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November 2012 Kukai Results

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November 2012 Kukai

Dear Friends,

Here are the results for the November 2012 Kukai, wherein our Kigo subject was MIST, and our Free Format subject was NIGHT SOUNDS

 

Congratulations to ***JOHN ESPEN VASSBOTN***, winner of our Kigo section and to ***TOM PAINTING ***, 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.

 

November 2012 Results

Kigo Theme:

MIST

 

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First Place -  24 Points

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the mist creeps in

erasing sheep

one by one

 

Jon Espen Vassbotn

(1,5,11) = 24 pts

**Superb!

**1 point (plus some "shadow" points from my not-eligible-to-vote 11 year old son)

 

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Second Place -  21 Points

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morning mist...

the tattered blanket

on a park bench

 

Vinay Leo R.

(1,3,12) = 21 pts

 

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Third Place -  17 Points

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morphine drip

a fine web of mist

on the window

 

Ron C. Moss

(3,0,8) = 17 pts

**So many of the haiku used "mist" in a conventional way, to obscure a scene or a sound. The poets for #3 and #38 wrote something different and stood out from the rest.

 

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16 Points

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morning mist

a nurse hands me a baggie

with all of mom's things

 

Michele L. Harvey

(1,3,7) = 16 pts

 

 

deep mist

temple bells stirring

the nothingness

 

sanjuktaa

(0,2,12) = 16 pts

 

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14 Points

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mountain in the mist

the distance from here

to anywhere

 

BILL KENNEY

(1,2,7) = 14 pts

 

 

ragged mist...

he turns the road map

around again

 

Allison Millcock

(0,2,10) = 14 pts 

 

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13 Points

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morning mist -

the old wood chair

cracks again

 

Israel López Balan

(0,4,5) = 13 pts

 

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12 Points

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lifting mist

the field workers

in red bandanas

 

Michael McClintock

(0,4,4) = 12 pts

**a bit of vivid color in the gray morning. excellent.

 

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11 Points

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autumn dusk

a suspense of scarecrows

over misty fields

 

Garry Eaton

(1,2,4) = 11 pts

 

 

November mist . . .

the spaces between

puddles

 

Marylouise Knight

(0,3,5) = 11 pts

 

 

mist

at every step

a stop

 

Irena

(0,2,7) = 11 pts

 

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10 Points

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waterfall

I photograph

the mist

 

Ramesh Anand

(1,3,1) = 10 pts

 

 

hurricane Sandy

the weight of mist

on a butterfly's wing

 

Stevie Strang

(1,3,1) = 10 pts

 

 

en plein air

the brushstrokes

of morning mist

 

Carolyn Coit Dancy

(1,2,3) = 10 pts

**So many of the haiku used "mist" in a conventional way, to obscure a scene or a sound. The poets for #3 and #38 wrote something different and stood out from the rest.

**I have a friend who paints en plain air she has captured some beautiful scenes of morning mist. I also like that the mist itself seems to be painting the start of the new day.

 

morning mist

at the bottom of the slide

autumn leaves

 

Bouwe Brouwer

(0,2,6) = 10 pts

 

  

out of the mist ...

one frog croaks

then another

 

Asni Amin

(0,2,6) = 10 pts

 

  

through morning mist the heron stares back

 

D W Skrivseth

(0,1,8) = 10 pts

 

 

autumn mist

the softened vigilance

of firs

 

Alegria Imperial

(0,1,8) = 10 pts 

 

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9 Points

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twilight moon –

the slow-rolling-mist

of her voice

 

Don Baird

(1,1,4) = 9 pts

** I found this haiku so unique. I imagine a cool misty night and the soft soothing tones of the woman's voice.

 

frosty mist -

the spider's decorated

the cherry tree

 

John McDonald

(0,2,5) = 9 pts

 

 

filling every

flower and fold

valley mist

 

Paul Hodder

(0,2,5) = 9 pts

 

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8 Points

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a stranger in the crowd

that looks like you

blue mist

 

Cara Holman

(1,1,3) = 8 pts

 

 

mist in the valleys

my breath

on the window

 

Donna Bauerly

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

lavender mist

he murmurs another name

in his sleep

 

Christine L. Villa

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

November

the raven’s call

gliding through the mist

 

