Friday, March 3, 2017

Romanian Monthly Kukai Results February 2017

Theme:
using the word: winter evening/ night




Special prize

Paul-Mircea Iordache

the chimney smoke
boring slowly the moon -
winter night


First place 
Eduard Țară

winter night -
the sickle moon cuts
the last icicle


Second place 
Argentina Stanciu

winter night -
between the village and the universe
wisps of smoke

Third place 
Paul-Mircea Iordache

the chimney smoke
boring slowly the moon  -
winter night

Naomi Gaidur

winter evening -
alongside my grandmother
only the  crutches


Fourth place 
Florin Florian

winter night -
a spider weaves at the frame loom
the moon's light


Fifth place 
Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

winter night -
warming up the roadside cross
only a candle

Mihai Mateiciuc

winter evening -
requiem for a cricket
in the attic

Sixth place 

Gabriela Vlad

winter night -
shadows of wolves hunting
shadows of hinds

Constantin Iliescu

winter night -
a painter prepares himself
the whiteness  of snow

Letiția Iubu

winter night -
only the owl's hooting
breaks the silence

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
Spring


Third place
Vasilica Grigoraș

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


Mentions

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


Theme: 
using the word: foggy/steamed window 





Special prize


Lucreția Horvath


loneliness


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


Mentions 

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


Mentions

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

watercolor
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
unfinished


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