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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 465

First Place – Valeria Tamaş

grandma’s home -
only the rain fills
the dog’s bowl

Second Place – Rodica P. Calotă

collapsed walls –
the sunbeam caught
under the ruins

Third Place – Petruța Ionescu

floods -
the child clutching in his fist
a shell

Mention – Dani S. C. Pop

autumn warmwood -
proud in the moonlight
shaky porch

Mention – Grigore Chitul

drizzle –
a leaf also sheltered
under the eaves

Mention – Petru-Ioan Gârda

last road -
the wind wipes off one by one
the candles

Mention – Constantin Iliescu

house in ruins -
a horseshoe shines
in the dark

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Results of Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 464

First Place – Violeta Urdă

cranes in flight -
the letter from her children
held tightly in her arms

First Place – Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu

with the cane in the park -
only leaves instead
of epaulettes

Second Place - Cristina Pârvu

a lame man on stairs -
A levels
since so many years

Third Place - Vasilica Grigoraș

Autumn Fair -
everywhere promotions
on watercolors

Third Plce - Luminița Ignea

alone on the path -
a thistle fluff
stumbles upon me

Third Place - Costin Iliescu

autumn drawing  -
the leaves blunt more
the yellow pencil

Mention - Dan Norea

back home
the inflatable doll
cuts a shine

Mention - Valeria Tamaș

little haul -
catching just a nap
the old fisherman

Mention - Elena Malec

autumn colors -
the scarecrow's clothes

Mention - Cristina Pârvu

no place on alleys -
freaked out
the last leaf

Mention - Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă 

Education Day -
the zero grade full of
local elected officials

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Results of Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 463

First Place – Argentina Stanciu

autumn leaves -
browsing in silence through
letters from long ago

First Place – Valeria Tamaș

end of rain -
out of the barrel the sun
pouring outside

Second Place –  Dan Norea

blonde girl on alleys -
looking for an old, rich

Second Place –  Argentina Stanciu

grandpa left us -
a cricket under the bench
still singing

Third Place – Violeta Urda

autumn breeze -
a scarf waving
on the empty platform

Mention – Vasile Coniosi-Mestesanu

vesper bell -
grandpa smiles
from the old frame

Mention – Luminita Ignea

country wilderness -
frozen moon
on the peak of a pine tree

Mention – Petru-Ioan Garda

gentle October -
the painter’s irises
in dozens of colours

Mention - Rodica Calota

autumn sunset –
the horizon still bears
sign of wings

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Romanian Monthly Kukai Results September 2016

Theme: using the word plum

Special Prize

plum season –
the grandson more often
at his grandma’s

Claudia Ramona Codau


First Place

night in the hammock -
Big Dipper charged
with ripe plums

Florin Florian

Second Place

a dish lacking –
tasting bitter this year
the plum jam

Petru-Ioan Gârda

Third Place

on the way to school
repeating division –
first plums

Roxana Dumitrache

Fourth Place

years of drought –
just a stack of wood
from father’s plum trees

Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

Fifth Place

dry plums -
the widow counts
her wrinkles

Dan Iulian

Sixth Place

dry plums -
grandma’s oven
has also collapsed

Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu