Thursday, November 6, 2008

THE RESULTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL HAIKU CONTEST “ONE THOUSAND CRANES” ROMANIA 2008

THE RESULTS OF

THE INTERNATIONAL HAIKU CONTEST

“ONE THOUSAND CRANES”

ROMANIA 2008



93 participants, 32 countries from all the continents (except Antarctica): USA (15), Croatia (11), Romania (11), Brazil (5), Canada (5), Argentina (4), France (4), New Zealand (4), Australia (2), Belgium (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Germany (2), Japan (2), Serbia (2), Spain (2), Sweden (2), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United Kingdom (2), Austria (1), Bulgaria (1), Finland (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Kosovo Republic (1), Mexico (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Switzerland (1), Vietnam (1).



Mrs. Viorica DOBRE, Headmaster of The “Miron Costin” Highschool Iaşi,

Mr. Aleksandr LEVASHOV, Founder of The “International Art Partnership”,

and Mr. Eduard ŢARĂ, Member of The “Romanian Haiku Society”

announce the winning poems of the International Haiku Contest

“One Thousand Cranes” ROMANIA 2008

which were selected by the jury made up of the Founders of the Romanian Kukai Monthly Contest

Mr. Corneliu Traian ATANASIU (Jury President)

and Mrs. Magdalena DALE (Jury Member)




THEME: ORIGAMI





The First Prize


Listening to the flight

of a thousand white paper cranes...

a blind war veteran


Vasile MOLDOVAN

Bucharest, ROMANIA


The Second Prize


her first paper swan—

a bit of milkweed floss caught

inside the wing's fold


Ferris GILLI

Marietta, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


The Third Prize


old men gathering:

still folding and unfolding

origami cranes


Oana Aurora POSNAIEŞ

Galaţi, ROMANIA


Honourable Commendation


origami cranes

going away with the wind –

a morning prayer


Simona DOBRESCU-CRĂCIUN

Constanţa, ROMANIA



THEME: MISCELLANEOUS






The First Prize


a long-fallen fir

shorn of needles and branches...

the glint of a star


Scott MASON

Chappaqua, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


The Second Prize


Blossoms everywhere.

For the first time outdoors

with a white cane.


Frans TERRYN

Kortrijk, BELGIUM


The Third Prize


mid-autumn stillness

a lonely young crow's wing tips

reddened with the light


Bruce ROSS

Bangor, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Honourable Commendation


Rowing on the Black Sea

before my eyes and behind me

the shine of Milky Way


Vasile MOLDOVAN

Bucharest, ROMANIA


Honourable Commendation


morning on the pond

a cloud and water lily

touching each other


Boris NAZANSKY

Zagreb, CROATIA






The Organizing Committee of the Contest made up of:

Mrs. Viorica DOBRE, Headmaster of The “Miron Costin” Highschool Iaşi,

Mr. Aleksandr LEVASHOV, Founder of The “International Art Partnership”,

and Mr. Eduard ŢARĂ, Member of The “Romanian Haiku Society”

decided to select three poems for the special prizes







Origami Peace Tree Prize


origami frog:

what old pond is he hoping

to find in the dusk?


William J. HIGGINSON

Summit, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA




Origami Peace Tree Prize


recycled paper

the origami heron

becoming a swan


Rosa CLEMENT

Manaus, BRAZIL




Origami Peace Tree Prize


the rainy season--

a paper dragonfly

slowly unfolds


Jim KACIAN

Winchester, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA




1 comment:

Alan Summers said...

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Congratulations everyone!

I really enjoyed reading all the entries on this page, wonderful!

Alan
With Words
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