spring

(4/6 , 1997)



FIRST PLACE


     spring breeze
     the willow shakes out
     a hint of green
                                 Susan Stanford


SECOND PLACE


         spring breeze
         across the broken fence
         my neighbor waves
                                             Yu Chang


THIRD PLACE


            spring thaw
            the wet sound
            of the river released
                                                    -willard


BELOW FOURTH PLACE


  raspberry brambles
  fence the lumber road -
  this second spring
                                     Paul MacNeil


     spring burial
     his twin stands up to read
     the eulogy
                           Laura Young


       flipping to the first page
        - spring breeze
                                      doris kasson


     the noon sun gleams
     through a spring shower
     sandhill cranes dance
                                             Ferris


       on warm spring breeze
       laughter of children at play
       grandmother listens
                                              ken kuniyuki


  shuffling his feet
  he offers a pink crocus 
          -first blush of spring
                                                  jean king


       spring rain-
       on her lap, the cat
       is dreaming.
                               -Mark Bird


   spring robin
   head cocked to one side
   another worm
                              Dave B.


     bright spring morning
     child's homemade breakfast
     blue bunnies and eggs
                                             Carolyne


       spring morning --
       daughter leaves the house
       before we wake
                                      - Jim Mullins


   morning sun
   carressing fresh buds
   spring at last
                              Fred


     from black soil
     gold crocuses--
     spring alchemy
                                  Joe Kirschner


       spring
       dust motes
       stained glass
                                   omeric


  spring evening
  one cicada
  on the hummingbird feeder
                                                   Hilary Tann


     a robin
     worms - spring from humus
     it listens
                         -Loran


       yawning; spring dawning.
        foot   s t r e t c h i n g   from bed, testing...
               s-s-s-till a winter floor!
                                                               Michael J. Peterson
                                                                


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