summer
(for a greeting card)

(8/8/99)

_________First Place__________


afternoon heat 
a new shift of royal guards 
freeze at the gate 

arkady elterman
 ________Second Place________


the buzz of a fly
from across the cathedral --
summer afternoon

Charles Trumbull


 _________Third Place_________
    

not sheltering
from it
the summer rain

Alison Williams
_________Below Third Place________
a pvc pipe
holding up the apple branch
bends deeper

-ito
all of the poppies-
a honeybee 
on the dandelion

DeVar

  
empty chairs
line the parade route--
Fourth of July Morning

Joe Kirschner

  
alpine air
white with butterflies
paper thin

an'ya

  
Our sand castle -
more and more gets washed away
with every wave

Horst Ludwig

herb garden ~
colorful blossoms
fly away

elsie
swallowtail
on the butterfly bush:
a map of itself

Timothy Russell

  
suburban heatwave
the sprinkler keeps slapping
a rainbow

-- Jeffrey Winke

  
in its shade
remembering the summer
I planted this willow

Thom Williams

  
hot rain ~
on the covered bridge
sliding mist

Don Wharram

  
home again -
leaving our shoes
at the door

doris kasson

summer porch -
listening to a
katydid duet

hilary tann
warm dry air
lost blue fly
in lace curtain

emile molhuysen

  
shaded farmstand
deep in the burlap sack
damp fresh corn

Joann

  
the fan hums
a mechanical tune -
lullabied to sleep

randy keener

  
coral clouds
tower above the gray ~
summer sunset

soji

hill rolling - 
down through fresh mown grass
children's laughter

paul conneally
summer sun -
on the asphalt
faded yellow lines

Harold

  
perspiring
i push on 
into the sun

dennis h dutton

  
open windows
curtains billow
music

steve mason

  
fingernail moon
in a powderblue sky - 
cloud dragons fight ....

Degasian

dark clouds and thunder
roll across the sky...
the barbecue goes inside

Betty
August breeze
first quiver lost
in silk kimono

copyright 8/3/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek




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