Monday, July 31, 2017

Call for Entries- Indian Kukai # 21 - August 2017

Namaste! Hello!

We welcome you to the 21st edition of Indian Kukai.

Indian Kukai comes to you from IN haiku group, which was formed by few like-minded haiku poets at the Haiku Utsav in February of 2013 – for exploring, promoting, enjoying and sinking deeper into the intricacies of this beautiful art form.

We request you to bookmark or follow our blog, Indian Kukai @ http://indiankukai.blogspot.com/

Topics and results will be posted to this blog only. We’ll send you the ballot to the mail ID you use to enter the kukai.



The topic for Indian Kukai #21 is
  HUMMINGBIRD
The word need not be used in the haiku, but the haiku should be showing the topic clearly.



Submission Period:
 
WEDNESDAY – 2nd AUGUST to WEDNESDAY – 23rd  AUGUST 2017 (12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

Voting Period:
 
SATURDAY – 26th AUGUST to THURSDAY – 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017(12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

(Please note that INDIAN STANDARD TIME is 5:30 Hours ahead of GMT)

Results no later than:
 MONDAY – 11th SEPTEMBER 2017



Guidelines:

  • Participants may send no more than ONE HAIKU ENTRY on the topic. No haiga entries please. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.Please do not leave extra gap between lines of the haiku.
  • If you keep extra gap intentionally,please mention it. 
  • Please do not enter any previously published haiku. Publication includes personal blogs, journals, Facebook, print or websites. Also, please do not use any obscene words in your haiku. We wish to keep the Indian Kukai free of such words.
  • All haiku entries are to remain anonymous till we publish the results.Any shared information or discussion about your entries in any group or forum, will be considered a violation of the rule.
  •  If you submit a haiku to the kukai, then voting is mandatory.
  • If you fail to vote during the voting period, then your haiku will be shown without ranking points in the results.
How to enter?
  1. Send one haiku to our email id: in.kukai@gmail.com
  2. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.
  3. The subject for correspondence will be “Indian Kukai #21 (HUMMINGBIRD) – My Entry”
  4. Please sign your haiku with your name and place of residence (city, country).
  5. The acknowledgement for the same will come at most by the weekend after we receive your entry.
  6. Write your entry in the body of the mail, left aligned. Attachments will not be considered.
  7. We will send a ballot mail with the entries to those who have entered, once the submission period closes.


Guidelines for Voting Period:
  •  those who have submitted an entry to this edition of the kukai can vote.
  • We will send you an e-mail with the entries numbered and made anonymous.
  • You will have 6 points to use in total, no more than 3 marks to any one haiku entry. All 6 points must be used.
  • Send all your votes in one e-mail to our email id: in.kukai@gmail.com with the subject for correspondence as "Indian Kukai #21 (HUMMINGBIRD) - My Votes". We request you not to reply to the ballot mail itself, as it will help us to tally your votes easily.
  • The acknowledgement for the same will come at most by the weekend after we receive your vote mail.
  • Please do not vote for your own entry. Such votes will result in all your votes being rejected.
  • Order your votes in the same order as in list.
          For eg:
          #01 -- 3 points
          #06 -- 1 points
          #25 -- 2 points
  • Once voting period closes, the results will be published on this blog. We will intimate the publishing of results on blog via a mail as well.


Welcome again, and we hope you enjoy this edition of Indian Kukai.

Cheers!

Organizers, Indian Kukai.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Winners Certificates of Indian Kukai # 20



The certificates of top five winners  of 20th Indian Kukai are here :-

                                            WINNER-Minh-Triêt PHAM




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RUNNER-UP:- Ana Drobot




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3rd Place:-Kwaku Feni Adow




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4th place:-Cristina Apetrei




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The other 4th place winner :-Lyudmila Hristova




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5th place :-Ana Baltė





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Organizers,Indian Kukai.






Saturday, June 10, 2017

Results Of The Indian Kukai # 20



Namaste! Greetings!



We conclude  the  20th edition of the Indian Kukai today.





75 participants took part in 20th Indian Kukai, and they came


from  24 different countries. 





The theme of this edition was BLUE.

This time the winner is Minh-Triêt PHAM from Paris, France with 25 points.

Ana Drobot  from Bucharest,Romania takes the runner-up slot with 23 points.

Kwaku Feni Adow from Akosombo, Ghana is 3rd with 17 points.



The fourth place has been shared by Cristina
Apetrei from Botosani,Romania and  Lyudmila Hristova from Sofia, Bulgaria with 16 points each.

Ana Baltė from Vilnius,Lithuania is 5th with 15 points .



Congratulations to all of them, and to each of you who participated as well.

Complete results as below.
Points are indicated as (5,3,1) = 5*1pt + 3*2pt + 1*3pt = 5+6+3 = 14pts.

