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SEA SHELL # 35
Judged by Jane Reichhold
June 17, 2000

ROUND ONE

1
etching a streak of light
in the night sky -
a speck of dust

2
thunder, faint, distant
the dog shivering, moaning
moaning and pacing

Ku # 1.
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3
Many holes I see
in this beautiful tree
a woodpeckers winter storage.

4
Daisies gently sway
In the afternoon breezes
While their fragrance lifts

Ku # 4
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5
tiny scattered bones
litter a cave entrance
a cool breeze blows

6
wingless faerie sits
with head low and hand on chin
like wilted flower

Ku #5
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7
a soft pink nostril
expanding to reveal love
tears for son's wedding

8
bitter cold wind-
a mourning dove
ruffles its' feathers

Ku # 7.
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9
Snippets of white thread
a dandelion thistle
sows its ragged edge.

10
The old man shivers
as someone knocks at his door
but death turned away

Ku # 9.
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11
thistle down
blown on the wind
reseeding

12
morning drapes the earth
city sleeps beneath the mist
as church bells ring

Ku # 11.
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13
silver maple seeds
spin from branch to branch...
trapeze artists

14
I saw the bright light
As the hot sun hit my face.
Then you took it's place.

Ku # 13.
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15
wind stirred
a crow pursues
the cherry blossoms

16
The flowers bloom up,
And break their soil boundary
which has darkened them.

Ku # 15.

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ROUND TWO

1
etching a streak of light
in the night sky -
a speck of dust

4
Daisies gently sway
In the afternoon breezes
While their fragrance lifts

Ku # 1.
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5
tiny scattered bones
litter a cave entrance
a cool breeze blows

7
a soft pink nostril
expanding to reveal love
tears for son's wedding

A tie!
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9
Snippets of white thread
a dandelion thistle
sows its ragged edge.

11
thistle down
blown on the wind
reseeding

Ku #9.
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13
silver maple seeds
spin from branch to branch...
trapeze artists

15
wind stirred
a crow pursues
the cherry blossoms

Ku # 15

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ROUND THREE

1
etching a streak of light
in the night sky -
a speck of dust

5
tiny scattered bones
litter a cave entrance
a cool breeze blows

Ku # 5.
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7
a soft pink nostril
expanding to reveal love
tears for son's wedding

9
Snippets of white thread
a dandelion thistle
sows its ragged edge.

Ku # 9.
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15
wind stirred
a crow pursues
the cherry blossoms

Compared to the other two winners in this round, this ku would not pass on to the next round.

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ROUND FOUR

5
tiny scattered bones
litter a cave entrance
a cool breeze blows

9
Snippets of white thread
a dandelion thistle
sows its ragged edge.

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THE WINNER IS:

5
tiny scattered bones
litter a cave entrance
a cool breeze blows

P.M.David

Congratulations to P.M. David and thanks to all 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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