Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Carpe Diem Kukai "Tribute to Jane" - The Results

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Sorry for being this late with announcing the results of the Carpe Diem Kukai "Tribute to Jane". I hadn't time to make the voting complete. But here are the results of this wonderful tribute kukai for Jane reichhold who passed away last July.

You all have submitted wonderful haiku in tribute for Jane Reichhold and I am grateful for that and she would be proud too.

The Winner of this Tribute kukai for Jane Reichhold with 14 points is Candy with the following haiku:

morning walk
trailing behind me
only footprints

© Candy

Congratulations Candy, you have won the "tribute to Jane" kukai and that gives you the opportunity to create your own exclusive Carpe Diem Haiku Kai e-book and you will be our featured haiku poet in our upcoming CDHK month December 2016.

And our runner-up, with 8 points is Hamish Managua Gunn with the following haiku:

the temptation
at the chalk cliff top
I throw a rose

© Hamish Managua Gunn

Congratulations Hamish, next month you will be featured in a Tokubetsudesu episode.

Here are the results from the other submitted haiku:

Winner: haiku 7, Candy (14 points)
Runner-up: haiku 12, Hamish (8 points)
Haiku 10: 7 points
Haiku 2: 5 points
Haiku 20: 3 points
Haiku 1, 3, 9, 13, 15, 22: 2 points
Haiku 14, 17, 19, 24, 25: 1 point
All the other haiku: 0 points

The "Autumn" kukai has closed and I will start the judging procedure later this week.


Chèvrefeuille, your host.


  1. Candy's haiku really stood out. Very well done but also beautifully simple. And that secret simplicity is always a winner. Simple in style and small, not dealing with the whole universe. Great stuff.

  2. Thanks so much to all. I'm humbled to be among such gifted poets.

  3. Congratulations to Candy and Hamish! Beautifully done.

  4. Congratulations to you both!! Outstanding work.

  5. Congratulations Candy and Hamish for two beautiful, honest haiku!

  6. Congratulations Candy and Hamish for two beautiful, honest haiku.