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1997 Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award

First Place
Author: June Moreau
I'm caught in it too—
the blossom-loosening wind
Second Place
Author: Garry Gay
Over the railroad tracks
the slow motion
of a snake
Third Place
Author: George Swede
The beetle I righted
flies straight into
a cobweb
Honorable Mention
Author: Helen K. Davie
leaf in my palm
its stem extends
my lifeline
Honorable Mention
Author: Susan Gaston
about the tree
over my small son's grave
—tell me
Honorable Mention
Author: William J. Higginson
musty smell
forgotten...deep
into the text
Honorable Mention
Author: Connie R Meester
that Venus!
leading the cupped moon
through every turn of the road
Honorable Mention
Author: Kohjin Sakamoto
"grabs" and "opens"
the fist
sowing seeds
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