Thursday, April 28, 2016

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 440

First Place – Ana Drobot

bilingual dictionary –
besides the street’s name
cherry tree in bloom

Second Place – Grigore Chitul

ready to go -
some dandelion puff
hanging on to my suitcase

Third Place – Magda Vlad

four pins neatly arranged -
two pairs of butterflies
in an insectarium

Mention – Carmen Duvalma

homesickness -
in a yellowed envelope
the entire universe

Mention – Cezar Ciobîcă

visiting day -
through the iron bars
lilac perfume

Mention – Argentina Stanciu
pereți coșcoviți -
alb de floarea miresii
gardul văduvei

peeling walls -
white from the bride’s  flower
the widow’s  fence

Mention – Vasilica Grigoraş

lilac bouquet -
forgetting for a while
my longing for mother

Mention – Livia Ciupav

night watch -
no portent
in the coffee

Mention – Rodica P. Calotă

mosquito net -
the unstoppable entrance
of the blackbird’s song

Mention – Cezar Ciobîcă

Labor Day -
the blackbird’s song
without caesura

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