hand

(2/15, 1998)

 

 

First Place 


   smooth stone
   fits my hand -
   the sound of waves
                      Paul MacNeil


   deep in the leather
   of his lefthander's glove
   -another spring
                  Joann


Second Place 


   gripping the racquet
   my father's hands
   around mine
               hilary tann


   the blessing of hands -
   signing
   the preacher's words
                         Glen L. Keener


Third Place 


    steeping tea
   the sound of the scythe
   in the farmer's hands
                         -willard


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


     
     animal shelter-
     the old dog's head
     holds the shape of my hand
                                 Donald McLeod


          arctic swells - 
          fisherman's swollen hands
          hoisting net
                      Tim Happel


               gnarled hands
               carefully smooth the dough
               into shape
                          ~Susan Watkins


                       hill farmer's wife
                       telling her story
                       this calloused hand
                                           Matt


   new leaves of sweet buckeye;
   her hands on my face
                         Joseph Kirschner


      cat kibble
      in my open hand
      the grackle's light peck
                               Ferris


           tear streaked cheeks
           her tiny hand in mine
           at the casket
                        DeeDee


                Rain !
                weary hands
                filling sandbags
                                bill lerz


                      bending over
                      to shuck his boots
                      - handprints on the doorjamb
                                                    doris kasson


   tilled field
   old farmer spitting
   on his dirty palm
                     paul m


        gathering walnuts-
        between the withered leaves
        his hands so wrinkled
                               neca


              february dawn -
              a small hand melts
              the morning frost
                                Mark Alan Osterhaus


                    two old wrinkled hands
                    join
                    to shake goodbye
                                      gilles fabre


    his hand
    cupping her cheek
    one last time
                 Carolyn


         teaching me to sail...
         both her hands
         on the tiller
                      Hugh Waterhouse


               such hard working hands--
               many a pickle preserved
               in eighty-four years
                                     Cindy Bene 


   laughing like children we fill
   our hands with wisteria petals
   lavender snow fight
                      R. Marie Stutts


          hand holding on
          to a rabbit's foot--jumping
          into her first car

      copyright 2/9/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek
                                                        


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