January

(1/24, 1998)

 

 

First Place 


     January fog-
     the heron's neck deepening
     into his chest
                    Carolyne


Second Place 


     january moon -
     a white possum
     crossing the road
                      bill lerz


     January sunrise -
     pushing the stars
     back into the sky
                      Donald McLeod


Third Place 


     
     her ragged shawl
     soft on his bent shoulders
     January sun
                  Ferris


     January night
     the light from the bakery -
     bare trees sifting snow
                             Tom Genovese


     January dusk -
     walking home through the snow
     fresh deer tracks
                      Margarita


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


     
     finding a hole
     in the golf umbrella-
     January rain
                  Neca


           January daydream-
           making plans
           for the flowerbeds
                             Cindy Zackowitz


                  January -
                  the shoveled path
                  white again
                              doris kasson


                              January night -
                              under a full moon
                              lake ice cracking
                                               Glen L. Keener


   January--
   the wind-bells beyond the wind
       beyond the wind
                      --S. R. Spanyer


               two finches huddled
               in the car's wheel well -
               January rain
                             Harold


                        January showers
                        wet the stepping stones
                        one like a face
                                        paul m


                                  beneath the snow
                                  last fall's news-
                                  January thaw
	                                            Joseph Kirschner


   January thaw -
   a muskrat's bright eyes
   beneath the ice
                   hilary tann


               last year's wood pile
               emerging from the snowbank--
               January thaw
                              --jason


                           January dawn -
                           a patch of snow
                           fills with light
	                                         Mark Alan Osterhaus


   christmas sales over
   now january returns
   next month for lovers
                         Betty Kaplan


               January dawn
               all the morning feeders
               different shades of gray
                                         Joann


                                      January drifts
                                      over the boathouse -
                                      beach ice
                                                 Paul MacNeil


                       rumbles of thunder
                       spears of lightning rip the sky
                       January storm
                                     Cindy Bene


              endless white sky
              endless white field
              January ... January
                                  Steve Rya


   January rain --
   gray sky darkens into night
   ..an unopened letter
                        Keith


                having made no commitments
                -- January arrives on time

                copyright 1/20/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek


     gulls crowd together
     on fog shrouded harbor shore
     January morning
                     soji 

                                                        


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