feeding (birds)

(1/23/00)

_________First Place__________


park bench
an old man shares his lunch
with some sparrows

Max Verhart

 
 ________Second Place________


winter chill
the lady gathers pigeons
with a bag of grain

john


 _________Third Place________
    

in the palm
of her tiny hand
bird seeds and a robin

Betty


morning drizzle
on the empty feeder
a robin fluffs its wings

Yu Chang
_________Below Third Place________
heads bowed 
at each step  -
the feeding birds 

Alison Williams

  
thudding
into the birdfeeder -
the bride’s  first biscuits

doris kasson


hummingbird hovers
sipping offered nectar:
invisible wings

AJae
  
the cold-
wheat and pheasant tracks
scattered in the snow

DeVar


empty bird feeder
wavy sidewinder tracks
in the desert sand

Tim

winter storm
a flurry of birds
at the feeder

Linda Robeck


her house now~
a goldfinch double checks
the empty feeder

gary steinberg
  
below zero -
ice crystals halo
the bird feeder

hilary tann


tuppence a bag ~
one starling snatches the first crumb

Heather Madrone
  
timid toddler-
flinging all the crusts
at the nearest swan

Sue

at birdfeeder
irridescent streak
hummingbird

Jay Ellison


accepting food stamps
this winter ~
my bird feeder empty too

eric
  
an abundance of berries ~
bread on the lawn since last week

paul conneally
  
hummingbird feeder
spring bees
wanting their first drink

Cindy Tebo
  
dusk time ritual;
sparrows waiting -
for my rice grains.

 -- sAgar
  
red tailed hawk ~
field mouse wriggling
in his clasp

joy

winter morning-
sharing wheat crusts
with sparrows

Tiana Jackson


a scratching sound
at the snowed-on bird feeder
flash of red

Joe Kirschner
  
storm over - 
scattered seeds
on boot trodden snow

Maleti
  
poking through the snow
caribou bones
ravens gather to feed

- Aleron
  
below the planter
churned up mess
feeding birds

ena


hummingbirds dancing
all about the birdfeeder --
fast forward lives

Elaine Cleveland

first daily ritual -
push forward myself
for feeding birds

emile molhuysen 

  
house of seeds
gives the woodpecker
a respite

peigi
  
squatting squirrel 
a lone post where a bird house
stood

copyright 1/18/2000 by Wendy C. Bialek
  
With eager eyes -
the cat watching the titmouse
at the feeding ring

Horst Ludwig
  

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