Barbara Campitelli

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

evening mist

the squeak of sneakers

on damp wood

 

if

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

 

an old grudge

let go--

morning mist

 

Terri L. French

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

 

shrouded in mist

the mountain we came

so far to see

 

André Surridge

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

 

morning jog --

my breath disappears

into the mist

 

~ Catherine Njeri Maina

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

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7 Points

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 Irish mist . . .

the sweet beatnik lady pours

morning coffee

 

Darrell Byrd

(1,1,2) = 7 pts

 

 

bell buoy

the sound shrouded

in mist

 

Tom Painting

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

 

 

rising mist --

gradually the mountain

reveals its shape

 

~ Isabelle Prondzynski

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

 

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6 Points

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Niagara Falls

in the swirling mist

rainbows come and go

 

Edward

(1,0,3) = 6 pts

 

 

somewhere in the mist

a dog barks

at me

 

Ralf Bröker

(0,3,0) = 6 pts

 

 

bridge over

the river vanishes...

in autumn mist

 

Tomislav

(0,2,2) = 6 pts

 

 

through the mist

a bell

so clear

 

Bernard Gieske

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

 

 

thick morning mist...

silence still heavy from

his confession

 

Jayashree Maniyil

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

 

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5 Points

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all my passions

relaxing their hold...

the mists of age

 

Kirsty Karkow

(0,2,1) = 5 pts

 

 

above the mist-

the peak of the

mountain

 

Casey Southards

(0,2,1) = 5 pts

 

 

morning mist

sweetness

of buns

 

Anne Curran

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

mist

a twitter

unfolds the way

 

Vishnu P Kapoor

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

mountain mist

the afterglow

of leaves

 

Ann K. Schwader

(0,0,5) = 5 pts

 

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4 Points

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through half-haunted mists

the strangeness

of a familiar moon

 

maxianne

(1,0,1) = 4 pts

 

 

autumn chill

where blossoms fall

into mist

 

--Aalix Roake

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

parting –

in her eyes

misty full moon

 

Virginia Popescu

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

vultures soar and rise --

all the things I don't see

in this winter mist

 

Angie Werren

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

first sumi-e -

cranes fluttering in

the fire mist

 

Laura Csilla

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

the blind

and the dog’s bell

autumn mist

 

gogatsu

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

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3 Points

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to Michaelmas

rowing on a misty lake

an old monk

 

Svend A. Doggfall

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

coated in mist

and leaking hay

the scarecrow shrugs

 

mechaieh

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

soft clouds of mist

hanging over the sun...

autumn morning

 

Keith A. Simmonds

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

out of the mist

there comes a bared birch

solitude

 

natalia kuznetsova

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

evening chill . .

doves whirling through doves

into the mist

 

Sandi Pray

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

The old school

no more visible —

evening mist

 

Horst Ludwig

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

the mist

the ski lift

sound of kisses

 

Oddbjørn Aardalen

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

snowy mist

following footprints

of a deer

 

Dawn Apanius

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

tires on gravel

the cow's steady gaze

through morning mist

 

Christopher Pickslay

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

soft crunches:

he disappears

into the mist ...

 

May

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

morning mist

over corn stubble

stumbling home

 

John Soules

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

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2 Points

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unfolding the map -

me and countryside donkey

not lost in the mist

 

STOPS ROMANIA

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

deep autumn

wagtails soar through mist

wobbling sunrise

 

Karin Anderson

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

day's morning in mist

dew drops on all the grass blades

shine high on rainbows

 

Purush

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

calm -

wild poppies sustain

summer mist

 

Robert Kania

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

morning cold --

the misty sky appears

as if painted

 

~ Rojahs Adega

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

twilight mist...

my black dog morphs into

a snarling cur

 

S.E. Buffington

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

Starting point-

the cry of white cranes

wrapt in the mist

 

Vasile Moldovan

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

dawn sun rays

fight back the bitter mist

over the dead sea

 

Rita Odeh

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

some wait

on the paving slabs—

autumn mist

 

Ernesto P. Santiago

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

on a porch swing

our hands entwined

in mist

 

Harvey Jenkins

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

stepping through mist

between the borders . . .

second thoughts

 

Bill Pauly

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

funeral -

mist dripping from

the priest speech

 

