratulations to ***Michele Harvey***, winner of our Kigo section and to ***Angela Terry***, winner of our Free Format section!

 

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The haiku are listed in order of total points received from voters. The numbers reflect the number of voters who gave the haiku either three points, two points, or one point -- followed by the total points for all votes.

Those who were given less than three points and who requested anonymity in such a case are so noted.

 

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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.

 

VOTER'S comments are in italics below the respective poems.

 

March 2012 Results


Kigo Theme:

SPRING

 

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First Place  - 26 Points

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spring fever

a murmuring brook

begins to babble

 

Michele L. Harvey

(1,6,11) = 26 pts

**Great word use for increased volume. Using "murmuring" and "babble" to describe water sounds is fresh and natural; hints of a baby prattling.

 

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Second Place  - 23 Points

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kite flying

the desire

to let go

 

Tom Painting

(2,3,11) = 23 pts

 

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Third Place  -  16 Points

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spring thaw a river of geese

 

John Soules

(1,1,11) = 16 pts

 

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15 Points

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spring rain

umbrellas blossom

here and there

 

Terra Martin

(1,2,8) = 15 pts

**I like the picture this depicts.

 

spring morning

she opens a window

for meditation

 

Dica

(0,5,5) = 15 pts

 

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14 Points

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plum blossom

one petal at a time

letting go

 

Ted van Zutphen

(0,4,6) = 14 pts

 

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13 Points

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spring equinox

we agree

to start again

 

John McManus

(0,4,5) = 13 pts

 

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12 Points

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morning stillness -

walking through puddles

of spring light

 

Angela Terry

(1,0,9) = 12 pts

**A perfect scene in a beautiful haiku. I can almost dream of walking there with you!

 

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11 Points

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spring morning

steam from the sugar shack

thickens the mist

 

S.E. Buffington

(1,3,2) = 11 pts

**Superb evocation of senses, tradition and season.

 

suburban spring

the sprouting

construction cranes

 

Polona

(1,2,4) = 11 pts

 

 

cold spring -

a newborn elk sees

its first sunrise

 

carmel lively Westerman

(1,2,4) = 11 pts

 

 

finally a burst

of good news

forsythia

 

Barbara Snow

(1,1,6) = 11 pts

 

 

muddy boot prints-

after-school bouquet

of pussy willows

 

if=

(0,3,5) = 11 pts

 

 

spring breeze

the horses prance

in their stalls

 

Harvey Jenkins

(0,3,5) = 11 pts

 

 

spring breeze...

I catch his gaze

and hold it

 

sanjukta

(0,2,7) = 11 pts

**This causes a pause in my thinking.

 

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9 Points

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false spring . . .

her wedding dress

held together with pins

 

Francine Banwarth

(0,3,3) = 9 pts

 

 

thaw

the bud I thought

i had lost

 

Alegria Imperial

(0,1,7) = 9 pts

 

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8 Points

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rose petals

on her open grave

spring rain

 

Cara Holman

(0,3,2) = 8 pts

 

 

spring rain...

the sweet smell

of soap on skin

 

Anne Curran

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

lilac buds

swollen

with spring

 

Peter H. Pache

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

looking for a bench

near the merry-go-round . . .

another spring

 

BILL KENNEY

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

where you stood

one spring day

daffodils!

 

Merrill Gonzales

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

spring storm:

a large raindrop

scatters the tadpoles ...

 

-- Chitra Rajappa

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

he said

she said

spring crosswinds

 

Gregory Longenecker

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

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7 Points

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bird walk

a hundred peeps

not one feather

 

miriam chaikin

(1,1,2) = 7 pts

 

 

spring reverie

the icicle's drip grows louder

 

martin gottlieb cohen

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

**A creative expression using sound

** Excellent use of sound, an insistent tap of spring that can't be ignored.

 

Spring

the plant that looks like mint

- isn't

 

Paul Hodder

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

**Playful way to "show" taste and plant lore without the "tell".

 

spring -

my baby is getting  

his first tooth

 

