Saturday, November 30, 2013

November shiki kukai

 Another second place in The November Shiki kukai free format section. The winning entry in that section was this awesome ku by Vinay Ravindranath of our very own In haiku group:

ink puddle--
the words that
never were

And my runner-up ku :

this puddle
what my paper boat knows
of the sea 

Paresh Tiwari was in third place with this entry:

alley puddle--
 a paper boat  glides
over the stars

Incidentally, poets from India made a clean sweep of the top places in this free format section.

In the kigo section, I was in the fifth place with this ku :

morning chill-
the chimney smoke curls back
into itself

Monday, November 25, 2013

haiga: hoping

 A haiga I had done sometime ago and which just happened to match Neelam Dadhwal's prompt: "play" on IN haiku.

to turn it around~
a nuthatch's world

Results of Indian Kukai #02

The results of the second edition of Indian kukai is out now.
Paresh Tiwari from India takes the top place with this absolute winner of an entry which gathered 37 points.

mustard fields--
a thimbleful of sun
in each blossom

Nd this entry by yours truly is placed second.

Margosa leaves
strumming the sunlight...
a poem I cannot write

There were many other beautiful entries from entrants all over the globe.You can view the full results here.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

a small stone

Crimson, scarlet or is it oxblood?
Over a bottle of shiraz, three women unsure
of the colour of the evening sun.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Indi Kukai

I am a bit late with this post. Indian Kukai, the kukai contest organised by the IN haiku group, has gone international starting this month.So all you amazing poets and readers of this blog, please submit your entries to Indi kukai to make this endeavor successful. Last date of submission is 17th November. Only 3 days to go.
Please click on the link below to find out all the details.