Cezar F. Ciobîcă

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

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1 Point

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mist separates

my lover and I--

the flooding river

 

John Daleiden

 

 

mist on Cobb Mountain

winter’s

coronation

 

Bill Gottlieb

 

 

field after field

the river floods

a floating mist

 

LeRoy Gorman

 

  

heavy clouds...

reaching inside the mist

the touch of rain

 

Dejan Pavlinovic

 

  

river bottom mist

newly naked trees don

a coat of ice

 

gourdman

 

  

in the mist

the mating call of a deer -

his winter breath

 

Tuvshinzaya Nergui

  

 

beads of mist

from the umbrella's spokes

alternating drops

 

Adelaide B. Shaw

 

  

morning mist--

drifting toward the lettuce field

a doe and fawn

 

Barbara Snow

 

  

silhouette of ghosts

rising on the mountainside

mist in the pines

 

todd

  

 

autumn mist

frosting on top

of the lake

 

Alan S. Bridges

 

  

autumn light

a horse of mist falling

through the barn

 

Earl Keener

 

  

see sunrise through

reddish tongues of mist

dancing on the lake

 

eric

 

  

misty morning –

a black bird crying

between hills

 

Miorita

 

 

 The mist

from my morning coffee...

the window fogs

 

Tom Conally

 

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No points this time, but thank you very much for sharing your haiku.

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On the island

The mist fills the empty spaces

My full coffee cup

 

Angelika Kolompar

 

 

memorial -

my vision obscured by

a mist of tears

 

Anonymous

 

  

a blue mist

swirls around his head--

floating hand

 

--R.K. Singh

 

  

the romantic mix

of ocean mist and your kiss

on my lips

 

Bill Hudson

 

  

Writing haiku

just on the life line-

cranes in the mist

 

Oprica Padeanu

 

  

below the hill

concealing mists

where is the road?

 

Brenda Roberts

 

  

"cock-a-doodle-do!"

outside my window

only mist

 

Anonymous

 

 

 garden in the mist

each snowdrop shimmers with rain

Abkhazi moment*

 

Deirdre Godwin

 [Note: Abkhazi is a heritage garden in Victoria, BC, Canada]

 

 

through the mist a heron’s reflection

 

martin gottlieb cohen

 

  

don't cry

arrow pierced

only the mist

 

Urszula Wielanowska

 

  

Mom sings an old song

from their courting days

Tanabata mist

 

Gregory Longenecker

 

  

Owl swoops

Field mice scatter

Mist curls back over grass

 

Mary E. Gray

 

  

Morning mist,

three crows in bare oak.

We are hidden.

 

Trevor Camp

 

  

morning mountain

waking mellow

in blue-grey mist

 

Frances O'Keeffe

 

  

earth mist

floating silence

tomorrow I’ll leave

 

helge t.

 

  

misty memories

broken dreams

undercurrents

 

Tanja

 

  

summer mem'ries rise

like faint morning mists...

float away on clouds

 

dragonfly

 

  

after

the first snowfall

mist

 

Juhani Tikkanen

 

  

surprise!

morning mist uncloaks

blue mountains

 

B

 

  

newly ploughed

fields of dark peat

misty mountains

 

Elaine Riddell

 

  

before email

meetings and more email—

the morning mist

 

Anonymous

 

  

Only a deaf crow’s

echoes -

autumn mist

 

Kurt Westley

 

  

Hyde Park

colorful leaf

falls of the mist

 

Dorota Pyra

 

 

 misty bus stop --

I fail to recognize

the coming bus

 

~ Metrin Okalo

 

  

solid mist

also the scarecrow

goes paler

 

Lech Szeglowski

 

  

sunrise --

the dissapearing mist

reveals a watchman

 

~ Dennis Wright

 

  

before the rain...

a cold mist

in my knees

 

Bruce H. Feingold

 

  

driving

with burning eyes-

morning mist

 

Maria Santomauro

 

 

 mist touched leaves

nearly naked trees

wait for the sun

 

Mark Fisher

 

  

mist on my face--

a pale disc

in the sky

 

James Dobson

 

 

 April Mist -

go to your left, left, left

in New York City

 

Anonymous

 

  

mist-

not even a peak

in distance

 

Ailoaei Cristina

 

  

wreathing mist

a muffled cry from the mouth

of the river

 

Tore Sverredal

 

  

morning mists lift

on the trail - doe with

fawn now out of spots

 

Jane DeJonghe

 

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Kigo Section Comments:

 

** Im feeling a little misty after all those mist haiku. Still fun though. day.

**Again, so many exquisite haiku, hence, another challenge to vote. Thanks for another chance to read and vote for me are the best six.

