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September 2013 Kukai

Congratulations to *** S.M Abeles  ***, winner of our Kigo section and to *** Alegria Imperial  ***, winner of our Free Format section!


Kigo Theme: 
MILKY WAY/RIVER OF HEAVEN
 
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First Place -  20 Points
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ghost town
a street dog laps
the Milky Way
 
S.M. Abeles
Washington, DC USA
(3,2,7) = 20 pts
 
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Second Place -  19 Points
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Milky way...
a billion reasons
to love him
 
Sanjuktaa
(1,2,12) = 19 pts
 
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Third Place -  18 Points
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stars adrift--
the loved ones who left
one by one
 
Arvinder Kaur
Chandigarh,India
(1,4,7) = 18 pts
 
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15 Points 
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a frog jumps 
into the night sky:
the Milky Way quivers ...
 
-- Chitra Rajappa
(1,4,4) = 15 pts
 
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14 Points
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moonlit pond --
from the rift in the milky way
a lotus blooms
 
Nancy Smith
(4,0,2) = 14 pts
 
swept away
on heaven’s river
bon fire sparks
 
if
(0,4,6) = 14 pts
** I love the image of the bonfire sparks being drawn into the stars of the Milky Way. So well observed!
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13 Points
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traffic thinning
beyond the city limits
the milky way
 
Bill Kenney
(0,3,7) = 13 pts
 
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12 Points
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a snag in the Milky Way owl’s cry
 
martin gottlieb cohen
(1,2,5) = 12 pts
 
milky way
my sleeping bag moved
outside the tent
 
Elaine Riddell
(0,2,8) = 12 pts
**Gazing at the stars while camping, leaving the tent (escaping civilization for a little while) does make you feel closer to nature, closer to the stars, closer to the vast, magnificent universe of which we are but such a tiny part.
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11 Points
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milky way. . .
the wide spread
of cancer
 
h. gene murtha
(2,1,3) = 11 pts
 
Milky Way –
a sleeping baby
at mother’s breast
 
Virginia Popescu 
PHOENIX
(1,2,4) = 11 pts
 
milky way
a bald woman smokes
in the cemetery
 
Myron Lysenko
(0,1,9) = 11 pts
 
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10 Points
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another leaf 
falls down---the rustle 
of the river of heaven
 
R.K.Sameer
(0,4,2) = 10 pts
 
feeling her presence river of heaven
 
gogatsu
(0,2,6) = 10 pts
 
starfish
in what sea
does the Milky Way end
 
Collin Barber
(0,1,8) = 10 pts
 
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9 Points
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the Milky Way
completely forgotten... 
Northern Lights
 
--Kirsty Karkow
(1,2,2) = 9 pts
 
milky way--
the newlyweds sleep out
on the trampoline
 
DeVar
(1,1,4) = 9 pts
**What an image! And hilarious . . . .
milky way…
the baby licks
her lips
 
Stella Pierides
Neusaess, DE and London, UK
(1,1,4) = 9 pts
 
winter...
Orion wades deep into
the river of heaven
 
Edward
(0,3,3) = 9 pts
 
autumn sky
our star disappears into
the milky way
 
Darrell Byrd
(0,1,7) = 9 pts
 
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8 Points
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the Milky Way:
i often wonder
. . . to where?
 
Ron C. Moss
(1,2,1) = 8 pts
 
Traveling
just on the Milky Way
with the Great Bear
 
Constantin Stroe
(1,2,1) = 8 pts
 
sleepless nights...
only the Milky Way
is clear
 
~Devika
(1,0,5) = 8 pts
 
camping at the beach -
children count the stars
in the milky way
 
Carmel Lively Westerman
Yuma, AZ
(0,2,4) = 8 pts
 
milky way-
how many stars are
still alive
 
--kashinath karmakar
(0,2,4) = 8 pts
 
river of heaven...
tiptoeing
between reeds
 
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu
(0,1,6) = 8 pts
 
a pilgrim walking
towards peace and harmony...
river of heaven
 
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7 Points
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Keith A. Simmonds
Rodez, France
(1,1,2) = 7 pts
 
a sideways view
of the Milky Way --
I’m still so alone
 
Angela Terry
(1,0,4) = 7 pts
**This haiku is filled with so much feeling and metaphysical contemplation. It is a snapshot of the heavens and simultaneously a snapshot of the lonesome heart gazing at it. Somehow the Milky Way accentuates the feeling of loneliness and the wonder of existence itself. I can identify with it, for so often does it happen that gazing at the stars prompts the question “why am I here” and “why am I here alone?”

