planting

(4/18/99)

_________First Place__________

spring planting -
the water buffalo
drags its shadow
                     
Yu Chang


 ________Second Place________

that old couple -
planting flower seeds
once again

Penelope


 _________Third Place_________

spring planting
the dirt between fingers
clean and cold

Marjorie Buettner
_________Below Third Place________
spring planting
the narrow strip of earth
in front of my trailer

dennis h dutton
planting seeds -
in the trees
patient crows

Jaloe


newly planted
the farmer's field
white with gulls

Joann


spring planting --
gnarled hands
grip the spade

Roberta Beary
that idea
you planted last fall . . .
not even dandelions

Joseph kirschner


breathing 
the rich fragrance
of new planted rows

Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


no seeds planted
there by the door
purple flowers

alison
still mountain air--
sprinkling my lover's ashes
over newly planted seeds

Michael Maiello


his first garden...
finding the carrot tops
from seeds he planted

Betty
cracked jar-
planting marigolds
for the porch.

Douglas H. King


an elderly man
planting seeds on a grave
humming an old hit

Max Verhart


trembling hands
plant seeds
they will not harvest 

Stan Grotegut


bony fingers
clasp pruned roots
bonsai planting

Don Wharram


John Deere cap
the set of his jaw . . .
planting time

Charles Trumbull


planting seeds --
a profusion of poppies
after her death

hortensia anderson
planting seeds -
one eye on last year's
withered vines

doris kasson


farmer turns skyward 
a silent prayer -
planting seeds

- m v ramki


planting yams ~
African sun hardening
soil crusted hands

Timothy Collinson


sudden breeze:
on either side of the furrow
planting seeds

Rob Krevitz


seeds I plant
ghosts of all the gardens
that were mine

Alasdair Paterson
acres of corn
he remembers 
only the planting

-willard


replanting glads
a forefinger hole
through my glove

Paul MacNeil
terminal grandpa
planting a fruit tree
for each of his grands

Hazel


replanted
in bright new windowboxes
last year's bulbs

hilary tann
planting seeds-
where will we be
when they flower ?

Sue
in identical tents
planted one after the other
different people stripped

copyright 4/13/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek



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