Monday, September 14, 2015

Carpe Diem Extra 34 -2015 The Results of our Third Kukai "Juxtaposition"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

After gathering all the votes I can now announce our winner of our third kukai "juxtaposition". It was a tough task this time to create a haiku for this kukai, because of the limitation that you had to use "juxtaposition" in it.
In total there were 24 haiku submitted by 9 haiku poets. And I will announce the winner in a little while, because I would ask you all something.

As you maybe remember I have asked your permission to open up the judging for the kukai also to haiku poets who didn't submit haiku. I think that it will not be a problem, but I really love to ask your opinion on it. So please share your thoughts about this with us in the comments field. Thank you.


I am proud to announce our winner for this third CDHK Kukai "Juxtaposition" .... and the winner is Ese of  Ese's Voice .... congratulations Ese you have won the opportunity to create your own e-book with a maximum of 30 pages or 50 haiku and you will be our featured haiku poetess in November 2015. Ese won this kukai with the following haiku (9 points):

tepid and bittersweet
in the last sip of coffee
departing summer

© Ese

And our "runner-up" who wins an "own" Tokubetsudesu episode in November 2015 is .... Hamish Gunn of  Haiku Forest with the following haiku (7 points):

at the waterfront
the moon bumps against the shoreline
-a hollow bowl sings

© Hamish Gunn 

Here are the results of the third kukai "juxtaposition":

9 points: haiku 12 (winner)
7 points: haiku 8 (runner-up)
6 points: haiku 9
5 points: haiku 7
4 points: haiku 10 and 11
3 points: haiku 3, 4, 5 and 22

2 points: haiku 16

1 point: haiku 14, 15, 17, 20 and 21
All the other haiku didn't get points


Please remember that our new kukai Peace of Mind is running already and will close at 10:00 PM (CET) on September 25th.


Chèvrefeuille, your host.

You can send your submissions for our fourth kukai "peace of mind" to our email-address:

Please write "kukai peace of mind" in the subject line. Our fourth kukai will close at 10.00 PM (CET) on September 25th.


  1. Thanks very much Kristjaan. Wonderful - I totally agree about the judging and that is really a fine logo. I sense with this Kukai we are at the beginnings of something big. Ithink your prizes are very generous but look forward to reading Ese's seductive haiku - she is one of your very best pupils, as she started haiku-writing through you at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and I know she is delighted.

    1. Congratulations Hamish.. love your haiku and it's haunting image. So good.

  2. Two amazing poets I admire and learn from each day. I wonder, Kristjaan, if it feels like a father looking at his children who are growing and blossoming in the art of are a great teacher!

    1. Thank you Cheryl Lynn ... i am glad and proud to see how the family members of cdhk are growing to great haiku poets ... i just cherish them all ... maybe that makes me 'the patriarch' ... i don't know.

    2. Cheryl Lynn those words are so kind. With your haibun you created a very specific theme or genre that is yours, which I really and appreciate and enjoy, and as you know, I greatly admire your troiku..

  3. Certainly two of your most special poets - I have listened and learned from both Ese and Hamish - Congratulations indeed.

  4. This surely came as a surprise - thank you very much, Chèvrefeuille! Hamish is right - I am delighted! It is a true pleasure to be a part of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai family as well as a student, learning from each challenge.
    About judging - I think it would be nice for the poets who didn' t submit a haiku to judge and share their opinion as well. The more, the merrier! :)

  5. A very sincere congratulations to Ese and Hamish - delightful haiku! Once again thank you Chèvrefeuille for all your wonderful work and imaginative features! Bastet

  6. Hearty congratulations to Ese and Hamish, both wonderful and fine haiku poets. Chev, thanks so much for what you are doing on CDHK. God bless you.

  7. Congratulations to the winners! Another one down, so onward. Kristjaan, as I often say, I don't know how you do it. It's a pleasure being a part of this group. I too think the more the merrier as far as the judging goes.

  8. Hearty congratulations to dear Ese & Hamish <3 <3
    beautiful Haiku indeed! Thanks to our Chèvrefeuille for his guidance & inspiration. CDHK is a beautiful community. Take care friends!