candle

(1/11, 1998)

First Place 


     the lantern candle
     in the whispering pines~
     shadows dancing
                                Dean DelBene


     one seated
     at a table for two-
     a candle flickers
                                Joe Kirschner


Second Place 


     snow flurries
     candlelight moving
     window to window
                                  paul m


     just for a moment
     your face in the candle light
     looks like someone else
                                            Cindy Bene


Third Place 


     flickering candle -
     my shadow dances alone
     on the wall
                      Tom Genovese


     night wind
     howls in the chimney
     the candle dances
                                  Paul Blake


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


     the candle
     I lit for her--
     blown out in the cold
                                       Charlie Rossiter


       rolling red candle wax
       between his fingers -
       he orders for two
                                    Mark Alan Osterhaus


                    tinkling X'mas chimes--
                    five generations of faces
                    in candlelight
                                          Kris Kondo


                             unseen neighbor -
                             in each window
                             a lighted candle
                                                       hilary tann


                                           scented candle-
                                           shadows lenghthening
                                           into the sheets
                                                                    Carolyne


   One hand for brandy--
        we snuff out all the candles,
              room by room
                                     --S. R. Spanyer


          candlemas
          in the dark old church
          brightens the corners
                                              Patricia A. Laurent


               flickering candles
                        zigzag down the mountain ~
                  jacuzzi's steam
                                           tina


                                in Gram's dresser -
                                two candles
                                on a white veil
                                                        Glen L. Keener


                                          on the grey stone wall
                                          my shadow
                                          lights a new candle
                                                                         -willard


   a bright candle
   the egg's outline
   of new life
                    Paul MacNeil


        silver candlesticks
        treasured family heirloom
        sold to highest bidder
                                            Carolyn


                bayberry candle
                the color of Christmas
                burnt to the quick
                                             ~Susan


                             party's over ~
                             her fourteen candles
                             on a white cloth
                                                        Hugh Waterhouse


                                        watching the last
                                        ember on the candle expire
                                        then ... alone.
                                                             Steve Rys


   southwesterly gales -
   in the warm darkness
   feeling for candles
                                  Matt


               shadows flicker
               across her serene face
               scented candle
                                       DeeDee


                      still --
                      bright stars following a moon
                      turn 'round this candle
                                                           copyright 01/01/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek

                                                           


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