February

(1/31/99)

First Place 


   February flurries
   filling the open mailbox
   seed catalogs
                  jean king


Second Place 


   filtering softly
   through February rain
   the postman's whistle
                         Ferris


Third Place 


   thin moon -
   the fine cold rain
   of February
                Alison Williams


BELOW Third PLACE
February dawn
a cardinal flock colors
the tulip tree
                Joann


February mist -
cattails appear
and reappear
              hilary tann


February rain --
under the awning
a sparrow's calls
                   acm

  
february night
two one-eyed pick-up trucks
pass each other
                  Dennis H. Dutton


a starling
on the blue windowsill
February sun
               paul m


February sun
snowdrops and grape hyacinths
break through cedar mulch
                           ~cindy bene

  
pale sun -
this February coldness
in my bones
               norm jensen


February tides -
a trawling boat stranded
on the mudflats
                  Harold

  
the dragon gives
me back my birthday
february next year
                     emile molhuysen

February fog
haloes of streetlights
warming the tarmac
                    Timothy Collinson


February thaw --
she hides the henna-painted
flowers on her hand
                      Charles Trumbull
February cold
we lie together - like spoons -
old friends in old skin
                         Michael Facherty

  
tearing off February-
is it only three months
since she died ?
                    Sue

  
February walk
grains of dry snow
sting my cheek
                Paul MacNeil

  
February winds
against the river's current
a great blue heron
                    -Carolyne


February day
clouds pile up like icebergs
in the northern sky
                     Elaine Cleveland

  
sagging snowman
budding snow-drop -
february
             Max Verhart

  
her cold glances
warmed by his roses
February thaw
                Betty

  
letting
his first snowman melt -
February's child
copyright 1/25/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek


 


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