daybreak
the Milky Way
to nowhere
 
Gabriel Sawicki
(0,3,1) = 7 pts
 
through the garden
the river of heaven
...through me
 
JOHN McDONALD
EDINBURGH SCOTLAND
(0,2,3) = 7 pts
 
surely there's hope --
through shedding branches
the milky way
 
maxianne
(0,2,3) = 7 pts
 
warm mountain night-
from the River of Heaven,
I fish a star
 
Anitha Varma
Kerala, India
(0,1,5) = 7 pts
 
milky way   i take his word for it
 
Roberta Beary
(0,1,5) = 7 pts
 
river of heaven
twirling the sherbet
in her dish
 
Bernard Gieske
(0,1,5) = 7 pts
 
she asks how
we chose her name
milky way
 
David Grayson
(0,1,5) = 7 pts
 
somewhere 
between the mountain and the milky way
that moon
 
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6 Points
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Angie Werren
Amelia, OH
USA
(1,0,3) = 6 pts
 
as my father's hand
eclipsed the city lights
I saw the milky way
 
Jon Espen Vassbotn
(0,2,2) = 6 pts
**A wonderful way of saying one’s father helped one to see the deeper meaning of things. Or that with our father’s guidance we are able to see the beauty and magic of things usually obscured by the “noise” and distractions of the mundane, everyday world. These are just some of the possible interpretions of this remarkable haiku.

another war!
the river of heaven
hidden
 
Brenda Roberts, 
Secretary 
Fort Worth Haiku Society
(0,2,2) = 6 pts
 
calving season
the barn light gleams
beneath the milky way
 
Michele L. Harvey
(0,2,2) = 6 pts
 
august night
the couple watch the milky way
from separate rooms
 
quamrul hassan
(0,2,2) = 6 pts
 
fireworks
beyond the fading crackle
glimmers milky way
 
Vishnu P Kapoor
(0,1,4) = 6 pts
 
desert night;
two bats crisscross
the milky way !
 
manoj saranathan
(0,1,4) = 6 pts
 
getting away from it all   milky way
 
Gregory Longenecker
Pasadena, CA USA
(0,0,6) = 6 pts
 
in the Milky Way
the big white horse
nobody else sees
 
Michael McClintock
(0,0,6) = 6 pts
** I love this. We use to play this game when we were kids!

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5 Points
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first one star
then the whole Milky Way—
I cannot reach them
 
John Daleiden
Phoenix, Arizona in the Sonoran Desert
(1,1,0) = 5 pts
 
plodding home
the river of heaven
above
 
Beth Powell
(1,0,2) = 5 pts
 
river of stars
overtops its banks
cicadas shrill
 
assu
(0,2,1) = 5 pts
 
caught between horizons tears in the River of Heaven
 
Alegria Imperial
Canada
(0,2,1) = 5 pts
 
ocean of stars relativity speaking
 
Tom Painting
(0,1,3) = 5 pts
 
starlit night 
heaven’s river flows 
into infinity
 
D W Skrivseth
(0,1,3) = 5 pts
 
quiet lake I unearth heaven's river 
 
Kala Ramesh
(0,0,5) = 5 pts
 
drinking alone -
I send a prayer
up heaven's river
 
Sandi Pray
USA
(0,0,5) = 5 pts
 
rocky rapids
a silver trout leaps for
the Milky Way
 
Paresh Tiwari
India
(0,0,5) = 5 pts
 
milky way –
the cricket's song
one side to the other
 
Tomislav
(0,0,5) = 5 pts
 
roar of white water
beyond canyon walls
the Milky Way
 
Barbara Snow
(0,0,5) = 5 pts
 
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4 Points
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campfire smoke
the milky way winks
my inner child
 
