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September 2004 Kukai

September 2004 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Lightning
Free Format Theme: Pool


First Place -- 23 Points

heat lightning--
ice cubes crack
in the lemonade

aom (tim) 
(0,8,7) = 23 pts



Second Place -- 21 points

distant lightning...
the feel
of a scar

Paul Pfleuger, Jr. 
(0,8,5) = 21 pts



Third Place -- 19 Points

lightning ...
a flash of your photograph
at my bedside

Mark Hollingsworth 
(3,3,4) = 19 pts


lightning flash
the suckling baby
curls his toes

Aruna 
(1,4,8) = 19 pts



Fourth Place -- 15 points

sheet lightning --
the dog slips
between us

roberta beary 
(0,3,9) = 15 pts



Fifth Place --

blue lightning
the indigo koi zig-zags
through the pond

Darrell Boyd 
(1,3,4) = 13 pts



Sixth Place -- 12 Points

forked lightning -
a snake's tongue tests
the autumn air

Carole 
(0,4,4) = 12 pts



Seventh Place -- 11 Points

night lightning
silhouettes of trees
against the sky

Grzegorz Sionkowski 
(1,2,4) = 11 pts

no moon--
lightning bugs fly
from star to star

Owen Burkhart 
(1,1,6) = 11 pts

lightning flash--
seen - unseen
an owl's eye

Mary Lee McClure 
(0,4,3) = 11 pts

mother calling...
a lightning bug cupped
in my hands

ito 
(0,4,3) = 11 pts



Eighth Place -- 9 Points

lightning bolt
home at the end
of the long road

Agnes Eva Savich 
(0,3,3) = 9 pts

lightning rod
from the old barn --
all that remains

-- ushi 
(0,2,5) = 9 pts



Ninth Place -- 8 Points

lightning
her lips parted in sleep
thunder

Flatline 
(0,3,2) = 8 pts



Tenth Place -- 7 Points

lightning--
the sedate frog zaps
another mosquito

Earl Keener 
(0,3,1) = 7 pts



Eleventh Place -- 6 Points

jagged
streak of lightning --
a-thousand-one, a thou...

Allen McGill 
(1,1,1) = 6 pts



Twelfth Place -- 5 Points

through my closed eyelids
the flashes
of late lightning

Paul O. Williams 
(0,2,1) = 5 pts

lightning!
a raccoon mask high
in cat kibble

Nancy Smith 
(0,0,5) = 5 pts

lightning!
the spider keeps
coming closer

-- oino sakai 
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

forked lightning
stags lock horns
on the mountainside

Paul R. 
(0,2,1) = 5 pts

lightning bolt--
I still don't get
the answer

DeVar 
(0,1,3) = 5 pts



Thirteenth Place -- 4 Points

lightning
scars the sky
heals our feud

Mary Angela 
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

summer lightning---
when I said: "look!"
the dog in silence

Israel L. Balan 
(0,2,0) 4 pts

curtains flutter-
shadows of lightning
through the lace

Carol Raisfeld 
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

bushfire season
the lightning strikes
a match

Kylie Hooklyn 
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

Coney lightning
the ferris wheel rolls
to the night's edge

martin 
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

chain lightning
between me and the entrance
a slithering snake

Janet Parker 
(0,1,2) = 4 pts



Fourteenth Place -- 3 Points

splintering lightning-
the flowers on the wallpaper
dance in the light

Angèle Lux 
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

daytime lightning
a solitary reindeer
lost its shadow

emile molhuysen 
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

silence of evening -
suddenly animals flee
thunder and lightning

Cornelia 
(0,1,1) = 3 pts



First Place -- 18 Points

pool party
two shades of lipstick
on one glass

Flatline 
(0,7,4) = 18 pts



Second Place -- 17 Points

filling pools
all over town
harvest moon

Aruna
(1,5,4) = 17 pts



Third Place -- 16 Points

tidal pool--
another cloud
passes

Mary Lee McClure
(1,4,5) = 16 pts


hotel check-in
the pool boy
filters the moonlight

roberta beary
(0,4,8) = 16 pts



Fourth Place -- 13 Points

mountain pool
I am the man
in the moon

Earl Keener
(2,2,3) = 13 pts



Fifth Place -- 12 Points

desert pool
deep within sandstone rock
a water strider

Peter H. Pache
(1,2,5) = 12 pts

widowed one year
she watches the leaves fall
into the pool

John White
(0,4,4) = 12 pts



Sixth Place -- 11 Points

pool of blood
investigators pause
over a clue

teri
(1,2,4) = 11 pts

pool party --
a dragonfly hovers
over the red bikini

Carol Raisfeld
(1,2,4) = 11 pts



Seventh Place -- 9 Points

winter thaw...
half moons fill the pools
above a frozen lake

Ed Markowski
(2,1,1) = 9 pts

hot afternoon -
two sparrows splashing
in a pool of rain

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



Eighth Place -- 8 Points

first day of school
the neighborhood pool
all to myself

Agnes Eva Savich
(0,2,4) = 8 pts



Ninth Place -- 7 Points

waiting to strike
a kingfisher
calm as the pool

john tiong chunghoo
(0,2,3) = 7 pts

the museum pool--
some turtles bronze,
some real

Paul O. Williams
(0,0,7) = 7 pts

a crane in the pool
stands on one leg
its eyes on the fish

divine rays
(0,2,3) = 7 pts

after the storm
gull feathers float
in the tide pool

Kate Creighton
(0,1,5) = 7 pts

heron pool
a breeze moves all
but the bird

Grzegorz Sionkowski
(0,2,3) = 7 pts



Tenth Place -- 6 Points

an angel in prayer
over the tombstone
a pool for birds

Mary Angela
(1,0,3) = 6 pts

first pool
the deer's eye slowly
blinks again

Sue Stanford
(0,3,0) = 6 pts

rainbow colored pool
in the street -
after the rain

Patricia A. Laurent
(1,0,3) = 6 pts



Eleventh Place -- 5 Points

divorce
the kids use a public pool
in august

Edward
(0,2,1) = 5 pts

car pool
keeping my head
above water

Paul R.
(0,2,1) = 5 pts



Twelfth Place -- 4 Points

first day of school
floating in the pool
only the rubber rings

Brenda Roberts
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

ships collide --
hoots of laughter
from the wading pool

laryalee fraser
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

the moon sits
in a shallow pool
hand in hand

greg lammers
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

pool party
tattoo and scars
revealed

Kylie Hooklyn
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

office pool --
a bell curve
around her due date

ushi
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

empty child's pool
slowly deflating
a faded pink shark

Carole MacRury
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

autumn leaves
floating on the water
of a swimming pool

Cornelia
(0,0,4) = 4 pts



Thirteenth Place -- 3 Points

stormy night -
pools of blue sky
on sandy beach

Sonoku
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

a blow of wind
touches yellow leaf
in empty pool

Boris Nazansky
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

paper boat moves slowly
in the shallow pool
children laugh with joy

Radhey Shiam
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

a frog jumps
in the new pool
children's squeak

zulusij
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

a long day
i do laps across
the pool's width

ito
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

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