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November 2004 Kukai

Congratulations to ushi (andrea gradidge), the winner of our Kigo section, and to Ed Markowski, the winner of our Free Format section!

November 2004 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Indian Summer
Free Format Theme: Sports

First Place -- 15 Points

indian summer
the old cat rubs against
a pumpkin

ushi
(0,5,5) = 15


Second Place -- 12 Points

indian summer
tomatoes still ripening
on the vine.

linda warner
(0,5,2) = 12

indian summer
the scent of hickory drifts
from the smoke-house

Sue 
(0,4,4) = 12

Indian summer - 
the cricket in the house
gets louder

Zhanna P. Rader
(0,3,6) = 12


Third Place -- 10 Points

Indian summer
moonshine slowly drips
into a tin cup

Edward
(0,3,4) = 10

indian summer - 
a swan ripples
the sky

Laurene
(1,2,3) = 10

a yellowed postcard
falls from the book--
Indian summer

Earl Keener
(0,4,2) = 10


Fourth Place -- 9 Points

indian summer
the pup sleeps outside
his lodge

Darrell Byrd
(1,2,2) = 9

indian summer
a flock of thistle seeds
in the breeze

bmm
(1,2,2) = 9

indian summer
a coyote nuzzles
the thin breeze

Paul R
(1,3,0) = 9


Fifth Place -- 8 Points

indian summer
the juice of the melon
evaporating

Sue Stanford
(0,4,0) = 8

indian summer:
turning the furnace
back to 'off'

oino sakai
(0,1,6) = 8

indian summer
a quiet time, but
for the bluejays

Carol Raisfeld
(0,3,2) = 8

indian summer
we spend thanksgiving
at the beach

Deborah P Kolodji
(1,0,5) = 8

indian summer
all day
this longing

roberta beary
(0,3,2) = 8


Sixth Place -- 7 Points

indian summer
the Oriole's shadow
on the sill

martin
(0,3,1) = 7

a fly 
resurrected on the windowsill…
indian summer

Laurice Markowski
(1,0,4) = 7

indian summer . . . 
an old tomcat watches
the creek roll by

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(0,2,3) = 7

indian summer
the warm smell
of red leaves

Grzegorz Sionkowski
(1,1,2) = 7

Indian summer
gossamer strung
between clothesline

Agnes Eva Savich
(0,1,5) = 7

butter sweetens
overripe corn
indian summer

DeVar
(1,1,2) = 7


Seventh Place -- 5 Points

indian summer -
my neighbour begins building
a new barbecue

Richard Goring
(1,0,2) = 5

indian summer
with leaves I wipe the mud
from my hands

john hudak
(0,2,1) = 5

Indian summer - 
the old oak tree dresses up
for the occasion

sonoku
(0,0,5) = 5


Eighth Place -- 4 Points

her tan lines
enhanced by candlelight…
indian summer

Ed Markowski
(0,2,0) = 4

indian summer
a feeler moves
on the cricket

oga
(1,0,1) = 4

indian summer
the squeak of sneakers
on the wet pavement

gillena cox
(0,1,2) = 4

Indian summer - 
the sweater she made
begins to fray

Carole MacRury
(0,1,2) = 4

indian summer -- 
tardy blossoms
arrive at last

Mick O'Connor
(0,1,2) = 4

Jacket on her shoulders
and sandals on my feet,
Indian summer

Fake-Zen
(0,1,2) = 4


Ninth Place -- 3 Points

rose blooms
before the freeze
indian summer

Patricia A. Laurent
(0,1,1) = 3

indian summer--
in the patches of sunlight
schoolgirls bundle up

Angèle Lux
(0,1,1) = 3

indian summer -- 
by its thread a spider
flies off my book

Tomislav Maretic
(0,1,1) = 3

Indian summer
Tireless flies
Still buzzing around

Meredith
(0,1,1) = 3


First Place -- 21 Points

post game interview
the space between
the goalie's teeth

ed markowski
(3,4,4) = 21


Second Place -- 18 Points

full moon 
a white cat prowls
the tennis court

Laryalee Fraser
(1,5,5) = 18


Third Place -- 15 Points

biking to the park
a new pitcher's mitt
on the handlebars

Carol Raisfeld
(1,4,4) = 15


Fourth Place -- 14 Points

left and right
all of the eyes
follow the ball

Grzegorz Sionkowski
(1,3,5) = 14


Fifth Place -- 13 Points

time out -- 
the referee laces up
a boy's cleats

Tomislav Maretic
(2,2,3) = 13


Sixth Place -- 12 Points

sunday afternoon
the sound of nothing
but net

Mark Hollingsworth
(1,3,3) = 12

Sunday night football
I go wide for another
bratwurst

Darrell Byrd
(0,4,4) = 12


Seventh Place -- 10 Points

pile of red leaves . . . 
a balding man slides
into home

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(0,4,2) = 10

half time
courting pigeons provide
the entertainment

Sue 
(0,1,8) = 10

across the ice,
a future figure skater glides
upon his bottom

Nancy Smith
(0,3,4) = 10


Eighth Place -- 9 Points

taking the jump
for a brief second
my horse and I fly

teri
(0,3,3) = 9


Ninth Place -- 8 Points

golf course
a hare
over dew

oga
(1,1,3) = 8


Tenth Place -- 7 Points

a pup attacks
the badminton birdy
wind gusts

Allen McGill
(0,3,1) = 7

three and two pitch--
the softball rolls
into poison ivy

aom (tim)
(0,2,3) = 7

dusty old road
a black cat scratches its back
on the goalpost

Angèle Lux
(0,1,5) = 7

he cracks
a homer--
his father's smile

Paul R
(1,1,2) = 7

little league playoff-
the benchwarmer holds a bat
like a sword

paul pfleuger, jr.
(0,1,5) = 7

home run--
the daymoon falls
through the quaking aspens

Earl Keener
(0,3,1) = 7


Eleventh Place -- 6 Points

the older woman
still looking beautiful
in her breast-stroke

emile molhuysen
(0,2,2) = 6


Twelfth Place -- 5 Points

Floodlit game of chess:
the moon in one move shifting
all the pieces' shadows

Vasile Moldovan
(1,1,0) = 5


Thirteenth Place -- 4 Points

dipping oars
the coxswain leans back
to victory

Deborah P Kolodji
(0,1,2) = 4


Fourteenth Place -- 3 Points

old bridge
the runners crossing
with bright colors

Israel López Balan
(0,1,1) = 3

After the game
the only one still upbeat
is the drummer

Linda Warner
(0,1,1) = 3

hot day--
the sportscaster's voice rising
with excitement

gillena cox
(0,1,1) = 3

my first homerun--
dad cries out
"touch all the bases."

Mick O'Connor
(0,0,3) = 3

a loud squeal - 
her racquet
meets the shadow

sonoku
(0,0,3) = 3

pond commotion--
first to nab a crouton,
the airborne duck

bmm
(0,1,1) = 3

sports page ignored
in breakroom discussion
election day

J Blain
(0,1,1) = 3

tryouts --
the softball sails over
my daughter's glove

Roberta Beary
(0,0,3) = 3


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