mushroom

(5/16/99)

_________First Place__________

first light...
the small whiteness
of mushrooms

Hugh Waterhouse


 ________Second Place________

in the shade
of a mushroom cap
                       a slug
  
Don Wharram


 _________Third Place_________

asleep upside down
under the mushroom cap -
a butterfly

Jaloe
_________Below Third Place________
brushing soil away
from the mushroom -
her intent face

Harold

gathering mushrooms
filling the basket
with laughter

- Linda Robeck

  
farmers' market
as big as her wrinkled fist
this mushroom

susan bond

  
first light—
another batch of mushrooms
on the funeral home lawn

Timothy Russell

Mushrooms
in the forest -
so still

Lisa

slack leash -
stopping for a while
near the mushrooms

doris kasson

calmly,
I decapitate the mushroom
with my teeth

hortensia anderson

cook's worn-out shoes 
slow and careful among 
the new mushrooms

Ferris

  
a gentle drizzle
the circle of mushrooms
larger again

Max Verhart

cool spring afternoon
among wet grass clippings
mushroom pieces

ebj

  
children's laughter
from the weathered log
spring mushrooms

Yu Chang

light morning drizzle
ladybug stays dry
under mushroom umbrella

peigi*
  
after the downpour
mushrooms and windfall apples —
summer moon

Charles Trumbull

  
happily lost
with a basket full
of forest mushrooms

Alasdair Paterson

fairy tears
cover the mushrooms
rainy night

Patricia A. Laurent

  
first date --
bravely downing
an unfamiliar mushroom

-acm

Mushroom hunting -
remembering the chanterelles
I ate as a child

Horst Ludwig 
  
after the rain-
there, in the cow paddock,
so many mushrooms

Sue

  
eating mushrooms
on the mountain top
the veils of dawn

dennis h dutton

  
every walk
a treasure hunt
mushroom!

Betty

  
Rain stops.
A mushroom reminds me 
of my forgotten umbrella

copyright 5/9/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek

  
two suns in the sky
dark mushrooming cloud --
Hiroshima

Elaine Cleveland 

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