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Caribbean Kigo Asterisks

Page history last edited by Gillena Cox 9 years, 10 months ago

 

Caribbean Kigo Kukai is now blogging

http://wwwcaribbeankigokukai.blogspot.com/

 

 

Caribbean Kigo 2010 Kukai ASTERISKS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*1 

 

 autumn wreath
the dried sunflower
feeds a blackbird
--Marleen Hulst; The Netherlands
  

 

 

*2

 

New Year’s dawn…
on the top of the garbage
a Christmas wreath
--Magdalena Dale - Romania 

 

 

*3

 

father's funeral...
the lily wreath
full of life
--Jacek Margolak; POLAND
 

 

 

 

*1 

 

 festival lights
smeared
on the wet sidewalk
-- john McDonald; Scotland

  

 

*2

 

kindling the flame--
one candle
lights another
--Cara Holman; USA

*

 

autumn festival -
among the candle lanterns
a moth dancing
--Jacek Margolak; POLAND

 

 

*3

 

row of lamps -
a blind begger sharing sweets
with his puppy
--Cezar-Florin Ciobîca; Romania

 

 

 

 

 

*1 

 

 twilight shadows--
the flash
of a bluebird's wing
--Cara Holman; USA

  

 

*2

 

morning light
a bluejay's scolding
breaks the silence
--BILL KENNEY; USA
 

 

*3

 

4
funeral mass
her brief smile
at the bluebird outside
--Marleen Hulst; USA

13
at my window …
a bluebird carrying on its wings
the whole sky
--Magdalena Dale; Romania

 

 

 

 

 

*1 

 

 sudden thunder
we forget
our quarrel
--Marleen Hulst, The Netherlands
*
9
distant thunder
my children's room full
of whispers
--Jacek Margolak;POLAND

  

 

*2

 

2
distant thunder
his big brother
seems smaller now
--Bouwe Brouwer; The Netherlands
*
3
distant thunder...
the brush of cat fur
against my legs
--Diane Mayr, USA
*
11
after the thunder
stillness...
then birdsong
--Cara Holman; USA

 

 

*3

 

crack of thunder -
a heron letting slip
the scared frog
--Cezar-Florian Ciobîca; Romania;

 

 

 

 

 

*1 

 

 summer rain
my umbrella
unopened
--Bill Kenney; USA

  

 

*2

 

after divorce court –
still, she offers to share
her umbrella
--Catherine J.S. Lee, USA

 

 

*3

 

drought -
my son is drawing again
clouds and umbrellas
--Cezar-Florian Ciobîca, Romania

 

 

 

 

 

*1 

 

 summer rain
my umbrella
unopened
--Bill Kenney; USA

  

 

*2

 

autumn memory
of those walks with my father . . .
so many silences
--Bill Kenney

 

 

*3

 

father planting
new violets
on his son's grave
--Juhani Tikkanen, Finland

*

Father’s Day . . .
I try to remember
his voice
--Mary Davila; USA

 

 

 

 

*1 

 

 My father's face
forty years later
back in my mirror
--Franklin Magalhaes; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  

 

*2

 

autumn memory
of those walks with my father . . .
so many silences
--Bill Kenney

 

 

*3

 

father planting
new violets
on his son's grave
--Juhani Tikkanen, Finland

*

Father’s Day . . .
I try to remember
his voice
--Mary Davila; USA

 

 

*1 

 

 strains of Mendelssohn
the groom fiddles
with his carnation
--Cara Holman, USA 

  

 

*2

 

the scent of carnations
from a nearby garden—
 evening rain
--Jacek Margolak; Poland

 

 

*3

 

so many

contrary feelings –

just a carnation

* 

toliko suprotnih
osjecaja – samo
jedan karanfil
--Tomislav Maretic; Croatia

 

 

*1 

 

windy beach
a small boy struggles
with the dragon kite
--Rafal Zabratynski

 

 

*2

 

kite-flying -
father holds his son's
coat-tail
--john McDonald

 

 

*3

 

windy day
the rainbow of kites
on a cloudless sky
--Jacek Margolak; Poland

 

*
spring regatta –
a white kite catches
the salt breeze
--Catherine J.S. Lee; USA

