Lonely / Loneliness

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

(6/25/01)


_________First Place__________


loneliness
the table for two
. . . for one

-naia


loneliness
the pay phone
rings and rings

Hugh Waterhouse
  

 ________Second Place________ visiting grandma loneliness on her face before the smile sheila windsor loneliness. . . knowing the midnight train is right on time Kathy Lippard Cobb



 _________Third Place________ loneliness half the bed unmade Mary Duggan
_________Below Third Place________

  
lonely pier-
the slow-moving ferry
takes you away

Sue

lonely sky
a few feathers
blow out of the nest

DeVar
loneliness
a mallard swims
with his reflection

Linda Robeck
lonely gravesite
the color red fading
from a poppy

an'ya
loneliness-
the ocean a darker blue
than usual

hortensia anderson

loneliness
after the parade
a long walk home

Edward

how lonely -
one poppy amongst
the barley

Deborah Watson
his ring
around her finger
loneliness

emile molhuysen
lonely beach
the pebbles
burn my feet

og aksnes
loneliness
dissolving
with a cup of hot tea

Janet Parker

ocean surf
lost in the stars I feel
less lonely

Gene Williamson

this sultry night...
the crooning oboe too
is lonely

joyce maxner
heat lightning
over the lonely meadow
the whippoorwill cries

Earl Keener
before the rain
the lonely cry
of a mourning dove

Becky Bunsic (Tukiko)

lonely glow
of the computer screen
- a virtual life

doris kasson

my fountain pen
now emptied of loneliness...
no longer writes

~gail
loneliness
near the cactus blossom
a wren chirps

Darrell Byrd
loneliness
after the festival
eating persimmons

Carol Raisfeld

loneliness
a lone cricket sings deep
into the night

ito

a hermit crab
slips into a new shell
loneliness

Maria Steyn
another quarrel  --
in silence we share
loneliness

Nancy Stewart Smith
dark lonely room
answering machine
no message left

Sawako
lonely contrail
the molting geese
not able to fly

Cindy Tebo

awakened again
in the lonely morning hours
starlit dreams of you

soji

cancer ward -
talking to the toys
a lonely child

Ghost Cat

far from home
even here I am followed
by the lonely mourning dove

Debi Bender

the last fledgling
leaves -
such loneliness

Jaloe


dog days lonely night...
only one tongue for soothing
the old broken tooth

art

now and again
clouds flying past -
my loneliness

rob scott

blazing sky
a tree in the baked earth
is never lonely

Lesley Dahl

loneliness ~
an old picture of gulls
on the boardwalk

Martin Gottlieb Cohen


a lonely child
counts the empty chairs beside
her hospital bed

OwenB

golden field of wheat
grandfather’s buried beneath
the lonely burr oak

Dana Florestano

even with its beauty,
the  moon is lonely,
in the cold night sky

Rose Marie Stutts

the window cleaner
gazes at himself
loneliness

haikim


How sad your tune
Mr. Cricket
My lonely heart aches.

Bob Parker

the lonely male
swings and sweats
front porch bachelor

carol sircoulomb

a glut of pleasures
can't shake the loneliness
she's mired in

Hazel

time passes slowly
for the lonely patient
window at dusk

Carmen Sterba

after the storm
the empty tables
loneliness

James M. Thompson


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