cloud

- the 6th of six special kukai honoring Masaoka Shiki -

(7/23/01)


_________First Place__________


cloud cover
I lie in bed
another hour

Carolyn Hall
 

 ________Second Place________ billowing clouds an ant climbs up the elm soji



 _________Third Place________ sone by one each cable car passes through cloud sheila windsor cloud shadow a few cool seconds on my barefeet DeVar foghorn intermittently the moon through the clouds Gene Williamson scattered clouds-- a shepherd gathers his flock ito
_________Below Third Place________

  
darkening clouds -
the scent of white lilacs
before rain

hortensia anderson

so still --
clouds float upside down
in the river

Helen Hall
pastel clouds
first hint of sunrise
joggers pause

James M. Thompson
walking on air
clouds of blossoms
beneath my feet

mary seabright

playground
rain clouds darken
the bench

Martin Gottlieb Cohen

last drops of rain
in the wooden tub
sun-split clouds

Carol Raisfeld
goodby
her glasses reflect
clouds

maryjane turner
where mountain and clouds
touch...only one
moves

gail
storm clouds
red
rolling dirt

Carol Sircoulomb

filling the space
between clouds
faraway sounds of a flute

-roberta beary

smooth water -
brown trout ripple
a bright cloud

Ben Miners
your face
in every cloud
 - dear john

doris kasson
childhood memories
playing in grandma’s attic
dust clouds in sunlight

Dana Florestano
cloud shapes
on the lung scan  again
this short autumn

Angelee

Sunday afternoon-
the barely perceptible drift
of clouds

Sue

behind clouds
the faint glow
of moonlight

Becky Bunsic (Tukiko)
Thunder clouds,
first blue irises seen
through slanting rain

Florence V.
winter clouds--
I peddle home faster
to beat the rain

Kathy Lippard Cobb
winter trees --
snow bank stitched
to cloud bank

Nancy Stewart Smith

country inn --
the shadows of clouds
will not stay

Laurene

lonely dawn
a vermilion bridge
over the clouds

Darrell Byrd
daddy and daughter
finding different animals
hiding in the clouds

Hazel
a white horse runs
with cloud shadows--
autumn morning

Earl Keener
the threat of
gathering clouds
game called

Janet Parker

a patch of blue
in a sky of clouds...
hope;

dogbacon

summer drought
a farmer stands
in the cloud burst

Carmel C. Lively
clouds of liquid rose
shimmering in the haze
flamingos... thousands!

~eos
Clouds-
Floating Sponges
Absorb the blue sky

ProtoRyu
he knows how
to handle that cloud
in my mind

pam

after the truck
a cloud of dusting powder
on each daisy

Lesley Dahl

low clouds
blurred around the edges
spring rain

(c) Rita Summers
twilight --
a far gold cloud
tarnishes into nothingness

John Sandbach
those clouds mean thunder!
back to the hive
you bees!

Edith Muta

mountain clouds
in silence
earth meets sky

mary duggan

red clouds
losing their color -
a crow screeches

max verhart
hunched heron
a guppy swims
into the cloud shadow

Johannes Manjrekar
the last trace of you
vanishes -
passing clouds

Rob Scott
look
and look again...
the cloud is the mountain !

Hugh Waterhouse

all clouds
with golden summits -
no silver lining tonight

Ghost Cat

bend--
clouds above
the lake

oga

one dark cloud
low above the clothesline
looking wet

peigi

over the cemetery
dark clouds
herald the storm

-- Aleron

I yearned to touch clouds-
they came to me
mist on the mountain

Rose Marie Stutts


windy afternoon
the fire cloud doubles in size
near Trapper's Peak

Edward

cumulus clouds
I wonder what
her thoughts are

Christopher Patchel

dry season
this cloud forest
covers the peak

kathi rudawsky

playing hide and seek -
a hawk circles
behind the clouds

Jaloe

thinking about her
sitting on a pink cloud
the love he'll marry

emile molhuysen


clouds of gnats
swarm above the street
ouch--

Patricia A. Laurent

Sunday brunch
red and white carnations -
clouds hover

Marylouise Knight

canopy of clouds
softly illuminated -
cool air of Christmas

Ted M. Zachwieja

cold day in July -
dotty sponges of light clouds
that laze overhead

art

The clouds so still
The windchimes
So noisy

Bob Parker



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