Cezar F. Ciobîcă

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

 

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6 Points

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scribbled words -

all that remains

of spring

 

Hansha Teki

(1,1,1) = 6 pts

 

 

goldfinch

disappearing

into the budding willow

 

Donna Bauerly

(1,0,3) = 6 pts

 

 

spring bustles -

the child rides his trike

in circles

 

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

 

 

delivery boy

on his spectacles

specks of spring rain

 

André Surridge

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

** I love the freshness of raindrops on the specs of a delivery man in this. The contrast between the eye that clearly sees it and the must-be hazed view of the other eye gives it a layered sense of how we see things from opposing ends.

 

spring rain

a new path

to the waterfall

 

Ben Gieske

(0,0,6) = 6 pts

 

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5 Points

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hurtful as ever

snowdrops among

snowdrops

 

Johannes S. H. Bjerg

(1,1,0) = 5 pts

 

 

spring again-

shoots growing on the

breasts of the girls

 

Petru-Ioan Garda

(1,1,0) = 5 pts

 

 

spring madness

the sound of doves

and then a crow

 

Stevie Strang

(0,2,1) = 5 pts

 

 

spring rain

the popping

of forsythia

 

Alan S. Bridges

(0,2,1) = 5 pts

 

 

another turtle

arrives to the puddle -

spring breeze

 

Israel López Balan

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

spring breakup--

the smell of mud

from the creek

 

DeVar

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

**The spring return of outdoor smells. We forget them during winter.

 

spring breeze --

the walkers in the park

meet the runners

 

~ Isabelle Prondzynski

(0,0,5) = 5 pts

 

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4 Points

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early spring . . .

the one darkened headstone

with golden lichen

 

Bruce Ross

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

skulking for skunk cabbage

in a labyrinth of hyacinth...

spring stinks

 

dragonfly

(0,2,0) = 4 pts

 

 

I let the cat out

nosing

spring

 

helge t.

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

**Cats are certainly curious especially about things behind closed doors

 

third spring -

forget-me-nots

on your grave

 

Zhanna P. Rader

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

a lone sparrow

atop the naked branch

viewing spring sun

 

--R.K.Singh

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

last of the winter

honeysuckle hastening

the hum of the hive

 

Sara Winteridge

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

frost in spring:

the distance call from a crane

deepens

 

Doggfall

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

spring

where the snowman dies

crocuses bloom

 

Edward

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

spring fog

on a bridge

to the unknown

 

deanna tief

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

** A beautiful picture of the way mist or fog makes the familiar mysterious, transforming an everyday place into a magical realm.

 

tulip tips

breaking through the dirt

more than I planted

 

Adelaide B. Shaw

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

 

unopened letters

daffodils sparkle

with sunlit frost

 

Ron C. Moss

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

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3 Points

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At the barn's peak

spring's shrill--

a scolding jay

 

Ed Higgins

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

** I like the parallel of peak and shrill

 

Day time equals night

and all the world awakens

from it's solemn sleep.

 

Robert C. Howard

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

warm spring night

a man steers my helm

towards venus

 

Roberta Beary

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

the lilt

of children's laughter-

spring games

 

Barbara Campitelli

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

daffodil moment

boy and girl stand hand in hand

kindergarten love

 

Deirdre Godwin

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

spring fever

waiting in the shallows

great blue heron

 

Stella Pierides

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

silent explosion

a crocus flower breaks through

the snow

 

Elaine Riddell

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

spring thaw

a seedling

breaks through

 

Liz Rule

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

spring wind

the chime slowly

blossoming

 

--Peter Newton

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

**The juxtaposition of 'sounds' with 'blossoms' got my vote in this haiku. I'm always partial to lines that skid past the expected into a delightful surprise.

