miercuri, 30 septembrie 2015

Rezultate la concursuri organizate de Haikouest


Sable (juillet 2015)

3ème Prix

fin de vacances –

dans un petit seau de plage

les miettes de l'été

Dan Iulian (Roumanie)

Îles (août 2015)

5 ème Prix

barque échouée

les pensées du marin

encore à la dérive

Iulian Ciupitu

luni, 28 septembrie 2015

Revista Ardea, Nr. 5

  Ardea - The Heron 


Lavana Kray

Romanian and English
English translations by the author and Luminita Suse
ajun de An Nou –
vântu-mi aduce-napoi
vechea pălărie
          New Year's eve –
          the wind returns
          my old hat
ochelari stropiți –
usuc luna cu poala
de la cămașă
          wet glasses –
          I dry the moon
          with my shirt

cattails September 2015 UHTS Contest Results

linden blossoms
softly falling between
our silences—
we are but two strangers
sitting on the same bench

flori de tei
cad domol între
tăcerile noastre—
suntem doar doi străini
stând pe aceeaşi bancă

Steliana Cristina Voicu

For First Place I've selected this lovely tanka by Steliana Voicu from Romania which is full of tension, and leaves an open-ended feeling for her readers. In Japanese court poetry, there was and still is, a popular poetic device which creates an anticipatory illusion after glimpsing another person, that they might ultimately become a lover, and with whom waka/tanka may some day be exchanged. Either this concept applies to Steliana's tanka, or possibly these two strangers sitting on the same "metaphoric" bench are not strangers at all, but already share a secret love.
Fleeting Words Contest Judge an'ya, USA


luni, 21 septembrie 2015

Results - Indian Kukai #13 - Spider

Romania (10)
aerial act -
caught in the spider's web
a shooting star

Ana Drobot
[Bucharest, Romania]

in my childhood home
only the spiders are many...
I relock the door

Lavana Kray
[Iasi, Romania]

first hunting -
in the spider’s web
a star trembles

Dan Iulian
[Bucharest, Romania]

roadside shrine
Jesus' body wrapped
in spider silk

Cezar Ciobîcă
[Botoşani, Romania]

reflections on the lake -
in the spider's web
sleeping moon

Steliana Cristina Voicu
[Ploiesti, Romania]

spider leaving
the corner of the room
meteor shower

Laura Csilla
[Brasov, Romania]

intact wedding dress 
in the deserted attic -
spider webs broken

Miruna Covor
[Bucharest, Romania]

Quaint company:
a frail fly and the fool moon
togeher in a web

Vasile Moldovan
[Bucharest, Romania]

Spider's web - 
virtual grounds for divorce 
only when XXX

Nicu Stopel
[Bucharest, Romania]

movie night with spider-man –
even the spider on ceiling
stays still

Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara
[Galaţi, Romania]

The International Matsuo Basho Award III Edition 2015

Haiku in italian

In Antologia IHA este inclus Iulian Ciupitu

Haiku in Foreign Languages


vineri, 18 septembrie 2015

Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #11 - Autumn 2015 Edition (topic: food)

Romania (12)

an old man leading his cow
to the slaughterhouse

#037 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(2-2-4) = 14 pts

refugee camp
a child sharing bread
with white pigeons

#156 Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Botoşani, Romania
(1-2-4) = 11 pts

A slice of bread-
the blind beggar shares it with
his company dog

#021 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(1-2-2) = 9 pts

rainy evening—
purring cat
in steamy cup of tea

#015 Carmen Duvalma, Targoviste, Romania
(2-1-0) = 8 pts

last piece of cake -
wondering how many days
he has left

#046 Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

sugar cravings
impossible to fulfill -
grandma is gone

#132 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania
(0-2-0) = 4 pts

chemo -
he inscribes her name
per coffee mug

#148 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

aftert  the harvest
a lot of unpicked grapes...
gift for starlings

#025 Constantin Stroe, Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt
autumn cleaning –
souvenir from our wedding
that white wine bottle

#114 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt
the wet dress of a woman
watering Jack and Gill

#054 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania

a while ago
woke the whole village –
rooster grilled in town

#059 Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara, Galati, Romania

midday -
some sparrows struggle from
a slice of bread

#146 Miaria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania

duminică, 13 septembrie 2015

The first anthology of Wild Plum journal - "Behind the Tree Line".


Index of Poets:
Kray, Lavana - p. 58
Tara, Eduard - p. 33
Tirenescu, Maria - p. 26
Voicu, Steliana Cristina - p. 46

Index of Haiga Authors:
Kray, Lavana - p. 36
Voicu, Steliana Cristina - p. 16

autumn night –
even the moon
is not with me
Maria Tirenescu

long after the song
of the first bird is over –
swaying cherry twig
Eduard Tara

embracing the boundless –
an empty boat
closer to the moon
Steliana Cristina Voicu

aquarelle –
a dripping tear makes
the otherness
Lavana Kray

 Lavana Kray

Steliana Cristina Voicu