Friday, April 28, 2017

Carpe Diem Kukai Cherry Blossom - The Results

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It is my pleasure to announce the results of our Cherry Blossom kukai. This CD-Kukai edition had 25 haiku submitted by nine (9) haiku poets. It was really a joy to read them all and to re-read them all to judge them.

It is my pleasure to announce to you that Ese has won this CD-Kukai with the following haiku:

old gardener
still sees her smile
in cherry blossoms

© Ese

A beauty I would say and I think it has won through the strong emotions in the scene.

And our "runner-up", with a beautiful haiku too is Kim Russell with the following haiku:

pink sakura blush   
spring’s kimono falls to earth
silk snatched by a breeze

© Kim Russell

Congratulations to you both with being the winner and the "runner-up". As you all know the winner, Ese, has won the opportunity to create an exclusive CDHK E-book of a maximum of 50 haiku or 30 pages, of course this negotiable.
And the "runner-up", Kim Russell, won the opportunity to create her own Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu episode. (This is different with the other kukai we have had).

Here are the results of the complete Cherry Blossom kukai:

10 points: haiku 9
7 points: haiku 15
6 points: haiku 1
5 points: haiku 5
3 points: haiku 11 & 21
2 points: haiku 2, 6, 8, 20 & 22
1 point: haiku 3, 10, 17 & 18
0 points: haiku 4, 7, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 23, 24 & 25

Sunflower Reflection

Here is our new kukai theme: Sunflowers

Our new kukai starts today, April 28th and will run to May 19th 10.00 PM (CET). You can submit your haiku, with a maximum of three (3) haiku, to our email-address: Please write  "kukai sunflowers" in the subject-line of your email.

I am looking forward to your haiku.

For closure I love to share a "sunflower"-haiku written by myself:

broken sunflower
torn apart through a rain storm -
puddles on the path

© Chèvrefeuille


  1. Beautiful haïku and timeless, with as Kristjaan says, searing emotional depth.
    The runner-up was a festival of colour and sensuality.
    Congratulations to Ese and Kim.

  2. Wonderful job and congratulations to both Ese and Kim.