pumpkin

(11/9, 1997)


FIRST PLACE


       in the shade
       of the fattest pumpkin
       sparrows pecking sand
                                            Ferris


SECOND PLACE


      spare change
      in the scarecrow's pocket-
      pumpkin seeds
                              -willard


THIRD PLACE


     dry leaves scattered
     over roadside pumpkins
     the first hard frost
                                    Matt Morden


         filled with leaves
         on the stump of an oak-
         a half carved pumpkin
                                             neca

BELOW THIRD PLACE


      second graders
      carving Halloween pumpkins
      -gapped tooth grins
                                       jean king


            twilight -
              my uncut pumpkin
              your un-opened letter
                                                  Hugh Waterhouse


                   the morning after -
                   Halloween pumpkins'
                   hollow looks
                                        -Noor


                            gusting wind --
                            the pumpkin's grimace
                            collapses
                                                    - acm


                                  november cold--
                                  old pumpkins
                                  white tops
                                                    --jason


   seed sprouts
   through the eye of
   a flattened pumpkin
                                    ~Susan


           late fall -
            leaves the color of
             pumpkin and cinnamon
                                                 hilary tann


                    Saturday market ...
                    a pumpkin in the stroller,
                    baby walks behind
                                                  Charles P. Trumbull 


  topping the frozen compost -
  a busted pumpkin's
  half-smile
                   Mark Alan Osterhaus


         two foot pumpkin
         singing "twick or tweet"
         mother beaming
                                    DeeDee


               a giggling coven--
               stunted pumpkins
               left in the patch
                                          paul m


                      in the grocery window,
                      odd-shaped pumpkins
                      unpurchased
                                           Peg Lowmiller


                              anniversary gift-
                              diamond earrings
                              on the smiling pumpkin
                                                                   Carolyne


  my nose
   over nutmeg
  over pumpkin pie
     --not long
                    Copyright 11/4/1997 by Wendy C. Bialek


       comparing
       two pumpkins -
       not alike
                      Fred


                    on the slice
                    of pumpkin chiffon pie -
                    a spot of sugar
                                            Paul MacNeil


                            silent vigil
                            patio pumpkin awaits
                            trick-or-treaters
                                                         Cindy Bene


               after the freeze
               just one single pumpkin
               in the fence row
                                         Pardee 

                                                               


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