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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Romanian Monthly Kukai January 2018 Results

The contest asked for haiku poems using the word path/sport track/slope

Special Prize

home again -
on the path nobody wearing
a green scarf

Cristina Oprea Young

First Place

closed sport track -
sliding down the valley
only the mountain’s shadow

Cezar Florescu

Second Place

no path -
only the shadow of the poplar
towards the old gate

Mihai Pascaru

Third Place

moonshine –
only the woolf’s path
around the sheepfold

Valeria Merca

Fourth Place

a stump in the way -
spreading on the slope
all the stars

Argentina Stanciu

Fifth Place

same slope -
farther away the peak
with every passing year

Vasile Conioși-Mestașanu

Sixth Place

mountain hamlet –
creating paths among the homes

Valer G. Pop

Monday, September 4, 2017

Results of Romanian Weekly Haiku Contest no. 511

First Place – Mihai Pascaru

abandoned wagon -
spinning on the axles
only the bindweed

Second Place – Ioana Bud

nobody home -
the moon knocks on the window
each and every night

Second Place – Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

after the downpour -
the spikes bending under the weight
of so many stars

Third Place – Rodica Calotă

ant on the threshold –
grandma no longer gathers
the crumbs

Mention – Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu

first nuts -
the ball deflated
on the roof

Mention – Valeria Tamaș

the old girder –
still on the night shift
the old pinhole

Mention – Mihai Pascaru

late hour -
a cricket falls asleep
in the moon’s hammock

Mention – Luminița Ignea

whitening peaks -
here and there a fir-tree
hanging from the sky

Mention – Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

the crash of the fair -
a stray dog drives
the cat crazy

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Romanian Kukai August 2017

 Special Prize

alone on the alleys -
red poppies  and black eyes
in the wheat field

Adrian-Nicolae Popescu

First Place

evening in Bărăgan plain -
the sickle of the moon descends
over the baked wheat

Mihai Pascaru

Second Place

the enlightened road -
on either side
baked grains

Ioana Bud

chanting -
over the riped wheat
his cracked hand

Argentina Stanciu

Third Place

harvested wheat -
trampled by a combine
the old man's scythe

Petru-Ioan Gârda

the patched bag -
a few grains of wheat
left behind

Grigore Chitul

great feast -
the grasshoppers’ stir
in the wheat field

Cristina Oprea Young

the burnt stubble field -
a fight between sparrows
for a grain of wheat

Valeria Tamaș

Fourth Place

unreaped wheat -
next to the empty barns
a rusted scythe

Lucreția Horvath

cloudy day -
only in the wheat field
abundant sunshine

Nadin Ghileschi

Fifth Place

threshed wheat -
yeasting in the womb
first baby

Mihaela Băbușanu

ploughed stubble fields -
steaming the eyes
the bride’s cake

Luminița Ignea

reaped wheat -
the quail’s young ones
attempting to fly

Letiția Iubu

Sixth Place

the house after
grandfather leaves -
scent of boiling wheat

Ildiko Juverdeanu

wavy wheat -
never has her hair been

Julia Ralia

new aura -
Jesus on the crucifix
with a crown of ears

Florin Florian