 

gray spring morning . . .

all the butterflies I've chased

through my life

 

Marylouise Knight

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

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2 Points

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late walk

the sound of a puck

in spring air

 

gogatsu

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

spring morning -

even the basket's withes

in bud

 

Manuela Dragomirescu

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

cherry blossoms blow

in the early morning sun ...

two lovers embrace

 

Keith A. Simmonds

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

kitchen window view-

the shape of spring

in a single crocus

 

~Devika

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

crocus pushing through

winter grass

spring switches on

 

Frances O'Keeffe

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

face to face

with a magnolia in bloom...

morning walk

 

Rita Odeh

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

sunbeam

flooding the many in one

butterfly garden

 

Anonymous

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

**Thank you for a beautiful picture and haiku.

 

finally spring

bright clouds

touch

 

rob scott

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

spring

running under the full moon

my shadow follows

 

Bill Hudson

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

spring shower

a bloated toad fished

from the rain barrel

 

Terri L. French

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

a tiny grave

white with snowdrops...

the name eroded

 

--Kirsty Karkow

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

spring gusts;

waves in the grass break-

at the fence

 

-manoj saranathan

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

my dancing partner

talks about his tomatoes

-Spring Hoedown

 

doris kasson

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

spring snow

lingers in the shady spots

. . . his broken promises

 

Catherine J.S. Lee

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

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1 Point

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Green revolution -

Happy Planet Index:

spring at dawn

 

STOPS

 

 

witch hazel

aconite snowdrops crocus

he plants spinach

 

gourdman

 

  

Eyes barely open

Gray spring morning walk,

Oh! tulips!

 

Pat Lammers

 

  

that spring warbler

somewhere on the mesa

it's found water

 

Michael McClintock

 

  

spring

a daffodil bud pops up

in the front yard

 

Ramesh Anand

 

  

Window open here;

Door ajar there; breathing in

Spring's arrival.

 

Donald Skrivseth

 

  

dead leaves -

so colorful

spring crocuses

 

Virginia Popescu

 

 

 cusp of spring

waking into

the same gray

 

Ann K. Schwader

 

  

spring day

I turn off Respighi's Suite -

listen to the birds

 

Anonymous

 

  

surviving winter

possum dies

this spring day

 

jill

 

  

early crow wakes me

his voice thawing

with the spring

 

Ruth Powell

 

 

 Spring--

one of the cat graves

has sunken

 

Anonymous

 

  

such big snowflakes

on the purple crocus-

last day of spring

 

John Daleiden

 

 

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No Points This Time. Sorry.

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allergies...

counting the days

until autumn

 

Barbara Taylor

 

 

springtime embrace

found unexpectedly

after the storm

 

Judi Honiker

 

  

April breeze -

on hedges sprinkles

green dust

 

Vishnu P Kapoor

 

  

clumps of gritty snow

and on the sunny side

pink magnolias

 

Maxianne

 

  

windless spring dawn

a deer and her two calves

blend in the fall plowed earth waves

 

Anne Elisabet Danielsen

 

  

augury

drawn in the autumn

sign of spring

 

Irena Szewczyk

 

  

marshmallow feast

around a backyard fire

spring cleaning

 

Garry Eaton

  

 

miring spring

splashing itself -

soggy sidewalks

 

Juhani Tikkanen

 

  

spring -

from an old shoe

toe is sticking out

 

KRZYSZTOF KOKOT PL

 

  

elusive Spring

daffodils bloom

under the snow

 

Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

 

  

vernal rain

the daffodils you planted

open up

 

natalia kuznetsova

 

  

spring morning

a green shivering

reaches the ear of the light

 

Oddbjørn Aardalen

 

  

dancing through magic

apple blossom rain mother

taught me to love spring

 

Katie Conway

 

  

the malignant sarcoma

of winter is over -

it's Spring!

