Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Romanian Monthly Kukai - March 2016

Special Prize

lady’s slipper
clinging to a nettle like a leech -
out of the blue a thunder

Petruța Ionescu

Companions in the world of plants, a verbal performance, a bucolic idyll in a countryside landscape – all in one, masterfully interwoven. He sent a thunder and gathered them all together: the lady is head over heels after a nettle and clings to it like a leech. Mesaliance and gender freedom. (Corneliu Traian Atanasiu).

First Place

first nettles -
going by too fast
the honeymoon

Daniela Zglibuțiu

Second Place

reddened palms -
on the darkened kerchief
a handful of nettles

Doina Bogdan Wurm

Third Place

dead line -
only nettles still grow
among railways

Maria Tirenescu

stall in the market –
over yesterday’s news
piles of nettles

Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

Fourth Place

the fragrance of my native land
in one wooden spoon -
nettle broth

Mihaela Gheorghiu

Fifth Place

another kind of thrill -
my lover’s garden
full of nettles

Genovel Florentin Frățilă

empty yard –
only the nettles are again
near the old fence

Grigore Chitul

ancient fortress –
living among the ruins
only the nettles

Valer G. Pop

Sixth Place

picking nettles –
same colour
the gypsy woman’s eyes

Virginia Popescu

nettle soup -
in the old man’s eyes
a few stars

Ioana Bud

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