dead leaves

(2/15, 1998)

 

 

First Place 


   dead leaves
   raising the cat's fur
   in the wind
              Carolyne


Second Place 


   moving day
   pulling dead leaves from
   the mailbox
              ~Susan Watkins


Third Place 


   impaling
   dead leaves --
   the shaft of a crocus
                         hilary tann


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


     
     dead leaves
     rustling on the headstones-
     a few more stars
                        -Dean DelBene


         on top
         of the new snow...
         a dead leaf
                   Hugh Waterhouse


              ghostly shapes
              risen from dead leaves --
              indian pipes
                         Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


                    whispers -
                    under the dead leaves
                    nesting mice
                                doris kasson


                            dead leaves
                            crackle underfoot-
                            season greetings
                                              Joseph Kirschner


    chess figures
    standing tall among
    dead fig leaves
                    Susan Bond


          on the drumlin floor
          under a mat of dead leaves -
          wintergreen
                      Tim Happel


                 dead leaves
                 fluttering from the oaks
                 waxwings take flight
                                      Ferris


                         the marble is cracked
                         in the dry fountain basin
                         dead leaves whisper
                                             Paul Blake


   removing dead leaves
   on the grave
   a prayer wheel spins
                         Betty


          dead leaves
          returning to earth
          in the compost bin
                            Donald McLeod


                 indian summer -
                 dead leaves sink
                 into the ice
                             Mark Alan Osterhaus


  little dervish winds
  of dead leaves scraping front walk--
  pumpkin's eye kicked in
                              --S. R. Spanyer


        almost spring --
        the oak's dead leaves
        up in smoke
                   bill lerz


               small green treasures
               pushing through the dead leaves
               with the first warmth
                                      Pardee 


                      curbside
                      dead leaves shiny with dew
                      laze before the rush
                                            Hazel


   dead leaves come alive
   a whirlwind skips and dances
   children race to catch it
                             R. Marie Stutts


         cracked and buckled
         the cemetary sidewalk
         strewn with dead leaves
                                  Cindy Bene

 
                   recycled dead leaves
                   for some unknown gardener
                   the fresh morning cast
                                          Matt


     dead leaves
     trapped in a flower bed
     the wind just rests here

      copyright 2/9/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek

                                                        


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