river

(3/12/00)

_________First Place__________


sunset
the way the river
gently folds it

rjscott 
 ________Second Place________


river walk
a heron's legs disappear
step by step

john


 _________Third Place________
    

bending
the river
moves on

- rien
_________Below Third Place________
spring thaw -
a sandal floats on the river

Earl Keener

war memorial
in the old man's eyes
a silent river

Debi Bender

end of winter~
the scent of softened earth
at the river's edge

Marjorie Buettner

quiet river--
the ripple left behind
by the lead duck

m. cross

steady rain -
the river widens
between us

Yu Chang

at dusk a boat with 
paper lanterns 
drifts down the river 

George Andes

winter moon
follows my stroll
along the river

Susumu Takiguchi

river’s roar
the kitten’s mouth
empty of it’s cry

Linda Robeck

blue heron
poised between sky
and river

Joanna Preston

listening to the river
only I
and the old pine

Tore Sverredal

Heavy snow flakes
whiten the last ice floes
on the river

Horst Ludwig

Riverfront Property -
a kingfisher perches
on the For Sale sign

hilary tann

the leaning tree
bends across the river
almost a bridge

Don Wharram

the cruise ship rises
at the mouth of the river
first nausea

Joseph Kirschner

still there
on the mantelpiece;
yellow river

20(c)00
O.G.Aksnes

sweeping along
the bottom of the canyon
the ghost of the river

arkady elterman

the river
a deeper blue
than you

gary steinberg

transparency
in the river
slivers of silver

Barb Camp

redrock cliffs
rise high above the river
an eagle plunges

Marlene Egger


the noise of
ice piled up below the bridge
river breakup

DeVar

canoeing ~
a kingfisher dives from the
river bluff

elsie

a river
where a people 
used to walk

copyright 3/3/2000 by Wendy C. Bialek

muddy river
motionless gulls
floating past

Max Verhart

houseboat floating
on darkening river-
they make dinner

peigi

Surprise storm-
cars navigate through
sudden river

SUE TORRES

a million raindrops
on streams
reach placid river

ena 

  

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