 

Petya Gleridis

 

  

rogue tulips

tickle the puppy's nose

subverting spring cleaning

 

mechaieh

  

 

spring growth :

orange crocus in the

caterpillar tracks

 

-- ushi

 

  

Buds

eager to surprise

with blossoms bursting to bloom

 

Toni Dalton

 

  

pale primula patches of spring sunlight

 

Sonam Chhoki

 

  

cold spring rain--

between bird-feeder and worms

twelve robins

 

Brenda Roberts

 

  

northern March morning

at last, the missing sun features

on my milk carton

 

Páll Kvaran

 

  

unloading trucks

at the supermarket -

the spring's arrival

 

Robert Naczas

 

  

matted lawn

under the bird box

arms shoot

 

Ralf Bröker

 

  

my legs

buried in spring grass --

lost lawnmower

 

kawazu

 

  

spring morning

red birds return

from vacation

 

Michael S Brock

 

  

Spring forward

Bear facts...

Hibernation over.

 

Tanja Cilia

 

  

after a spring storm

the old family organ is played

by mouse feet

 

Nicholas Klacsanzky

 

  

lambs gambol --

there's a spring

in my step

 

James Dobson

 

  

Robins sing

six deer feed each night

early spring

 

Trevor Camp

 

  

black flurries over

receding snow fields -

spring starlings

 

Warren Gossett

 

  

In the spring garden

Amid bushes and blossoms

A pinwheel spins

 

Mary E. Gray

 

  

Summer shines in green

after exit of hot days

smiles spread all over

 

purush

 

  

cotton dispenser

hummers

on the dole

 

Anonymous

 

  

Philly flower show

daydreaming and planning

this year's flowerbeds

 

Hazel A. Witherspoon

 

  

brave crocus

still a week 'til the first

day of spring

 

Laurene Post

 

  

it's springtime again

I cry over los blossoms

the rocks are weeping

 

Mr. PC

 

 

 newly swept streets

quiet spring morning

just some honks from above

 

Jon Espen Vassbotn

 

  

spring

her new secret

by the river unlocking

 

Bill Pauly

 

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General Comments:

 

 **My short list was longer than usual

 

**Thanks again for a lovely collection of spring haiku!

 

** As a general comment I'd like to add how all these haiku are wonderfully evocative of the senses:

 

spring reverie

the icicle’s drip grows louder

 

spring fever

a murmuring brook

begins to babble

 

Spring

the plant that looks like mint

— isn’t

 

spring breakup--

the smell of mud

from the creek

 

spring morning

steam from the sugar shack

thickens the mist

 

**Overall, this classic kigo-theme yielded a stronger than usual set of haiku, IMHO.

Congratulations to all.

 

 **What an uplifting and delightful set of poems. They have made my morning!

 

 


 


 

Free Format Theme:

DREAM/REVERIE

 

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First Place  -  19 Points

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faded wallpaper -

those dreams

we shared

 

Angela Terry

(1,2,12) = 19 pts

 

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Second Place  - 18 Points

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dream flight...

the sudden loss

of my feathers

 

Barbara Snow

(1,4,7) = 18 pts

**Standard flying dream becomes a unique and funny story of waking.

 

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Third Place  -  14 Points

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a warm bed

all that remains

of my dream

 

John McManus

(1,1,9) = 14 pts

**Poignant, and beautiful

 

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13 Points

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spring reverie . . .

a hill of nodding

daffodils

 

Catherine J.S. Lee

(0,3,7) = 13 pts

 

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11 Points

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day moon . . .

a thought bubble

for my daydream

 

--Peter Newton

(1,1,6) = 11 pts

 

 

still

this heron

. . . these reeds

 

Beverley George

(1,1,6) = 11 pts

 

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10 Points

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a tiny hand

unfurls in starlight-

a baby dreams

 

Ron C. Moss

(1,1,5) = 10 pts

**This is a very beautiful image.

 

reverie

the blackbird's yellow

eye-ring

 

Stella Pierides

(1,1,5) = 10 pts

 

 

snow day

remembering

when it was fun

 

Adelaide B. Shaw

(1,0,7) = 10 pts

 

 

lavender dreams -

a dusty record

keeps playing

 

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu

(1,0,7) = 10 pts

 

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9 Points

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the sound within the sound of window rain

 

martin gottlieb cohen

(0,3,3) = 9 pts

**ps I really liked # 61 (the sound within the sound....) but couldn't really see the dream.

 