RD McManes
(1,0,1) = 4 pts
 
the sound of crickets -
children play 
to count stars
 
Israel López Balan
(0,2,0) = 4 pts
 
sinking my teeth
into astrophysics
the Milky Way
 
Carolyn Coit Dancy
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
 
windy night 
a spinning cockerel swipes
the milky way
 
B
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
 
galactic center 
all this knowledge 
to forget
 
Ralf Bröker
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
 
paddling along
the river of heaven
waiting for the day
 
Barbara Campitelli
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
 
river of heaven
new words in his song
of apology
 
Dawn Apanius
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
 
campfire stories
eyes open wide
under the Milky Way
 
Harvey Jenkins
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
 
above the tent
a loon's cry carves open
the River of Heaven
 
Doris
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
 
where guardrail
becomes sky
the river of heaven
 
LeRoy Gorman
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
 
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3 Points
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refrigerator art
her purple milky way
cricket in a drawer
 
Bill Hudson
(1,0,0) = 3 pts
 
rowing on the sea-
before my eyes and behind me
the shine of Milky Way 
 
Vasile Moldovan
(1,0,0) = 3 pts
 
Summer’s end twilight,
stars stepping out on stage,
so many, so old, so new
 
Rey Barreto
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
the river of paradise --
specks of diamond at
every bend
 
Kumarendra Mallick
Hyderabad, India
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
Cat's Eye Nebulae,
eager to lick the bowl
of the Milky Way
 
Philip Mizener
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
milky way . . .
my words too lost
to the moon
 
Hansha Teki
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
alone and adrift
on the river of heaven...
my letting go dream
 
S.E. Buffington
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
no milk in breasts ...
the lying-in woman stares 
at the Milky Way
 
Gaby RC
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
starry night
we share a blanket and
a Milky Way chocolate
 
Steliana Cristina
Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
Milky Way
on the pond -
thirsty deer
 
Lavana Kray
Iasi-Romania
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
Milky Way morning . . .
wish I had known Dad
when he was a milkman
 
Bill Pauly
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
**I am a sucker for Dad haiku--my own died when I was a baby. No one to shield the lights for me!

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2 Points
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river festival
of the heavens
milky way
 
Mary Chapman
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
rocky stream
the stillness of a fish
on the milky way
 
Ramesh Anand
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
the mourn silence
nestling among the reeds
in the Milky Way 
 
Oprica PADEANU
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
Milky Way? where?
city lights
left that bar behind
 
Donna Bauerly
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
above our campfire's 
fading glow
a river of stars
 
Jan O'Loughlin (Australia)
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
Spilt flour 
on Heaven's tablecloth
Milky Way
 
Petya Gleridis
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
Ride with me a while
on a giant wheel of stars.
Never let me go!
 
Robert C. Howard
Belleville IL USA
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
A land breeze -
the Milky Way spills
into the sea. 
 
Anonymous
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
evening calm
the orphaned fawn
suckles the milky way
 
Karin Anderson
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
night sky
white scar
from big bang
 
annebet
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
depression
river of heaven's dark matter
distilled
 
Jennifer Thompson
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
the night sky–
are all the answers
in the milky way?
 
Adelaide B. Shaw
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
making plans –
a late boat drifting
on the Milky Way
 
Eduard TARA
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
Milky Way--
Cassiopeia
sits in silver
 
James Dobson.
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
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1 Point
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summer’s end
where is
the Milky Way?
 
