village/small town

(12/12/99)

_________First Place__________


winter chill
old goose feathers drift
on the village pond

john

  
 ________Second Place________


a  teenage mother 
leaving her small town 
no goodbyes

paul conneally
 


 _________Third Place________
    

mountain village-
the jingle of wind chimes
through the pines

Yu Chang
_________Below Third Place________
village fete -
the vicar loosens
his dog collar

hilary tann

small town
fresh snow closing me in
even further

gary steinberg

small town --
only the fog
this morning

Maleti

small town dentist -
the reception room scented 
with baking bread

Joann

deserted village
the only cliff dwellers left
are the crows

Cindy Tebo

Early morning;
crows and widows gather
at the village well.

Sue

wrong phone number
but a half hour visit
small town 

DeVar

along the village street
   the song 
     of one robin

Hugh Waterhouse

a night full of stars
pushing down on my village
how can I leave now

Jasminka

village road -
the shepherd conducts
traffic

-ito

only one angel
in the deserted village -
cemetery plot

Earl Keener


Village well;
a peasant girl draws
clear water.

an'ya

parked with Grandpa
at night at the village dump
waiting for bears

don socha

village cafe ~
the smell of coffee
greets my nose

joy

after the war
nothing left of the village
but the headstones

Linda Robeck

late December wind-
a string of lights blink outside
the village store

ebj

moonshine
loud singing at midnight
village drunk

Patricia A. Laurent


kayakers seated
downwind of the locals:
small-town restaurant

Marlene Egger

in this small town
the gas station
closes at 5 pm

Edward

dreams in motion
surround the tree-
miniature village

peigi 

small town main street
family of ducks crossing --
demand the right of way

Elaine Cleveland 

sallow alley
in the mountain village -
scent of fresh bread
 
Max Verhart

one crowing caw
watching over this small town
not-too shabby scarecrow

copyright 12/3/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek


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