pussy willow

(3/3/99)

First Place 


   snow slides 
   from the pussy willows -
   spring wind
                  Cindy Zackowitz


Second Place 


   honeybee's buzz
   pussy willow catkins
   tipped with sunlight
                        Alison Williams


Third Place 


   pussy willows
   near a quiet pond
   a frog croaks
                    Patricia A. Laurent


Below Third Place
near sunset's end
all the pussy willows
turning gold
                Ferris
the builder...
pussy willow hangs
from his beak
                Hugh Waterhouse


frozen bird bath
a nuthatch on the bare
pussy willow
                -ito


pussy willow
each child takes a branch 
from the teacher's hand
                         -willard


in the corner
where the scratching post was
pussy willows
                Charles Trumbull
first pussy willow bouquet
on the blue vase
a brown spider
                 Edward


my mother's glass vase
still brought out for daffodils
and pussy willow
                    Alasdair Paterson


my first ikebana
pussy willow branches
weeks of happiness
                    Emile Molhuysen


across the waters
blooms a pussy willow-
far from Japan 
                 ebj


pussy willows
in a Kyushan vase
lasting spring
                Don Wharram


remodelling -
pussy willows
in the mud room
                   Yu Chang


pussy willow 
on the dusted piano 
moonlight motif      

copyright 2/23/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek


pussy willow 
and cattails
my garden purrs
                 J. Aloe


low clouds -
pussy willow buds
haloed in gold
                 hilary tann


arranging  pussy willow -
the cat's tail flicks
between my legs
                 doris kasson


in the softness
of pussywillow buds
promises of spring
                     Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


pussy willow
the toes of
a grey kitten
              - Linda Robeck


an old henhouse
the catkins of a pussy willow
starting to open
                  paul m


pussy willow
over and over
stroking the catkins
                      Dennis H. Dutton


Pussy willows still
along the creek - planted
once by my father
                    Horst Ludwig


moms cremation
in a pussy willow
the first catkins
                    Max Verhart


on the antique table
a new vase of pussy willows-
yesterday's coffee stain
                            Sue


soft paws
climbing up brown stem
pussy willow
               Meredith


the wind
leaves of the pussy willow
show white
            Joe Kirschner
harbinger of Spring
ice frozen pussy willow
reviving indoors
                  Elaine Cleveland


boots muddy, socks soaked
pussy willows
for Mom
          Betty


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