Sunday, January 19, 2020

Weekly Romanian Kukai no. 635

First Place – Luminița Ignea

child’s eyes -
to the moon and back
on a dew drop

Second Place – Mirela Brăilean

everyone with nothing on the head -
wearing the new hat
only grandpa

Second Place – Cecilia Birca

ice layer in the window -
only the sky keeping for a while
the mitten’s shape

Third Place – Dana Ene

convalescence -
the ivy holds
the mud wall

Mention – Lucreția Horvath

divorce section –
gloves without their pairs
next to the bin

Mention – Marius Voinaghi

children playing -
grandma lighting the fire
with yesterday’s coal

Mention – Mihai Talașman

last kiss -
in a silvery coat
all the roses

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Weekly Romanian Kukai contest no. 631 - first place poem

bridge over the night -
beyond the shore always
a new dawn

(Alice Ostafi)

Both shore and night are transfigured, with that kind of spiritual optimism which knows that the night offers the best advice. It is important to keep open to the freshness of a new beginning whenever possible. (Comment by Corneliu Traian Atanasiu)