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Charred

charred
(11/15, 1998)
First Place 


   ashes drifting
   beyond charred fields
   a hawk's slow curve
                        Ferris


Second Place 


   flash of lightning
   near the charred aspen
   a sprouted seed
                    ~Susan Watkins


Third Place 


   charred shrine --
   holding the Bodhisattva
   statue in her heart.
                        - hortensia anderson

   
BELOW THIRD PLACE 


   autumn drizzle . . .
   a charred log
   rolls in the surf
                      Timothy Russell


      charred remains
      the iron birdcage
      still hanging
                     Carolyne


            charred sticks
            in the cold ashes
            morning light
                            Alison Williams


                charred pine -
                its green needles
                held high
                           Laura


                    in the ruins,
                    a moonbeam streams across
                    the charred altar
                                       Betty


                         charred bones, ash:
                         a friend slipping
                         through my fingers
                                             Dennis H. Dutton


                                bonfire
                                in her hair
                                smoke and charred paper
                                                         -willard


   in the clearing
    overgrown with sumac
     a charred swing
                       hilary tann


           behind the freightyard
           charred bits of kindling wood
           in the winter grass
                                 Charles Trumbull


               the first morning sun
               on the snowman's head
               charred eyes
                             --dimitar


                    horned owl waits
                    atop the charred stump-
                    pale sickle moon
                                      Sue


                         in a charred stump
                         hidden by spring grass
                         squeaking mice
                                        Tim Happel


                             prod of toe -
                             the charred log too
                             turns to ash
                                            doris kasson


                                  deserted elk camp -
                                  a circle of charred stones
                                  half-buried in snow
                                                        Harold


   once more
   in the city square
   clearing the charred books
                               Alasdair Paterson


         Charred boats on the bank.
         I, too, will continue my journey.
                                            Horst Ludwig


             at last I reach
             the center of that maze-
             charred oak stump
                                 Joe Kirschner


                 yet one ember
                 from a charred log
                 autumn fog
                             paul m


                       stacked branches
                       overgrown with fungus -
                       a ring of charred stones
                                                 Paul MacNeil


                           charred wood
                           from last year's fire
                           covered with frost
                                               soji


   old cider mill
   from charred remains
   dogwood blossoms
                      ~kujira


      charred lungs
      nothing to pack
      nothing to donate

    copyright 11/10/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek


           moonrise
           behind charred pines
           sunset
                      Rob Krevitz


                Charred timbers in
                old pueblo home-
                ancient memories.
                                  Lynn Rosemary Toennessen


                    time hushes the house
                    fireplace holds charred logs
                    suicide's house
                                      Elaine Cleveland


                                                     

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