letter

(4/18/99)

_________First Place__________

arriving
with your letter
the scent of rain

- Linda Robeck


 ________Second Place________

folded inside
my mother's letter
Welsh poppy seeds

hilary tann


 _________Third Place_________

letter by letter
learning to write
his name

Jaloe
_________Below Third Place________
burning old letters-
warmed at last
by his unfaithfulness

Sue
  
a letter
from her youngest; she buys
another houseplant

Charles Trumbull 

one letter 
the scent of cedar
unfaded

-willard

  
red letter day
among curved green spikes
the first tulip

Joseph Kirschner

  
yellowed letters
writers and readers
all long gone

Max Verhart

  
cold moon
  upon the nightstand
  her unopened letter

Rob Krevitz
reading old letters
the sound of her voice
fades..

alison
  
dear john,
this is a hard letter
to write...

old pajamas

  
empty moon
her letter by the window
and bottle caps

Paul MacNeil

  
stick figures
       on a torn page
my daughter's first letter

Yu Chang

  
one day a letter
needing a lifetime
to respond	

Stan Grotegut

  
Heathrow, 3 a.m.
shivering on cold tile,
I read your letter

-Michael Maiello

inside my pocket
your letter unread
clouds crisscross the moon

Roberta Beary
  
her first love
she sleeps in the sweat shirt
with his letter

Betty

  
paint on canvas
knowing only one letter
a warchild's home

copyright 4/13/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek

  
mail pickup
again more bills
than letters

dennis h dutton

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