fence

(4/12, 1998)

 

 

First Place 


   roadside fence --
    the pony briefly
    keeping pace
                AC Missias


Second Place 


   well worn
   the path of a fox
   under the fence
                  Matt

Third Place 


   child's drawing-
   the fence all the way
   around his family
                    Carolyne


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


     garden fence =
     leaning against the open gate
     a white cane
                 jean king


       shifting dunes -
       a line of whitened fenceposts
       enters the surf
                      hilary tann


            in deep woods
            on a tumbled stone fence -
            lizards sunning
                           Glen L. Keener


       riding fences . . .
       the steady buzz
       of locusts
                 Charles Trumbull


   tiny crack
   in the neighbor's fence
   sprig of ivy
             Alan Realey


       splintered fence-
       matted fur
       in three colors
                       -willard 


           gothic fencepost
           a red dragonfly soaks in
           the days' last sun
                             Joann


               tightroping
               the ricketty fence,
               my neighbor's cat
                                Sue


                    corner slats worn smooth
                    on the old gray fence --
                    shortcut home
                                 Donald McLeod


   detention centre --
   defiant sunflower scales
   the blade-wired fence
                        -- Déjà vu


     by the paddock fence
     another wobbly colt
     trying new legs
                    Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


        the full moon wrapped
        in a razor-wire fence
        breaks free
                   andy


             yellow jasmine--
             in the shape
             of my fence gate
                             neca


                a catbird sings
                between fence rails -
                wild grape blooms
                                 Ferris


                    tiger lilies 
                    bending with the wind -
                    a snow fence
                                Paul MacNeil


               broken fence -
               a beetle digs
               in the manure pile
                                 norm jensen


     wash half hung
     grandmother sleeping
     against the fence
                      Tom Williams


       shimmering heat -
       a barefoot boy clickity-clacks
       the white picket fence
                             bill lerz


   the fence I saw after
   backing into a driveway -
   bumper lattice

copyright 3/29/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek
                                                       


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