marți, 31 martie 2015

The 128th. WHA Haiga Contest (03/2015)

Ana Drobot

Clelia Ifrim

Lavana Kray

Steliana Voicu

Virginia Popescu

sâmbătă, 21 martie 2015


First place

embracing the boundless -
an empty boat
closer to the moon
Steliana Cristina Voicu (Ploiesti, Romania)

Judge comment:
There is a nice resonance filling the scope of this haiku, it starts with ‘boundless’ in Line 1 and continues to the unnamed waters be it sea, or lake or ocean, where the reflection of a boat sits on the water.
A truly wabi sabi image, constructed in a freestyle structure of three lines syllables 6/4/5.

Second place

long after the song
of the first bird is over –
swaying cherry twig
Eduard Tara (Iasi, Romania)

Judge comment:
After reading this haiku we  are caught, enwrapped, continuing to savour its essence in by the Line 3 ending of the swaying branch. How skillful of the writer, the ephemeral existence of the cherry petals which are taken on the wind, seem a little more easy to bear, as an observer,  it will be difficult gone in a such a short time, but as a haiku reader, the nuance remains as we read and sway with that branch.
His structure is go shichi go, 5/7/5; a lovely neo-classical piece presented in three lines.

joi, 19 martie 2015

Results of European Quarterly Kukai #9 - Spring 2015


#40 Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, Galaţi, Romania
(7-5-2) = 33 points

the old rose bloomed again -
grandpa tries on
tango shoes

5th place – 25 points (2):

before surgery...
wide opening the window
to the lilac scent

#158 Cezar F. Ciobîcă, Botoşani, Romania
(5-4-2) = 25 pts

Alte rezultate

warm breeze -
the blind man touching buds
on the cherry branch

#105 Frățilă Genovel-Florentin, RM-Sarat, Romania
(3-1-2) = 13 pts

tough days - 
a blooming apple tree 
raise my look

#117 Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(3-1-1) = 12 pts

city rush –
I wait the next green light
to watch the plum blossoms

#23 Steliana Cristina Voicu, Ploiesti, Romania
(3-1-0) = 11 pts

rain lilies—
frail white wings
in the wind

#154 Carmen Duvalma, Târgovişte, Romania
(2-2-1) = 11 pts

red battlefield –
wild strawberries creeping
along the ground

#18 Lavana Kray, Iasi, Romania
(2-0-3) = 9 pts

missed phone calls from home – 
the yellow petals
of a cactus flower 

#47 Ana Drobot. Bucharest, Romania
(0-1-1) = 3 pts

At the departure
he is giving her a bunch
of forget-me-nots

#21 Vasile Moldovan, Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

quarreled neighbors -
the courtyard cherry tree
friend with all

#110 Dan Iulian, Bucharest, Romania
(0-0-1) = 1 pt

The white snowdrops spring
while the fervent light falls down
to meld icy things.

#4 Marieta Maglas, Suceava, Romania

sad anniversary -
snow on cherry blossoms
tomorrow will be gone

#129 Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania

duminică, 15 martie 2015

ASAHI HAIKUIST SPECIAL/ 4th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest Results


Orange blossoms--
on the piano lid
a sky full of stars

Steliana Cristina Voicu 
(Ploiesti, Romania)

joi, 12 martie 2015

International Capoliveri Haiku 2014, List of selected authors

Autorii români selectaţi sunt:

 Boazu Oana Aurora
Ciupitu Iulian
Kray Lavana
Moldovan Vasile
Stroe Constantin
Ţară Eduard
Tirenescu Maria


luni, 9 martie 2015

Din Prune Juice

 after divorce -
your dog's fleas
are still in my bed
Lavana Kray

duminică, 8 martie 2015

A Hundred Gourds 4:2 March 2015


blackout –
everyone a scary
story teller

Ana Drobot

knock at the door –
blown leaves crowding
the verandah 

Lavana Kray

rice paper
the cherry tree blooms
in watercolours 

Steliana Cristina Voicu


after the storm
two golden leaves
on a puddle …
from time to time 

 Steliana Cristina Voicu

moanful wind
turns the leaves
into falling ...
such a fitting eulogy
for the homeless artist
Lavana Kray

vineri, 6 martie 2015


March 06, 2015

Finish line-- beating against my face dust in the wind
--Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)
* * *
of the spring’s first dawn . ..
--Steliana Voicu (Ploiesti, Romania)
* * *

Cezar Ciobica admires icicles in Romania.

