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tea

(12/24/01)



_________First Place__________


evening news
the smell of bourbon
in her tea


Darrell Byrd 
 

 

 ________Second Place________


high tea
at the nursing home
stained blouses
 
Patricia A. Laurent 

 

 

 _________Third Place________
   

late fall --
a tea leaf drying
in the cup


Martin Gottlieb Cohen 

  



_________Below Third Place________

 

winter morning
a widow pours
two cups of tea


Eileen M. Benavente-Blas

afternoon tea
mountains starting
to green


ito

 
sisters--
two cups of tea steep
by candlelight


-naia

 
snow storm
the steam slowly curls
from the tea


Tore Sverredal

 

morning tea
on the breeze from the bay
the scent of pine

gene williamson

 
winter light
his tea-stained cup
on the china shelf


Carol Raisfeld 

snow flurries--
tea with the neighbor girl
and Raggedy Ann


Kathy Lippard Cobb 

 

tea dance
at the Peabody--
the ducks stroll in, in line
 
Johnye Strickland

 

last night's dream -
the tea grows cold
on the counter


Penelope Davis Greenwell


Lingering heat
taste of hibiscus tea
on your lips


Angèle Lux

winter embrace
a hint of tea
in her breath


Earl Keener

 

stiff fingers
the cup's warmth
after the tea


DeVar 

 
snowy afternoon
near grandpa's mug of tea
a box of trout flies


Edward 

 

late sunday morning
shuffling my cinnamon tea
between the bread crumbs


pamela molhuysen 


morning tea
the vendor takes a match box
from the sugar tin


Johannes Manjrekar 

 
cold morning
I breakfast on sticky rice
and green tea


kathi 

 
chilly winter morn
on the breakfast table
a steaming pot of tea


Dragonfly 

 
morning downpour --
filling one cup    then another
with tea
 
Rob Scott 

 

december chill...
hot rasberry tea
brings a flush to my cheeks.

Karina

 
steeped in tradition
she invites me
for afternoon tea


doris kasson 

 
back for tea,
the lieutenant colonel
sheds her burqa


Nancy 

 

Drifts up to three feet?
Good we stayed home, sipping tea,
talking a little.


Horst Ludwig 

 

our first tea
tastes like champagne
in the morning


emile molhuysen 


new moon -
empty place on the shelf
broken tea cup


Marylouise Knight 

cup of assam
a fly walks on the tea bag -
indian summer


alan j summers 

 
waiting
for the diagnosis --
countless cups of tea


hortensia anderson 

 
drained...
looking for answers
in steaming tea cup


Hazel 


Gramma's hug -
the memories come
with a cup of tea
 
Laurene Post 

frost painting the pane
green tea stews a fine vapor...
of home, a poem


art 


hot tea ~
steams my glasses and
the cup warms my hands


chibi 


steam rising up
a stream of milk billowing
clouds morning tea


Patrick M. Burke 



used tea bags -
swollen eyes rejoice
in chamomile


ana babic 

 
drink hot tea
steam fogs glasses
breathless joy


Richard Britt 

 

 
after they leave-
staining the kitchen counter
a twisted tea bag


Dove 

 

 
Brewed black tea leaf
on a child's tongue
flung down.


Ellen Dodds 


figuring taxes between
sips of hot tea --
the Ides of March


Janet Parker 


 
winter begins...
tea leaves green the water
and my dreams


joyce maxner 

 
green tea perfume
a mist travels
her nose approves


Carol Sircoulomb

 

 
steeped tea
floating leaves
an unsettled fortune


jennie townsend 

 

 
green tea
puddles on floor-
kit and pup sleep
wet whiskers curl


peigi 

 

 

 

 

 

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