Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 558

First Place – Mirela Brăilean

night's rest -
a few horses drink with greed
even the moon from the waterway

Second Place – Vasilica Grigoraș

summer romance –
a wilted flower
in the fairy-tales book

Third Place – Valeria Tamas

the blind man’s departure -
instead of the candle
full moon

Third Place – Mirela Brăilean

hither and thither on the hills –
so that I do not feel lonely
the cuckoo sings to me

Mention – Ana Urma

water lilies near the shore –
a star in the Big Dipper
is the first one to disappear

Mention – Mihai Pascaru

tea at the town hall -
most of the counselors
rub mint

Mention – Mihai Talașman

blocked door
by the Turk’s pipe * -
rarely home

*climbing shrub alongside walls and fences

Mention – Alice Ostafi

summer holidays -
all worries wiped off
by the sea’s waves