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May 2005 Kukai

Congratulations to Dave Bacharach, the winner of our Kigo section, and to Linda Chambers, the winner of our Free Format section!
May 2005 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Robin
Free Format Theme: Water

First Place -- 25 Points
first robin--
a gift from 
the cat

Dave Bacharach
(1,7,8) = 25 Points


Second Place -- 22 Points
first robins...
still no letter
from the front

Zhanna P. Rader
(1,6,7) = 22 Points


Third Place -- 17 Points
Mother's Day--
a bit of sky
in the robin's nest

George Hawkins
(2,2,7) = 17 Points

small town gossip--
a pair of robins fly
from tree to tree

DeVar
(0,6,5) = 17 Points

little league tryouts
a robin
in the outfield

Mark Hollingsworth
(0,3,11) = 17 Points


Fourth Place -- 15 Points
equinox
a robin bows
to a worm

Earl Keener
(1,5,2) = 15 Points

robin song
he wears a red vest
to the prom

Deborah P Kolodji
(1,3,6) = 15 Points


Fifth Place -- 11 Points
small hands
cradle a pine seedling --
robin's song

Laryalee Fraser
(1,1,6) = 11 Points

early spring
the robin carries
icy twigs

Owen Burkhart
(1,2,4) = 11 Points

school bell--
the robin's egg
safe in her palm

aom (tim)
(0,2,7) = 11 Points


Sixth Place -- 10 Points
robin song
the blush on a
baby's cheek

Allen McGill
(1,1,5) = 10 Points

early evening
the baby robins 
still hungry

Edward
(0,1,8) = 10 Points


Seventh Place -- 9 Points
city cafe garden
a robin pecks at the joints
between bricks

Alan Summers
(0,3,3) = 9 Points

moonlit bough . . .
a robin's nest becomes 
the dark

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(1,2,4) = 9 Points


Eighth Place -- 6 Points
fragrant breeze -
a robin vanishes
with a clear song

brahman~narayanan
(1,1,1) = 6 Points

cold breeze
a robin hops
between the blossoms

martin
(1,0,3) = 6 Points

thundershower
the robin wins a tug of war
with an earthworm

Linda Chambers
(1,0,3) = 6 Points

horn solo
an audience
of robins

Kate (Steere)
(0,1,4) = 6 Points

hopping robin - 
an exuberant boy 
on his pogo stick

Audrey Downey
(0,2,2) = 6 Points

first robin
the clatter of a smoky
lawn mower

Darrell Byrd
(0,1,4) = 6 Points


Ninth Place -- 5 Points
after the rain
a robin shakes
its wings

Zeta
(1,1,0) = 5 Points

twilight shadows
the pip-pip of robins
behind the house

Irene Golas
(1,1,0) = 5 Points

enraptured by its song
the robin doesn't notice
how close I am

Tomislav Maretic
(1,1,0) = 5 Points

morning light
on the robin's back
worm shadows

peigi
(0,2,1) = 5 Points

the third graders prayed
when their baby robin died -
I sprayed for bird lice

Bill Tallmadge
(0,2,1) = 5 Points

mountain calm
a bush robin 
pads its hole

Paul Pfleuger, Jr.
(0,2,1) = 5 Points

the smell of mown grass--
a robin singing
his rain song

Paul O. Willliams
(0,1,3) = 5 Points

robin redbreast
a Christmas card
from home

ushi
(0,1,3) = 5 Points

after the rain -
robins listen for
the sound of worms

Jim Swift
(0,1,3) = 5 Points


Tenth Place -- 4 Points
a robin
listens - then flies off
the swing sways

Hugh
(0,2,0) = 4 Points

planting seeds . . .
the little robin hops
just a little ahead

kala ramesh
(0,0,4) = 4 Points

two robins 
tug of war
the worm lost

Brenda Roberts
(0,0,4) = 4 Points

forest trail - 
a robin keeps 10 feet 
ahead of me

yasuko z
(0,0,4) = 4 Points


Eleventh Place -- 3 Points
stoic in hard rain
robin perches on boulder --
new garden statue

Sandy Friedlander
(1,0,0) = 3 Points

fussy wet
sparrows scatter
bathing robin

Ann K. Schwader
(1,0,0) = 3 Points

old graveyard:
robin hops between
pitching tombstones

Linda Marucci
(1,0,0) = 3 Points

a robin builds her nest
in the old apple tree --
an old swing rides the breeze

Janet Parker
(1,0,0) = 3 Points

robin hatchlings. . .
no worms left
for fishing

Marie Summers
(0,0,3) = 3 Points

leaving for work
a robin on the lawn
not moving

Bill Kenney
(0,0,3) = 3 Points


First Place -- 36 Points
still water
a dragonfly holds tightly to
it's reflection