Melting icicle--
in every drop
a star

miercuri, 4 martie 2015

Suggestifs… februarie


chevalet de peintre -
une cerise mûre qui tombe
sur le ciel outremer

Lavana Kray

bal de terminer lycée –
elle porte une robe
bleu outremer

Maria Tirenescu

marți, 3 martie 2015




2ème Prix
Nicolas Bratu  
vols d’hirondelles –
les nuages cousus par mille
petites aiguilles

3ème Prix
Lavana Gray

des nuages immobiles –
la canne à pêche les fait danser
en cercle

4 ème Prix                                      
César Ciobica

fenêtre d’asile –                             
dans les yeux du vieillard                     
nuages d’automne

duminică, 1 martie 2015

WILD PLUM 1:1- Spring & Summer 2015 - a haiku journal

 aquarelle –
a dripping tear makes
the otherness

Lavana Kray (Romania)
last rose petal –
shifting winds unpack
the metaphor

Lavana Kray (Romania)

wild plum blossoms –
even the night
couldn’t shade it

Steliana Cristina Voicu (Romania)
countryside road –
Milky Way
guiding us

Steliana Cristina Voicu (Romania)
so far
from what I once was…
spring peepers

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă (Romania)
leafless branches…
still waiting for
a miracle

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă (Romania)
noon pause-
in a straw shadow the ant
carrying its burden

Vasile Moldovan (Romania)
first spring day-
single snowdrop crushed
in a herbarium

Constantin Stroe (Romania)

WILD PLUM 1:1- Spring & Summer 2015 - a haiku journal

The Shiki Monthly Kukai February 2015


First Place -  28 Points

ice flowers....
the weight of words
I never said

Cezar Ciobika
(2,5,12) = 28 pts
**That last line really made me think...
field of snow -
origami poppies point out
the unknown soldier's tomb

Lavana kray
(0,2,4) = 8 pts
late snowfall-
on the apple branches
first blossoms 

Constantin Stroe
(1,0,2) = 5 pts
dripping icicles -
my daughter gives me
a pressed snow-drop

Ana Drobot
Bucharest, Romania
(0,2,1) = 5 pts
the light of
a chrysanthemum
waiting for snowfall 

Vasile Moldovan
(0,1,3) = 5 pts
blooming window -
icy moon flowers
shine in the night

Virginia Popescu 
(0,1,3) = 5 pts
snowless winter
the Gypsy girl sells
paper carnations

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
a walk in the snow -
the roses from my window
redder than ever

Cristina Oprea
(0,1,1) = 3 pts
anniversary -
apart from the blizzard nobody
with flowers at doorway

D. Yu Lian
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
white geranium
flourished at window –
the joy of kid


Free Format Theme: ALONE
night train -
alone on the platform
the moon waits for me

D. Yu Lian
(0,3,5) = 11 pts
birthday alone
how cheerful the old stain
on my tablecloth

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu
(0,1,5) = 7 pts
silver anniversary...
I crop and drop your photo
next to mine

Lavana kray
(0,0,6) = 6 pts
sour cream -
no more cat paws
on the dusty table

Ana Drobot
Bucharest, Romania
(0,1,2) = 4 pts
alone in the night –
my shadow on the snow
for companion

Virginia Popescu 
(0,0,4) = 4 pts
waiting alone
at the window –
it’s snowing

(0,0,2) = 2 pts
alone on the porch...
inhaling the scent of 
her forget-me-nots

(0,0,2) = 2 pts
romantic music -
once again, the second chair
remains untouched

Cristina Oprea
(0,0,1) = 1 pts
quite alone:
the moon in the sky
you in my heart 

Vasile Moldovan