Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Carpe Diem Extra January 26th 2016 Results of the Winter Kukai

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a wonderful series of haiku were submitted for our Winter Kukai. It wasn't easy to Judge, as I may believe several of you, all the beauties. I think every haiku in this kukai is wonderful and written with a lot of love. However there can be only one winner and a runner-up ...

The winner of the Winter kukai wins the opportunity to create an E-book with a total of 30 pages or 50 haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form and will be our featured haiku poet for February 2016.  Our runner-up wins the opportunity to write one of the Tokubetsudesu episodes of February, or will be the "subject" of one of the Tokubetsudesu episodes written by myself.

Hamish Managua Gunn (a.k.a. Pirate) you are the winner of our Winter kukai with your haiku:
a dark sky's lights dance
in the wolf's eyes

© Hamish

This haiku scored 13 points.
You have the opportunity to create an E-book and you will be our featured haiku poet of February 2016.

Our runner-up, with 7 points, is dt.haase with the following haiku:

inviting silence
the ring of a brass bell

© dt.haase

You will be the subject of one of the Tokubetsudesu episodes of February.

Here are the other results

13 points: haiku 12
7 points: haiku 16
5 points: haiku 7, 9, 11 & 27
4 points: haiku 3 & 8
3 points: haiku 10, 14, 15, 23 & 33
2 points: haiku 18, 19 & 30
1 point: haiku 2 & 28
0 points: haiku 1, 4, 5, 6, 13, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32 & 34

Congratulations to our winner and runner-up and thank you all for participating in the winter kukai.


Chèvrefeuille, your host

Credits: congratulations


  1. Many congratulations on your vibrant haiku Hamish ... and also to dt.haase for this beautiful approach to the winter theme. Bastet

  2. Congratulations Hamish, such a playful haiku describing winter and dt.haase, your haiku has such a lovely image and echoes the sounds of many winters here in Quebec.

  3. Thank you very much. I thought dt. haase's haiku was really special, though nearly didn't vote for it as there were others I thought were so good, but then went back and saw how it stood out. Thanks very much Chev for running such a smooth Kukai again. I hope it expands. I know there is more interest coming from twitter.

  4. Congratulations, Hamish! I appreciate your haiku (although i don't often comment as i'm not on tumblr or twitter) and look forward to your e-book.

  5. Both of you so deserve this win and Hamish, I look forward to February and your book!

  6. Congrats Hamish and dt.haase. Lets continue to inspire ourselves beautiful images and words. Together we are a big family

  7. Congratulations, dear Managua. Greatly deserved. Congrats to dt.haase for the lovely haiku. You both did excellently.

  8. Congratulations on the win Hamish. And to dt.hasse I really liked yours as well!