First Place stopped by a gate the blind man and his dog sniffing roses Ferris Second Place the first stars; her gnarled hands still pruning faded roses Paul Blake Third Place outside church on the rose window butterflies tishang petal by petal the wild rose returns to the earth Donald McLeod BELOW THIRD PLACE walled garden - the scent of roses startles me hilary tann after you left brushing away rose petals from the table Pardee first rose her face the color of the petals Joann family gravesite - three generations of women with the name Rose Tim Happel clipping- black roses on her birthday -willard cold wind... stepping on petals to prune the rose Hugh Waterhouse drop of blood not even visible on this red rose Tom Williams a night of rain: more rose on the ground than on the rose Charles Trumbull chewing away the rose blossom - a Japanese beetle Richmond D. Williams mom's ashes buried in her rose garden- a small repair shop Joseph Kirschner on her coffin tiny white roses pierced with a note "mummy" Betty a rose is a rose is a rose - - still bill lerz filling the old stone church the fragrance of roses- censor hangs empty Sue summer drought - beside her rose tattoo a pale blue vein Harold rose viewing? in the garden fat, old toad soji musk rose by the ivory summer house turns to sand copyright 7/14/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek dark of night pervades sound of rose petals dropping Wake up crickets! Sing! R. Marie Stutts, Edd
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