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Earthquake

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

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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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