Marylouise Knight
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
moon and stars
upon the pacific ocean-
river of heaven
 
C.D.Southards
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
imagination...
even the milky way
feels smaller
 
Vinay Leo R.
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
the Milky Way
stretching across skies straight home...
is she still waiting?
 
natalia kuznetsova 
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
a glimmer of light
after the storm 
finding heaven's river
 
Judi Honiker
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
autumn dusk
crisp sky
milky way crystals
 
Frances O'Keeffe
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
camping out
nibbling on a Milky Way
under the stars
 
Tom Conally
Gibsonville, NC
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
lying down
under the Milky Way
this turning world
 
Paul Hodder
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
city shell
but I feel you're there
Milky Way
 
Jaiku
USA
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
smog
the milky way seen only
in memory
 
gourdman
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
fallen stars
from the river of heaven
roadside cross
 
Jone Rush MacCulloch
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
dancing along
the milky way
in your arms
 
Ruth Powell
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
driving north
I suddenly recognize
the milky way
 
Diane Mayr
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
I taste tea
watching to the Milky Way –
a shooting star
 
Miorita
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
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No Points This Time, Sorry. 
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picture of the Milky Way -
I fail to figure out 
Mother Earth
 
Sunil Uniyal
India
 
a dark blue night sky
- cool stars emerging
in the morning east
 
Ernesto P. Santiago
Solano, Philippines
  
River of Heaven -
fish, birds and UE peoples
Danube river
 
STOPS
  
milky way
five or six on the kitchen floor 
kittens
 
Irena Szewczyk
Warsaw, Poland
  
baby breastfeeding -
stardust from the Milky Way
dwindles away
 
Daniela Bullas
 
 mist on my glasses
river of starlight
blurry wishes
 
- mechaieh
 
 
Milky Way`s edge
the pine, the nest
a brooding angel
 
Oddbjørn Aardalen
 
 
sown stars
a dark hut
lost its decrepit
 
Ken Sawitri
 
 
Arctic sky,
reading at midnight -
Northern Lights.
 
Trevor Camp
 
 
a net cast
into the river of heaven -
comet ison
 
Laurene
 
 
is my horse
galloping... to Pegasus
on the backbone of the sky?
 
Rose Marie Stutts
 
 
dusk, and the child
jumps into the pile of leaves
creating a Milky Way
 
Anne Zooey Lind
 
 
slippery leaves
under the cloud of stars
lovers walk carefully
 
Anonymous
 
 
my eyes race ahead a path of stars
 
--Peter Newton
 
 
sea froth---!
images milky way
or river of heaven?
 
Purush
Guntur, india
 
 
tent on the beach
Milky Way over my summer cabin
 
Anonymous
 
 
city-wide outage
I can see the Milky Way
first autumnal storm
 
Deirdre Godwin
 
 
sudden breeze…
a dark cloud thirsting for
the river of heaven
 
Ted van Zutphen
 
 
Milky Way -
city ​​lights
blurring off at dawn
 
Petru-Ioan Garda
 
 
falling star
so close -
Do I smell burning?
 
Jane DeJonghe
 
 
along the white road
across the skies
my sight
 
Horst Ludwig 
 
 
Shooting star crosses Milky Way
Ferryman on the
River of Heaven?
 
Meredith Cavalieri
 
 
a breeze from the west
pushes dark clouds--
oh, starry night
 
jill
 
 
forced apart again
the lovers weep…
bleeding sky
 
miriam chaikin
 
 
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General Comments:

**These haiku were so much better than mine, but that’s still good! Wow!!!
 
**A lot of emotional content in the entries, which I think is lovely,
but which made voting, for me, quite challenging. Thanks again for
this opportunity to read and vote on a great batch of haiku.
 
**So many to "see" and "crunch on!" :)
 
**Thank you for providing the opportunity to participate in a Kukai.
 
**Never before in this kukai I had the choice between so many interesting kigo haiku. Hard work for me, good job by the editors ...
  
** This was an unexpectedly beautiful collection, and I enjoyed picking my favourites among them.
 
**Wow, I think this contest has some of the stronger haiku than I've read in months. Wish I could have given points to many more! Enjoyable reading.
 