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8 Points

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holding on

to the child in me . . .

dreamsicle

 

Kala Ramesh

(2,0,2) = 8 pts

**What a unique take on "dreams." Brings back images of chasing the ice-cream truck down the street!

 

daydreams-

sinking in the sun-scented grass

me and a damselfly

 

sanjuktaa

(2,0,2) = 8 pts

 

 

in my dream

you're still beside me . . .

winter rainbow

 

Polona

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

 

in my dream

in time for father's

last words

 

Roberta Beary

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

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7 Points

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lost in thoughts of you

and then

your call

 

-sakyu-

(1,1,2) = 7 pts

 

 

in memory

circling the rim

of our old well

 

Donna Bauerly

(1,0,4) = 7 pts

 

 

dream catcher

she cups her hand

over one eye

 

Garry Eaton

(0,2,3) = 7 pts

 

 

remembering mother -

rain tapping my umbrella

 

Nicholas Klacsanzky

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

 

 

spring night-

a piece of moon falls

on the dog's dream

 

~Devika

(0,0,7) = 7 pts

 

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6 Points

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carried

to childhood

on a dream

 

Peter H. Pache

(1,0,3) = 6 pts

 

 

after

the hurricane

just dreams

left

 

peter o. silvani

(1,0,3) = 6 pts

**A powerful image. And I like the way the poem is structured.

 

on a cycle

he sells bouquets and roses

peddling dreams

 

--R.K.Singh

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

 

 

girl in a summer dress

just passing through

my daydream

 

BILL KENNEY

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

 

 

dreaming about you...

your old dog wags his tail

in his sleep

 

natalia kuznetsova

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

**I'd also have voted for [this haiku] which i loved, but fell short of points.

 

waking dream --

I still see my

long dead friend

 

Kawazu

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

 

 

dream or not snowflakes

 

gogatsu

(0,0,6) = 6 pts

 

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5 Points

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in a dream

my father tells me

to catch sight of the moon

 

Francine Banwarth

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

 

 

ah the relief--

an encounter with the ex

just a dream

 

DeVar

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

 

 

glassy reverie

in the old man's gaze

the glow of ash

 

Maxianne

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

the moment

she could say yes

my iPhone wakes me up

 

Ralf Bröker

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

in his dream

she keeps boarding the same train-

late spring blizzard

 

John Daleiden

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

this haiku

was on top of the list..

then it woke

 

Jon Espen Vassbotn

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

daydream -

her first love

returns

 

carmel lively Westerman

(0,0,5) = 5 pts

**Lovely!

 

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4 Points

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journaling my dream

a yearning to vanish

with the morning star

 

Michael McClintock

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

petroglyphs

I have never dreamed

as a caveman

 

Alan S. Bridges

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

nightmare --

a wolf chases me towards

a dark cave

 

~ MALESI WINFRIDAH

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

happy birthday --

my brother blows the blanket

while asleep

 

~ isaac ndirangu

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

** I like the humor in this haiku.

 

probably blooming now

that forsythia next to our old garage

-this damn parallel parking

 

doris kasson

(0,2,0) = 4 pts

 

 

always younger

smoking cigarettes

in my sleep

 

Sara Winteridge

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

crow's feet

she follows the lines on

my hand

 

Irena Szewczyk

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

rolling over

I lose count

of the sheep

 

Barbara A Taylor

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

** I really stretched a strict adherence to using "dream" here since the sheep counted to avoid insomnia almost become the dream.