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WINNER


11


end of holidays the blue of the sea in the rearview mirror


-
Minh-Triêt PHAM

Paris, France(1,6,4)=25 points

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RUNNER UP



8


blue sky - some things are never on the map


-
Ana Drobot

Bucharest, Romania
(6,4,3)=23 points

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THIRD PLACE



71


morning dew on spiderweb dots of blue sky


-
Kwaku Feni Adow

Akosombo, Ghana(4,2,3)=17 points


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FOURTH PLACE(x2)





54


blue lake - an empty boat links two moons


-
Cristina Apetrei

Botosani,Romania(2,4,2)= 16 points



58


fifty shades of blue a long flight across the ocean


-Lyudmila Hristova,
Sofia, Bulgaria
(3,2,3)= 16 points



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FIFTH PLACE



46


soundless sea - the blue-eyed girl in a wheelchair


-
Ana Baltė

Vilnius Lithuania(3,3,2)=15 points

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SIXTH PLACE(x2)


20


that empty feeling
the space between the clouds
just blue

-Mark Gilbert,
Nottingham, UK(7,2,1)=14 points





44

blue flowers... the way he says I'm sorry

-Tiffany Shaw-Diaz
Dayton, OH, USA
(4,2,2)=14 points



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SEVENTH PLACE

15


blues club a saxophone note lingers beyond closing time


-Marion Clarke
Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(4,3,1)=13 points



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EIGHTH PLACE(x4)

13


waxwing whistles caught in the bluebells spring rain


-
Anna Cates,

Wilmington, Oh. USA(5,2,1)=12 points


64

parchment... the faded blue of first love

-Vinay Leo R.
Bangalore, India
(1,4,1)= 12 points


69

spring tears watering the bluebells on my daughter's grave

-Celestine Nudanu
Accra, Ghana
(3,3,1)= 12 points


75

smoke-filled sky every cloud shaping into dad

-Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy
 UK
(5,2,1)= 12 points


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NINTH PLACE 


39


uneven breathing
nearer and nearer
blue sky

-Dorota Ocińska
Łódź, Polska
(2,3,1)=11 points


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TENTH PLACE


63


bright sky I breathe the color of spring seas


-
Adrian Bouter

Gouda ,Netherlands
(0,2,2)=10 points








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8 points (x5)



22


shades of blue on the outer planet… where life begins


-
Barbara A. Taylor

Mountain Top, NSW Australia(2,0,2)=8 points


30

predawn blue... a bird‘s song is heard in between pains

-Goda V. Bendoraitiene Klaipeda, Lithuania


(0,1,2)=8 points


35

water boatman the distant silhouette of a lone rower

-Mark Gilfillan
London
(0,1,2)=8 points


36

water puddle - jumping both feet together in the blue of the sky

-RANIERI Christiane
France
(3,1,1)=8 points


62

departing kiss the silent curling of a morning glory

-Ajaya Mahala,
Pune, India
(2,3,0)=8 points







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7 points(x3)




55


still pond a water strider surfs the blue sky


-
Adjei Agyei-Baah

Ghana

(2,1,1)=7 points


57

childhood garden i add a bluebell to the old herbarium

-Vibeke Laier
Randers,Denmark
(2,1,1)=7 points


59

exhausted mother - all the blue baby clothes of no use

-Miruna Covor
Bucharest, Romania
(0,2,1)= 7 points

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6 points(x6)


21


blue-black... did she really slip in the bathroom?

-Vandana Parashar
Ambala Cantt,India(4,1,0)=6 points


26

her eyes - the blue depths of the sky

-Mohammad Azim Khan,
Peshawar, Pakistan
(1,1,1)= 6 points


43

long night... trains rattling the blue moon

-Nancy Brady
Huron, USA
(2,2,0)= 6 points


45

mother’s grave bathed in sunlight forget-me-nots

-Nika
 Victoria, BC, Canada
(1,1,1)= 6 points


49

Small blue gleam of a loving tweet it could be a firefly

-Richard Jodoin
 Montréal, Canada
(0,0,2)= 6 points


67

earth day - my son uses a black crayon more than blue

-INDRA NEIL MEKALA
 RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM,  INDIA.
(1,1,1)= 6 points




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5 points(x8)



1




lost in her blue eyes lost kitten

-Christina Sng
Singapore
(2,0,1)= 5 points


18

town fish market a blue eyed black cat crossing the street

-D.V.Rozic,
Croatia
(0,1,1)= 5 points


31

cockcrow the sky adjusts back to the blue

-Aparna Pathak
 India
(1,2,0)= 5 points


37

prairie grasses we wear the sky

-Sondra J. Byrnes
 Santa Fe New Mexico USA
(3,1,0)= 5 points


42

hyacinth buds the long wait for the first kiss

-Eleonore Nickolay
 Vaires sur Marne, France
(2,0,1)= 5 points


53

cloudless sky the sea turns sky blue

-Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire
 Bolgatanga, Ghana
(0,1,1)= 5 points


56

first time and forever - the blueberry stain

-Alexey Andreev
 Moscow, Russia
(0,1,1)= 5 points


66

almost sunset bluebird singing on a land mine

-Cezar Florescu
 Botosani Romania
(2,0,1)= 5 points



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4 points (x7)



