Monday, November 2, 2015

Kukai "Peace of Mind" THE RESULTS

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I am happy to bring you (finally) the results of our fourth kukai "peace of mind". During circumstances I hadn't the time to look at the voting to gather the points.
This kukai there were 22 haiku submitted by 10 different haiku poets. I think "peace of mind" could inspire you, but maybe ... I thought wrong. Well ... it doesn't really matter, because it is just fun and I am glad that you all are that excited about the kukai here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

As you all know the winner of the kukai gets the opportunity to create an E-book together with our Publisher Chèvrefeuille's Publications and will be the featured haiku poet for December 2015. Our "runner up" gets his/her own episode of Tokubetsudesu.

Credits: winter landscape

Before I will announce the winners I will give a call for submissions for our new kukai. For this new kukai, this new haiku contest, I have chosen the following theme: WINTER and of course that's a very broad range of things and scenes. So I love to challenge you to write/compose haiku in which you can "feel", "touch", "smell", "taste", "see" and "hear" WINTER, must be easy ... don't you think so too ....!
Submission starts today. You can submit haiku (only haiku with a maximum of three new (unpublished) haiku) until December 23rd 10.00 PM (CET) to our emailaddress:

Please write: kukai Winter in the subject line.

Okay ... back to the results of our "peace of mind" kukai. There was a very clear winner who got 16 points and that was the following haiku:

rain drips
off the old bamboo wind-chimes
And our "runner up" was also very clear with 11 points:

waves hush
a moonlight ripples on water
-my dream floats

Who were the poets which composed these wonderful haiku? Well .... here they are:

Our winner (with 16 points) is Georgia and our "runner up" (with 11 points) is Hamish. Both haiku poets

>>>>>>>>>>> CONGRATULATIONS <<<<<<<<<<<<<

You see ... it is possible to win this kukai, so here is (again) a call for submissions for our new kukai WINTER .....

And here are the results of the other haiku which were submitted for the "peace of mind" kukai:

Haiku 14: 9 points
Haiku 12 & 17: 8 points
Haiku 7: 5 points
Haiku 11: 4 points
Haiku 8, 9, 19 & 20: 3 points
Haiku 10 & 15: 2 points
Haiku 6: 1 point
Haiku 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 21 & 22: no points


Chèvrefeuille, your host


  1. Brava to Georgia!!! and Hamish!! not surprising that I learn so much from both...félications mes amis!!

  2. Congrats to Georgia and Hamish

    much love...

  3. Congratulations Georgia, and a beautiful haiku that was, with a haiku moment in every raindrop, a haiku to give thought as well as a clear image. Thank you so much Chevrefeuille. I am sure we can all do our bit to publicise the next kukai, and we must.

  4. Congrats to Georgi and Hamish! Very well done with wonderful haikus (Y)

  5. Bravo! Congratulations Georgia and Hamish.

  6. Congratulations to the winners! Beautiful verses.

  7. Congratulations Hamish this was a beautifully written haiku and thank you Chèvrefeuille for the opportunity of participating in this event which I enjoy very much. I'm sure the Winter Kukai will be a great success.
    The appreciation of my haiku coming as it does at this moment of personal tragedy helps me very much in this moment. Thank you ... Bastet

  8. Congratulations Georgia. I had a feeling things were not right with you lately as you have been away.Hope you are OK and pleased that this recognition of your work helps your sadness a little.
    Thinking of you...Courage mon vieux !

  9. A big congratulations to Hamish and Georiga, two great haiku poets. Well done indeed!

  10. My heartiest congratulation to my friends Georgia and Hamish !

  11. Congratulations to Georgia and Hamish!!!
    Wonderfull :)