**Looking forward to read and vote on some great haiku in the voting
phase, and results on my entry, too. Thanks again for this wonderful
opportunity.
Free Format Theme: 
ORANGE(S)/TANGERINE(S)
 
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First Place -  30 Points
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first dawn alone—
the widow eats his half
of the orange
 
Alegria Imperial
Canada
(2,2,20) = 30 pts
 
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Second Place -  18 Points
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ripe orchard -
my hand meets yours
on the same orange...
 
Lavana Kray
Iasi-Romania
(2,3,6) = 18 pts
 
AND

orange peel-
the wrinkles and folds
I never noticed
 
Sanjuktaa
(1,5,5) = 18 pts
 
AND

the distance between
then and now --
tangerine moon
 
Angela Terry
(1,4,7) = 18 pts
 
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Third Place -  17 Points
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orange peels
never quite comfortable
in my own skin
 
Ron C. Moss
(1,2,10) = 17 pts
 
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15 Points 
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dying embers -
the wings of a moth
i couldn't save
 
Sandi Pray
USA
(1,4,4) = 15 pts
 
peeling the orange our last conversation
 
Gregory Longenecker
Pasadena, CA USA
(0,2,11) = 15 pts
 
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14 Points 
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enough said
a hint of orange
in chocolate
 
Tom
(0,3,8) = 14 pts
 
orange life —
the bitterness 
I peel away
 
Vinay Leo R.
Bangalore, India.
(0,3,8) = 14 pts
 
nursing home
carefully she realigns
tangerine segments
 
Bill Kenney
(0,2,10) = 14 pts
 
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12 Points 
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scent of spring
in the dawn sunlight...
orange blossoms
 
Keith A. Simmonds
Rodez, France
(1,1,7) = 12 pts
 
green beans
fresh from the garden
tangerine clouds
 
RD McManes
(0,3,6) = 12 pts
 
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11 Points 
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on an orange
the bites of my child . . .
winter stars
 
Ramesh Anand
(0,5,1) = 11 pts
 
the yellow sun
changes to orange
autumn leaves
 
Collin Barber
(0,2,7) = 11 pts
 
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10 Points 
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the first cluster
of orange in the hedge
—morning frost
 
if
(0,2,6) = 10 pts
**Lovely image, leaving me wondering whether the cluster of orange is the rising sun or a bunch of berries? Both are equally beautiful.

orange hour--
in the empty bowl
a bit of sunset
 
Arvinder Kaur
Chandigarh,India
(0,2,6) = 10 pts
 
school lunch
i recall the girl who shared
her tangerine
 
Darrell Byrd
(0,2,6) = 10 pts
 
the last orange
in the fruit bowl--
sunset glow
 
James Dobson.
(0,1,8) = 10 pts
 
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9 Points 
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navel orange-
suddenly in my mind
your baby bump
 
---kashinath karmakar
(1,2,2) = 9 pts
 
solstice—
the shining pyramid
of oranges
 
Timothy Russell
(0,3,3) = 9 pts
 
afternoon tea --
... memories scented
with orange peel 
 
-- Chitra Rajappa
(0,1,7) = 9 pts
 
rainy day
sharing an orange
on the bus
 
Ruth Powell
(0,1,7) = 9 pts
 
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8 Points 
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paper kites stripped off the sky tangerine
 
Kala Ramesh
(2,0,2) = 8 pts
 
my tangerine
and your cigar–
overlapping voices
 
Adelaide B. Shaw
(0,0,8) = 8 pts
 
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7 Points 
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river reflections
a boat with tangerines
sails into twilight
 
Tomislav
(1,1,2) = 7 pts
 
wildfires
away to the east
an orange moon rises
 
Elaine Riddell
(0,2,3) = 7 pts
 
snack time...
the toddler tastes his
new orange crayon
 
S.E. Buffington
(0,2,3) = 7 pts
**this gem had me smiling. :)

Sea sunset -
the white sails
glow orange.
 
