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November Kukai Results

 

Kigo: November rain or early winter


First Place Winners

# 26.
November rain—
a sparrow hides
in a stone lion’s mouth.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
2 0 2 = 8



# 75.
November rain—
all the family's shoes
lined up at the door

Karina Klesko, US
1 1 3 = 8

 


Second Place Winner

# 19.
November rain—
the last leaves tear
from the maple.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
1 0 3 = 6

 


Third Place Winners

 

# 8.
in the swirling rain
the contours of a white rose
early winter

Karina Klesko, US
0 1 2 = 4



# 16.
November rain—
the sneakers on the street wires
overflowing.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 1 2 = 4



# 35.
Early winter—
two snowflakes on a grass blade
cling to each other.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
1 0 1 = 4



# 48.
November rain—
the distant mountains
disappear.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 2 0 = 4

 


Fourth Place Winners

# 6.
winter rain—
a plum-colored puddle
close to the compost

an'ya, US
0 2 2 = 3



# 25.
a spade
frozen between rows—
early winter

Trish Shields
0 0 3 = 3



# 29.
November rain—
leaves from a family tree
fall prematurely

Daniela Bullas, UK
0 0 3 = 3



# 42.
horses huddle
under the pasture trees
November rain

John Daleiden, US
0 0 3 = 3



# 43.
November rain,
a limp fly on the window—
my loneliness deepens...

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 1 1 = 3



# 84.
a feather clings
to the windshield wipers—
November rain

yvette d'Anjou
0 0 3 = 3

 


Fifth Place

# 10.
this November rain:
all my life's grief and sorrow
is dissolved in it

Cristian Mocanu, RO
0 1 0 = 2 5th




# 12.
november rain
diamonds dust
the roses

shanna, US
0 0 2 = 2 5th



# 13.
November rain
a great horned owl at dusk
hunts prey

John Daleiden, US
0 1 0 = 2 5th



# 17.
Once I shared young love
with a full moon, now waning—
life's early winter.

Michael Laroque, CA
0 0 2 = 2 5th



# 22.
a layer of frost
covers a roll of burlap—
early winter

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 2 = 2 5th



# 28.
early winter frost
curls the strawberry leaves—
a lifeless ladybug

Trish Shields, CA
0 1 0 = 2 5th



# 38.
November rain—
my baby sleeps
an extra hour.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 2 = 2 5th



# 50.
November rain—
the lost dog stops
by each house.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 2 = 2 5th



# 52.
November rain—
one more cockroach
sneaks inside.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 1 0 = 2 5th



# 66.
November rain—
a small pond becomes
a rain cloud

Karina Klesko, US
0 0 2 = 2 5th

 


Sixth Place

 

# 2.
November rains
drip from the holly tree—
doves pick the berries

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 5.
November rain—
grandma's popping corn
for the third day.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 9.
in the horse barn
the smell of fresh dung
November rain

John Daleiden, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 21.
early winter
leading to grandma's house
footprints in the snow

Betty Kaplan, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 31.
an old man
remembers spring—
early winter

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 33.
November rain--
the yellow mums in my yard
still look sunny.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 34.
in the orchard
we pick the last apples
November rain

John Daleiden, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 36.
november rain
mango trees flushing
colors of the fall

shanna, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 46.
November rain
bringing melancholy...
until a friend's call.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 47.
early winter—
crowds of swans peck
at the stubble

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 56.
dried leaves in two cups—
waiting for the kettle to fill up
with November rain

Daniela Bullas, UK
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 61.
early winter
squirrels quarrel
over old cache

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 69.
November rain—
each car on the highway,
makes its own cloud.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th



# 79.
No one's in the park—
November rain whipping
bare tree branches.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 1 = 1 6th

 


Seventh Place

# 1.
stars all over
my windows
chill winter drizzle

Betty Kaplan, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 3.
early winter
whose footprints left behind
on the grass

John Daleiden, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 4.
young mom manoevres child
tightly to her bossom
november rain

john tiong chunghoo, MY
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 7.
early winter
a letter from friend
in the tropics

john tiong chunghoo, MY
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 11.
Monday morning—
the cars moving slowly
through November rain.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 14.
darkness cannot hide
a mothers tears
november rain

shanna, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 15.
the scent of wet earth
in November rain
afternoon sun

John Daleiden, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 18.
november rain
rainbow
colored mist

shanna
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 20.
the last tea roses
wet with November rain
a cobblestone path

John Daleiden, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 23.
november rain
begins
the growing season

shanna, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 24.
november rain...
pock marks left
in the snow

Vaughn Seward, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 27.
shopping for
a new pair of slippers
november rain

john tiong chunghoo, MY
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 30.
november morning
silver droplets linger
from last night’s rain

shanna, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 32.
early winter snow—
watching a toddler's first steps
into the big world

Daniela Bullas, UK
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 37.
early winter
frost blackens
my roses

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 39.
in November rain
funeral bells toll
the hearse drives away

John Daleiden, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 40.
November rain—
a cockroach waits for the door
to be opened.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 41.
frost tinged roses—
bees crawl listlessly
in the early winter cold

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 44.
November rain--
swans lift their heads
to the sky

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 45.
early winter
the smell of fresh baked bread
in the kitchen

John Daleiden, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 49.
November rain
on a deserted beach
distant white caps

John Daleiden, US, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 51.
November rain—
a cygnet lies
in the ditch

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 53.
early winter
cygnets huddle in white
for warmth

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 54.
november rain
first light
a rainbow’s arc

shanna, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 55.
November rain—
a hot shower cheers up
the old man.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 57.
november rain
mud
between my toes

shanna, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 58.
November rain—
the puddles on the lawn
are merging.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 59.
in November rain
crows peck a roadside carcass
cars whiz past

John Daleiden, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 60.
November rain—
a couple under a big umbrella
kiss...

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 62.
November rain—
thinking of my solder son
all night.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 63.
early winter snow
boisterous children sled
in the park

John Daleiden, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 64.
young teens
exchange greens
as November rains

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 65.
November rain—
having tea in my best
antiques cups.

Zhanna P. Rader, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 67.
November rain,
singing of enduring all strain—
a rare nightingale

Rita Odeh
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 68.
hydroponic weeds—
November rains keep
policemen hopping

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 70.
dried leaves in two cups—
waiting for the kettle to fill up
with November rain

Daniela Bullas, UK
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 71.
November rain—
the coolness of a stream
beneath my feet

Edana Summers
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 72
a withering wind
cooling down the hot spring
around me, nude strangers

Daniela Bullas, UK
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 73.
cold November rain
shrouds the corn stubble—
I long for daffodils

John Daleiden, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 74.
Christmas rehearsals—
children go tobogganing
in early winter

Daniela Bullas, UK
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 76.
early winter
cygnets huddle
with their parents

Trish Shields, CA
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 77.
early winter sleet
bends the corn rows
no harvest today

John Daleiden
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 78.
November rain,
singing of enduring all strain—
a rare nightingale

Rita Odeh
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 80.
November rain—
a rare rainbow exposing
my love secret..!!

Rita Odeh
0 0 0 = 0 7th
 


# 81.
November rain—
the child's innocence
only temporary

Edana Summers
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 82.
rows and rows
of abandoned cars—
November rain

Edana Summers
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 83.
November rain—
a rabbit's tail pokes
through the hawthorn

Karina Klesko, US
0 0 0 = 0 7th



# 85.
early winter—
sheltering from the north wind
in the flower store

Cristian Mocanu, Ro
0 0 0 = 0 7th

 

 


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