spring rain

- the 2nd of six special kukai honoring Masaoka Shiki -

(5/28/01)


_________First Place__________


spring rain...
the willow touches
the pond

Hugh Waterhouse
  

 ________Second Place________ spring rain the horse's back gets darker max verhart



 _________Third Place________ spring rain - the high river touches new willow leaves Benjamin Miners fish pond a child's shoes fill with spring rain Maria Steyn
_________Below Third Place________

  
an ant's long journey
across the tatami mat
spring rain

Nancy Stewart Smith

spring rain-
the windshield wipers
carry our conversation

~gail
plucked watercress
crunching spring rain
in my mouth

Anna Tambour
spring rain-
the crunch of a snail
underfoot

Sue

five or six
roof tiles missing
spring rain

kirsty

empty streets--
my face upturned
in spring rain

Ellen Compton
spring rain -
all the lilies
                drip

hortensia anderson
spring rain -
the whiteness
of dogwood petals

Linda Robeck
soft spring rain
the dog patiently waits
with the old man

Johannes Manjrekar

closing my eyes
just to focus on it . . .
the scent of spring rain

-naia

the scent of
spring rain
on fresh turned earth

Rose Marie Stutts
savoring
the taste of it
- spring rain

doris kasson
all around
a shade greener
spring rain

Edith Muta
spring rain -
the sound
of green

Rob Scott

spring rain
the petals of a lily
open too far

gary steinberg

beer garden
the couch in the pick-up truck
darkens with spring rain

Earl Keener
spring rain
the swallows build a mud nest
under the bridge

DeVar
the great bear
moving on the water
spring rain

bill

spring rain
under a paper boat
fills the gutter

emile molhuysen

a hollow in the cliff
shelters Buddha
from spring rain

Carol Raisfeld
meadows overflow
with wildflowers
after the spring rain

Janet Parker
fielders rush into
the dugout...caught in
another Spring rain

Jay Neville

made in heaven
spring rain sprinkles
confetti puddles

mary seabright

spring rain
a window
banging shut

-roberta beary
spring rain--
listening to trees
sing

Gene Williamson
spring rain
drips from his hat brim with each
agreeable nod

jennie t.

wet cobblestones reflect
pieces of sky --
spring rain

MaryJane Turner

young couple on a walk
the spring rain beats
on the umbrella

Tore Sverredal
spring rain
the birds wing
over her head

pam
seven sparrows
wearing a dusty coat
before a spring rain

peigi


spring rain
gently touching itself
in a tulip

Alenka Zorman

softening contours
of the silent birch trees
- spring rain rustling

Ted M. Zachwieja

Spring rains
On the roofs of shrines
awakes the deities

Wouter Andries

after three days
of spring rain
the house plants are thirsty.

Bettina


Black Eyed Susan
In the spring rain
Lovelier still

Bob Parker

only sound
ripples in the pond
a spring rain

James M. Thompson




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