flag

(6/15/99)

_________First Place__________
   
	almost dusk-
	the silence of the flag
	at half mast

	Yu Chang
 
   
 ________Second Place________
     
	temple bell --
	on the roof
	prayer flags flutter

	hortensia anderson


 _________Third Place_________
       
	unfolding the old flag -
	a sprinkle of dust
	between stars

	Harold
_________Below Third Place________
	memorial day?
	the two-year-old gnaws
	his little flag

	Timothy Russell

	crack of thunder
	a flag caught
	by the wind

	Alison Williams
 
	summer festival
	yellow flags unfurling 
	along the lake

	john.
 
	thunderhead
	the yellow flag bends
	across the marshes

	Matt
 
	her nice smile
	lessens the bother
	road repair flag girl

	DeVar

	her hair down
	flagging a yellow cab
	at dawn

	paul m.

 
	before the storm
	the wind snaps the flag
	to attention

	Linda Robeck

	hazy sun-
	planting the flag 
	on the icy summit

	Sue

	brave soldier arrives -
	covered
	by a flag

	- m v ramki

	tattered flag-
	breezing past the post office
	through the one horse town

	ebj

	flag at half-mast
	through storm clouds' gloom 
	white ibis heading home

	Ferris

 
	leaving home
	she packs the woolen flag
	with forty-eight stars

	Joann

	foggy morning
	sunrise reminds me of
	the Japanese flag

	Max Verhart
 
	souvenir postcard
	the flag of her homeland
	caricatured

	hilary tann
 
	aunt tending garden -
	pointing at irises
	she calls them flags

	soji

	swedish countryside -
	every summer cottage
	has its own flag

	Tore Sverredal

 
	Memorial Day --
	evoking ghosts from the past
	flags on the gravesites

	Betty
 
	"Hey Yank!"
	He dropped his pants --
	American flag boxers

	-Michael Maiello
 
	our kiddy U.N. -
	all flags torn and whirled about
	by a small twister

	Horst Ludwig
 
	wrapped in a flag
	fourth of July
	crack baby

	copyright 6/8/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek

      

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