cage

(5/10, 1998)

First Place 


   squeaking softly
   in the southern wind
   an empty birdcage
                     Jon Leask


Second Place 


   holding a pile
   of small bones--
   the rusted cage
                   neca


Third Place 


   caged bird
   singing with sparrows
   in my yard
              Kate Teresa Cassidy


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


   behind bamboo bars
   the silent cricket
                      norm jensen


      entangled
      in a cage of branches
        pearly spring moon
                         sue


         latching the gate
         on the cricket's cage -
         dandelion stem
                        Harold


               Sunlight through the blinds -
               on the office wall
               the bars of a shadow cage
                                         Margarita


                    lioness pacing
                    a pigeon's shadow
                    inside the cage
                                    paul m


                       shadows and light
                       stippling emerald curves...
                       the boa's cage
                                      Ferris


   children catch
   another cricket -
   the glass jar
                 Ian


       Tiny caged cricket
       would your sweet voice return
       if I set you free?
                           soji


          an open window
          a parrot stares out
          from the cage
                        Matt


              three hounds asleep
              in separate cages -
              a hunter's pickup
                                 Paul MacNeil


                   overripe tomatoes -
                   staining
                   the redwood cage
                                     Mark Osterhaus


                        beside his cage-
                        a placard explaining
                        the hawk's blind eye
                                             Joann


   cage in his hands
   old man and young bird
   singing same melody
                       emile molhuysen


        monkey cage
        young boy swings
        from his father's arms
                               Carolyne


           he smiles with regret
           caged by the vows
           he once held sacred
                               Carolyn


                my thoughts
                in the zendo -
                caged birds singing
                                    Tom Genovese


                      toys in a corner,
                      remembrances of childhood...
                      caged in cobwebs
                                       Betty

   parakeet cage
   in the storage shed --
   a dead spider
                 Charles Trumbull


      spring shut-ins - -
      grandma and the caged canary
      singing cheery songs
                           bill lerz


           small stone Buddha
           overturned near water dish
           in parrot's cage
                            Tom Williams


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   copyright 5/4/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek



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