Zhanna P. Rader
(0,1,5) = 7 pts
 
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6 Points 
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men dressed in orange
sleeping under
a laughing buddah
 
Claudius Gottstein
Borgloh, Germany
(1,0,3) = 6 pts
 
bird pecks at pumpkin
the scarecrow’s
third eye
 
Stella Pierides
Neusaess,
DE and London, UK
(0,2,2) = 6 pts
 
sunset the smell from peeling an orange
 
martin gottlieb cohen
(0,1,4) = 6 pts
 
autumn -
the holy one's
orange robe
 
JOHN McDONALD
EDINBURGH SCOTLAND
(0,1,4) = 6 pts
 
tangerine
split into segments
all I can give
 
Beth Powell
(0,1,4) = 6 pts
 
flying east—
the scent of oranges
on my hands
 
Marylouise Knight
(0,0,6) = 6 pts
 
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5 Points 
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harvest moon;
the orange on the windowsill
changes colour too !
 
manoj saranathan
(0,2,1) = 5 pts
 
two eagles
in the tangerine sky
hang gliders
 
Jone Rush MacCulloch
(0,2,1) = 5 pts
 
morning sun
squirting in my eye
an orange
 
carol bleichert
(0,2,1) = 5 pts
 
moon-viewing –
in a sake cup he catches
her orange reflection
 
Daniela Bullas
(0,1,3) = 5 pts
 
orange sign
"road work ahead"
at end of road
 
Audrey Downey
(0,1,3) = 5 pts
 
dusk
folds her orange quilt behind
rooftops
 
dsnake1
(0,1,3) = 5 pts
 
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4 Points 
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morning drizzle --
orange droplets on
the window pane
 
Kumarendra Mallick
Hyderabad, India
(1,0,1) = 4 pts
 
snow bird…
the scent of orange blossom
drifts north
 
Ted van Zutphen
(1,0,1) = 4 pts
 
unfolding the map 
orange seeds on Middle East - 
chinese luck symbols
 
STOPS
(0,2,0) = 4 pts
 
a peaceful sea town
dozing against orange dawn,
no earthquake sign...yet
 
natalia kuznetsova
(0,2,0) = 4 pts
 
barefoot
throughout the field
orange trees
 
Casey
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
 
Kayole Market --
a street boy collecting
rotten oranges
 
~ Mary Kamau
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
 
blindman's cane -
the orange tree
at sunset
 
Israel López Balan
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
 
without asking
she takes another orange segment
divorce proceedings
 
Paul Hodder
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
 
through the fence
she sells her oranges --
lunch hour
 
~ Kaweto Joshua
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
 
roadside stall --
each orange gently wiped
then placed
 
~ Isabelle Prondzynski
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
 
lunch hour --
the orange vendor leans
at the gate
 
~ Stephen Munyao
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
 
autumn's voice --
the soft rustle of these new
orange curtains
 
Angie Werren
Amelia, OH
USA
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
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            3 Points 
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revenge against
the bronze stink beetles…
orange-stained fingers
 
B
Mountain Top NSW
Australia
(1,0,0) = 3 pts
 
ah, the moon!
lighting all the bulbs
on our orange tree
 
Anne Zooey Lind
(1,0,0) = 3 pts
 
Sky of tangerine
The birds have stilled their singing
Twilight solitude.
 
Robert C. Howard
Belleville IL USA
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
staying the night
an orange blossom
on my pillow
 
Michael McClintock
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
rising tangerine moon jellyfish
 
Ernesto P. Santiago
Solano, Philippines
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
sunset
her eyes are peeling
the orange in the painting
 
Oddbjørn Aardalen
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
broken shopping bag -
 
the hare krishna leaves
a trail of oranges
 
Jon Espen Vassbotn
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
autumn leaves
lit by the afternoon sun -
the tang of tangerine
 
Laurene
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
Soweto shanty --
orange peelings scattered
on the doorstep
 
~ Violet Were
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
Soweto Market --
a smell of fresh oranges
lingers
 
~ Sospeter Murumbi
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
a dry orange peel
hung on a flagpost --
cobwebs
 
~ Andrew Otinga
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
 
orange coil
on my father's desk
I lean to sniff
 
assu
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
eucalyptus trees
with tangerine dreads
monarchs
 
