sheets

(4/26, 1998)

First Place 


   summer rain --
   on top of the sheets
   we lie without touching
                            AC Missias


Second Place 


   Rumpled sheets -
   all around us
   folds of sunlight and shadow
                                 Margarita


Third Place 


   coffeehouse poet
   caught by the rain-
   a blank sheet of paper
                          Joseph Kirschner


   spring cottage
   pulling white sheets
   from the furniture
                       paul m


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


   laundry day -
   two children folding themselves
   into the sheets
                    Donald McLeod


       the whisper of
       falling plum petals
       against drying sheets
                              Harold


           washing sheets
           by the river
           -a parade of ducks
                               Carolyne


               late evening -
               my father's hands play
               faded sheet music
                                  hilary tann


   spring winds caress
   the old piano, music sheets
   drift to the floor
                       Peg Lowmiller


     first light
     through the sheets
     one bird's song
                      Mark Alan Osterhaus


         her scent
         in the tangled bed sheets -
         cherry blossom morning
                                 Tom Genovese


              slow breathing
              behind a wrinkled sheet
              the cat stalks her toes
                                       Paul MacNeil


   flannel sheets
   and twilight birdsongs
   ...one moment more
                       ebj


     beaver skins
     a sheet of birch bark
     grips the canoe
                      -willard


         amid the jumble
         of tangled sheets-
         watching you sleep
                             sue


            sheets of rain
            curve in the wind -
            winter storm
                         -ito


   winter sheets
   colder than ever
   now she's gone
                   andy


       after the storm
       she reads his letter
             -sheets of ice
                             jean king


            sheeting in the jib -
            the bow wave gurgle
            growing
                     Glen L. Keener


                   sheet angel--
                  your outline in bed
                   remaining
                              Tom Williams


       at her bedside --
       looking over the sheet
       where once a breast was

           copyright 4/21/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek


   flannel sheets
   replaced by cotton percale--
   spring cleaning
                    Cindy Bene


      seedbed sheets...
      fields of white gauze
      quiet under the moon
                            Ferris


          sheet after sheet
          of love poems
          in the spring gale
                              Kris Kondo


   airing the bedlinen;
   the spring rain falls in sheets
                                    Charles Trumbull


        sheets of spring rain - -
        wet shoppers scrambling
        for the only cab
                          bill lerz


             strong spring gust
             clean sheets
             entangled in the bushes
                                      Amanda McDevitt


                rumpled sheets --
                children bouncing
                their trampoline
                                  Betty

                                                       


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