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1979 Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award

First Place
Author: James O'Neil
the child
points at the moon
and says, "bird"
Second Place
Author: Darold Braida
one seagull
on a shaft of air;
dawn
Third Place
Author: Kirsten Stromberg
Lean man
Carving
The tree's dream.
Honorable Mention
Author: Marlene Mountain
morning-glory folds into herself into her folds
Honorable Mention
Author: Cor van den Heuvel
from behind me
the shadow of the ticket-taker
comes down the aisle
Honorable Mention
Author: Michael O'Brien
Walking to Work

Pages lap at your feet
The quick eye holds up the news to the day
Honorable Mention
Author: Tal Streeter
Part of a dog
walking by upside down
in the roadside puddle
Honorable Mention
Author: Garry Gay
Where the ripple was
the fisherman casts his line;
another ripple
Honorable Mention
Author: Virginia Brady Young
Quiet strokes
of night swimmer: the slap
of beaver tails...
Honorable Mention
Author: Raymond Roseliep
never expecting
the lilies in November
nor the small coffin
Honorable Mention
Author: Michael McClintock
      the room's smallness
fills with light
      this morning of snow
Honorable Mention
Author: Joyce Walker Currier
The way of the conch—
blueing in the sea, and
echoing in the wind
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