Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Romanian Monthly Kukai January 2018 Results



The contest asked for haiku poems using the word path/sport track/slope




Special Prize

home again -
on the path nobody wearing
a green scarf

Cristina Oprea Young


First Place

closed sport track -
sliding down the valley
only the mountain’s shadow

Cezar Florescu


Second Place

no path -
only the shadow of the poplar
towards the old gate

Mihai Pascaru


Third Place

moonshine –
only the woolf’s path
around the sheepfold

Valeria Merca


Fourth Place

a stump in the way -
spreading on the slope
all the stars

Argentina Stanciu


Fifth Place

same slope -
farther away the peak
with every passing year

Vasile Conioși-Mestașanu


Sixth Place


mountain hamlet –
creating paths among the homes
carolers

Valer G. Pop

Monday, September 4, 2017

Results of Romanian Weekly Haiku Contest no. 511



First Place – Mihai Pascaru

abandoned wagon -
spinning on the axles
only the bindweed


Second Place – Ioana Bud

nobody home -
the moon knocks on the window
each and every night


Second Place – Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

after the downpour -
the spikes bending under the weight
of so many stars


Third Place – Rodica Calotă

ant on the threshold –
grandma no longer gathers
the crumbs


Mention – Vasile Conioși-Mesteșanu

first nuts -
the ball deflated
on the roof


Mention – Valeria Tamaș

the old girder –
still on the night shift
the old pinhole


Mention – Mihai Pascaru

late hour -
a cricket falls asleep
in the moon’s hammock


Mention – Luminița Ignea

whitening peaks -
here and there a fir-tree
hanging from the sky


Mention – Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

the crash of the fair -
a stray dog drives
the cat crazy

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Romanian Kukai August 2017



 Special Prize



alone on the alleys -
red poppies  and black eyes
in the wheat field

Adrian-Nicolae Popescu



First Place


evening in Bărăgan plain -
the sickle of the moon descends
over the baked wheat

Mihai Pascaru


Second Place


the enlightened road -
on either side
baked grains


Ioana Bud



chanting -
over the riped wheat
his cracked hand

Argentina Stanciu


Third Place



harvested wheat -
trampled by a combine
the old man's scythe

Petru-Ioan Gârda



the patched bag -
a few grains of wheat
left behind

Grigore Chitul


great feast -
the grasshoppers’ stir
in the wheat field

Cristina Oprea Young




the burnt stubble field -
a fight between sparrows
for a grain of wheat

Valeria Tamaș


Fourth Place



unreaped wheat -
next to the empty barns
a rusted scythe

Lucreția Horvath



cloudy day -
only in the wheat field
abundant sunshine

Nadin Ghileschi


Fifth Place


threshed wheat -
yeasting in the womb
first baby



Mihaela Băbușanu



ploughed stubble fields -
steaming the eyes
the bride’s cake

Luminița Ignea



reaped wheat -
the quail’s young ones
attempting to fly

Letiția Iubu


Sixth Place


the house after
grandfather leaves -
scent of boiling wheat

Ildiko Juverdeanu



wavy wheat -
never has her hair been
closer

Julia Ralia



new aura -
Jesus on the crucifix
with a crown of ears

Florin Florian