hail

(5/30/99)

_________First Place__________

silencing
the skylark's song
summer hailstorm

hilary tann


hail storm-
sharing my patio
a huddle of sparrows

Sue 
  
 ________Second Place________

broken peony
still holds a
hailstone

Sue Torres


 _________Third Place_________

hailstones -
the argument 
grows louder

doris kasson
_________Below Third Place________
alaskan cruise -
hailstones sinking in
a gin and tonic

Harold
 
summer thunder -
hailstones bouncing
off the clothes line

john.
   
the widow's bent head
and the pallbearer's shoulders -
hail from a green sky

Don Socha
     


hailstones rattle
at the window--
the old man's words

Kate MacQueen
       
no hailstone
bounces higher
than the cat

Hugh Waterhouse
         


on the footpath -
crunching hailstones 
with my sandals

hortensia anderson
       


rain changes to hail
the old dog
cocks its ears

Yu Chang
     


green awning
hailstones find me
on the rebound

Joann
   


girl and her dad 
collecting hailstones
in a Dixie cup

Ferris
 


punishing hail
in the stones
a robin's broken shell

-willard
   


sudden hailstorm
sheltered under the pine trees
watching roses die

Elaine Cleveland
     


hailstones -
a strand of pearls
scattered in the garden

Jaloe
         


hailstones
among the daisies
spring sunshine

Alison Williams
       


my thoughts turn
to hitting golfballs--
hailstones on the ground

Michael Hawthorne
     


What the hail!
Yells the old man
From the south

j.wagner
   


winds whirling outside,
hail hitting the window panes -
alone in the night

Horst Ludwig
 


passing storm
melting on the sidewalk
hailstones

Marjorie Buettner
   


blossoming storm
hailstones big as quarters
a puppy yips home

bill lerz
     


unexpected hail
shreds transplanted tomtoes
news of the bombings

DeVar Dahl*
       


afternoon thunderstorm -
hailstones triple bounce
on backyard trampoline

Edward
         


bowl with hailstones ~
in front of
my mothers picture

emile molhuysen
       


hail
in the canoe
a thousand oohs and aahs

copyright 5/25/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek
     


driving range --
hailstones and golf balls
bouncing on the green

Betty
   


hailstones
on the tin roof
harder and harder

dennis h. dutton
 


a roll on the roof
not a single hailstone
to be heard separately

Max Verhart
   


vocals and percussion--
coyotes yipping and
summer hail

-Michael Maiello
     


la nina -
hailstones linger 
among the tomato blossoms

Rob Krevitz

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