 

transit

the commuter train

rocks me to sleep

 

Tom Painting

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

**I can relate to this!

 

spilling over

onto sleeping sands

seafoam dream

 

Judi Honiker

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

 

howling wind

even in his dreams

he fights

 

Paul Hodder

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

 

first dream -

looking for my mother

among rubble

 

Cezar F. Ciobîcă

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

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3 Points

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after the giggle

follows a deafening scream --

infant's dream

 

~ Brian Etole

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

wake in fright...

invading my dreams

kilcundas

 

Liz Rule

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

dream come true --

tears roll as she picks up

her trophy

 

~ PAULINE WAYUA

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

woken by a dream

I turn the light back off

to the stars

 

Bruce Ross

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

a pink butterfly

quivering upon a rose ...

ephemeral dream

 

Keith A. Simmonds

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

light through the window

the morning dream fades slowly

to ones I live with

 

Bill Hudson

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

your legs long stairs I long to climb

 

John Soules

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

cat's sandpaper tongue

lifts me out of a long dream--

breakfast at noon

 

John Thompson

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

millionaire --

the sleepy beggar

shouts

 

~ emmanuel muteti

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

dream -

the pillow salty

with my tears

 

dsnake1

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

a fair world ...

I'm too old to dream

something like this

 

Petru-Ioan Garda

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

love dream --

I find myself hugging

my red pillow

 

~ EZEKIEL MBIRA

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

autumn mist ...

the apparition

of ebbing dreams

 

Hansha Teki

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

daybreak !

still reflecting on

what could have been ...

 

-- Chitra Rajappa

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

65th dream

I return through a turtle

to Schrödinger's box

 

Johannes S. H. Bjerg

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

cold winter night

I dream of old loves

long forgotten

 

Stevie Strang

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

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2 Points

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lost in a dream...

Fujisan

wreathed in clouds

 

Cara Holman

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

first dream...

Portuguese fishermen

mend their nets

 

Michele L. Harvey

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

quickly fading

with last night's dream

the sound of the conch

 

Terra Martin

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

New York fly shop

he dreams of Montana

rainbows

 

Edward

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

last nights storm

waking from a dream

of having no home

 

Laurene Post

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

lost in her reverie -

with the lilac fragrance

a nightingale's song

 

Anonymous

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

bullet hit --

my dream in a battlefield

comes to an end

 

~ Elijah Juma

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

winter afternoon-

by the sunny window

daydreaming

 

if=

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

presque vu

his name remembered

in a dream

 

Terri L. French

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

**A common experience very cleverly stated.

 

waking up --

my heart beats faster

after the nightmare

 

~ Macharia Joseph

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

Potatoes and soda bread

Even my dreams

Mark the calendar

 

Mary E. Gray

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

my kitchen daydream

is of trampolines--

the toast pops up

 

James Dobson

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

recurring dream

wakening again

in a sweat

 

Ruth Powell

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

insomnia--

aching

for the start of a dream

 

Anonymous

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

dawn spills into gaps

last night's dream

almost gone

 

rob scott

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

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1 Point

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his mind is quiet...

the man sleeps and sees no dreams

in the black hole calm

 

dragonfly

 

 

back to sleep

flying the same

Revolution Kite

 

Rita Odeh

 

  

escaping dreams-

the blackbird's story

that never ends

 

Ted van Zutphen

 

  

If I were awake

this magic dream might vanish

better stay in bed.

 

Robert C. Howard

 

  

Huddled, shivering

Under my red umbrella

Dreaming of the beach

 

Pat Lammers

 

  

insomnium -

even the crickets

keep silence

 

Israel López Balan

 

  

travel

to distant lands

only in my dreams

 

Barbara Campitelli

 

  

autumn dream

father wakes up

by his scream

 

Ramesh Anand

 

  

pregnant dog --

i visualize its breasts

sucked by puppies

 

~ MULANDO BRIAN

 

  

on the bank

casting a dream

for a rainbow

 

Ben Gieske

 

  

the spring`s first wagtail

a dream

in black-white

 

Oddbjørn Aardalen

 

 

Long dead relations

gather to celebrate-

Am I dreaming?

 

Donald Skrivseth

 

  

rumbling thunder

my dream dance interrupted

by mayhem

 

Bre

 

  

As daylight bleaches

the hem of your dream,

you sleeptalk of plums.

