Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 558


First Place – Mirela Brăilean


night's rest -
a few horses drink with greed
even the moon from the waterway


Second Place – Vasilica Grigoraș


summer romance –
a wilted flower
in the fairy-tales book

Third Place – Valeria Tamas


the blind man’s departure -
instead of the candle
full moon

Third Place – Mirela Brăilean


hither and thither on the hills –
so that I do not feel lonely
the cuckoo sings to me

Mention – Ana Urma


water lilies near the shore –
a star in the Big Dipper
is the first one to disappear

Mention – Mihai Pascaru


tea at the town hall -
most of the counselors
rub mint

Mention – Mihai Talașman


blocked door
by the Turk’s pipe * -
rarely home

*climbing shrub alongside walls and fences

Mention – Alice Ostafi


summer holidays -
all worries wiped off
by the sea’s waves

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Romanian Monthly Kukai July 2018 Results

Theme: sand castles





 Special Prize

after the storm –
the castle in the hourglass
left untouched

Alice Ostafi


First Place

sand castle -
another summer escaping
through your fingers

Cristina Angelescu

***

sand castle
shrouded by algae -
her green shawl

Doina Bogdan Wurm


Second Place

wave of immigrants -
for the sand castle
one more wing

Argentina Stanciu


Third Place

childhood -
in the sand castle
the whole story

Ion Cuzuioc


Fourth Place

sand castle -
a barefoot princess
the only watchman

Ana Urma


Fifth Place


war orphans -
in the sand castle
lead soldiers

Mirela Brăilean


Sixth Place

deserted beach -
on the sand castle
a sparrow

Mihai Buraga

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sand castle -
the builder taking care
of the stairway to the stars

Ioana Bud

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sand castle -
photo album
from my youth

Norea Dan

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Weekly Romanian Kukai 546


First Place – Cecilia Birca

skylarks -
the village teacher
lectures again on Icar


Second Place – Cristina Apetrei

Labour Day -
at the parade
only memories


Third Place – Argentina Stanciu

daisy field -
the shepherd’s purse
dead broke


Third Place – Valeria Tamas

express train -
hurrying to climb
the dandelions


Mention – Mihai Pascaru

mountains of rubbish -
a cherry tree being afraid
to bloom


Mention – Valeria Tamas

shaky deck -
passing over it safely
only the shadows


Mention – Luminița Ignea

orchard bearing fruit -
the scarecrow’s coat
only sparkles


Mention – Cecilia Birca

wedding picture -
right at the top of the brush
a ladybug