Saturday, August 1, 2015

shiki kukai - quiet

The theme for the July 2015 Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was 'Quiet'. It sounds easy enough, but I took some time settling on this one after discarding a few other efforts.

I thought this effort would do well, but it managed only 4 votes. But the standard of the haiku submitted in this edition was very high, I thought. And the comment by a reader on this haiku really lifted my spirits. : " a fresh way to express silence, it reminds me a bit on Guillaume Apollinaire..." :)




image by dsnake1 done with pencilmadness




july 2015 free format shiki kukai




midnight
\ \\\\ \\\
only the street lamps casting shadows





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

shiki kukai - insect metamorphosis

The theme for the June 2015 Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was 'Insect Metamorphosis'. It was not easy, but I managed with one. Not much confidence with it though.

And yes, it managed only 2 votes. :)





image by dsnake1, done with pencilmadness.





june 2015 free format shiki kukai




in the shadows of leaves
a chrysalis
bides its time.






© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

shiki kukai - returning home

The theme for the May 2015 Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was 'Returning Home'. After just a couple of drafts, I was satisfied with the final product.

I thought it could do better, but a return of 6 points is not too bad. :)




image by dsnake1, done with pencilmadness




may 2015 free format shiki kukai



overcast skies -
on the tarmac the caskets draped in flags





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2015.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

shiki kukai - sleeping late

The theme for the April 2015 Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was 'Sleeping Late'. It turned out to be a bit more difficult than expected. Wrote many drafts, threw most away.

I didn't expect my entry to score any points, but it turned out not bad. It weighed in with 7 votes. :)





image by dsnake1, done with sketchpad





april 2015 free format shiki kukai




waking up to the stars at noon.





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

shiki kukai - alone

The theme for the Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was 'alone'. How hard can that be? :)

Well, hard enough for my entry to attract only 4 votes. :D





digital sketch by dsnake1, done with pencilmadness




february 2015 free format shiki kukai


only the darkness
at the watchtower

and me.



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

shiki kukai - eyewear

The theme for the January 2015 Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was "eyewear". It seemed straightforward, me being one of those who wears such things. It took me near to deadline to come out with one.

At least it managed 6 votes. :)






photo by jmiltenburg
image from morguefile.com





january 2015 free format shiki kukai



train platform -
a broken pair of spectacles
waits.



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

shiki kukai - dog

The theme for the December Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was "dog". Well, it seemed like a straight-forward theme, no problem with that at all. But it took me a few days to come out with a measly one haiku.

At least it gathered 6 votes. :)






sketch by dsnake1, done with pencilmadness




december 2014 free format shiki kukai


fetch!

my old mongrel opens an eye
and closes it again.



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014