Linda Chambers
(4,10,4) = 36 pts


Second Place -- 23 Points
watercolor class--
everyone starts
with blue

Ami
(0,4,15) = 23 pts


Third Place -- 21 Points
first hot day
the splat
of a water balloon

Ed Markowski
(0,7,7) = 21 pts


Fourth Place -- 15 Points
horizon
bit by bit the ship emerges 
from the water

john tiong chunghoo
(0,5,5) = 15 pts


Fifth Place -- 14 Points
morning haze---
mayflies adrift
in the watering trough

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


Sixth Place -- 13 Points
moonlight
on the lake water
a leaf falls

Patricia A. Laurent
(1,3,5) = 13 pts

hole-in-one
at the water wheel --
grandpa's grin

Laryalee Fraser
(1,1,8) = 13 pts


Seventh Place -- 12 Points
rushing water
up and down the canyon
rainbows

Edward
(1,2,5) = 12 pts

a water spaniel. . .
pulling his wake
through sunrise

Nancy Smith
(0,2,8) = 12 pts


Eighth Place -- 11 Points
lazy afternoon
a pond skater
dimples the water

Owen Burkhart
(1,0,8) = 11 pts

Easter Sunday
Father throws holy water
a little boy ducks.

Denise Lizarraga
(1,3,2) = 11 pts


Ninth Place -- 10 Points
filling the kettle—
the water's sound
deepens

Bill Kenney
(0,2,6) = 10 pts


Tenth Place -- 8 Points
naptime
I tiptoe from the crib
to water seedlings

Agnes Eva Savich
(0,2,6) = 8 pts

fishing season...
pulling water bottles
from the creek

Irene Golas
(0,1,6) = 8 pts


Eleventh Place -- 7 Points
beach sunset--
she admires the water
that ruined her home

bmm
(0,1,5) = 7 pts

wattle birds!
no need to water the herbs
around the birdbath

Lorin Ford
(0,3,1) = 7 pts

dry spell
naked boys take turns
at the water pump

Ito
(0,1,5) = 7 pts


Twelfth Place -- 6 Points
in deep water-
shouting their vows
over the thunder

Kate (Kate Steere)
(2,0,0) = 6 pts

rising water
the sun ripples
between the reeds

martin
(0,2,2) = 6 pts

writer's block
forgetting to water
the houseplants

riley penaluna
(1,0,3) = 6 pts


Thirteenth Place -- 5 Points
mirror water
at last a frog
breaks it

sheila windsor
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

spring swim--
water dripping off 
the goosebumps

Dave Bacharach
(0,0,5) = 5 pts

kukai deadline...
the sound of water 
keeps me awake

Earl Keener
(0,0,5) = 5 pts

sweaty socks--
creek water cools
my rubber boots

DeVar
(0,1,3) = 5 pts


Fourteenth Place -- 4 Points
symphony concert
his suit sprayed with water
from the fountain

Deborah P Kolodji
(0,1,3) = 4 pts

water's sound:
a loon becomes
cloud-whorls

George Hawkins
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

Old horologe-
a droplet of water
again and again

Vasile Moldovan
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

“water...” 
his lips barely move -
a wounded soldier

Zhanna P. Rader
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

ALL ABOARD--
ripples in the water cooler

aom (tim)
(1,0,1) = 4 pts

sunday mass--
water collects
in the tent folds

Paul R
(0,1,2) = 4 pts


Fifteenth Place -- 3 Points
dripping stalactite
the cavern holds tribal water
unseen

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

sunlight
seeping from the cliff
this water

Mark Hollingsworth
(1,0,0) = 3 pts

a head pops up
from still water
the seal and I stare

ushi
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

a dark well
disk of clouds and sky
floats on water

Terry Ingram
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

spring shower - 
birdbath collects 
fresh water

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

closing my eyes:
seagulls’ circling cries
above the water

Linda Marucci
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

leaking tap
drops of water
play with silence

Flatline
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

at the trailhead
this mystery --
water, ice, and mist

Mark Knickelbine
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

after the storm
water everywhere --
birds bathe in the puddles

Janet Parker
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

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