solstice

- the 4th of six special kukai honoring Masaoka Shiki -

(6/25/01)


_________First Place__________


solstice day -
the dog wears
a daisy chain

Laurene

 ________Second Place________ summer solstice - a lizard on the sundial at two o'clock hortensia anderson



 _________Third Place________ solstice the warmth of flagstone soothes my feet Earl Keener
_________Below Third Place________

  
the whisper
of a hummingbird's wings . . .
summer solstice

-naia

summer solstice
his kiss
tastes of strawberries

Mary Duggan
solstice --
a milksnake basks
in its length

an'ya
solstice
on the tallest sunflower
a resting bee

Sue
summer solstice. . .
a ballerina stretches
at the barre

Kathy Lippard Cobb

solstice
the crickets' song
a pitch higher

ito

the chickens
will scratch a long time today
summer solstice

Edward
the baseball game
goes to extra innings
summer solstice

DeVar
summer solstice -
sitting on the hill
in the middle of nowhere

Ghost Cat

summer solstice...
all the bus drivers
in shades

Hugh Waterhouse

solstice day
I get a little less time...
to dream

~gail
solstice -
dawn chorus and
no traffic

Ben Miners
summer solstice
the warmth in a cache
of turtle eggs

Linda Robeck
nearly solstice -
yet storm clouds bring
early darkness

Deborah Watson

a book of poetry
lies open in my lap
summer solstice

Becky Bunsic (Tukiko)

solstice
in the summer dawn
grey stones align

Darrell Byrd
mountains overlapping
rise up to meet
the summer soltice

Carol Raisfeld
summer solstice
a longer ride home
in the rain

Cindy Tebo
summer solstice
shadows lengthen -
lost sheep

haikim

solstice moon
the wonder of this wordless
december night

Gene Williamson

dew jeweled spider webs
catch the first light of the
solstice... through the mist

Rose Marie Stutts
sounds of snoring
and laughter
summer solstice

rob scott
out of dark closets
pastel cottons emerge
summer solstice

Carmen Sterba

summer solstice
longest day of year
flies by

Janet Parker

summer solstice -
at midnight
bright shadows

Jaloe

the sun
stretching out our days
- summer solstice

doris kasson

summer solstice
the whole day filled
with thoughts of you

soji

solstice past
the icicle's steady
drip drip

sheila windsor


summer solstice
green heads cover the rust
on the dumpster

Martin Gottlieb Cohen

solstice morning
on the engraving of Stonehenge
light falls

John Sandbach

summer solstice -
mosquitoes enjoying
these longer days

OwenB

fly ball !
into the plate glass window
summer solstice

Debra Woolard Bender


they just have
summer solstice
timeless love

emile molhuysen

solstice sunset
crickets and fireflies
lovers embrace

Dana Florestano

Driving to work now
with the sun in my eyes
Thanks to the summer solstice

Bob Parker

combines harvest
golden wheat
summer solstice

carol sircoulomb


winter solstice
a sun umbrella tumbles
with the wind

Maria Steyn

weeds brown and matted
evening primrose her chin up -
the summer solstice

art

summer solstice
in morning's quiet
mosquito!

James M. Thompson

solstice road...
praying for the young gray goose
to stop

joyce maxner


summer solstice
Dad's birthday candles
brighter this year

Lesley Dahl



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