moth

(8/31, 1998)

First Place 


   on both sides
   of the starling's beak
   moth wings
               ebj


Second Place 


   candlelight dinner --
   against the window
   a moth's soft patter
                         A.C. Missias


Third Place 


   taking center stage
   a moth fluttering about
   in the spotlight
                     Betty


   from a hope chest
   an old woman plucks
   a dead moth
                jean


   tent moths
   in my garden -
   bringing orioles
                      hilary tann

   
BELOW THIRD PLACE 


   return to cocoon
   in the spider's web
   defeated moth
                  wz


      luna moth
      perfectly preserved
      in our photo album
                          Joann


           after sunset ...
           sounds of turning pages
           and moth wings
                            Charles Trumbull


               pale winged moths
               float skyward-
               moon's lucent gleam
                                     Sue


                  smell of cedar
                  from the old hope chest
                  ~no moths in here
                                    annie delaney


                         parity achieved
                         brown moth, bright butterfly
                         on cars grille
                                         soji


   August haze . . .
   the mathematician sees
   the white moth's flight
                            Timothy Russell


      smooth jazz music
      dancing moth shadows
      on the living room wall
                               Carolyne


            a moth brushes
            the satin lampshade -
            smudge of wing dust
                                Ferris


                 how rich I feel -
                 picking up dead moth
                 golden fingertips
                                    emile molhuysen


                      cocoon in the jar moves
                      children watch wide eyed
                      a white moth emerges
                                             Marie


                           angels or moths
                           ascending souls
                           smoke and rubble of the embassy-
                                                              MGSwartout


     hottest summer night
     the moth still flying
     in front of family fan

         copyright 8/24/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek


            moonlit maneuvers
            aerial acrobatics -
            moth and bat hunger
                                 R.W.Richardson

                                                       


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