September 2005 Kukai

The results of the voting have been tabulated and are listed below. Congratulations to D.V. Rozic, the winner of our Kigo section, and to Max Verhart, the winner of our Free Format section!

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 points 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.

September 2005 Kukai Results
Kigo Theme: Moth
Free Format Theme: Bread

First Place -- 20 pts
in the shop
a moth and I selecting
a wool sweater

(1,3,11) = 20 pts

Second Place -- 17 pts
I want in

William M. Gottlieb
(1,5,4) = 17 pts

Third Place -- 15 pts
dark moon
the flutter of a moth
in cupped hands

sheila windsor
(0,4,7) = 15 pts

Fourth Place -- 14 pts
early snowfall—
the scent of cedar
and mothballs

Laryalee Fraser
(2,1,6) = 14 pts

Fifth Place -- 13 pts
with one hand she slaps
the white moth

roberta beary
(0,5,3) = 13 pts

long lecture...
the moth takes off
from the wall

K. Ramesh
(0,4,5) = 13 pts

Sixth Place -- 12 pts
september rain—
the moth waits
on the porch

Mary Chapman
(0,4,4) = 12 pts

Seventh Place -- 10 pts
a lone moth circles
the infiniti's map light

ed markowski
(1,2,3) = 10 pts

Eighth Place -- 9 pts
moonless night—
turning on the porch light
for the lost moths

Audrey Downey
(1,1,4) = 9 pts

hurricane winds—
safe behind my shutters
a lone moth

Francis Masat
(0,2,5) = 9 pts

Seventh Place --8 pts
full moon
through the window
a luna moth's underbelly

Brenda Roberts
(0,2,4) = 8 pts

harvest moon
a moth
on the telescope

Petar Tchouhov
(0,2,4) = 8 pts

Eighth Place -- 7 pts
open window . . .
a yellow moth lands
on the winter picture

Israel López Balan
(1,0,4) = 7 pts

in a dream
the flutter of moth wings—
the kiss I never got

Nancy Smith
(0,2,3) = 7 pts

only dust
i wipe my hands clean
of the moth

greg lammers
(0,2,3) = 7 pts

family dinner
the cat helps a moth through
the locked screen door

J. Blain
(0,1,5) = 7 pts

Ninth Place -- 6 pts
moths flutter
against the window;
things I'll never know...

Irene Golas
(1,0,3) = 6 pts

drunk neighbors—
a dead moth surrounded by
a moment of silence

Andrew Riutta
(0,2,2) = 6 pts

candle-light dinner
a moth lands
in soup

kala ramesh
(0,2,2) = 6 pts

rising towards dawn
white moths

Ann K. Schwader
(0,2,2) = 6 pts

open casket—
a moth hole in his
gray suit

Dave Bacharach
(0,1,4) = 6 pts

sticky dust
of an old moth's wings
indian summer

Agnes Eva Savich
(0,0,6) = 6 pts

Tenth Place -- 5 pts
decimated woods
the gypsy moths
prepare for winter

(1,0,2) = 5 pts

eager moth
outside windowpane
my longing for you

john tiong chunghoo
(0,2,1) = 5 pts

Old jacket
some sparkling new buttons
—tiny moths

Vasile Moldovan
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

moth flutters
spinning upside down...
spider's web

(Christine OC)
(0,1,3) = 5 pts

moonglow. . .
I tell my secrets
to a luna moth

Marie Summers
(0,0,5) = 5 pts

the moth hovers around
her blond hair

Ella Wagemakers
(0,0,5) = 5 pts

rising moon—
the moth and I
drift into sleep

Carol Raisfeld
(0,0,5) = 5 pts

Eleventh Place -- 4 pts
those three words
we can't get to
while moths plunge into flames

Paul Pfleuger, Jr.
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

two moths
in the flashlight beam
a sliver moon

(0,2,0) = 4 pts

fallen moth
by the wall, faux brown leaf
predicting autumn

Sandra Lee Friedlander
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

the unmoving lizard
waiting. . .
for the moth to move

(0,1,2) = 4 pts

closet door
twilight lingers
on the moth

(0,0,4) = 4 pts

pale moonlight—
a luna moth
fans its wings

Mary Lee McClure
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

a moth flutters
in the Wolf Spider's web
first day of school

Gary Ford
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

Twelfth Place -- 3 pts
flexing her wings
a moth on a hand mirror—
do you like what you see?

