kitten

(3/14/99)

First Place 


   moon-viewing --
   a basket of kittens
   on the windowsill
                     hortensia anderson


Second Place 


   summer night
   a black cat curled around 
   her kitten
                     Alison Williams


Third Place 


   writer's block-
   so many paper balls
   my kitten lies exhausted
                             Sue


Below Third Place
so slim...
we follow her
to her kittens
               Hugh Waterhouse
 
barefoot -
too many kittens
in the shoe closet
                   hilary tann
kneading dough -
my ailing mother
remembers the kitten
                      Yu Chang

  
dandelion meadow
a kitten practising
the tiger's prowl
                  Max Verhart
taking twice as long
to tie shoes now --
kittens in the house
                     Charles Trumbull
softly falling 
the kitten plays
in new snow
               soji
kitten stretches 
for mother's steps
spring snow
               DeVar Dahl
used bookstore -
in a bed of LIFE magazines
mewling kittens
                 paul m.

  
death-row kitten
happily playing
in a bare cage
                Don McLeod
kittens
free to good home 
another spring
                Rob Krevitz
         
a kitten 
in the comforter's folds
upside down eyes
                  Paul MacNeil
sipping black tea -
between my feet
kitten sips milk
                   Tore Sverredal
   
grasshopper
                                 leaping
                                                          kitten

- Linda Robeck 



movement
in my socks drawer
our new kitten
                  Joseph Kirschner
 
listless kitten
father feeds her
with an eyedropper
                     Joann
the wicker basket
underneath the kitchen sink -
three kittens entwined
                        Timothy Collinson
     

  
thirty years ago
her face when I brought home
the kitten
               dennis h, dutton
       
killing fangs
in her mother's mouth
a newborn kitten
                    ebj
 
climbing bestsellers
on the table--
bookshop kittens

copyright 3/6/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek

  
A brittle leaf falls
on the cold ground.  But only
the kitten looks up.
                      Horst Ludwig
     

  
paws looking around
spontaneously accepted me
her blind kitten
                  emile molhuysen
       
coldest March morning
abandoned kitten mewing
tramp shares last crust of bread
                                    Elaine Cleveland
 
curled up
atop an unraveled sweater
the kitten
                   Betty

  
sleepy kitten
curled up in a ball
of frayed yarn
                  Don Wharram

  
children laughing
father's bleeding face
kitten stroked
                  paul conneally


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