first snow

(12/21, 1997)


FIRST PLACE
first snow-
collecting tiny footsteps
on my shovel
                      Joann

SECOND PLACE
first snow ~
a waking child
breaks the silence
                              Mark Alan Osterhaus

THIRD PLACE
first snow . . .
     all the Kyoto Buddhas
                   becoming snowmen
                                                  Donald McLeod

BELOW THIRD PLACE

first snow-
the wrinkled jack-o'-lantern
wears a new hat
                         dean delbene

    
first snow -
under pine trees
circles of green
                           rdwms
changing
the bed sheets -
first snow
                 Tom Genovese

  
shovels in checkout line --
first snow falling
on the parking lot
                             Steve Rys

little girl's breath
fogging the window pane-
first snow
                Ferris

a tiny bird perched
atop the puffing chimney
first snow
                tina

white dust
in the blue shadow of a wall
-first snow
                  Paul Blake

years later
recognizing the sky-
first snow
                 -willard

  
first snow-
half buried in the sandbox
his toy shovel
                       neca

the first snow falling--
     overnight, the narcissus
    bloom opening
                        S. R. Spanyer

  
whipping egg whites
into stiff peaks-
first snow on the mountains
                                             Carolyne

first snow melts
on the city street
cold puddles
                     --jason
  
First snow -
red leaves drift
from the maple tree
                                 Margarita

  
softly falling
on a child's tongue
first snow
                 ~Susan
dark cloudbank -
a smell of dead leaves
and the first snow
                              Paul MacNeil
above the sheep pasture
falling through a white mist
- first snow
                   Harold

  
first snow -
in my morning tea
i pour some honey
                              gilles fabre


stringing lights
on the christmas tree
first snow
                 DeeDee

  
field of winter wheat
slender green blades dusted white
first snow
                Cindy Bene

floating in puddle
the anniversary card he made
before the first snow
 
copyright 12/16/1997 by Wendy C. Bialek

first snowfall
framed in glass window
- a new pageant
                          bill lerz

  
first snow -
fragile green to
silver sparkle
                       ~lee

  
first snow
drips from the roof;
south wind                                        
                 Pardee

  
children look
for matching snowflakes,
first snow
                Peg Lowmiller 

                                                               


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