(1,0,0) = 3 pts

home alone—
miller moths flit around
the porch light

mike farley
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

on her winter coat
covering that little hole
a golden moth

emile molhuysen
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

mossy oak--
a luna moth
dead or alive

(0,2,1) = 3 pt

distant sunset
in the darkness of the pub—
flashing moths

Ginka Biliarska
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

late night classic
starring Bela Lugosi
a moth against the window

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

First Place -- 25 pts
bread in the oven—
the baker opens
his lunchbox

max verhart
(0,7,11) = 25 pts

Second Place -- 15 pts
full moon
I put the knife
beside the round bread

Petar Tchouhov
(1,4,4) = 15 pts

Third Place -- 13 pts
scattered for the birds
even bread is too heavy
after her chemo

Chandra Bales
(1,4,2) = 13 pts

Fourth Place -- 12 pts
squeal of delight—
one duck takes the bread
from her hand

Laryalee Fraser
(0,4,4) = 12 pts

Fifth Place -- 11 pts
labor day—
the bread lays flat
in the pan

Earl Keener
(1,3,2) = 11 pts

the smell of fresh bread—
I wash my hands
under the pump

Francis Masat
(0,4,3) = 11 pts

Sixth Place -- 10 pts
greens & cornbread...
sunset reaches the edge
of the cypress grove

ed markowski
(0,4,2) = 10 pts

lost in the woods
the bread crumb trail
has disappeared

(0,3,4) = 10 pts

children grown
the banana bread cools
for no one

roberta beary
(0,2,6) = 10 pts

she picks a moldy spot
off the loaf of bread

Carmel Lively Westerman
(0,2,6) = 10 pts

Seventh Place -- 9 pts
she smiles yes—
the smell of bread
in the oven

Dave Bacharach
(1,2,2) = 9 pts

lonely park . . .
a piece of bread flies
in the crow's beak

Israel López Balan
(1,1,4) = 9

Eighth Place -- 8 pts
my grandfather still lives
every time I smell
freshly baked bread

Devika Menon
(1,0,5) = 8 pts

morning shadows. . .
noticing the wheat bread
has molded

Marie Summers
(0,3,2) = 8 pts

bread crumbs—
geese shoulder to shoulder
on the faded log

mike farley
(0,3,2) = 8 pts

late summer ...
between us a loaf of bread
and a peach

Ella Wagemakers
(0,2,4) = 8 pts

Ninth Place -- 7 pts
too young
to be sharing this bench
with bread crumbs

(1,1,2) = 7 pts

chasing bread
the duck swallows
a dragonfly

Myron Lysenko
(0,2,3) = 7 pts

wedding anniversary--
he remembers
milk and bread

Paul R
(0,2,3) = 7 pts

Tenth Place -- 6 pts
morning star
smell of bread dough

Mark Hollingsworth
(1,0,3) = 6 pts

modern eucharist
the apostles
had the real bread

john tiong chunghoo
(0,2,2) = 6 pts

ducks and carp
fight over bread
falling blossoms

Agnes Eva Savich
(0,2,2) = 6 pts

a homeless man
we feed stale bread
to the ducks

(0,2,2) = 6 pts

labor day picnic
six red ants struggle to move
a large bread crumb

(0,1,4) = 6 pts

Eleventh Place -- 5 pts
- the lowest drawer—
a forgotten slice of bread
behind everything

emile molhuysen
(1,0,2) = 5 pts

casting my bread
upon the water

Lorin Ford
(0,2,1) = 5 pts

sun, daughter and bread
all rising together

(0,0,5) = 5 pts

Twelfth Place -- 4 pts
at dawn fragrance of
a warm bread in the front
of bakery

Zeljka Vucinic-Jambresic
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

sourdough bread—
the rancid smell
of his breath

Brenda Roberts
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

outdoor café—
two sparrows jostling
for the last breadcrumbs

Barbara Campitelli
(0,1,2) = 4 pts

from an open door—
the yeasty come-on
of just baked bread

Mary Lee McClure
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

a passing shower
two plain bread slices
under my jacket

J Blain
(0,0,4) = 4 pts

Thirteenth Place -- 3 pts
Indian summer
a leaf falls from
the breadmaker's beard

Andrew Riutta
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

distant hill
the smell of bread
between she and I

(0,1,1) = 3 pts

serpentine bread line. . . .
head devouring the food
tail restless

(0,1,1) = 3 pt

on the table—
forgotten bread
turns a different color

Mary Chapman
(0,1,1) = 3 pts

a loaf of bread floats
down the river

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

closet shelf
cedar shavings
in bread box

Terry Ingram
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

wheat bread and crust
a preschooler recoils
from a sandwich

shane gilreath
(0,0,3) = 3 pts

Papa sops up the red sauce
with the crust of bread
Mama's special recipe

(0,0,3) = 3 pts

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