First Place sudden wind -- a jumble of ducklings bumps the shore -acm Second Place wind here and there - by the stone bench gosling prints paul m Third Place eddies under the stone bridge - a duckling's peep norm jensen BELOW THIRD PLACE quiet pond the gosling brood now numbers two Joann iridescent green the gosling asleep in a flower pot Harold Goose prods a lifeless gosling - April rain. Moura spring's end - the school crossing guard waits for the last duckling Tom Genovese gray goslings small mouths wide open to the sun Tom Williams an arrowhead wake points a lone duckling at the sunset Andy distant thunder... behind mother's wake duckling's first swim copyright 5/19/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek a gosling's path into the marsh trackless Mark Alan Osterhaus warmth of the egg pressed to my ear... the gosling peeps Ferris breeze across the marsh grass glimpse of ducklings kim marsh reeds - a redhead and ducklings in tow -ito quiet water; a duckling in a hurry ripples the surface tormoda pigeons shadow six young ducklings scurry for cover soji out of the pond -- the ducklings waddle to her bread in hand Betty one deep inhalation - the duckling in high speed to mama emile molhuysen patient mallard hen - - at last the ugly duckling jumps into the pond bill lerz
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