sâmbătă, 30 decembrie 2017

EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #20 - Winter 2017 Edition


Au participat 237 de autori din 47 de ţări.

SECOND PLACE (2 authors):

044 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(9-2-4) = 35 points
(from: LIT, CRO, ROM, BUL, LIT, LIT, RUS, ROM, BRA, - PORT, CRO - ROM, MGL, MON, USA)

end of war -
getting a snow angel
with a single wing

THIRD PLACE:

108
 Ana Drobot. Bucharest, Romania
(7-4-5) = 34 points
(from: BUL, POL, POL, POL, UK, GER, RUS, - RUS, UK, USA, ROM - BUL, UK, LIT, ROM, LIT)
snowflakes -
my first
ballet lesson

*
cicory field-
the old blue carpet
in my bedroom

135
 Emil Marin, Pantelimon, Romania
(4-2-1) = 17 pts
*

silent night
hanging a dreamcatcher
over his crib

230
 Cezar Florescu, Botosani, Romania
(3-1-6) = 17 pts

*
year's first dream
dad returning from
that war zone

231
 Cristina Apetrei, Botosani, Romania
(3-2-1) = 14 pts

*
first snowflakes -
she tells me about
global warming

093
 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(1-4-1) = 12 pts

*
winter is coming -
over the ocean a seagull
looking for summer

039
 Mariana Tănase, Brăila, Romania
(1-2-0) = 7 pts

*
urban alpinism-
a lady bird climbs up
in the ivy top

136
 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(2-0-1) = 7 pts

*
at the Vesper
both my heart and the bells
in rhythm of pray

056
 Adina Enachescu, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Romania
(0-3-0) = 6 pts

*
cut acacia-
at return two storks look for
their nest in vain

134
 Constantin Stroe, Bucharest, Romania
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

*
2 days to Christmas –
grandma teaches me
gingerbread secret

185
 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(2-0-0) = 6 pts

*
waiting hall –
same trainstation
different stories

107
 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galati, Romania
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

*
burning love -
freezing like hell
for a kiss

198
 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(1-0-2) = 5 pts

*
after the storm -
dandelion fluff
floods sky

120
 Florin Golban, Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-0) = 2 pts

*
chaste young lovers -
videochat on Christmas
Adam's suit wearing

043
 Gheorghe Postelnicu, Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

*
Christmas housecleaning -
only a leaf
in my address book

103
 Cristina-M. Moldoveanu, Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

*
boat with refugees
is raised by a wave -
God help us!

166
 Maria Tirenescu, Cugir, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt


fără puncte
amazed -
snowflakes instead of flies
at the window

029
 Miclăuş Silvestru, Sommariva del Bosco, Romania


vineri, 29 decembrie 2017

joi, 21 decembrie 2017

The Caribbean Kigo Christmas Kukai 2017

#118/ theme -- gift


FIRST PLACE

14
waiting for gifts
in the beggar's hands
first snowflakes

--Cristina Apetrei Romania
VOTES: 414*** SCORE: 18


COMMENTS: This picture is awakening our conscience. It calls to my mind the 

Andersen's fairy tale “The Little Match Girl”.


SECOND PLACE

13.
Christmas gift ...
trying on for my mom
a chemo wig

-- Cezar Florescu
VOTES: 431*** SCORE: 13



***

gift unwrapping -
still covering my footsteps
fallen leaves

--Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)
VOTES: *11*** SCORE: 05
COMMENTS:


1
Please, receive as gift
on the Thanksgiving Day
my heart itself!

--Vasile Moldovan
VOTES: ****** SCORE: 00
COMMENTS:


http://wwwcaribbeankigokukai.blogspot.ro/

miercuri, 20 decembrie 2017

International "Kusamakura" Haiku Competition / 22nd prize-winning haiku

Tokusen (Second Prize)

dandelion seeds
on the wind
graduation day

 Cristina Apetrei

 Nyusen (Third Prize)

Little by little
moon is undressing
her cloudy kimono


Vasile Moldovan


bonsai branch -
the bird's song
not diminished


Iulian Ciupitu

 
empty bottle
the autumn wind fills it
with its own whistle


 Eduard Tara

 http://kusamakura-haiku.jp/backnumber/2017/english_e.html

duminică, 10 decembrie 2017

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal,volume 1:1; Fall-Winter 2017-2018

