earthquake

(10/3/99)

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earthquake drill...
school children giggling
under their desks

Carolyn
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after the earthquake
the flickering candle
calm again

_-_
Gary Warner


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earthquake -
reaching out for something
to hold onto

doris kasson
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earthquake -
temple bells ring
for the last time

Edward

after the earthquake
startled by the sound
of a truck

Linda Robeck

mild earthquake
the crowd on Main Street
keeps going

-ito

  
in earthquake's wake
a moonbeam streams across
the unharmed altar

Betty

earthquake -
the baby sleeps
right through it

Alison Williams

In the shadowbox
a porcelain shepherdess trembles
        --earthquake.

Jean King

after the earthquake
the Buddha and his smile
detached

arkady elterman

the television
making a faraway earthquake
seem even farther

gary steinberg

  
earthquakes end~
such utter silence
before chaos

soji

  
after the earthquake
only kokeshi children
are left standing

visnja

in the brief hush
after the earthquake
a bird sings

Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)

autumn light--
a chandlier swings in
the earthquake

an'ya

  
After the earthquake
a breathless hush...
somewhere a baby cries.

Sue

  
earthquake -
everything changes
in seconds

john.

  
news
of an earthquake back home:
her lip quivers

Timothy Russell

in the still air
lotus bud trembles
earthquake

r. joyce heon
september 1999
  
after the earthquake
  sidestepping
    the pavement cracks

hilary tann

Taiwan earthquake
my friend is
gone

R. Marie Stutts,EdD

  
after the earthquake
harvest moon passes
over the rubble

DeVar

  

flavors of stillness
over a hot cup of tea
after the earthquake

don socha

earthquake!
all around the Acropolis
houses tumble down

Charles Trumbull
  
earthquake ending -
you notice a crack
in the bar soap

Harold

  
earthquake-
the CEO's office
crosses the street

Yu Chang

  
grandpa's farm
old earthquake shelter
now a jam cellar

Hazel

Pale earthquake faces.
Red camellia petals
in the cold debris.

Horst Ludwig

  
earthquake-
from dust and ashes
a burning resolve

peigi


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