nesting

(6/15, 1997)


FIRST PLACE


        slipping past
        a nesting marsh hen-
        the high tide
                                Neca Stoller


SECOND PLACE


         under the eaves
         of the homeless shelter
         nesting sparrows
                                        Yu Chang


THIRD PLACE


     a child's blue eyes
     peering into the nest
     robin's eggs
                            Mark Alan Osterhaus


BELOW THIRD PLACE


   at the riverbank
   converging shadows
   of nesting cliff swallows
                                              Hilary Tann


             the woodcarvers grin
             as he walks the trail-- 
             boxes of bluebirds
                                              Joann


        on the front rail
        a nesting robin --
        she unlocks the back door
                                                     -acm


             sparrow's nest
             hidden in the grass
             a cricket chirps
                                          Patricia A. Laurent


                     homely baby bird
                     do they miss you
                     in your nest?
                                             Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


     no time to sing
     for the cuckoo's young
     the nesting nightingale
                                              marius geerts


        sunny afternoon-
                a nesting wren sleeps
                beneath a cat's shadow
                                                        jean king


            stinking
            the jewel bright kingfishers
            nest
                      paulus the woodgnome


   its nest lies smashed -
   for days the warbler whistles
   calling her young
                                  Yuri


         flicker of white-
         junco vanishes
         into its nest
                                norm jensen


                 busier than me
                 these nesting robins
                 in the apple tree
                                               kim


   old rabbit hutch
   still cozy with straw and fur
   now birds are nesting
                                         Zoned Cat


         moonlit cliff
         above the breakers
         nesting gulls
                                 -willard


               nesting bird no longer,
               by the feeder
               a baby sparrow begs
                                                   Ed Shaheen


     in the full leafed tree
     by the abortion clinic
     nesting mourning doves
                                               Carolyne


    such a blue sky...
    and the cypress swamp is full
    of nesting birds!
                                  Laura Young


       over the empty  nest
               -  a flash of plumage
                                                   doris k.


    Spent spirea blooms
    protect a cardinal's nest
    in a late spring rain
                                       Pardee


               stopping their work
               they watch some nesting sparrows -
               the house builders
                                                gilles fabre

                                                               


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