Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First my apologies for being this late with the results of the "prayers" kukai.
The last week I often spook about praying for others, because of the passing away of my dear friend and mentor, Jane Reichhold. Praying is a strong power to cope with these kind of things and it gives you the opportunity to be there for someone else.
in deep prayer
eyes closed in devotion -
Lotus starts to bloom
Here are the results of our "prayers" kukai:
Our winner of the "prayers" kukai is Dolores of "Adas Poetry Alcove" her haiku got 12 points. Dolores won the kukai with the following haiku:
like whispered prayers
leaves float away
Being the winner of the "prayers" kukai Dolores will be our featured haiku poetess in the CD-Specials of September and she won the opportunity to create an exclusive CDHK E-book.
Our "runner-up" is Ese. With her beautiful haiku she got 8 points. Here is the haiku by Ese:
silent steps -
one more candle illuminates
the old chapel
In this haiku the "prayer" is invisible, but very strong present. I can see this scene in front of me.
Being the "runner-up" of the "prayers" kukai Ese will be featured in one of the Tokubetsudesu episodes of September.
Here are the results of all the haiku:
winner (haiku 5): 12 points
runner up (haiku 2): 8 points
7 points : haiku 20
2 points : haiku 8, 9 and 11
1 point : haiku 1, 4, 12, 18 and 21
0 points : haiku 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22
I love to start a new kukai, but this kukai will be a little bit different, because I love to challenge you to create a maximum of three (3) haiku (only haiku) inspired on two haiku by Jane Reichhold. This kukai is a tribute to her. Of course this is maybe more difficult so for this kukai you can submit your haiku until September 15th 10.00 PM (CET).
This kukai I have titled: "tribute to Jane" and here are the two haiku for your inspiration:
coming to sea cliffs
the off-shore breeze raises
a flower fragrance
© Jane Reichhold
scattered in sand
embers of a saltwood fire
face to face with stars
© Jane Reichhold
Email your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org please write "kukai tribute" in the subjectline.
I am looking forward to your submissions for this "special" kukai.
© Chèvrefeuille, your host