plate

(12/6, 1998)

First Place 


   morning sun -
   the pattern of cracks
   in the old plate
                      Alison Williams


Second Place 


   country church -
   sunlight glints from
   the collection plate
                         hilary tann


Third Place 


   blind date
   she twirls her fettucini
   on the dinner plate
                        ~Susan Watkins

   
BELOW Third PLACE 
river picnic -
minnows schooling
among paper plates
                   Ferris


sitting zazen
before the empty plate--
abuzz with thoughts
                     charlie


     first snowfall-
half empty plates left
     at the dinner table
                            Kelly Donlan


in the dusk,
blowing down the highway
one paper plate
                     Rob Krevitz


Thanksgiving --
my small cousin shares
her plate of grapes
                      ==Leanne


Thanksgiving dinner:
she sets out the Limoges plates
for herself and the cat
                          Charles Trumbull


winter morning
nothing to feed the dog
but a plate of beans
                       Dennis H. Dutton


the children tucked in --
arranging cookie crumbs
on Santa's plate
                  Joann


roiling clouds -
paper plates tumbling
through the park
                  Tim


     at her table
checking out my hair
     in my dinner plate
                         Tom Williams


a plate of hot stew
the smell of winter
enters my nostrils
                    CoKa


more on my plate
than I can handle;
switching computers
                     Joe Kirschner


copper shines through
on old Sheffield plate
grandma's silver
                   Patricia A. Laurent


white china plate
a black fly's footprints
in the maple syrup
                     ~Dana


gold-plated foil
breathing fire in sunset sky --
dragon kite
              Don Wharram


visiting a friend
yesterday's plates
left on the table
                    paul m


dim dinner lights
across the porcelain plate
the shadow of his name card
                              Carolyne


diamond-shaped baklava
a drop of honey
on the plate
               Paul MacNeil


empty chair and plate -
waiting for fathers return
again this year
                 soji


holiday spat
platefuls of food
untouched
            ~cindy bene


remembering --
years of tradition
on the Seder plate
                     Betty


camping by the lake
watching the full moon rising
silver plate on clouds
                        Elaine Cleveland


in spaded clod
porcelain piece glints-
plate too full to care

    R. W. Richardson {c 12-01-98}


sooty fingers
round the thrift store plate
birdsong and chrysanthemum

        copyright 11/29/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek

                                                    


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