porch

(11/23, 1997)


FIRST PLACE


       how slowly
       the pumpkin's shadow falls
       off the porch
                             Timothy Russell


SECOND PLACE

on the porch
half-covered in snow
her welcome mat

hilary tann


THIRD PLACE


     moonless autumn night -
     cigarettes conversing
     on the porch steps
                                    Tom Genovese


BELOW THIRD PLACE


      summer heat -
      splash of the sprinkler
      on the porch steps
                                     Hugh Waterhouse


           Morning tea on the porch
           sunlit steam rising
           across the lake
                                     Margarita


                  tear-filled eyes,
                     in my rearview mirror
                     the porch door closes
                                                         tina


                        fading light
                        -the flare of a match
                        in the porch
                                            Paul Blake


                             wisteria -
                             old vines holding up
                             the broken porch
                                                         Ferris


                                   cardinal alights
                                   on snow dusted porch rail
                                   red flag on mailbox
                                                                    soji


   on the porch
   Grandad's rocking chair
   sits empty
                     Cindy Bene 


       holding the guitar
       still in his lap --
       a breeze across the porch
                                                   -acm


           abandoned farm ~
           the scent of sweet grass
           rising through the fallen porch
                                                              Mark Alan Osterhaus


                 watermelon seed
                 19 feet from the porch rail
                 decreed the winner
                                                 Charles P. Trumbull 


                     sea grass and gulls--
                     on the porch
                     someone's collected shells
                                                                  Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


                           frogs tonight -
                           a brook trickles 
                           beside the porch
                                                       Paul MacNeil


    my mother's porch
    its spent light bulb
    ringing in my hand
                                   paul m


        broken doll
        on the front porch-
        abandoned house
                                    Patricia A. Laurent


               back porch -
               the worn path to
               kitchen door
                                    Harold


                       from the porch swing
                       the black cat licks
                       a butterfly's wing
                                                     Steve Rys


                              Boy Scout meeting-
                              gathering on the porch
                              muddy shoes
                                                    neca


                                    gone these many years-
                                    old dog on the porch
                                    still waits
                                                     Peg Lowmiller


   a covey of doves
   in the shrubs around my porch
   awaiting their cracked-corn
                                                  Marie


          on the porch
          lost in cushioned wicker -
          grandma's laptop
                                      doris k.


                 on the screened porch floor--
                 where we sprayed the wicker white
                 a box-turtle search

                                  copyright 11/18/1997 by Wendy C. Bialek


                          with that latest blow            
                          the porch swing rocks without her  
                          clouds pass swiftly by     
                                                                ~lee
                                                               


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