silence

(9/14, 1997)


FIRST PLACE


       after the biopsy
       she studies her reflection
       in silence
                       Hilary Tann


SECOND PLACE


      cloudy night
      a long silence between
      the cups of tea
                               kim


THIRD PLACE


     even worse
     than the baby's screams,
     its silence
                      Charlie


BELOW THIRD PLACE


    hickory and silence -
    the smokehouse hams
    hang in rows
                        Paul MacNeil


         snowfall all night
         awakening this morning
         to silence
                          Cindy Bene 


             scarecrow
             in morning fog-
             the silence
                               Timothy Russell


                  the silence
                  between the slow notes
                  of the harp
                                    Doug Sherman


  between the clock ticks
  silence --
  he turns another page
                                      -acm


       creaking wood
       silence...
       ...bless me father
                                   -willard


            bowed heads
            mourn in silence
            single white rose
                                        tina


                 lake silence
                 and the setting sun
                 muffle my words
                                            shang-ti
                                            Larry Gross


              before parting
              nothing in between them
              but silence
                                Fred


        futile--
        this search
        for silence
                          Charon Riesley


  moonlit mountain
  the cry of the coyote
  pierces the silence
                                  -Carolyne
 

                        darkness -
                        the audience falls
                        silent
                                  Laura Young


                 raised drawbridge 
                 a fishing boat pulls away 
                 the cove's silence
                                               Joann


             from this silence
             another way to hear
                                              Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)
 
   in silence an owl
   sailing over stubble fields
   the pale crescent moon
                                          Ferris


no wind in the wood...
    the silence
            of the limbs
                                Hugh Waterhouse


        morning silence
        dead-heading roses
        she never saw in bloom
                                              Mark Alan Osterhaus


             a match snaps
             to light this candle
             silence is broken
                                          Zoned Cat


     echoes fade
         from the abbey's organ . . .
     the pallbearer's hands
                                          Michael Dylan Welch
                                                               


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