autumn wind

- the 5th of six special kukai honoring Masaoka Shiki -

(7/10/01)


_________First Place__________


sowing seeds
i open my hand
to the autumn wind

Maria Steyn
  

 ________Second Place________ autumn wind the pumpkin's smile flickers sheila windsor



 _________Third Place________ autumn wind a newspaper crosses against the light Carol Raisfeld
_________Below Third Place________

  
autumn wind
moving my leaves
to the neighbor's yard

Owen Burkhart

stirring the leaves
in my tea cup
autumn wind

Jaloe
autumn wind~
    my daughter in the back yard
        dancing

Marjorie Buettner
autumn wind
the vegetable stand sells
apple cider

jennie townsend

autumn wind
  this ache in my bones

soji

autumn wind -
not sure why I bother
to brush my hair

(c) Rita Summers
rising and falling
a red balloon
in the autumn wind

roberta beary
cemetery path. . .
my thoughts drift off
in the autumn wind

Kathy Lippard Cobb

autumn wind--
blows grandmother's candles out
before she can

~gail

Autumn wind -
the shadow of the elm
leans against me

Rob Scott
a dry leaf sidles
like an ancient hand--
autumn wind

Earl Keener
opening game
the placekicker competes
with the autumn wind

Gene Williamson

Autumn wind--
Fencing still
unfinished.

Ellen Dodds

evening prayers
an autumn wind stirs
the silver wind chimes

DeVar
autumn wind
the drifter takes an extra
cardboard box

pam
trench coat -
what a toy
for the autumn wind

Ghost Cat
inside out umbrella
she tries to fix it
in the autumn wind

emile molhuysen

autumn wind
through the pear orchard
a doe steps high

Darrell Byrd

autumn wind-
watching a kaleidoscope
of coloured leaves

Sue
autumn wind
a scarecrow dances
the rigor-mortis rag

hortensia anderson
loosening up
my father leans on me
- autumn wind

doris kasson
one red leaf
nose-thumbs
an autumn wind

mary seabright

afternoon
a whisper of red
autumn wind

James M. Thompson

a mouse turns
to flee an owl shadow
...autumn wind

Stephen Amor
autumn wind --
the lawn is red
with fallen leaves

Janet Parker
two gray heads
laughing
autumn wind

Nancy Stewart Smith
sumac leaves
flat on bowing branches
autumn wind

joyce maxner

autumn wind
yellow leaves gather around
an iron angel

MaryJane Turner

autumn wind -
a pregnant tabby noses me
in the early morning

alan j summers
early summer --
alone in a dream of
autumn wind

Laurene
The old ash tree
holds onto its leaves
even in the autumn wind

Bob Parker

signaling the trees
it's time--
chilly autumn wind

Mary Lee McClure

Mom's long illness
roses bow
in the autunm wind

R. Marie Stutts
this quiet morning
before the autumn winds come
he will be gone

kathi

bye to grandmother
and thanks for the lovely days
autumn wind

Edith Muta


Autumn winds -
his gnarled finger hits
'delete'

~eos

morning stroll
petals borne on autumn wind
brushing my cheek

Hazel

autumn wind
opening the door
and only deer calling

Lesley Dahl

the old man's
fistful of conkers...
autumn wind

Hugh Waterhouse



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