 

**This was a tough one!

 

**Lots of fine images here. I find it interesting that only about 45 % of submitted haiku contain a kireji, which is regarded as essential in traditional haiku.

Free Format Theme:

NIGHT SOUNDS 

 

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First Place -  33 Points

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nightshift

the squeak

of her soles

 

Tom Painting

(1,7,16) = 33 pts

 

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Second Place -  27 Points

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night snow

the white sound

of silence

 

Oddbjørn Aardalen

(1,5,14) = 27 pts

**Every word is perfect here -- a beautiful and delicate scene.

 

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Third Place -  19 Points

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filling the space

between my thoughts

the sound of crickets

 

Cara Holman

(0,7,5) = 19 pts

 

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18 Points

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leaf fall

she sighs

in her sleep

 

sanjuktaa

(1,5,5) = 18 pts

 

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15 Points

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frost warning

the midnight scurry

of mice in the walls

 

Michele L. Harvey

(0,3,9) = 15 pts

**the pitter patter of unwelcome feet!

 

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14 Points

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starless night

the whistle of trains

on the river bridge

 

Elaine Riddell

(1,1,9) = 14 pts

 

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13 Points

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still dark …

the sound of the clock

and unfinished dream

 

Asni Amin

(2,2,3) = 13 pts

 

 

abandoned -

inside a garbage can

a cat's meow

 

Carmel Lively Westerman

(1,1,8) = 13 pts

**a wonderfully sad haiku

 

 

roadside motel

an 18-wheeler downshifts

into my nightmare

 

Alan S. Bridges

(1,1,8) = 13 pts

 

 

starless night

gulls disappear in the sound

of the sea

 

Bouwe Brouwer

(0,1,11) = 13 pts 

 

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12 Points

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sewing room

the quiet flutter

of a moth's wings

 

Dorota Pyra

(1,2,5) = 12 pts

**lovely.

 

thunder in the night

I check the clock

by lightning

 

Adelaide B. Shaw

(1,0,9) = 12 pts

**Nice! I think my pupils dilated reading this one! :-)

 

night shadows

the silence of snowfall

on the windowsill

 

Tore Sverredal

(0,2,8) = 12 pts

 

 

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11 Points

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long night—

the regular start/stop

of the fridge

 

if

(0,3,5) = 11 pts

 

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10 Points

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sleepless

her deep breath

 

gogatsu

(1,0,7) = 10 pts

**(would have been more effective as a one-liner)

 

a train whistles

across the night—

my past lives

 

David Grayson

(0,2,6) = 10 pts

 

 

silent night -

woodworms eating

the saint's legs

 

Cezar F. Ciobîcă

(0,2,6) = 10 pts

 

 

cries of the night birds darkening pines

 

Donna Bauerly

(0,1,8) = 10 pts

 

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9 Points

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nightbird . .

does my loneliness cry out

to you, also?

 

Sandi Pray

(1,3,0) = 9 pts

 

 

night meditation

the calmness of receding

waves

 

Ramesh Anand

(1,2,2) = 9 pts

 

 

insomnia

the drip...drip...drip...drip...drip...drip...

of the faucet

 

Edward

(1,2,2) = 9 pts

 

 

silence

at midnight...

owl song

 

Vinay Leo R.

(1,1,4) = 9 pts

 

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8 Points

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2 a.m. thirst --

the drowsy radiator

clearing its throat

 

mechaieh

(0,2,4) = 8 pts

 

 

gravel driveway

the crunch of

his midnight shift

 

Carolyn Coit Dancy

(0,1,6) = 8 pts

 

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7 Points

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sounds in the night;

sometimes lullabies

and sometimes dirges

 

Kirsty Karkow

(1,2,0) = 7 pts

**That's life! (and that's death!).

This unusual haiku grew on me.

