deer

(9/28, 1997)


FIRST PLACE


       slow-moving river --
       a doe drinks
       from her reflection
                                       -acm


SECOND PLACE


      fallen deer antlers
      a cricket's
      perch
                  ken kuniyuki


THIRD PLACE


     deer tracks
     from the cornfield
     to the rosebed
                              Bob

BELOW THIRD PLACE


      sandpipers fly
      just at the shoreline
      a deer stops drinking
                                         Paul MacNeil


            moonlight
            a deer curls up
            on the forest floor
                                           Carolyne


                Face to face
                every muscle tensed
                the deer and I
                                        Ed Shaheen


    just one deer left
    in these shrinking woods
    growing old alone
                                  Doug Sherman


           frost whitens
           the tall grasses -
           the slain deer's eyes
                                              Jeanne Emrich


    first snow
    falling through branches
    sticks to the buck's antlers
                                                 Harold Bowes


        west texas freeway
        buzzards crowd     
        the deer carcasses
                                       omeric


   haircut and a shave
   under a fourteen point buck's
   steady gaze
                        ~Susan


      light from the west -
      the old buck scents
      another rival
                            kirsten bishop


            From a glowing sky
            silhouetted deer
            enter the forest
                                        Edwin


                  my son's palm--
                  a deer nuzzles
                  Cheerios
                                 Joann


     how they brighten
     the narrow deer trail-
     shiny drops of blood
                                       neca


          summer dusk -
          deer sips from the stream
          silently
                        Alan (~Kyab~)


   my whispering
   does not reach the wandering deer
   at the water's edge
                                    -Noor SIngh Khalsa


           towing my clubs
           from the 11th green -
           deer quietly return
                                            paul m


   Autumn leaves tremble
   suddenly
   a vanishing deer
                              -- Margarita Drozdoff


         bordering the woods
         the soft yellow-browns of ash;
         silently, a doe
                                 Pardee


              dark winding road -
              in the lights ahead
              a freeze frame deer
                                               Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)
 

   water willows rise
   from a splash of moonlight
   ....the doe drinks
                               Ferris


               patch of soft earth -
               the distinct curves and points
               of a deer track
                                        Laura Young


         finger
         on the shutter release...
         deer suddenly still
                                          Hugh Waterhouse


  hoarfrost meadow
  in the distance he appears...
  that phantom white buck
                                            Zoned Cat 


      deer heads
      lining the knotty pine bar -
      a hunter's stare
                                Mark Alan Osterhaus


           silently watching
           a statuesque buck at the pond
           sudden shot rings out
                                               DeeDee

                                                               


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