sâmbătă, 29 aprilie 2017

Revista Cirrus: tankas de nos jours, nr. 7, primavara 2017



April 29, 2016 at 09:06 JST

A sand castle . ..
just like my kingdom
in the dream
Adina Enachescu (Ramnicu-Valcea, Romania)

Cat’s eyes
by makeup artist . ..

Dandelion fluff--
the taste of my
first ice-cream

Ana Drobot ( Bucharest, Romania)

joi, 27 aprilie 2017

Mainichi haiku in English

Haiku: April 22, 2017

    I can't
    log in
    Cezar Ciobica (Botosani, Romania)
    Selected by Isamu Hashimoto

    Caribbean Kigo Kukai -116

    Thursday, April 27, 2017


    cherry blossoms -
    welcoming me in the empty house
    the doormat
    --Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)
    VOTES: **1*** SCORE: 03

    Under the barn eaves
    swallows chirping anew...
    Welcome home!
    --Vasile Moldovan, Romania
    VOTES: 3*1*** SCORE: 06

    In the morning
    a buttuerfly on the curtain-
    welcome guest
    --Constantin Stroe, Romania
    VOTES: 211*** SCORE: 07

    childhood home
    a warm welcome from
    the lilac scent
    VOTES: 21**** SCORE: 04
    COMMENTS: Old homes always have a comforting scent, as does this one, which instantly puts us to ease. This haiku captures the moment perfectly.

    welcome springtime-
    in buds
    Dan Iulian, Bucharest-Romania
    VOTES: **1*** SCORE: 03

    marți, 25 aprilie 2017

    Revista Ploc, Nr. 68

    petit déjeuner -
    si les fleurs de prunier
    seraient en chocolat?

    • Steliana Cristina VOICU (Roumanie)

    quitter la platitude -
    enrouler les cheveux
    dans les vieilles lettres

    • Lavana KRAY (Roumanie)

    billet gagnant -
    partagé par sa centaine
    d'amantes légataires

    • Rodica P. CALOTA (Roumanie)

    le Monde Multicolore

    - Sidonia POJARLIEVA (Roumanie)

    Quand tu plantes des fleurs,
    se meurent deux ou trois feuilles.
    Quel beau sacrifice !

    Étincelles aux yeux,
    une flamme dans l’âme –
    affection sans bornes…

    La pluie de printemps.
    Elle chuchote aux âmes ouvertes :
    La Nature éclôt… 

    duminică, 23 aprilie 2017

    Haiku Contest Wild Plum 2017

    Third Prize

    end of summer –
    stitching the clouds
    with a skipping stone

    Eduard Tara, Romania

    Haiku is wonderful in its simplicity. I clearly feel the atmosphere of late summer here, when it is too cold for bathing in the lake or river and you have to find another way to spend time. What an interesting idea is stitching the clouds with a skipping stone! The author shows us a world we can only see through the eyes of a child. I absolutely love this haiku.
    – Maria Tomczak

    Honorable Mentions
    old hands
    getting new wings –
    snow angel
    Lavana Kray, Romania


    sâmbătă, 22 aprilie 2017

    Mainichi Haiku in English: Best of 2016

    Vasile Moldovan

    night of New Year
    churches, mosques, temples, synagogues
    under the same fireworks/ Jan. 2, 2016

    Comment: Haiku knows the best way to achieve world peace.

    At the nightfall
    the hunter's knapsack
    stuffed with tales/ March 15, 2016

    the old hour glass ...
    sand shadow running
    on the white wall/ April 12, 2016

    Comment: An excellent "shibui" (subdued) composition of color

    up and down
    here and there
    a wandering dragonfly /Oct. 3, 2016

    Comment: My version of the final line: "adragonfly." "Wandering" is redundant.

    Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

    and so on.../ Jan. 19, 2016

    Comment: A thin-fogged two-liner with a jab: "and so on."

    before carnival
    trying on a lot
    of chemo wigs / April 22, 2016

    Comment: Japanese wigs are superb, they say. Why not try some?