 

plinkety - plink - plunk

a cat on the piano

thelonious monk

 

todd eddy

(1,2,0) = 7 pts

 

 

crickets

from behind the window

a lullaby

 

Irena

(0,1,5) = 7 pts

 

 

night whistle

the pastor calling

his cat

 

Barbara Campitelli

(0,0,7) = 7 pts

**Something very soothing about this one

 

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6 Points

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one by one

crickets keep silence -

insomnia

 

Israel López Balan

(1,0,3) = 6 pts

 

 

new frost moon --

the echo of footsteps

behind me

 

Angie Werren

(0,2,2) = 6 pts

 

 

night sounds

at rest inside

the old saxophone

 

John McDonald

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

 

 

within the sound of a great horned owl the night’s chill

 

martin gottlieb cohen

(0,0,6) = 6 pts

 

 

evening storm

I wrestle with voices

in my head

 

Christine L. Villa

(0,0,6) = 6 pts

 

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5 Points

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drifting to sleep

to the sounds of gulls

full moon

 

Rita Odeh

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

night train whistle

the head on my shoulder

mumbles louder

 

Jon Espen Vassbotn

(0,1,3) = 5 pts

 

 

the downspouts

gurgling us awake--

end of drought

 

Barbara Snow

(0,0,5) = 5 pts 

 

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4 Points

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wide awake

voices fall through

the deep night

 

Marylouise Knight

(0,2,0) = 4 pts

 

 

on a porch swing

the tree frogs croak

my night’s lullaby

 

Ernesto P. Santiago

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

another night

with its piercing silence...

still miss his snoring

 

natalia kuznetsova

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

this lightness

we borrow from clouds

night sounds

 

Alegria Imperial

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

in the sink

trying to be quiet --

tonight's mouse

 

Shelley Krause

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

night birds call

in the darkness

I think of you

 

John Soules

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

 

 

the train that never comes

whippoorwill

down the abandoned line

 

LeRoy Gorman

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

 

hunter's moon

releasing a cricket

trapped in the garage

 

André Surridge

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

 

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3 Points

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hearing bears

whisper and splash --

the short night

 

Michael McClintock

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

midnight —

the loud mellow mewing

of mating cats

 

~ Sarah Kuli

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

night time...

cricket chirp

echoes through the basement

 

dragonfly

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

night returns-

old wooden stairs

cannot fall asleep

 

Krzysztof Kokot PL

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

 

 

in the darkness

only the ticking of the clock

 

and my insomnia

 

dsnake1

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

night in the garden --

the sound of the crickets

invisibly close

 

~ Isabelle Prondzynski

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

 

 

coyotes yip yip here

coyotes yip yip there

coyotes quiet . . . listen . . . gone

 

eric

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

**My suggestion as to #99:

Change the segment sequence abc to acb:

-->

coyotes yip yip here

coyotes quiet . . . listen . . . gone

coyotes yip yip there

 

 

thin wall

between our bedrooms

TMI

 

maxianne

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

**haha, IMG a very modern haiku! LMBO

 

cold wind reminder-

one never again

returning home

 

Casey Southards

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

a purring cat

resting on my chest --

cozy night

 

~ Mary Njambi

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

dark night —

distant owls exchanging

their hoots

 

~ Aidah Atieno

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

 

one sound

from the bell-tower...

the silence

 

Tomislav

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

 

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2 Points

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During the

Heat of the day

i wait for night sounds

 

Angelika Kolompar

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

night noises

from wooden walls

mysterious mouse

 

Robert Kania

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

tiny feet pattering

midnight feast

for the pantry mice

 

Frances O'Keeffe

(0,1,0) = 2 pts

 

 

moonlit –

the call of an axe

cracking wood

 

Don Baird

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

grandfather chime

remembering

Nana and Grandad

 

Anne Curran

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

midnight rustle -

the fireplace damper clatters

with the wind

 

Darrell Byrd

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

**a familiar sound on a windy night

 

summer night...

in brisk conversation

little owl and dog

 

Dejan Pavlinovic

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

in the night

he wanders the empty streets

muttering

 

Gregory Longenecker

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

quiet night —

the sqeaking of a rat

caught by a cat

 

~ Amdavy Esther

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

vibrating silence

sound so high in night columns

as my grandma coughs

 

purush

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

midnight —

loud overnight prayers

disturb my sleep

 

