whale

(3/9 , 1997)



FIRST PLACE


   whale done in crayon
   she needs another sheet
   for its tail
                        Charles Trumbull


SECOND PLACE


    old whaler -
    minnows in and out of
    the rusty hulk
                            Yu Chang


THIRD PLACE


     milk-white beluga
     trapped behind dirty glass
     still seems to smile
                                      Joann1125


BELOW Third PLACE


  for a moment-
  flying with pelicans
  a breached whale
                               Neca


     serene morning -
     grey whales drift
     in and out of clouds
                                     Jeanne Emrich 


        baiting the hook
        her whale pendant
        swinging to and fro
                                        Mark Alan Osterhaus


     moonlit sea
     gulls follow 
     the wake of the whale
                                         -willard


  right whales
  breaching a gold sea
  frame the last sun
                                 Ferris


       sailing leeward
       in the company of whales
       a following sea
                                  ken kuniyuki 


   Akranes, Iceland
   at the whale processing plant
   lights burning all night
                                         Tim Happel


  Through boat-bucking waves--
  the sleek sliding dive of
  whales whaling
                            Ed Shaheen


       in the watch below
       ghostly voices through the hull
       whale songs from the deep
                                                 Stephen M. Osborn


     long journey
     down the cold coast line
     whales wail sad songs
                                         Patricia A. Laurent


  Playful whale
  mightn't it strike you
  your're too big?
                            Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


       empty deck vats
       the last whaler under sail -
       floating museum
                                   Paul MacNeil


    caught by the spray
    as we plunge starboard to port
    sightseeing whales                      
                                    Zoned Cat


  Cackling tourist boat
  summer afternoon sun-
  whales watching watchers                
                                            Alan Raley 


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