    Summer's end
    even the moon
    has freckles/ Oct. 13, 2016

    Comment: Good humor.

    Ana Drobot

    new moon—
    I try to draw the smile
    of the Cheshire cat  /Jan. 20, 2016

    season change...
    instead of sea shells
    empty Coca Cola bottles/ April 15, 2016

    I once had
    Everything / Aug. 31, 2016

    Comment: I sympathize with the author for some reason. Butterfly" is a very good choice of word. The small letter of the first word is the result 

    Oana Boazu

    the railroad tracks
    heading the same direction—
    overnight snow / March 12, 2016

    deeper night—
    the crow can't be spotted
    anymore/ Sept. 23, 2016

    4 am—
    autumn rain more profound
    than my sleep /Nov. 2, 2016

    no coffee—
    the world falters
    with every step /Dec. 21, 2016

    Comment: This is a bit overstated. However, in the second and third lines, we feel some "newness."

    Lavana Kray

    more light in my life...
    a moth enlarging
    the curtain hole /  May 7, 2016

    arms around the tree—
    I'm listening
    to upcoming book / Sept. 3, 2016

    General comment: These evoke a strange feeling.

    Steliana Cristina Voicu 

    Earth's sky—
    Kerala tea plantation
    in sunlight  /May 20, 2016

    quinces lights
    Grandpa's old room / Sept. 20, 2016

    Comment: Nostalgic "quinces lights" outside late Grandpa's room

    Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara

    my mirror getting acquainted
    another wrinkle / June 22, 2016

    Juliet's balcony—
    only honeysuckle
    climbs / July 11, 2016

    Cinema verite—
    a gust of wind
    in her white dress /  Aug. 22, 2016

    Comment: The author knows how to use colors efficiently like in black and white films.

    here and there on the tiles—
    old piano cabaret  / Sept. 1, 2016

    Comment: "Discolored" and "old" are closely related. My way: discolored tiles / here and there / piano bar.

    Dan Iulian

    Firefighters' Day—
    in the hand of the child
    a four-leaf clover / Aug. 29, 2016

    Comment: Recently I haven't picked up a happy clover. Tomorrow I'll walk to a nearby ground.

    fat pumpkin—
    I'm reconciling myself
    to my roundness / Oct. 27, 2016

    Comment: Dan, don't you think you'll be a slender man?

    vineri, 21 aprilie 2017


    April 21, 2017 at 10:00 JST

    Mist . ..
    his answers
    when I ask why
    --Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)

    joi, 13 aprilie 2017

    Chrysanthemum Nr, 21



    Ana Drobot

    literature —
    highlighting a passage
    autumn sunlight

    Literatur —
    beleuchtet eine Passage

    first lesson —
    on the white sky
    flying cranes

    erste Lektion —
    an einem weißen Himmel
    fliegen Kraniche

    fading away
    my winter clothes

    Schneeglöckchen ...
    verschwinden langsam
    meine Wintersachen

    vernal equinox —
    for a brief moment
     we touch each other

    Frühlingstagundnachtgleiche —
    für einen kurzen Moment
    berühren wir uns

    Lavana Kray 

    the old hands
    getting new wings —
    snow angel

    alte Hände
    bekommen neue Flügel —

    Steliana Voicu 

    Lady's Bedstraw in bloom —
    a girl picks up
    the moonset

    Gelblabkraut in Blüte —
    ein Mädchen sammelt
    den Monduntergang auf


    luni, 10 aprilie 2017

    CATTAILS - April 2017

    Lavana Kray ne trimite:

    blooming trees — 
    repainting my birth date 
    on the gravestone


    pomi înfloriți -
    retușez data nașterii
    pe cripta mea


    sâmbătă, 8 aprilie 2017

    Din Prune Juice Issue 21

    Ana Drobot ne trimite: 

