crocus

(3/15, 1998)

 

 

First Place 


   first crocus -
   down the hillside trail
   spring runoff
                  paul m


   first crocus -
   my grumpy neighbor
   smiles
          doris kasson


Second Place 


   chain link fence
   crocuses
   on both sides
                 -willard


Third Place 


      red crocus -
      a bee plump with pollen
      slips back in
                    Ferris


     waiting for spring-
     the only crocus
     is painted on the teapot
                             Cindy Zackowitz


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


         each year
         this simple joy
         a crocus
                   Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


                beneath
the abandoned firetower
     a haze of crocuses
                       hilary tann


        three colours of crocus...
        I leave my scarf
        on the peg
                   Hugh Waterhouse


            first light -
            crocus shoots
            casting shadows
                             Mark Alan Osterhaus


   making me Buddha,
this bunch of crocuses
   in my hand
             Tom Williams


                    drops of rain
                    on the crocus petals -
                    his muddy shoes
                                    norm jensen


             the first brushstroke
             on a new canvas -
             crocus in bloom
                             Tom Genovese


                    thin snow-crust
                    balanced on old grass -
                    a crocus meadow
                                    Paul MacNeil


                          warming myself
                          on this sunless day--
                          yellow crocus
                                        Jim Kacian


                                 sorcerer sun:
                                 from black soil
                                 gold crocuses
                                               Joe Kirschner


   crocuses
   stiff in the wind
   chaffinch songs
                   Matt


        shaded slope
        one purple crocus holds on
        to spring
                  Joann


             Behind the barn -
             shadowed patch of snow
             and a yellow crocus
                                 Margarita


                  shimmering glimpses -
                  between the leaf shadows
                  white crocuses
                                 Harold


                               lavender crocus blooms
                               reawakening grandma's love
                               for us, even after she's gone
                                                              Peg


   headline
   of the morning newspaper
   that crushed the crocus
                           Charles Trumbull


       sleepy-eyed children
       awakening from their naps
       crocus are blooming
                           Cindy Bene


             middle of March -
             not one blooming crocus
             to get gramps up!

       copyright 3/10/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek

                                                        


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