Monday, January 21, 2019

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 583




First Place – Ion Cuzuioc


frosty winter –

the spiders patch up

the cracks in the house



Second Place – Mirela Brăilean


porch with crickets –

hanging in a nail

the old lute



Third Place – Luminița Ignea


cut forests -

the sunset bleeds

the bareboned hill



Mention – Ion Cuzuioc


night breeze –

the trees’ branches

play ping pong with the moon



Mention – Ana Urma


streets with glazed frost  –

so many unpredicted

hugs



Mention – Cornel C. Costea


anniversary -

only the north wind blows

in the candle

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 575


First Place – Angelescu Cristina


echo in-between the valleys -
the silence lies down
snowflake over snowflake



Second Place – Mona Gheorghe


fresh snow -
the quail at the gate
changes its blooms


Third Place – Mihai Talașman


cold drizzle -
a question mark
grandma’s body


Mention – Ion Cuzuioc


extinguished candle –
drowned in oil
mother’s tear


Mention – Mihai Pascaru


very old house -
in the window only the spider
pulls the curtain


Mention – Mirela Brăilean


steam train -
climbing up on the hill sweating
children with sleighs


Mention – Ana Urma


night with moon –
an icicle carrying heavy rays
right in the window


Mention – Valeria Tamaș


the lonely nut tree –
under the heavy moon
night after night


Mention – Valeria Tamaș


grandmother’s school –
the bean grains
used as abacus

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

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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