Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy to read all of your responses on my question about changing the name of our Haiku Kai. It makes me happy and gives me a warm feeling. We are really a family of haiku poets and however I am your host we are making CDHK together. It's great to hear that you all appreciate that I feel that you all are evolved in CDHK.
I have decided to change a few things, after reading all of your opinions. I will not change the name of our Haiku Kai, but I have changed the description of our Haiku Kai as you already have seen (read) I think.
With the change of the description of our Haiku Kai I also have decided to close Tanka Shrine and bring it to our Kai, you can find a new page above in the menu "Carpe Diem Tanka Shrine". It's my goal to make a few more pages about e.g. choka and kikobun, because Japanese poetry has a very broad range of different forms. I am trying to create those pages this week, but I am in the nightshift so I cannot guarantee that.
I hope you all appreciate the little changes which I already have made.
Results of our second Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Kukai "summertime".
In this second kukai there were 37 haiku submitted (including two by myself). All wonderfully composed and with great touch of "summertime" in it. The judging was a little bit delayed and that delay was a lucky one, because I had an ex aequo, so the delayed votes broke that tied results.
I haven't given points by the way because I knew the names of the haiku poets who did submit haiku for this kukai, and in my opinion it was only fair to not vote.
Here are the results:
Haiku 36 > 12 points
after a hot summer day
thunder and lightning
© Chèvrefeuille, your host
the sound of summer jingles
inside my pockets
Haiku 20 > 8 points
warming in my palm –
a summer plum
plucked by the storm
© Jen (a.k.a. Paloma)
Haiku 21 and 31 > 7 pointsHaiku 13 > 6 points
Haiku 32 > 4 points
Haiku 6, 9, 17, 19, 23 and 24 > 3 points
Haiku 5, 7, 12, 14 and 30 > 2 points
Haiku 3 and 15 > 1 point
All they other haiku stayed without points
It's a bit strange to write this, because Haiku 36 I wrote myself, so that means that I am the winner of this second kukai "summertime". Of course it's a joy to be the winner, but I will not grant myself with the prize for the first place.
I have decided to let our runner up, Haiku 4, by Lolly of "Look for a lovely thing" create the E-book and she will be our featured haiku poet for August. By making that choice I also grant our third place, Haiku 20, By Jen of "Blog It or Lose It", the opportunity to be the "topic" of the first Tokubetsudesu episode of August.
As you all know I already have started the third CDHK kukai "juxtaposition" and I have already a few entries for that kukai. If you would like to participate in our third kukai than please send your entries to:
Write "kukai juxtaposition" in the subject line.
Well ... I hope you all are well and healthy ...
Chèvrefeuille, your host