Thursday, December 1, 2016

Romanian Monthly Kukai Results November 2016

   Theme: using the word DHALIA




Special Prize
Doina Bogdan-Wurm


dahlias in his lapel
a touch of sparkle
for the medals


First Place

Ana Drobot

first frost -
the colors of dhalias
are still warm

Dan Norea

the damp earth -
around a dahlia
traces of cane

Second Place
Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu

wet slb -
in the grandmother's bouquet
even dahlias

Third Place
Florin Florian

a hero's cross -
enlightening his name
yellow dahlias


Fourth Place

Miruna Covor

deserted streets -
only a dahlia in rond
among trash


Ana Urma

dahlias in bloom -
refreshing their white
the first snow


Fifth Place

Gabriela Marcian

warming the yard
a yellow dahlia
under the cold rain

Luminița Ignea

watercolor
the hue of dahlia
melted under frost

Argentina Stanciu

the widow's yard
under bushes of dahlias
the collapsed fence

Sixth Place

Cristina Pârvu

the ball of flowers
only the dhalia and the wind
in the last waltz

Doina Bogdan-Wurm

dahlias in his lapel
a touch of sparkle
for the medals



Monday, November 21, 2016

Romanian Weekly Kukai no. 470

First Place - Luminita Ignea

webs in the corners -
somebody is still working
in this house


First Place - Cezar Ciobica

first snowflakes -
the old teacher
postpones the dictation


Second Place - Vasile Coniosi-Mestesanu

first snow -
leaving the letter to Santa
unfinished


Third Place - Ion Cuzuioc

first frost -
in the lake's waters
pieces of sun



Mention - Elena-Victoria Globean

I watch how it is snowing
over the lime tree at the gate -
two lonely people


Mention - Violeta Urda

leafless trees -
stepping like in a parade
the old veterans


Mention - Constantin Iliescu

red bandanna -
a sandcastle on sale

Romanian Weekly Kukai no. 469

First Place - Rodica P. Calota

gathered hay -
the sun stuck
in a corner of the fork


Second Place - Petru Ioan Garda

autumn ploughing -
brought to the light
an ancient ricrac


Third Place - Argentina Stanciu

lighting in the night -
projected on the wall
a shaking leaf


Mention - Rodica P. Calota

unlit torch -
the chrysanthemums continue
the death watch


Mention - Ana Urma

autumn hours -
giving some colour to the sunset
some tea with honey


Mention - Cristina Parvu

first layer of snow -
grandma's footsteps through the yard
no longer heard


Mention - Valeria Tamas

Christmas trees -
first year with no gift
from grandma


Mention - Elena Victoria Glodean

news about rising prices -
father draws some smoke from a snipe
smouldering inside

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 468

First Place - Vasile Coniosi-Mestesanu

hoarfrost -
covered by leaves
the moon on the lake


Second Place - Ion Cuzuioc

next to the fountain -
the village news
quenching the thirst


Second Place - Ana Drobot

flock of cranes -
counting reasons
for immigration


Third Place - Valeria Tamas

bread factory -
the passers-by's footsteps
losing their rhythm


Mention - Cezar Florin Ciobica

hurt deer -
maple leaves enlarging
the bloodshed


Mention - Dan Norea

no money for installments -
I search instead for a bench
somewhere in the park


Mention - Valeria Tamas

clay oven -
sanctifying every piece of bread
grandma's hands


Mention - Rodica P. Calota

in a small bead
the whole sky -
hawk's eye


Mention - Ana Urma

clear sky as far as the horizon goes -
in the printing press's half-shade
crane's feather

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 467

First Place - Rodica Calota

floating moon -
in vain trying to carry it away
the river


Second Place - Lucretia Horvath

loneliness -
out of the coffee vapours
an angel's face


Third Place - Argentina Stanciu

Halloween ball -
dressed as a skeleton
the overweight girl


Mention - Valeria Tamas

drizzle -
gathering coins
to pay for bread


Mention - Luminita Ignea

October morning -
a white chrysanthemum
pierces through the fog


Mention - Ana Drobot

literature -
highlighting a passage
autumn light


Mention - Constantin Iliescu

watershed at night -
the moon crosses the hill
in the deep bucket






Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Results of Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 466



First place– Argentina Stanciu


Harvest Day 
the old man’s backyard
full of grandchildren

Second place– Valeria Tamaș

castle in ruins 
pairs in the ballroom
the dandelions

Second place– Cristina Pârvu

the grandfather’s backyard -
only the walnut tree’s shadow
fills the porch

Third place– Petru-Ioan Gârda

falling leaves 
haijin in the window
counting syllables

MENTIONS

Valeria Tamaș

cranes flying south 
more and more weaker
mother’s eyesight

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă 

winter sun
next to the quince in the window
the dentures

Ion Cuzuioc 

cheerful night 
a cricket chirping
in the waste bin

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

must time
the landlady in the tale
dead and buried


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Romanian Monthly Kukai Results Octomber 2016

    Theme: using the word MUST





Special Prize

shards of burned clay -
the archaeologist inhales
flavors of must


Constantin Iliescu


First Place

must time -
the potter shapes
other pots   

Florin Florian


Second Place


sleepless night -
only clusters of stars

in the must carafe 

Violeta Urdă


Third Place

a cup of must -
from the sickle moon

come off the leaves

Ana Drobot


a porch at dusk -
the light  decants into
the glass of must


Dan Iulian

Fourth Place


flavor of must -
the flying starlings soar
to another vineyard

Gabriela Vlad

ritual dance -
from beneath bare feet

gushes the must

Virginia Popescu


Fifth Place

meet again -
the taste of childhood
in the cup of must

Cristina Oprea

Sixth Place


must time  –
only the memories

filling the clay cup

Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă