iris

(6/15/99)

_________First Place__________
  
	through the picket fence
	the thin blades
	            of irises

	Yu Chang

    
 ________Second Place________
    
	evening sunshine
	after the rain -
	yellow irises

	Alison Williams


 _________Third Place_________
      
	no sign
	where two roads meet
	iris blooms

	paul m.
_________Below Third Place________
	purple shade -
	a hundred irises
	guard the lighthouse

	copyright 6/6/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek
 
 
	all that remains
	of the old homeplace
	irises in bloom

	soji

	blue iris-
	an egret's beak
	ripples the reflection

	Sue
 
	standing out
	in my iris bed
	snapdragon

	Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)

	her slender form
	gripping the mini-iris
	blue damselfly

	Joann

	to hear your voice . . .
	this purple iris
	in the rain

	Timothy Russell
 
	iris ~
	the first bloom is
	snow-white

	elsie

	in the soot
	from the mountain fire
	white iris

	-Michael Maiello
 
	New England junkyard --
	beside the rusted pickup truck
	irises in bloom

	Paul David Mena

	on the grave
	a lone iris wilting
	in the white sun

	john.

	June darkness
	petals of the irises
	holding moonlight

	Marjorie Buettner
 
	summer storm -
	beneath the floodwaters
	irises in bloom

	hilary tann
 
	morning dew
	jewels the blooms
	of the purple iris

	Patricia A. Laurent
 
	homeward bound
	following the blue 
	of irises 

	Ferris
 
	dover beach --
	silken foam caps
	the blue iris

	hortensia anderson

	ikebana lesson -
	propping up
	what's left of the iris

	doris kasson
 
 
	this iris
	the same blue
	as the sky

	Linda Robeck

	Proud iris--reigning
	tall over loyal subjects 
	of lesser beauty

	*(c) 1999 Lynne Remick
 
 
	in the eyes of a child
	bearded irises
	on canvas

	Diane

  
	between their houses
	irises still bloom
	feuding neighbours

	DeVar

	drizzle ~
	iris avenue
	through the wipers

	Timothy Collinson
 
 
	moon over the pond
	the grey iris
	reflects

	Hugh Waterhouse

  
	my garden
	a rainbow --
	irises

	Betty

  
	After many years,
	after a lot of weeding,
	strong iris again.

	Horst Ludwig

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