Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Romanian Monthly Kukai Results December 2016


Theme: 
using the word: foggy/steamed window 





Special prize


Lucreția Horvath

loneliness

if it had been the window 
lightly steamed 

Letiția Iubu

between them only 
the lime tea fragrance -

the steamed window

1st  Place
Florin Florian

no donor -
only on the steamed window
the daughter's heart

2nd Place
Marcela Ignătescu

the steamed window -
the old teapot on the hot plate
breaks the silence

3rd  Place
Eduard Țară

a steamed window -
cropping from the universe 
several stars

4th Place
Daniela-Lăcrămioara Capotă

a railway station for two -
on a steamed window
an empty heart

Valer G. Pop

on the steamed window
drawing mother's face -
orphan child

Dan Norea

a drawing for Santa -
on the steamed window
the father's face

5th Place

Maria Tirenescu

commuter train -
art Gallery
on a steamed window 


Argentina Stanciu

word mother
on steamed windows -
children's home

6th Place
Nadin Ghileschi

Christmas night -
in the childhood  home
no steamed window







Sunday, December 25, 2016

Romanian Weekly Kukai no. 475


First place 
Ana Urma


winter sunset -
peeling silently
an orange


Second place  
Vasile Conioși-Mesteşanu


the same Xmas tree -
cradling on her knees
a photo album


Third place 
Cristina Oprea Young


wrapped present-
snowy entirely
the childhood home


Mentions 

Cornel C. Costea 


Xmas gifts -
in the mailbox
envelopes with fines


Cristina Parvu

my grandparents' yard  -
only the old dog
making ski slope


Cornel Costea C.

Xmas Eve -
only the wind carols
in the desert village 

Ana Urma


The Journey of Magi -
guide in the night
only one Star

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă


hoarfrost -
my granny displays
her old laces


Petru-Ioan Gârda

Happy New Year -
all my neighbors
are nutter

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Romanian Weekly Kukai no. 473

First Place

Ana Drobot

starry night -
a cobweb
grasps everything

Argentina Stanciu

anniversary -
coming first in the door threshold
a few snowflakes

Second Place
Luminița Ignea

stranger in town -
the street names under
thick hoar frost

Third Place
Cornel C. Costea

glazed frost everywhere -
so many dance steps and
no spectator


Mentions

Vasilica Grigoraș

cataract -
the poplar fluff invades
the iris flower

Constantin Iliescu

flea market -
the old man wipes gently 
the dust on books

Corneliu-Traian Atanasiu

the abundant snow
on the little house of cardboard -
the plot thickens

Argentina Stanciu

decorated Christmas tree -
the place in the head of the table
empty this year

Adina Enachescu

downpour -
the paper boats
by the board

Cezar Ciobică

first snowflakes -
quietness even in 
the courtroom



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