Bill Hudson
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
fall fashion-
Maples in
oranges and reds
 
Anitha Varma
Kerala, India.
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
dripping down
the sides of her lips ...
tangerine dream
 
S.M. Abeles
USA
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
workday
defying winter gloom
orange marmalade
 
maxianne
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
raw afternoon
the safety orange
of a hunter's vest
 
Michele L. Harvey
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
an orange streak
through the valley of clouds--
seat belt fastened
 
--R.K. Singh
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
in glass bowl
a rainbow -
oranges, lemons, strawberries
 
Jane DeJonghe
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
peeling us another orange-
how many times will I fall
back in love?
 
Dawn Apanius
(0,0,3) = 3 pts
 
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2 Points 
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still life sketch—
three luscious oranges
on a porcelain plate
 
John Daleiden
Phoenix, Arizona in the Sonoran Desert
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
tangerine and cream
a dash of lemon glace
joy freezes over
 
Judi Honiker
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
campus grocery --
she frowns at the bitter taste
of an orange
 
~ Caleb Mutua
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
sharp knife --
he divides an orange
into four pieces
 
~ Aida Kageha
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
On its long road north
this orange's haiku walk
ends well-wrought in me
 
Horst
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
quitting time
a slick of orange oil
still on my fingers
 
Diane Mayr
(0,1,0) = 2 pts
 
tangerine
just the thought makes me
salivate
 
Carolyn Coit Dancy
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
above the Arctic Circle
the last tangerine
before the sun sets
 
Harvey Jenkins
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
waiting for
the orange cookies
flour fight
 
Steliana Cristina Voicu
Ploiesti, Romania
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
orange grove our hands part
 
Anonymous
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
abused wife
those kicked up orange heels
at his funeral
 
Karin Anderson
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
market stall
oranges bring
sunshine up north
 
Frances O'Keeffe
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
long harvest hours--
a huge orange moon
rises in the east
 
DeVar
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
midnight sun
orange horizon
all night
 
Tom Conally
Gibsonville, NC
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
first of the season
tiny tangerine
fills my daughter’s palm
 
Anonymous
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
Hypermarket -
tangerines, tomatoes, plasticine,
same taste
 
Petru-Ioan Garda
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
sunset sucks the orange orchard harvest moon
 
Anonymous
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
surrounded by green--
four sections of orange
in the football crowd
 
Barbara Snow
(0,0,2) = 2 pts
 
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1 Points
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peeling apart
the sections of an orange...
it’s a hard life
 
Kirsty Karkow
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
young romance
an orange ripens under
the dappled sunlight
 
Paresh Tiwari
India
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
orange blooms
sections of sliced
vitamins
 
Mary Chapman
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
dust in me
the scent of tangerine
peels
 
Ken Sawitri
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
saffron lilies
the squeaking
of my letterbox
 
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
bayern vs. bvb 
my neighbor's flag
oranje
 
Ralf Bröker
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
**Ah! A football/soccer haiku.Very nice!

“this”
after peeling
an orange
 
gogatsu
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
Soweto stage * --
rotten orange peels
pile on the road
 
~ Silvester Mark
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
**Bus stops in Kenya are called "stages".

Soweto market --
a lone street boy nibbling
on orange peels
 
~ Patrick Wafula
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
in my stocking’s toe
Terrry’s Chocolate Orange
childhood tradition
 
Deirdre Godwin
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
leaving in haste 
tangerine juice 
runs down her chin
 
D W Skrivseth
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
tasteless orange...
how long is it
till Christmas?
 
Jaiku
USA
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
bees buzz
past the marigolds
to the butterflyweed
 
gourdman
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
orange
this harvest moon
share the wonder
 
Barbara Campitelli
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
in class
erasing what I crammed
tangerine polish
 
mechaieh
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
will you still love me
though I know of no
rhyme for orange?
 
Bill Pauly
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
**Emily Dickinson would eye-rhyme "orange" with "porridge"
orange
beside her bowl
of porridge 

the lightness
of such an orange . . .
spring rainbow
 
Hansha Teki
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
end of moonset –
the skin of an orange
on the windowsill
 
Eduard TARA
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
everyone smiling--
at zendo brunch
orange-tangerine juice
 
jill
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
only an orange
and how many children...
it is snowing
 
Miorita
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
 
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No Points This Time, Sorry. 
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drinking beer
under blinking traffic lights-
a distant prayer call
 
R.K. Sameer
 
un-birthing room
paper cups dispense 
orange juice
 
Anonymous
 
 tangy flavour of past
squeezing in impish eyes
orange peels
 
Vishnu P Kapoor
  
sticky juice
from the orange segment
drips off her chin
 
Anonymous
  
harvesting oranges
with the gardener
oh, what a variety
 
Irena Szewczyk
Warsaw, Poland
  
mixing cool aid
her daughter crayons
the moon orange
 
Bernard Gieske
 
 
from a mountain of tangerine
I take two
peel them for pie’s snowy inside
 
annebet
 
 
Ocean City beach
orange bodies on pale sand
Coppertone
 
Doris
 
 Crawling ant,
table top orange.
Another world.
 
Trevor Camp
 
 Apple's Christmas wish
every stocking stuffer
is an orange iPhone
 
Edward
 
 
quick swallow --
the bitter taste
of an orange seed
 
~Jescah Auma
 
 
"listen while I play
play play play play play,
my green" tangerine
 
-- ushi
 
 
a goat runs over
a pile of orange peelings --
Soweto Market
 
~ Jackyline Shirwatso
 
 
Soweto Market --
she tastes the sour sap
of an orange
 
~ Getrude Wahu
 
 
Confederations Cup --
I spill my orange juice
cheering Brazil
 
~ Emily Nderitu
 
 
tangerine and black
swirl about her ankles--
learning African dance
 
Bre Roberts
 
 
a speeding cart
full of orange sacks --
Soweto stage *
 
~ Martin Mwangi
 **Bus stops in Kenya are called "stages".

a farmer waters
her orange seedlings --
early morning
 
~ Eunice Wangari
 
 
incense and oranges
the catalog's offerings
from afar
 
--Peter Newton
 
 
iron deficiency
doctor prescribes
tangerine juice daily
 
Purush
guntur,india
 
 
Soweto Market --
rotten orange peels
on the footpath
 
~ Catherine Njeri Maina
 
 
cradled orange
remembering your dimpled
now aging body
 
Donna Bauerly
 
 
still life with oranges –
so lively
under the moonlight
 
Virginia Popescu 
PHOENIX
 
 
Tangerines and bluefish
in Tangiers market
Eluardian orange blue
 
Petya Gleridis
 
 
Sticky fingers
Scattered seeds
Lingering taste of tangerine
 
Meredith Cavalieri
 
 
among fallen leaves
an orange cow
is looking for a grass
 
Robert Kania
 
 
first date
orange no more
a disgusting color
 
quamrul hassan
 
 
silvered spider webs
the scent of orange blossoms
morning meditation walk
 
Rose Marie Stutts
 
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General Comments: 
 
** Orange you glad you like haiku? :)
 
**Interesting how poets here in this kukai wove in the fruit and color
'orange' to their lines--such wonderful variety. Great reading,
challenging to vote on. Thanks again.
 
**Thank you for giving me an opportunity to assess such lovely haiku. 
 
**Lots of fun. Thanks.
 
**I'm excited to see that Shiki has caught on in Soweto! Truly spanning the globe!
 
**Some really good ones here. It was a struggle to divvy up the votes.
 
**Oranges (the fruit) are kigo in Europe (winter) and in Kenya (cold dry season, i.e. July and August). The Soweto mentioned in the Kenyan haiku is a suburb of Nairobi.
 
**Thank you for suggesting such a lovely topic.
 
**Another hard one to judge. I personally like mine best <G> but who doesn't.
 
**Thanks again for this chance. I look forward, as always, to reading
some great haiku and even vote on them while I await eagerly how my
own fares in the voting phase.
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