violet

- the first of six special kukai honoring Masaoka Shiki -

(5/14/01)


_________First Place__________


wood violets
for a moment my shoes
stop creaking

Cindy Tebo
 

 ________Second Place________ estate sale the faint scent of violets from an empty trunk MaryJane Turner



 _________Third Place________ wild violets. . . a darker purple after the rain Kathy Lippard Cobb
_________Below Third Place________

  
old age home
an African violet blooms
on every windowsill

Maria Steyn    

water bubbles
from a woodland spring-
scent of violets

Sue

grandmother's quilt
each tiny violet
embroidered with love

Becky Bunsic (Tukiko) 

at the doorstep
visiting every year
our violet

Edith Muta


cold spring
not a single bee
on the violets

bill (bilquin) 

Matsuyama rain
at the wayside a deep bow
to wild violets

an'ya

spring rain
on the violets
grandmother's scent

pam

last days of spring
even the nodding violets
are still

mary seabright


on such
a spindly stem
- the violet

doris kasson

as quiet
as the sunrise
a violet

Linda Robeck

spring pasture
among the violets
grazing cows

max verhart

father of the bride
alone at the temple gate
picking violets

Lesley Dahl 


year to year
a nosegay of violets
found on her headstone

Betty

after the rain
the orange cat naps
in a bed of violets

Gene Williamson

early spring -
her silky scarf
the first violet

Alenka Zorman

unexpectedly
in the oakmoss
a lone violet

hortensia anderson

rainbow colours
violets in circular
around her portrait

emile

harsh storm
purple violet
stem remains

-Paige Hudson-

birch woods
the new fawn
asleep in violets

lynne steel

after the wedding
a faint scent of violets
still in the chapel

DeVar


violet scents
float through the air
spring is here

Danielle Thomson

red roses
blue violets
not quite smokable

Shawn Ragan 

spring violets
wilt in my
childs hand

Carmel C. Lively

through violets and weeds
a well worn path
baseball diamond

Carol Raisfeld


the shrinking violet
knows
the blushing rose

Janet Parker 

windowsill
a bee strokes each violet
lightly 

-naia

a dog sniffs
violets spring from moss
on the stone wall

Carmen Sterba

ending the rainbow
spring shall follow
violet

dogbacon


at sunset
shattered glass sparkles
so violet

James M. Thompson

inconspicuous
mid front lawn random blooms, though...
tiny violets

art


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