grass

(7/5, 1998)

 

 

First Place 


   moving the grass
   but not the kestrel ~
   summer wind
                Hugh Waterhouse


Second Place 


   inky shadows
   on the silver grass-
   lustrous full moon
                       Sue


Third Place 


   just at dusk
   children search the grass
   for fireflies
                  rdwms


   grass framing
   a sunwarmed rock ledge
           the snake's slow coils
                                   -acm



BELOW THIRD PLACE 


   crosslegged
   in a field of dry grass...
   a storm out at sea
                       Jon Leask


     her hips
     gracefully swaying
     in the grass skirt
                        Betty


       floating
       over my neighbor's lawn
       dandelion seeds
                        hilary tann


          grass-stained jeans -
          the old couple
          arm in arm
                      Ian


             gentle wind
             stirring the long grass -
             a kestrel hovers 
                               Ferris


                   a year later--
                   in mother's bare garden
                   new grass
                              Harold


   starry night
   grass blades between
   my toes
            kim h


     summer grasses;
     stones in the potter's field
     all read "Rest in Peace"
                              Charles Trumbull


       melting snow
       on this first day of spring-
       brown grass
                    Joe Kirschner


          dried grasses
          turning the summer
          to shades of beige
                              Tom Williams


              walking barefoot
              on fresh mown grass
              the old one smiles
                                  soji


   summer sun
   circles of yellow vetch
   in the grass
                 Pardee


     mouth full of grass
     that white-throated sparrow
     resembles my cat
                       Joann


       summer storm
       tall prairie grass
       waves in the wind
                          Patricia A. Laurent


          cutting grass -
          old lawnmower and I
          re-runs
                   -ito


             vacant lot
             amid freshly mown grass
             three sparrows
                              jen


   freshly mown grass
   sweet inscense through bare toes
   honoring solstice
                      wz


     slowly pushing 
     the old mower -
     gnarled hands
                    norm jensen


        the grass bows down
        to the Spring flood, yet,
        together two stalks stand tall
                                           --Jeanne


            grass cut 
            behind me the child
            already grown
            
     copyright 6/30/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek

                                                       


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