9

early morning rooster ...farmyard blues

-John McDonald
Edinburgh Scotland
(0,2,0)= 4 points


10

in my palm the color of palm blue ocean

-Srinivasa Rao Sambangi
Hyderabad,India
(2,1,0) = 4 points


24

gloomy sky though in a distance a blue dove

-Vasile Moldovan, Romania
(1,0,1)= 4 points


29

a metalic blue fly... merges with the bonnet of a new limousine

-Tomislav Maretić 
 Gornje Vrapče, Croatia
(1,0,1)= 4 points


41

on my desk many forget-me-not I remember everything

-Pepa Odjakova
 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(4,0,0)=4 points


50

walking on the clouds - my child explores the sky of each rain puddle

-Dan Iulian, 
 Bucharest-Romania
(1,0,1)=4 points


68

blue cave - the way dolphin hears my diving

-Goran Gatalica,
 Zagreb, Croatia
(0,2,0)= 4 points





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3 points (x11)



2

prayers ... the vast blue so silent

-Arvinder Kaur,
Chandigarh , India
(3,0,0)=3 points



5

high flock of cranes - there's a new profume in this breeze

-Pasquale Asprea
Genoa - Italy
(0,0,1)=3 points


14

young bather
lips and kneecaps blue breezy beach

-Ignatius Fay Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(0,0,1)=3 points


17

at every turn reminiscence of your eyes blue jeans

-Dainius Dirgela 
Vilnius, Lithuania
(1,1,0)=3 points


28

road accident- she kisses on his skin’s blue patch

-Munia Khan
 Dhaka, Bangladesh 
(1,1,0)=3 points


33

On the other side two blue birds of happyness. Please, God, keep them!

-Stoianka Boianova,
 Sofia, BULGARIA
(1,1,0)=3 points


34

cobalt blue sunsets from the whirlwind emerge archipelagos

-Minko Tanev,
 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(0,0,1)=3 points


48

the sky was blue on his childhood pictures and also the sea

-Marie Derley
 Ath ,Belgium
(0,0,1)=3 points


52

blue sky the horse chewing grass, chews its shadow

-Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian 
 Port Harcourt,Nigeria
 (1,1,0)=3 points


60

Early morning My blues streak . . . the sky.

-Shalini Sunkuru
 Norwich, UK
(0,0,1)=3 points


72

something blue for happily ever after Wedding day rain

-Nimi Arora
 New Delhi, India
(0,0,1)=3 points



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2 points (x5)



6

blue… midwife on the other side of the voyage

-Seshu Chamarty,
Hyderabad,India
(2,0,0)=2 points


7

Blue Whale Game -
challenger of North korean apocalypse

-Nicu Stopel,
Bucharest, Romania
(0,1,0)=2 points


12

blue tinge in a daylily leaf... spring sky

-Pat Geyer, 
 East Brunswick, NJ USA
(2,0,0)=2 points


23

Pitiless time- the statues on the golden sands listen to the sea

-Adina Enachescu
 Romania
(0,1,0)=2 points


25

I dreamt a nightmare- facebook was red

-Andrius Luneckas,
 Vilnius, Lithuania
(2,0,0)=2 points



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1 point (x5)





3

pair of sunglasses ... jasmine in the backyard appear blue

-Archana Kapoor Nagpal,
Bangalore, India
(1,0,0)=1 point


38

deep blue - between sky & sea summer trip

-Mihail Buraga,
Bucharest,Romania
(1,0,0)=1 point


61

Spring mirror. In the dew-drop- sapphire sky.

-Ivanka Yankova
Bulgaria,Asenovgrad
(1,0,0)=1 point


70

a smidgen of sadness... clinging to the window the blue clematis

-sanjuktaa asopa 
 Belgaum, India
(1,0,0)=1 point


73

clear sky a bluebell in the glade is taller

-James Dobson, 
  Prudhoe, UK.
(1,0,0)=1 point



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NO POINTS THIS TIME, SORRY


4


blue sapphire... long gone the lustre of early years

-Madhuri Pillai
Australia

16



blue eyes
moves away longing
childhood home


-Jurate Norvaisiene,
Mazeikiai, Lithuania


19



holiday photo I can see and listen blue spanish eyes

-Wiesław Karliński,
Namysłów, Poland



27



yelling - her cornflower eyes follow a butterfly

-Marina Bellini
Bagnolo San Vito - Italy



32



Nobody keeps his hand coffin putting in the earth blue tears rolling down boy´s face

-Ruzica Soldo,
Siroki Brijeg,Bosnia and Herzegovina


40


chicory in rain bluer than the morning sky tomorrow

-Phyllis Lee
USA



47

blue raindrops on blue sea from blue sky- my child's artistry

-Sudebi Singha Kolkata,India





65



bending forward through tiny legs the child sees sky floating on the sea

-Kumarendra Mallick
Hyderabad , India



74


Blue beard - hiding the proof of violence on her body brother came to pick her

-Vibha Rani Shrivastava
Patna ,Bihar



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51

tight blue jeans - grandpa adds a pair to his wardrobe

-Sandra Martyres
Mumbai India

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Thank you for your participation!

Organizers, Indian Kukai