Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
There were several CDHK-family members who asked me to create a special page for our Kukai. Well .... I think this is what I can do. I will explain how Kukai works and on this page I will also publish the submitted haiku here and of course the winner and runner-up haiku of every Kukai.
A Kukai is a haiku-contest in which participants can submit all new never published earlier haiku (a maximum of three) inspired on a given theme. After the closing time the participants, who submitted haiku, are be given an anonymous list of the haiku submissions. The participants than have the opportunity to be the juror by giving points to three of the submitted haiku, 3 points for the best, 2 points for the second best and 1 point for the third best haiku. Of course they may not give points to their own submitted haiku.
After the judging, I (your host) will gather the points and will announce the winner here at our Haiku Kai. Of course it is possible that we have a tied score, if that's occurring than I will ask another haiku poet to give points too.
The winner of the Kukai is given the opportunity to make an e-book of his/her haiku with a maximum of 30 pages and he/she will be the featured haiku poet in the month after the kukai. Our runner-up gets an episode of Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu.
We have had nine kukai already, the first was "Wisteria", the second was "Summertime", the third was "juxtaposition",the fourth "Peace of Mind", the fifth "winter", the sixth "time", the seventh was "new life", the eighth was "prayers", and the nineth was the special kukai in tribute for Jane.
So NOW STARTS the judging for our last kukai "autumn". For this kukai "autumn" I received 35 haiku by 14 haiku poets, so a lot to read and judge. Good Luck!
Hereafter you will find the anonymous list of haiku which were submitted for our nineth kukai "tribute"
There are a few rules which I will give here:
1. As from this kukai on it's also granted to give points for the haiku if you haven't submitted haiku;
2. You may not give points to your own submitted haiku;
3. You have to give six (6) points following the sequence:
3 points for the best haiku, 2 points for the second best haiku and 1 point for the third best haiku
4. If you have done the judging than please email your points (together of course with the number of the haiku to which you have given points) to our email address:
Please write "judging kukai autumn" in the subject line.
5. You have approximately two weeks to send me your judging, so please take care that you have judged the haiku before December 20th 2016 10.00 PM (CET). If possible try it within one week, but that's not necessary ...
14. chilly winds
in their dry purses
15. autumn's colors
a riot in the woods
16. scurrying leaves
the fanned tail
of a tom turkey
17. green leaves swayed lively
in afternoon’s glinting sun
trees adorned in red
21. steaming gold
on chilled October evening
mug of hot cider
22. pile of fallen leaves
crackling in corner of yard
crickets chirrup in shadows
year's aging bones creak
24. rusted autumn trees
thick mist meanders valley
washes birch bark clean
gold leaves camouflage pumpkins
crows welcome first frost
inch towards old frog
27. we learn
to let go
28. on a rusty tin flute
lying among yellow leaves
one note, played by a mole
fairy picks them all
31. multi shaded leaves
picked by the fall fairy
makes the new moon smile
32. yearly pilgrimage
fiery leaves on the mountain
shines through colored leaves
at last ... autumn
!!! Today (December 8th 2016) I started our first Carpe Diem Tanka Kukai "Winter Love" you can submit your tanka through the linking widget. See for more information HERE !!!
Chèvrefeuille, your host.