    Romania freezing cold - 

    I close all windows 

    on my desktop 

    frigul iernii – 

    închid toate ferestrele 

    de pe desktop

    miercuri, 5 aprilie 2017

    NHK WORLD - Haiku Masters - April


    chainsaw sound -
    the last tree saves itself
    by budding  

    Lavana Kray / Romania
     far away
    from the crowd -
    spring silence 

    Eduard TARA / Romania

     stork nest in the storm -
    children cling to each other
    around the pillar  

    Lavana Kray / Romania

    Theme: Please choose your own theme

    Haiku in the Workplace

    Theme: Vocation
    on the bank a brood-hen
    watches the ducklings’ swim —
    vocation of mother
         — Vasile Moldovan

    duminică, 2 aprilie 2017

    Atlas Poetica 27, Cherita poems

    Lavana Kray ne-a trimis:

    Cherita combine the demands of flash fiction to tell a story with the tanka demand for lyricism. The cherita (chair-ee-tah) was  invented by ai li.

    A cherita consists of a one-line stanza, followed by a two-line stanza, and then finishing with a three-line stanza. It can either be written solo or by up to three partners.


    migration - 

    the scud of birds
    before the wind

    amid a swirl of leaves
    I do my plans to leave home
    as I did every year

    broken hourglass -

    the humming table fan
    spreads units of time

    and I pretend
    I meet you right now
    falling in love again

    soft light -

    a butterfly shaking off
    old spider webs

    in the painting class
    where the students focus
    on a nude




    sâmbătă, 1 aprilie 2017

    Results of the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #17 - Spring 2017 Edition (topic: birds)

    Valentine’s day –
    in the park I share my cake
    with pigeons

    #083 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galaţi, Romania
    (5-7-6) = 35 pts

    first bird -
    the air I breathe in
    full of songs

    #003 Eduard Tara, Iasi, Romania
    (3-3-4) = 19 pts

    bird's song - 
    the years before
    blood tests

    #006 Ana Drobot, Bucharest, Romania
    (2-3-3) = 15 pts

    first cranes
    emptying out
    the classroom

    #233 Cristina Apetrei, Botoşani, Romania
    (2-2-1) = 11 pts

    curious magpie - 
    under a plastic bag 
    snowdrops rising 

    #142 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
    (1-3-1) = 10 pts

    At the noon
    down among the shades
    a skylark's echo

    #028 Adina Enachescu, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Romania
    (2-1-1) = 9 pts

    A fleet of geese
    on the wing-

    #036 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
    (2-1-0) = 8 pts

    the flap of a wing -
    plum petals floating away
    with the wind of spring

    #010 Liliana Negoi, Moşteni, Ulmi, România
    (1-1-2) = 7 pts

    over mountains -
    my eagle head cane 

    #061 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
    (2-0-0) = 6 pts

    The sea silence-
    on the empty beach
    cry of gulls

    #037 Constantin Stroe, Bucharest, Romania
    (1-1-0) = 5 pts

    flute music –
    the flight of a white stork
    embracing the moon

    #084 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
    (1-1-0) = 5 pts

    I had a dream -
    surely be true
    by bird's wings

    #119 Mariana Tanase, Braila, Romania
    (1-1-0) = 5 pts

    moldav hawk russian eagle summit - 
    yesterday Cantemir Peter 
    today Dodon Putin 

    #200 Nicu Stopel, Bucharest, Romania
    (1-1-0) = 5 pts

    wildlife care centre -
    the old eagle forgotten
    by the spring wind

    #146 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
    (1-0-1) = 4 pts

    gentle breeze
    through checkpoints
    the skylark's song 

    #232 Cezar-Florin , Botoşani, Romania
    (0-1-2) = 4 pts

    morning birds chirping -
    I cannot control my thoughts
    breaking out loud

    #222 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania
    (0-1-1) = 3 pts

    unwritten songs -
    with peacocks baked clay
    sepulcher  Pharaoh

    #150 Silvestru Miclăuş, Roma, Italy / Romania


    March 31, 2017 at 08:00 JST

    that last story
    at the fireside--
    melting ice
    --Vasile Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania)

    Rain of sakura . ..
    falling in love (again)
    with you
    --Steliana Voicu (Ploiesti, Romania)