I capture in my palm
the light of nightfall −
longing for autumn

prind în palmă
lumina amurgului −
dor de toamnă


Adina Enăchescu, Romania


the one which bit me
maybe the year’s last spider:
Indian summer

cel ce m-a mușcat
ultimul paing din an
vară indiană
 

Cristian Mocanu, Romania

Late night

all crickets are silent
autumn moon

Seară târzie
în faţa lunii de toamnă
toţi greierii tac
Valentin Nicoliţov, Romania

locking the gate −
a Leonid touches                                                                                                                      unknown hills
încuind poarta −
o leonidă atinge
dealuri neştiute

Steliana Cristina Voicu, Romania


Ribbons Winter 2017 by Tanka Society Of America





                They closed

the maternity ward

in the village –

a spider swaddling

butterflies



xxx



S-a închis

maternitatea 

din sat -

păianjenii înfașă

fluturi


       Lavana Kray

 



joi, 7 decembrie 2017

the 22nd edition of the Indian Kukai


Results of The Indian Kukai # 22



5th place


paper lanterns
along the holy river
the ancestors' souls

Vasile Moldovan
Bucharest, Romania
(2,1,4)=16


6th place


down the river
scattering among stars
my mom’s ashes

Cristina Apetrei
Botosani,Romania
(4,1,3)=15


7th place

childhood -
following the sun
beyond the river

 Mihail Buraga,
Bucharest, Romania
(1,3,2)=13

.........................

Only a fulcrum
on the life river:
the life itself]

 Adina Enachescu,
 Romania
(1,1,0)=3


along the river -
through quiet tents and horses
travelling sun

Miruna Covor,
Bucharest, Romania
(0,0,1)=3


the Salmon River
carrying to the ocean
the Milky Way

Florin Florian
Botoșani,Romania
(1,1,0)=3


river...
what lies ahead
after retirement

Ana Drobot
Bucharest, Romania
(0,1,0)=2

1 POINT(x9)


danubian wolf -
war flag of european
motherland

Gheorghe Postelnicu
Bucharest, Romania


Downriver
two gulls are chatting
on a top os mast

Emil Marin
Bucharest, Romania


Along the river
fishers and water ouzel
in rivality

 Constantin Stroe
Bucharest, Romania


(1,2,0)=5

http://indiankukai.blogspot.ro/2017/12/results-of-indian-kukai-22.html


miercuri, 6 decembrie 2017

HAIKU MASTERS - december 2017

      Haiku Master of the Week1

      SUBMISSION CATEGORY 1
     HAIKU THIS PHOTO



  covered roads -
  every time the silence
  so different

  Eduard TARA / Romania

  first snowflakes
  my sumi-e plum branch
  in full bloom

  cezar florescu / Romania

  SUBMISSION CATEGORY 2
  ORIGINAL PHOTO HAIKU


  Theme:Please choose your own theme

  Lavana Kray



  Steliana-Cristina Voicu



  Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu




https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/haiku_masters/gallery201712.html?week=1




marți, 5 decembrie 2017

HAIKU MASTERS -special event


HAIKU MASTERS in Kyoto

A.Runners-up
[HAIKU THIS PHOTO]

mom's diary
imagining the story
of a pressed leaf
cezar florescu / Romania



SUBMISSION CATEGORY 1
HAIKU THIS PHOTO

mom's diary
imagining the story
of a pressed leaf
cezar florescu / Romania

still looking
for the stars we both know - 
autumn silence
Eduard TARA / Romania



SUBMISSION CATEGORY 2
ORIGINAL PHOTO HAIKU

Theme:Please choose your own theme

Lavana Kray


Ana Drobot



Steliana Voicu



miercuri, 22 noiembrie 2017

haiku master november 2017

   week #3
   haiku this photo



RUNNERS-UP

driftwood
scent of an old
unknown story


   Cezar Florescu


Driftwood spends days, sometimes months, just slowly drifting from place to place. While it drifts, the world continues to turn and people move from day to day. Smell is directly connected to our memories, and we can feel the author’s strong sense of storytelling through this work (Kazuko Nishimura)

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/haiku_masters/gallery201711.html?week=3

vineri, 17 noiembrie 2017

asahi haikuist network



across stubble fields
walking on stilts now

our shadows
Ana Drobot

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201711170001.html

miercuri, 15 noiembrie 2017

HAIKU MASTERS - november 2017

week #2

HAIKU  THIS  PHOTO


heavy news -
a bent branch helps me
straighten up

Lavana Kray / Romania

driftwood
scent of an old
unknown story

cezar florescu / Romania

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/haiku_masters/gallery201711.html?week=2

luni, 13 noiembrie 2017

ATLAS POETICA - WORLD TANKA JOURNAL No 30

Lavana Kray:

1
My friends
who used to come by daily
have suddenly left me . . .
I'm scribbling one more thought
on my foot’s plaster cast
x
Prietenii
care veneau de obicei
m-au părăsit subit –
mai scriu o cugetare
pe gheata mea de ghips
2
Roses
and vinyl records  . . .
from the snowy soul
a snake of smoke rises
to heavens
x
Trandafiri
și discuri de vinil –
din sufletul nins
se ridică la cer
un șarpe de fum
3
Black clouds
took everything away — 
the sap of flowers
left in a book is a sign
that you’ve been here
x
Norii hrăpăreți
au luat totul cu ei –
seva florilor
presate într-o carte,
semn că ai fost aici
4
Finally,
something is going on
in the desert . . .
the prints of your steps
filled with tadpoles
x
În sfârșit,
se întâmplă ceva
în deșert –
urmele pașilor tăi
pline cu mormoloci
5
I tied
my dreams in trees,
forgot about the hunters  . . .
the light inside my birds
drenched all away
x
Am urcat
visurile în copac,
uitând de vânători –
s-a scurs toată lumina
din păsările mele

Mainichi, haiku in English


even the autumn leaves
increase their speed
--
Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)
Selected by Dhugal J. Lindsay

luni, 6 noiembrie 2017

Mainichi, 3 noiembrie 2017



https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20171025/p2g/00m/0fe/085000c
harvest time --
the hay bales intensify red
on the sunset side
--
oana boazu (Galati, Romania)
Selected by Dhugal J. Lindsay
harvest time --
the hay bales intensify red
on the sunset side
--
oana boazu (Galati, Romania)
Selected by Dhugal J. Lindsay
harvest time --
the hay bales intensify red
on the sunset side
--
oana boazu (Galati, Romania)
Selected by Dhugal J. Lindsay
harvest time --
the hay bales intensify red
on the sunset side
--
oana boazu (Galati, Romania)
Selected by Dhugal J. Lindsay

duminică, 5 noiembrie 2017

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201711030003.html

Ana Drobot may be walking home on a damp, foggy night in Bucharest, Romania. Formed during calm cold nights, fog is common in the late fall. Such dismal climates can evoke a feeling of loneliness and fear.

Mixing up
memories of fog
red turns pink

Autumn Moon Haiku Contest 2017


Honorable Mentions:

În prag de toamnă
glasul singurătății
se-ascunde-n priviri


Gabriela Genţiana Groza 

Romania

http://www.autumnmoonhaiku.com/
 

sâmbătă, 4 noiembrie 2017

EXPRESSIONS - LES ADEX No 64 Octobre 2017

Lavana Kray:

 1
Illustration de ce poème:

dans le pré en automne
sur chaque brin d'herbe
la rosée qui s'est déposée
sont-ce les larmes des insectes
qui toute la nuit ont crié ?


 2
Qu'évoque pour vous le mot "vague" ?

le temps de quitter...
les vagues de poupe concotent
un cocktail de souvenirs 

http://www.lesadex.com/

joi, 26 octombrie 2017

The 157th. WHA Haiga Contest (10/2017)

Judge and comments by Kuniharu Shimizu 




http://www.worldhaiku.net/wha_haiga/157/haiga157.html 

Haiku anthology - They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku.

The book is being published by Middle Island Press, and it is available online at Amazon.com
Author: Robert Epstein

 This is Lavana Kray's contribution:



refugee tent -
a girl calls a butterfly
by her mom’s name

Les Adex - Jeu concours de poésie 2017, sur le thème " La lumière"

Le jury de "la lumière" a sélectionné mon envoi pour figurer parmi les 38 publiés dans le recueil -souvenir.

Après la pluie,
une rivière de lampes torches
portées par les refugiés -
le vent murmure
des berceuses

Lavana Kray



Ginyu Haiku Gallery 76

Lavana Kray ne trimite

Selected and commented by Ban'ya Natsuishi

1
high snow -
I draw a skylark
on blank music sheet

2
bombinating light 
in the schoolyard -
our white hair

3
post-war bulldozing -
a baby stands on tiptoe
to catch dandelions

Comment:
"Your sorrow well mixed with the natural scene".