pond

(11/14/99)

_________First Place__________


sunset
pink swans
gliding home                                 
 
R. Marie Stutts
  
 ________Second Place________


cloudless sky
between the lilies
the lines on my face

Yu Chang


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still pond -
a crescent moon rests
on the bank's curve

Harold
_________Below Third Place________
Sunlit pond;
a pike' leap
shatters the stillness.

Sue

cascading
over the beavers' dam
- autumn leaves

hilary tann

secluded pond
surely this is how
Nick found his lily

Joann

yellow butterfly--
drinking in the warmth
of a sunlit pond

Cindy Tebo

  
pond landing  --
a duck shatters
the morning sun

susan bond

Murky pond ~
turtle slides into
darkness

joy

koi pond--
cat eyes note
each swirl

Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)
  
casting from the dock -
a sudden swirl
near the lily pads

Edward

morning star
in a circle of ripples
a dabbling duck

paul conneally

  
this way and that
across the pond -
a maple leaf

penny

  
old pond—
the sound of water
biding time

Timothy Russell

  
a dusty, dry wind
and the creak of the windmill
filling the stock pond

Charles Trumbull

at Basho's pond
chasing frogs for bait
ku fishermen

OwenB

at waters edge
bright yellow irises -
a bullfrog blinks

an'ya
  
afternoon shadows
a hawk stands on a rabbit
near a frozen pond

don socha

  
autumn mist ~
the sound of geese
returning --

john.

  
little gum boots
stuck in the mud
cattails

DeVar

moonlit pads
water lilies hide
the water

arkady elterman

black water pond-
a squadron of mallards
take to the air

ebj
  
widening outward
rain splatters the dark waters
patterning the pond 

Elaine

  
sunlight glints
on the edge of the pond
a turtle slips in

soji

  
old pond
orange carp, coloring
my contemplation

rj scott

  
the moonlit pond
filled with curled waves
froggy's hiding place

Emile Molhuysen

  
it is just our feet 
that are making circles
in the old pond

pam

in the silence
of the old pond
a frog's croak

Max Verhart
  
ice skaters on top
minnows underneath
going nowhere 

peigi

  
full moon
bright pond in meadow
midnight twins

Paula

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