autumn wind

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

(7/10/01)


_________First Place__________


the barley
settles at dusk...
stillness

Hugh Waterhouse
  

 ________Second Place________ summer heat the stillness of wind chimes before the storm kathi



 _________Third Place________ stillness- the moment after the crash (c) Rita Summers stillness - - the sound of chimney smoke Owen Burkhart
_________Below Third Place________

  
dawn. . .
a white butterfly floats
through the stillness

Kathy Lippard Cobb

mid-day
on the sundial
a bee's stillness

sheila windsor
Stillness--
in the distance,
lightning.

Ellen Dodds
stillness
I tiptoe through
the church

pam
morning stillness
a badger waddles from
the hog shed

Darrell Byrd

in stillness...
the spider waits
for dinner

~gail

out of the stillness
a blackbird
echoes its call

roberta beary
morning stillness-
a dew drop glitters
on a dandelion leaf

Sue
stillness -
before the first  birdsong
a baby cries

doris kasson
approaching storm...
the landscape enclosed
in yellow stillness

kirsty

a heron
shatters the stillness
of its reflection

ito

stillness
the snowcovered dunes
and absence of gulls

Gene Williamson

stillness
in every move he doesn't make --
the cat hunts

jennie townsend
stillness -
an ant is dragging
a flower petal

haikim
the copperhead
listens with its tongue...
autumn stillness

Earl Keener

deep stillness
in the glen
a lily opens

Carol Raisfeld

near the twittering
the stillness
of the cat's tail

Rob Scott
stillness-
a dragonfly shimmers above
heat waves

Debi Bender
stillness -
a split-second before
the lizard's leap

hortensia anderson
a bladeless windmill
against the darkening sky
stillness

MaryJane Turner

flute solo -
how deep the stillness
before the rain

Marylouise Knight

forty below night --
the stillness of Orion
hunting the sky

Edward
just after dawn
leaves start to rustle
first that stillness

emile molhuysen
pre-dawn stillness
desert dunes exhale
the night

~ eos
city summer --
pocket park on fifty-fourth
in stillness

joyce maxner
only the ripples
are interrupting
this stillness

Edith Muta

eyes heavy
in such stillness...
three-quarter moon

Laurene

in the forest
stillness--
so many tiny sounds

Mary Lee McClure
a flutter of bird wings
out of stillness . . .
winter sunrise

Maria Steyn
it's only a moon
rippling the stillness
of the old pond

mary seabright
summer dusk -
a hosepipe spray breaks
the stillness

Ben Miners

at the birdfeeder
a frenzy of finches
I watch in stillness

Jaloe

a clap of thunder
shatters the stillness
of the summer night

Becky Bunsic (Tukiko)
lone cloud
reflecting on the water --
summer stillness

Janet Parker

doves roosting
on the lawn mower handle
in the moonlit stillness

Bob Parker


in the stillness
between silences
the learning

Mary Angela Nangini

slow rising sun...
   this morning I shift to
       the stillness in things

Marjorie Buettner

a shortsighted man
points at the heron’s stillness
some distance away

alan j summers

stillness
my kitten's paw
explores my eyelashes

R. Marie Stutts


in morning stillness
a rustle of pecan leaves
their green almost heard

 James M. Thompson

early morning sun
not a ripple on the pond
stillness all around

Dana Florestano

stillness
fireflies hover among
worn gravestones

soji

a cup of mint tea--
the stillness of my brush
on a blank page

DeVar


siesta time -
a gust of warm air
breaks the stillness

Deborah Watson

stillness of the mind -
no words
to describe it

Ghost Cat

the puppy's stillness
after a two hour romp
sleep breaths

peigi ann

stillness,
no one makes a sound
louder than the cricket's

Lesley Dahl

birdsong cracking
the stillness of the night
in the city streets

Hazel


by wee hours even
a restless hum, till only...
in sleep the stillness

art



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