mountain

- the first of six special kukai honoring Masaoka Shiki -

(5/14/01)


_________First Place__________


afterlight. . .
the mountain on fire
with poppies

Kathy Lippard Cobb 
 

 ________Second Place________ mountains in spring overlapping bird songs all around Carol Raisfeld



 _________Third Place________ in the mountains walking into and out of the sound of the river Rob Scott
_________Below Third Place________

  
butterfly migration
mountain stones
open and close

Lesley Dahl        

he cuts cherrywood
for the views: thirty-six
of Mount Fuji

mary seabright

mountains
the echo of
an elks bugle

Adam Loose

in my old eyes
what once was a mountain
is now a hill

pam


ochre mountain
an elf owl looks
at me sideways

Darrell

mountain air
the fire flares
as the fiddler plays

Earl Keener 

mountain mist-
poised on each leaf tip
a clear droplet

Sue

mountain ~
the shadow spreading
on water

Martin Gottlieb Cohen 


snow capped mountain
at its foot trees blossom
equally white

max verhart

thank you, dogwoods -
I was so tired of gazing
at that dark mountain

Edward 

with each           step
up the mountain
father's arm in mine

-roberta beary 

fine steady rain;
the branches of mountain ash
dip lower

Joe Kirschner


mountain climber
shouts at friend
hello..hello..hello

Alan Wilde

hunter's blind
halfway up the mountain
a curtain of fog

Laurene

forever
just out of reach
that mountain

Maleti (Mary Lee McClure) 

mountain high
all eyes following
the setting sun

Gene Williamson


splitting wood--
the mountain cool deepens
at sunset

-naia 

mountain air
the goat above me
on a thin ledge

Cindy Tebo
noonday heat
the mountains recede
in pale blue

Maria Steyn


mountain brook
the stepping stones
hold a rainbow

MaryJane Turner

mountain climbing
cord snaps
ten thousand foot fall

lauren b. bennett

in the distance
moonlight
behind the mountains

Becky Bunsic (Tukiko) 

mountain backdrop --
slow windup of a southpaw
on the pitcher's mound

an'ya


the mountain
is still standing
behind the fog

Bettina Davis

morning glory
sun peers over mountains
a tear in her eye

dogbacon

boys with a light
chuckle under a blanket
moving mountain

emile

before
its shoreline
the mountain

Linda Robeck 


escaping life's din
at a friend's mountain solace
throbbing silence

Hazel 

late afternoon -
the snow-capped mountain
turns silhouette

hortensia anderson 

clouds hide the mountain
the sound of your plane
lingers

haikim

summer viewing...
giant mountain obscured
by leafy sapling

Jay Neville


mountain air
so fresh and clean
drifts around the great outdoors

Danielle Thomson 

such tall mountains
seeming to reach
the seventh heaven

peigi 

new mountain
two plates
collide

-Paige Hudson- 

morning rain
from behind the clouds
mountain peaks

James M. Thompson 


snowy foothills
nestled like lambs
against the mountain's flank

Rose Marie Stutts

after downpour -
swollen mountain spring
comes in my yard

Jasminka Nadaskic Diordievic 

breathless
to the top of a mountain -
the thermal

Alenka Zorman


mountain range
looms above the lake
hum of speedboats

Carmen Sterba

this crisscross of wires —
while mountain chickadee bears
no grudge moonviewing

art



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