 

mechaieh

 

  

this moment with you -

I dream of time suspended

forever

 

Elaine Riddell

 

  

dawn --

a nightmare leaves me

screaming

 

~ DIANA DOLA

 

  

friendly match --

our school dream-team

carries the day

 

~ SYNAIDAH KALAHI

  

 

debts will go away

when i win the lottery

dreams ignore all odds

 

Mr. PC

 

  

leg in plaster --

I outrun Usain Bolt

in dreams

 

Sonam Chhoki

 

  

first light-

grasping for your closeness

as I waken

 

Hazel A. Witherspoon

 

  

quiet place --

sitting next to God

in heaven

 

~ VICTOR OBUTHO

  

 

if all is empty

what can be held?

this dream, then…

 

Dica

 

**I'd also have voted for [this haiku] which i loved, but fell short of points.

 

little league star

the innocence of her

major league dream

 

Anonymous

 

 

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No Points This Time, Sorry.

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Waking from bad dreams--

At midnight

lightning cracks

 

Ed Higgins

 

 

Pa teaching sun

fishing line throwing -

kid dreams golden fish

 

STOPS

 

  

hard to imagine

this calm dawn with wren warble

is a dream

 

gourdman

 

  

wafting on shore

summers the waves

filled my lips

 

Alegria Imperial

 

  

happy moment --

I recall the MP's sweet talk

on development

 

~ DENNIS RIGHT

 

  

that touch in dream -

each breath in morning savours

scent of her body

 

Vishnu P Kapoor

  

 

Snow Buddha's

trust in ever falling

snow

 

Juhani Tikkanen

 

  

waking to moonlight

reach out to the silver light

dreaming without sleep

 

Deirdre Godwin

 

  

memories and shadow

old man's reveries last

a lifetime

 

Harvey Jenkins

 

  

imagine a mirage

grasping elusive essences

mirrored fantasies

 

Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

 

  

I leap from bed

the man with an ice axe

gone with my dream

 

--Kirsty Karkow

 

  

writing down

my journey to the moon --

daydreaming

 

~ Catherine Njeri Maina

 

  

nightmare --

dreaming that am

a satan's soldier

 

~ MACHEMBE WALTAH

 

  

viewfinder

framed in a window

the girl of his dreams

 

André Surridge

 

 

 in a dream

the twining of our legs

midsummer night

 

Greg Longenecker

  

 

sweaty dream --

a lady sits on my thigh

at the beach

 

~ Dominic Kuvonga

 

 

 white horses hooves trotting

reverberates

in a reverie

 

Petya Gleridis

 

  

a dream

sailing with the wind

at a mere thought

 

Ashi

 

  

spring fever

the days of blooming

our honeymoon dream

 

Merrill Gonzales

 

  

moonbeams on the lake

would a kiss too mean that

I am dreaming?

 

Páll Kvaran

 

  

waking from dreams

the morning foggy

as is my head

 

Michael S Brock

 

  

Ant yawns and stretches

Almost awake...

Smell of earth.

 

Tanja Cilia

 

  

happy moments --

my dream interrupted by

a cold splash

 

~ JESCAH AUMA

 

  

Heavy rains

sitting near the fire

early dreams.

 

Trevor Camp

  

 

sleeping girl -

a blue angel

watching her dreams

 

Virginia Popescu

 

  

dozy afternoon

armchair daydreams

a world of promise

 

Frances O'Keeffe

 

  

after the earthquake --

a Fukushima spa owner

dreams again

 

~ Isabelle Prondzynski

 

  

terrible dream--

whose heart wished

that one?

 

jill

 

  

the kindness of touch

in a dream

wakes up with me

 

Marylouise Knight

 

  

she holds me tighter--

two hearts

in the octopus dream

 

Bill Pauly

 

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General Comments:

 

**Not at all an easy task but i had fun selecting these...

 

**Outstanding poems in this section. I'd also have voted for #52 and#124 [This comment also appears with those poems] which i loved, but fell short of points. 

 

**Thanks again for this delightful read!  

 

**There is a sub-genre of haiku and linked tanka form - "dreamku", fine examples may be found at Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm.

 

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