early summer

(6/4/00)


_________First Place__________


early summer -
the lane grows
narrow

Alison Williams
 
 
 ________Second Place________


early summer -
a haze of gnats
at the water's edge

hilary tann



 _________Third Place________
    

early summer
a cardinal
deep in the magnolia

Yu Chang


early summer
an orchard trimmer's shirt
on the third tree in

Joann
_________Below Third Place________

  
early summer
one duckling less
than yesterday

max verhart

early summer
her leg escapes
the bedsheet

rjscott

white lilac
the early summer's
evening scent

0dd

early summer -
the sound of flutes
in the garden

Luke Penfield
  
early summer
falling asleep again
in the garden

- marius

on the warm headstone
              a butterfly lands
            --       early summer

m.cross

early summer...
a woodpecker rattles
in the wood

Hugh Waterhouse

early summer ice cream truck motionless in cold rain

gary steinberg
  
early summer
the sea still too cold
to go in

Linda Robeck

early summer-
the day rapidly fading
into storm clouds

Suzanne McIntire
  
early summer-
leaving one heavy sweater
tucked in the closet

Hazel

early summer ~
sandcastle dreams
by the seashore

Don Wharram

  
early summer sun
spills on the braided rug--
old cat curled in sleep

*Billie Wilson

early summer storm
the grey heron
disappears

soji

early summer
in grove of cedar trees
cool dampness

Edward

early summer rain lazily sprinkles one side of the street

Gretchen Claggett
  
early summer  -
under the mosquito netting
a tangle of legs

doris kasson

early summer-
beside the drying lake
a heron's footprints

Sue
  
early summer--
one spider caught
in another spider's web.

Ann Krischus

  
early summer
a jogger jumps over
the turtle

Cindy Tebo

a lawnmower
echoes in early summer
the smell of cut grass

Marlene Egger
  
early summer
faint bell sounds
along the trail

Lesley

early summer
the avocados now
the size of quail eggs

Sue Torres

early summer:
the thwack of driver
against golf ball

Charles Trumbull
  
early summer dawn
peach-scented breeze
today I'll wear pink

Grace Mathew

  
early summer -
faces pressed against the glass
waiting for the bell

Naia

early summer sunlight
glowing through stained glass
tinting cut lillies blue

R. Marie Stutts
    

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