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SEA SHELL GAME #34
Judged by Jane Reichhold
June 17, 2000

(a quickie, don't be picky because I am so far behind)

ROUND ONE

1
sugarflower sways
wisping under drifting clouds
our bus rushes past

2
Lonely wrinkled reflection,
Life gave two loves,
One was all she needed.

Ku # 1 wins.
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3
Winter cold
threatens existence
My hands numb

4
So small and tiny
she curls in my arms
and gently falls to sleep.

Ku # 3.
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5
kneading soft dough
for poppy seed rolls~
his freckled back

6
The scorching hot sun,
Cooks my flesh and hair slowly,
Until I'm well-done!

Ku # 5.
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7
late August-
the way the spider's web
bows with each gust

8
I am made of trees
Dancing beyond dimensions
Sneaking underground

Ku # 7.
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9
Lying on the floor,
stare at a box of Kleenex,
causes a headache.

10
balcony awning
billows in the gale then
cracks like a topsail

Ku # 9
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11
a serpentine slash
of sleek, autumn-coloured fur:
His Catness pounces.

12
Alone at sunset
she counts
each receding wave.

Ku # 11.
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13
When boat and shore meet
a thought comes
where does the wind begin?

14
I glance into the past
I wonder about the future
as i'm stuck in the present.

Ku # 13.
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15
Meditation, I alone
visit the silence within-
on my way to truth

16
smiles to herself
tending the potted posies
speaks to her children

Ku # 16.

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ROUND TWO

1
sugarflower sways
wisping under drifting clouds
our bus rushes past

3
Winter cold
threatens existence
My hands numb

Ku # 3
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5
kneading soft dough
for poppy seed rolls~
his freckled back

7
late August-
the way the spider's web
bows with each gust

Ku # 5.
---------------------------------

9
Lying on the floor,
stare at a box of Kleenex,
causes a headache.

11
a serpentine slash
of sleek, autumn-coloured fur:
His Catness pounces.

Ku # 11.
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13
When boat and shore meet
a thought comes
where does the wind begin?

16
smiles to herself
tending the potted posies
speaks to her children

Ku # 13
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ROUND THREE

3
Winter cold
threatens existence
My hands numb

5
kneading soft dough
for poppy seed rolls~
his freckled back

Ku #5.
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11
a serpentine slash
of sleek, autumn-coloured fur:
His Catness pounces.

13
When boat and shore meet
a thought comes
where does the wind begin?

Ku # 11.

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ROUND FOUR

5
kneading soft dough
for poppy seed rolls~
his freckled back

11
a serpentine slash
of sleek, autumn-coloured fur:
His Catness pounces.

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The winner is:
5
kneading soft dough
for poppy seed rolls~
his freckled back
..............................Kirsty

The winner is Kirsty! Again! Congratulations! and thanks to everyone who participated.

Poems Copyright Individual Authors 2000.
Commentary Copyright Jane Reichhold 2000.

Let me read another Sea Shell Game .
Show me the form so I can submit my haiku to the Sea Shell Game.
Maybe I need to read up on haiku.

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