wire

(12/7, 1997)


FIRST PLACE
cable wire
a squirrel walks across
the moon
               -willard

SECOND PLACE
his last shirt-
the tinkling
of wire hangers
                         Carolyne

THIRD PLACE
overgrown
with wild blackberries
- barbed wire
                       hilary tann

BELOW THIRD PLACE
a slow limp
from house to barn
sagging overhead wires
                                       Mark Alan Osterhaus

marking the break
in the barbed wire fence-
tuffs of white fur
                            neca

  
deep snow -
snagged in the wire fence
an elk's antlers
                         Harold

barn owl
caught in the barb wire
cold autumn wind
                            --jason

  
tugging on the wire
still trying to fly
a broken kite
                      Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)

snowing;
the fence wire
transformed
                     Pardee

closing gaps
between fence wires
moonflowers open
                              Ferris

  
A crow on the phone wire -
conversations flying
beneath his feet
                           Margarita

  

  
on the wire
swaying in the breeze
two chickadees
                         Cindy Bene 
        
barbed wire fence
the only freedom
is the wind
                  Patricia A. Laurent

on the wire
swallows gather;
the first leaf falls
                              Paul Blake

  
crossing Kansas -
all the wires clad
in tumbleweeds
                         Glen L. Keener

  
traveling circus--
a terrier on the high wire
four feet up
                    Joann

  
One hundred starlings
Silouetted on a wire
Winter sunset
                       Jim Harrison

telephone wire
stretches for miles ... suddenly
a pair of doves
                         Charles Trumbull 
  
December rain --
from the telephone wire
a single frozen drip
                                -acm

red leaves on the patio-
the piano tuner
plucks one thin wire
                                 paul m

  
bird claws
on the frosted wire
clenched
              Susan Bond
  
on a hgh wire
the tight-rope walker pauses--
two butterflies
                         Joseph Kirschner

  
newly fallen snow -
shadows of telephone wires
curve across the road
                                    >N<

juniper bonsai
wire bent branches
trimmed back leaves
                                  ken kuniyuki

bonsai silhouette
shaped with wire on bare branches
--a moonlit Fuji
                          bill lerz
  
an old man
slowly climbs the pole
bird on a wire
                       tina

waves of prairie grasses lean,
telephone wires hum
in the wind
                  Peg Lowmiller
  
struggling vainly
against weeds onslaught
rusty barbed wire
                             soji
  
between kisses-
a rubber band and a wire
hold back each tooth

copyright 12/02/1997 by Wendy C. Bialek
                                                               


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