 

 

*1 

ashes 

on my forehead 

the priest's cold thumb 

-- John McDonald; Scotland 

 

 

*2

end of the mass 

an old man wipes ashes off 

his bald head 

--Rafal Zabratynski; Poland 

 

 

*3

funeral - 

on the urn with the ashes 

yellow butterfly 

--Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia, Poland 

 

 

 

*1 

carnival in Venice -  

my shadow puts on  

a mask 

--Jacek Margolak; POLAND 

 

 

*2

carnival season 

the condom machine 

needs refilling 

--Rafal Zabratynski, Poland, 

 

 

*3

Mardi Gras - 

a little dog 

wears sunglasses 

--John McDonald; Scotland 

 

 

carnival in Rio - 

girl with a broken leg 

watching the dancers 

--Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia, Poland 

 

 

 

 

*1

new year's day 

the smell of pickled herring 

on the cat's breath 

--Cindy Tebo 

 

 

*2

fortune cookies - 

the same wisdom 

as the year before 

--Andrzej Dembończyk, Silesia, Poland 

 

 

*3

hoping for the coin 

in the cowpeas, ham, and rice – 

a new year begins 

--Catherine J.S. Lee 

 

 

his fist full 

of black-eyed peas 

a gull's scream 

--Mary Davila 

 

 

 

 

Caribbean Kigo 2009 KukaiASTERISKS 

 

*1

solitude . . .

turning out the lights

I let in the moon

--Bill Kenney; US

 

 

 

*2

The first cry-

lights and shades

on the mother's face

--Vasile Moldovan; Romania

 

 

 

neon lights

the curtain's pattern

blinks on the wall

--Rafal Zabratynski; Poland 

 

 

 

*3

in the same pool

the sun and the moon

October light

--Juhani Tikkanen; Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

*1

flood's end

through the rusty gate

a sunbeam

--Jacek Margolak; POLAND

 

 

*2

a teacup

still in the doll's hand

flood waters

--Mary Davila; US

 

 

*3

flood warning

ducks glide past

a row of mailboxes

--Cindy Tebo; US

 

 

 

 

*1

beach fireworks

the last embers fall

into their reflections

--Catherine J.S. Lee

 

 

*2

fireworks

over the Caroni River

a fine layer of ash

--Karina

 

 

*3

fireworks -

the blind beggar keeps smiling

and playing the accordion

--Olga Neagu

 

 

 

 

*1

summer vacation  -

camp-fire smoke

rising to the moon

--John McDonald

 

 

*2

smile lines . . .

sand from her summer vacation

still in her purse

--Mary Davila

 

 

*3

A kite flying

above the schoolyard-

summer vacation

--Vasile Moldovan

 

 

summer vacation --

in the garden by night

the hedgehog and me

--Angelika

 

Summer vacation...

our sand castles destroyed

by the waves

--Magdalena Dale - Romania

 

 

*1

Corpus Christi

a pregnant woman

climbs the church steps

--Bill Kenny, US

 

 

*2

stained glass

tints my prayers

corpus christi

--Robin Beshers, US

 

 

*3

In the street

a beggar eating bread…

Corpus Christi

--Magdalena Dale, Romania

 

 

*1

Mother's Day--

her mirror refracts

morning light

-- Ralf Bröker; Germany

 

 

*2

Mother's Day--

a few graves on the hill

with new blossoms

--Karina Klesko, US

 

*3

mother's day

I step over

a crack

--Bill Kenny, US

 

 

*1

Easter Day-

on my grandpa's cross

a sleeping butterfly

--Constantin Stroe,

 

 

*2

nearly Easter--

new leaves flood

the willow tree

--Jenny Townsend, US

 

 

*3

Many candles

in the starry night –

Easter Eve

-- Magdalena Dale, Romania

 

 

*1

season of lent-

my shadow

thinner and thinner

-- Jacek Margolak; Poland

 

 

 

*2

the ash cross

smudged on his sleeve

season of Lent

--Michael Baribeau, US

 

 

 

*3

last day of lent --

so many spring blossoms

waiting to open

--Karina Klesko, US

 

 

 

 

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