words

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First Place 


   harsh words-
   tree branches
   criss-cross the moon
                          Sue


Second Place 


   winter moon
   in the air between us
   her words
               Rob Krevitz


Third Place 


   in silence
   watching her form words
   with her hands
                    Joann

   
BELOW Third PLACE 
on the page
moving among the words
a tiny speck
               Max Verhart


two tapping canes
pass in the alameda ...
no words spoken
                 Charles Trumbull


in the fireplace
charred love letters
        -the last word
                         jean king


from the cloisters
the sound of plainchant
too faint for words
                      hilary tann


frail hands tremble
yellowed paper held close
words blurring
                 tansia


misspelled words
in my fortune cookie
"hippiness is yours"
                       Gary Warner


can't find
enough words
to thank yu
              doris kasson

before sleep --
the words to a prayer
I had forgotten
                  Harold
quiet morning walk
among millions of snowflakes -
at a loss for words
                      ebj


eating her words
wishing they hadn't been
so bitter
              Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)


just one word
carelessly spoken
avalanche
             Pardee Gunter


his last words
falling
on the barber's floor

copyright 1/11/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek

finding --
in the fortune cookie
words she had wished for
                          Betty
wordless . . .
until I hear that music

                         Joseph Kirschner


Comforting the words,
in a starless, moonless night,
"I love you too."
                   Don Wharram


her body language
at great distance
clear words to me
                    emile molhuysen


coarse words in the barn -
dairy cows in chains
munching silage
                  Tim


the bad words
she's saved
just for me
               Hugh Waterhouse


cyberspace
 words
pass
 through
  eacotherh
               Dennis H. Dutton


shoveling snow ~
words exchanged about weather
with rarely seen neighbor
                            soji
   


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