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


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

Ioana Bud


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