Sunday, May 29, 2016

Weekly Romanian Kukai no 444

First Place – Petru-Ioan Gârda

reaping the hay -
piles of
peasants in the buffet

Second Place – Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

locust trees in bloom -
full of fragrances
the begging bowl

Third Place – Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

barefoot in the dew -
emptying the stars
from the shepherd’s bag

Mention – Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

the lark -
the shepherd leaves
his flute inside the bag

Mention – Oana Gheorghe

crickets’ song –
so quiet in-between us
this evening

Mention – Costin Iliescu

a handful of sand -
through my fingers slowly
the seconds falling away

Mention – Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu

summer rain -
beyond the rainbow
her wet t-shirt
Mention – Cristina Oprea

dandelion fluff -
sending prayers away towards the sky
the mute little girl

Monday, May 23, 2016

Romanian Monthly Kukai Results – May 2016

 Theme: rapeseed

Special Prize

rapeseed field –
the nanny waiting for one more
to be born under a rose

Vasile Coniosi-Mestesanu

First place

crucifix on the flower-bed -
in the rapeseed field
the whole aura

Vasilica Grigoraş

Second Place

photo session -
the whole rapeseed field
moved on Facebook

Maria Doina Leonte

Third Place

rapeseed in bloom -
a pheasant’s cry
interrupts the silence

Daniela Zglibuţiu

Fourth Place

rapeseed field -
all that is left
from the trip

Ana Drobot

abandoned child -
in the rapeseed field
a shaking poppy

Ioana Bud

Fifth Place

the old man
living his honeymoon again -
beehives in the rapeseed

Argentina Stanciu

Fourth Place

rapeseed in bloom -
all eyes fall on
the poppy in the middle

Lucretia Horvath

rapeseed field –
the nanny waiting for one more
to be born under a rose

Vasile Coniosi-Mestesanu

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 443

First Place –  Constantin Iliescu

mid day -
a ray returns from
the darkness of the fountain

Second Place –  Valeria Tamaș

after the rain -
the sun spills out
of the full trough

Third Place – Luminița Ignea

lake after rain -
the cherry tree’s blooms are falling
over the moon’s disk

Third Place – Magda Vlad

again in the mirror -
disheveled and graceful
the willow over the lake

Mention – Ana Urma

swallows flying -
the palm of Our Lady’s flowers
supports a nest

Mention – Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu

night in May -
beggars sleeping in
poplars’ fluff

Mention – Vasilica Grigoraș

apple trees in bloom -
last year’s blouse
getting much too narrow

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Moments of Revelation through Syllables

“In a world troubled by problems, where daily life seems to mean only endless worries and tensions, to understand and write haiku can mean an escape to the island in the center of the inner universe, that secret place of one’s own Eden, from where nobody and nothing can banish us.

In order to create a haiku you need to stop running, to focus your attention on the details and to enter into dialogue with the so-called little things in life. Haiku is, beyond lyricism, a meditative state, a change of perspective and perception."


Asociaţia “TIME FOR ART” şi Complexul Muzeal “Iulian Antonescu” din Bacău, vă invită la vernisajul expoziţiei foto-haiku, “DECLIC ÎN SILABE”- ediţia a III-a, 2016.

Vernisajul va avea loc mâine, joi, 12 mai 2016, ora 17.00, în Galeria Hol a Complexului Muzeal “Iulian Antonescu” din Bacău.

Vă aşteptăm pentru un moment de relaxare în lumea fotografiei de natură şi a poeziei japoneze.
The Association "TIME FOR ART" and the Museum Complex "Iulian Antonescu" in Bacau, invite you to the exhibition of photo-haiku, "Moments of Revelation through Syllables" - Third Edition, 2016.

The opening will take place Thursday, May 12, 2016, 17:00, in Gallery Hall  of the Museum Complex "Iulian Antonescu" in Bacau.

We are waiting for you to experience together a moment of relaxation in the world of nature photography and of Japanese poetry.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Weekly Romanian Kukai 428

First Place – Cezar F. Ciobîcă

golden wedding -
group photo in
the rapeseed field

Second Place – Rodica P. Calota
shaken acacia –
suddenly lost
the way home

Third Place – Ion Cuzuioc

cherry trees in bloom -
on the children’s heads
white hats

Third Place – Ana Drobot

laundry to dry -
stretched before me
the blue sky

Mention – Corneliu Traian Atanasiu

up and down -
in the scales the dew
and poplars’ fluff

Mention – Rodica P. Calota

soaked linden trees -
almost compromised
the honeymoon

Mention – Carmen Duvalma

white nights -
the loaded silence
of the acacia trees

Mention – Magda Vlad

poor man resting -
around us glistening in the grass
yellow pennies

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Romanian Monthly Kukai April 2016

The theme was using the word SEEDLING.

First Place

night of vigil –
ready to break the moon
a thread of seedling

Rodica P. Calotă

Second Place

still alone -
turning towards the gate
even the seedlings

Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu

Third Place

another sunrise -
grandma stares at
the seedlings

Mihaela Nadin Ghileschi

Fourth Place

withered seedling -
a child’s picture
on a crooked cross

Violeta Urdă

Fifth Place

end of rain –
around the seedling
cloudy moon

Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

after the storm -
on the wet alleys
seedlings of stars

Gabriela Vlad

Sixth Place

convalescence -
mom puts her seat
between seedlings

Daniela Zglibuțiu

mourning at the gate -
among flower seedlings
mother’s slipper

Letiția Iubu

removing weeds from among seedlings -
the old man kneels
among white butterflies

Rafila Radu