Saturday, February 4, 2017

Carpe Diem Kukai "Autumn" the results

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

First I have to apologize for being this late with the results of our Autumn kukai of 2016. It totally escaped from my attention through several things, but I hope you will forgive me.

Here are the results of the Autumn kukai:

Our winner of the Autumn kukai is Hamaish "Managua" Gunn with the following haiku, a haiku in the free-style of Santoka Taneda:

we learn
from autumn
to let go

© Hamish Gunn

And our "runner-up" of the Autumn kukai is Sara McNulty with the following haiku in which you can sense the cosiness of an autumn evening. Days become shorter and the evenings become longer:

steaming gold
on chilled October evening
mug of hot cider

© Sara McNulty


Here are the results:

Haiku 27: 7 points (winner)
Haiku 21: 6 points (runner-up)
Haiku 8 and 12: 5 points
Haiku 7, 25, 29 and 30: 3 points
Haiku 6, 15, 23, 32 and 35: 2 points
Haiku 16, 19 and 24: 1 point
All the other haiku: no points

As you all know the winner of the kukai wins the exclusive right to create a CDHK E-book and is the featured haiku poet next month (March 2017) and the "runner-up" will be portrayed in a Tokubetsudesu episode also in March 2017.


I love to invite you all to submit haiku (a maximum of three (3)) for our next kukai. That kukai starts today, February 4th at 10.00 PM (CET) and will run to March 4th at 10.00 PM (CET). This time I have chosen for the following theme:


You can email your submissions to: Please write Kukai Cherry Blossom in the subject line.


  1. Bravo to both of you. Excellent choices!

  2. Thanks very much Kristian mate.Very enjoyable stuff

  3. Exceptional haiku to win the "Autumn" kukai - congratulations!

  4. Congratulations to both of you!! Such beautiful haiku that make you think...reread and ponder some more.

  5. Excellent work! Congratulations to Hamish and Sara.

  6. Thanks to all of you, with an added hug to Kristjaan.