bell

(6/7, 1998)

First Place 


   old church
   in the belfry
   blue sky
              paul m


Second Place 


   clock tower bell strikes --
   pigeons flying out
   on the echo
                Donald McLeod


Third Place 


   nesting swallows
   silence
   the temple bell
                    Sue


   the bells
   on her nipple-rings
   still trembling
                    Harold


BELOW THIRD PLACE 


     at dusk
     church bells from the village -
     turning for home
                       Peg Lowmiller
Ocean waves --
a clanging bell buoy
dims into thickening fog
                         Margarita


              chambered nautilus;
              granddad doesn't hear
              the doorbell ring
                                 Charles Trumbull


                  cat arches back
                  brushing the temple bell
                  quietly
                           Tom Williams


                     sound of bell
                     children ring
                     an ice-cream vendor
                                         -ito


                          Arcosanti
                          with its bells and curves;
                          a steady wind
                                        Joe Kirschner


   Above him
   church bells are heard
   by the gravedigger
                        Amanda McDevitt


       moonbeams on headstones
       in the valley of the graves --
       toll of a peace bell
                             Betty


           church bell rings
           a call to prayer
           for some or none
                            Patricia A. Laurent


                 only once
                 the glass bell
                 ringing
                          kim


                     antique sale
                     hand-painted bell
                     cow on one side
                     ding on utter

                  copyright 6/1/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek


   Italian plaza
   church bells
   summon the tourists
                        Carolyne


       bells toll...
       the cortege of firemen
       descends the parish steps
                                 Joann


           Town of my youth
           church bell ringing -
           deep sigh.
                          Edlef


                 between forefinger and thumb
                 little bells ringing
                 kitten comes for a play
                                           emile molhuysen

                                                       


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