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walnut
(10/29/00)
_________First Place__________


autumn wind ~
a monk sweeps walnuts
into a pail

hortensia anderson
 
 ________Second Place________


Indian summer--
cracking black walnuts
with grandpa's hammer

*Billie Wilson
 _________Third Place________
    

perfect halves
both father and son
cracking walnuts

Cindy Tebo


walnut tree
the last leaf
spirals down

Darrell


autumn drizzle -
the sharp crack
of a walnut shell

Alison Williams
_________Below Third Place________
morning drizzle-
squirrels chatter softly
in the walnut tree

Sue
  
business lunch -
idly picking walnuts
out of a fruitcake

Patrick


cold October night
the old man roasts walnuts
beneath the bridge

~kujira




 the walnut tree
first nut after seven years
taken by a crow

- marius


grandfather's old hands
with knuckles like brown walnuts
still touch me gently

Dana Florestano
shelling walnuts -
a squirrel appears
on the porch step

Yu Chang
After the sale
mother's walnut desk
under new hands.

~melanie brown~




old friends
on a park bench
sharing walnuts

Carol Raisfel

still clamped 
between wooden jaws--
last year's walnut

an'ya
  
among the fallen walnuts
a blue
fingernail

David Gerard
spring cleaning --
finding last year's walnuts
for the second time

max verhart
  
Boxing Day -
the last walnut in the dish
rattles

Iris Pool


her father
before the walnut
cracking each knuckle

gary steinberg


after the storm
a walnut tree bends
in hazel eyes

m2

walnut
on the anvil --
a rap at the door!

Earl
in the X-Mas tree
walnut shells filled
like fortune cookies

emile molhuysen
  
pieces of walnut
stuck in grandad's teeth
overnight

peigi



staccato squirrel
bits and pieces
of walnut shells

Christopher Patchel


walnuts - 
how nice and warm
they feel in my hands

pam

stashes of walnuts -
unearthed by lush stands icing
the black forest cake

art
  
Surprise!
a walnut drops
on my head

R. Marie Stutts

walnuts, hazelnuts,
and pecans disappear
Brazil nuts remain

soji

halloween trimmings
deep into black walnut bark
white dracula fangs

copyright 10/24/2000 by Wendy C. Bialek(*)




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