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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