~ Eunice Joy

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

sleeping village –

a barking dog

breaks silence

 

Virginia Popescu

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

distant coyote yipping

the homeless moon

 

Mark Fisher

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

quiet night -

the subtle sound

of wet snow landing

 

Jane DeJonghe

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

 

crescent moon...

the mockingbird echoes

our campfire song

 

S. E. Buffington

(0,0,2) = 2 pts

 

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1 Point

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corn trucks

all through the night

for the world

 

Horst Ludwig

 

 

Dreamland-

listening to the echo

of night sounds

 

Vasile Moldovan

 

  

house creeks

on a midwinter night

sleepless for hours

 

John Daleiden

 

  

midnight storm

the garden windmill squeaks

signaling its arrival

 

Bill Hudson

 

 

 are those crickets

so loud because they’re

serenading stars

 

Bill Gottlieb

 

  

jasmine scent

even for the breath

sonata each night

 

Vishnu P Kapoor

 

  

the whisks of bat wings

sweeping round and round

insects in the porch light

 

Garry Eaton

 

  

all night, you sing

my worrisome heart's song -

lone whip-poor-will

 

Anonymous

 

  

under the full moon

owls discuss the night’s events

fire fades to embers

 

Deirdre Godwin

 

  

our bedroom

the red light

booms into

 

Ralf Bröker

 

  

an owl howls -

many invisible things

hate me tonight

 

Tuvshinzaya Nergui

 

  

a shriek in the night

stretching

to see the sound

 

Bernard Gieske

 

  

creak of the stairs-

superstitions

of my maternal side

 

Dawn Apanius

 

  

where did

the crickets' sounds go?

daybreak

 

~ Catherine Njeri Maina

 

  

a tawny frogmouth

pumps the night away

 

Barbara A Taylor

 

  

dogs

barking in the distance-

night sounds

 

Maria Santomauro

 

 

 hot summer night

a lover's moan echoing

through the neighborhood

 

Stevie Strang

 

  

eight o’clock –

the cricket’s song resounds

from a pillar-box

 

Miorita

 

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 the night dark and deep

split open . . .

by the caws of crow

 

Ron C Moss

 

 

calling their names

over and over again -

autumn night bird-lovers

 

STOPS ROMANIA

 

  

sudden downpour

noisy trucks at midnight

crowded footbridge

 

--R.K. Singh

 

 

  

in the silence

of the dark deep night

a hooting owl

 

Keith A. Simmonds 

  

 

winter cold snap the house makes noise over the fact

 

D W Skrivseth

 

  

night sound superstitions

the ticking of a

death-watch beetle

 

Brenda Roberts

 

 

 night rain trickles ...

the beat accentuating

frog croaks

 

Angelo B. Ancheta

 

  

thousands of small mouths

carpenter ants work

throughout the night

 

Harvey Jenkins

 

  

late season crickets

join the chorus so sweetly

tears well

 

gourdman

 

  

possums loud roof thumps

this one mosquito

louder

 

Karin Anderson

 

  

Owls calling,

midnight has now arrived.

All is quiet.

 

Trevor Camp

 

  

moonlit night —

echoing bats fly across

my house

 

~ Everlyne Amoit

 

 

 owls hoot leaves rustle

reminders

echoing sobs

 

Tanja

 

  

I quietly listen

to rhythmic croaking frogs --

evening showers

 

~ Brian Mulando

 

  

pitch darkness --

invisible bats echo

to each other

 

~ Patrick Wafula

 

  

footsteps --

the bullfrogs' croaks

suddenly faint

 

~ Margaret Ndinda

 

  

insomnia--

a licking cat

kicked to the floor

 

Terri L. French

 

  

no winds

to hide the night sounds

sleepless

 

Chandra Bales

 

  

gecko laughter

from behind closed curtains

the neighbours' party

 

Allison Millcock

  

 

woke up with

night sounds -

leaking toilet

 

Juhani Tikkanen

 

  

night rain on the roof . . .

from the attic

sounds of remembrance

 

Bill Pauly

 

  

Thanksgiving

our stomachs gurgling

in the night

 

Earl Keener

 

  

thunder outside--

in bed

my stomach rumbles

 

James Dobson

 

  

how I miss

the clack of the cricket...

moonshine on snow

 

Tom Conally

 

 

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