Sunday, January 22, 2017

Romanian Weekly Kukai no. 479

First place
Constantin Iliescu

with the stream -
the moon wrapping itself
on the mill wheel

Second place
Dan Norea

Winter at the museum -
admiring Boticelli's

Third place
Vasilica Grigoraș

mid of January -
at the poetry evening
the wind's recital


Ioana Bud

show at the rink -
watching a star in the sky
the orphan child

Luminița Ignea

untilled field -
tormented by thoughts
the old miller

Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu

winter sun -
only the poplars' shadow
on the entire ice

Valeria Tamaș

first snow -
white as snow in the barn
the cast-iron cauldron

Marcela Ignătescu

on last journey -
memories of other times
gently dripping

Dani S.C. Pop

the frost sharpening
diamonds in the windows -
needy grandparents

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Romanian Monthly Kukai Results December 2016

using the word: foggy/steamed window 

Special prize

Lucreția Horvath


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


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


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

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

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