friend

(6/1, 1997)



FIRST PLACE


        room to let-
        bending and unbending 
        photos of his friend
                                           -willard


        two friends
        on a park bench
        sitting in silence
                                      Carolyne


SECOND PLACE


         moon passing through
         the backyard maple,
         old friends.
                              Charles Reed


         spring sunshine --
         watching the leaf shadows
         on a friend's face
                                        -acm


THIRD PLACE


     veteran's memorial
     fingertips pause at the name
     of an old friend
                                 ~Susan


BELOW THIRD PLACE


   winter oaks
   line the quiet marsh
   companion moon
                                Paul M


     gift from a friend-
     this tiny glazed pitcher
     smooth against my cheek
                                                 Ferris

       old friends
         playing chess
           - click!
                          Hilary Tann


            gently falling rain -
            touching my friend's hand
            we say goodbye.
                                         Peg Lowmiller


               twenty-five years . . .	
     college friends
     pick up in midsentence . . .
                                                   Charles Trumbull


        friends grind flour
        and gently pat tortillas
        in rhythm
                          Zoned Cat


            a friend 
            in the night --
            soft snores
                                 omeric


  the flowers I hold 
  for the friend who did not show
  they, too, are wilting
                                        Noor Singh Khalsa


     nervous on the wharf
     friends and family ponder
     a change in the wind
                                         - Loran


          Late silent hour
          holding a friend's number,
          her hand hesitates
                                            -- Margarita Drozdoff


      chilly spring morning...
      friendly eyes and a wet tongue
      wake the sleeping girl
                                             tina :o)


  Your midnight letter,
  can Polar Star be friends
  with Southern Cross?
                                       Yuri
	

       friends of my youth
       reside forever
       in my mind
                           Patricia A. Laurent


    The years first firefly.
    Ahh, dear friend, light my way
    Through evening willows.
                                               Meg Warren


        our first kiss --
        that change
        from friends to lovers
                                               Richmond D. Williams


   a friend's whisper ~
   carelessly adding sugar
   to hot coffee
                           Mark Alan Osterhaus
                                                               


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