In the listing below, after each poem the author is listed, and then a three digit code revealing how many 3-point, 2-point, and 1-point votes were cast for this poem by the other participating poets. (214 = 12) would indicate that the poem above received two 3-point votes, one 2-point vote, and four 1-point votes.

June 2003 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Honeysuckle
Free Format Theme: Artist's Tool

First Place -- 18 points

honeysuckle
he drinks where her lips
touched the glass

DeVar Dahl
(3-2-5 = 18)


Second Place -- 16 points

honeysuckle
a cloud of gnats drifts
over the pond

martin
1-3-7 = 16


Third Place -- 15 points

climbing over the fence
my younger sister
and honeysuckle

Deborah Russell
(1-2-8 = 15)


Fourth Place -- 12 points

mountain path--
fireflies and honeysuckle
spill from the moon

earl keener
(1-3-3 = 12)


Fifth Place -- 11 points

honeysuckle
hugs my mailbox...
a letter from you

Zhanna P. Rader
(0-3-5 = 11)


Sixth Place -- 9 points

sweet hour of prayer
the scent of honeysuckle
at evening vespers

Edward
(1-1-4 = 9)

gentle flutter-
honeysuckle with the
morning paper

tina Stanton
(0-3-3 = 9)


Seventh Place -- 8 points

predawn darkness --
walking into the windchime
to smell the honeysuckle

Peter H. Pache
(0-2-4 = 8)

construction site toilet
the scent of honeysuckle
on my way out

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(0-1-6 = 8)

late afternoon :
honeysuckle dancing
with bumblebees

oino sakai
(0-3-2 = 8)

cutting back the vine
on my garden gloves the scent
of honeysuckle

Zaida Lysle
(1-1-3 = 8)

all through the dark
sweetness of honeysuckle
and a mockingbird's song

Mary Lee McClure
(0-3-2 = 8)

recalling love --
night scent of honeysuckle
through the window

Nancy Smith
(0-3-2 = 8)

wild honeysuckle
the steps to the old stupa
are very steep

Johannes Manjrekar
(1-2-1 = 8)


Eighth Place -- 7 points

garden walk
roses and honeysuckle
sweetness fills the air

Carol Sircoulomb
(0-3-1 = 7)

firecrackers!
mexican honeysuckle
by the back gate

Erin Harte
(2-0-1 = 7)

feeling summer
on our tongues
honeysuckle nectar

Suzanne
(0-2-3 = 7)


Ninth Place -- 6 points

long kiss
breathing in
honeysuckle air

roberta beary
(0-1-4 = 6)

honeysuckle
growing over his fence
to my side. . .

Carole MacRury
(0-0-6 = 6)

fragrant afternoon
a bee struggles deep within
the honeysuckle

Darrell Byrd
(1-1-1 = 6)


Tenth Place -- 5 points

honeysuckle . . .
even the idea sounds
delicious

mike farley
(0-0-5 = 5)

honeysuckle lean-to
the path behind dappled
with rain and petals

JB
(1-0-2 = 5)

hippie love child
a honeysuckle wreath
in her hair

Carmel C. Lively
(0-1-3 = 5)

first kiss . . .
the scent of honeysuckle
warm and sweet

Carol Raisfeld
(0-2-1 = 5)


Eleventh Place -- 4 points

waiting
for the ice cream truck
honeysuckle scent

w.f. owen
(0-1-2 = 4)

lovers' lane
the scent of honeysuckle
from each side

sheila Windsor
(0-1-2 = 4)

heat lightning -
an iridescent honeyeater
in the honeysuckle

angelee deodhar
(0-0-4 = 4)

uninvited honeysuckle
brought many colors
to the dry wall

Tomislav Maretic
(0-2-0 = 4)


Twelfth Place -- 3 points

late night posy
of honeysuckle
captured midges

ushi
(0-1-1 = 3)

summer breeze
a hummer in
the honeysuckle

Rosa Velt
(0-1-1 = 3)

gentle breeze
honeysuckle weaves
between clematis blooms

celia crook
(0-1-1 = 3)

a drop
of honeysuckle nectar --
moonlight kiss

Andrew Callister
(0-1-1 = 3)


First Place -- 18 points

her last canvas --
the artist captures
a fading sunset

Rosa Velt
(0-4-10 = 18)


Second Place -- 15 points

sketchpad --
sunlight inches
towards the fly

martin
(1-2-8 = 15)

dried clay on his hands
the potter
rolls a cigarette

w.f. owen
(1-4-4 = 15)


Third Place -- 14 points

pencil shavings--
the student's tongue
curls and uncurls

DeVar Dahl
(1-4-3 = 14)


Fourth Place -- 11 points

a redwood tree...
I walk backward holding
the camera

K. Ramesh
(0-2-7 = 11)


Fifth Place -- 10 points

a splotch of red
on an empty canvas
her lips

peigi
(0-3-4 = 10)


Sixth Place -- 9 points

a day without rain
watercolor daisies drip
down the canvas

Kathy Lippard Cobb
(0-2-5 = 9)

a few quill strokes
and the lark in my birch tree
preserved in ink

Zaida Lysle
(1-2-2 = 9)


Seventh Place -- 8 points

inkstone balanced
on a pile of paper :
haiga practice

oino sakai
(1-1-3 = 8)

blank canvas
sags in the corner
his wife's stroke

Ann K. Schwader
(0-2-4 = 8)

a moth
brushes my hand
at sunset

gary b
(1-1-3 = 8)


Eighth Place -- 7 points

monsoon sky
in the tea the essence
of the palette

angelee deodhar
(1-0-4 = 7)

fruit
on the canvas
still life

Patricia A. Laurent
(0-3-1 = 7)

the ibis take off
I search for my pencil
in the brown grass

Johannes Manjrekar
(0-2-3 = 7)

on the sidewalk
a picasso
in chalk

Carmel C. Lively
(0-3-1 = 7)


Ninth Place -- 6 points

yellow suns
fingerpainted by
a five year old

nellie beck
(0-2-2 = 6)

bright bristles
of the bottlebrush
a fine-tipped pen

Allen McGill
(1-0-3 = 6)

museum gift shop
sketchpads
half price

roberta beary
(0-1-4 = 6)


Tenth Place -- 5 points

the model turns
a page in her novel
a pencil drops

ushi
(1-1-0 = 5)

Monet's water lilies -
splatters of green and white paint
on the child's smock

Carole MacRury
(1-0-2 = 5)


Eleventh Place -- 4 points

dusk --
hammer to hot iron
the anvil rings

Peter H. Pache
(1-0-1 = 4)

out of cold marble
the heartbreaking glory
of the Pieta'

Mary Lee McClure
(0-1-2 = 4)

white canvas -
his smile appears everywhere
from nowhere

Deborah Russell
(0-2-0 = 4)

kindergarten -
another dab of glue
for mom's card

Carol Raisfeld
(0-1-2 = 4)

fresh pallet
a fisherman whets
his blade

Darrell Byrd
(1-0-1 = 4)

mountain mist
from palette to canvas
lifted

OwenB
(0-1-2 = 4)


Twelfth Place -- 3 points

the finishing touch
taking pastel pink, he adds
her blush

sheila Windsor
(1-0-0 = 3)

He has drawn the horse
that draws the horse-drawn carriage,
chin dark with charcoal.

Kareeda
(0-1-1 = 3)

Romantic love
in the winterís
black-and-white film.

Rositsa Yakimova
(0-0-3 = 3)

still love her hair
given to me years ago
# 3 pure sable

emile molhuysen
(0-0-3 = 3)

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