FAVORITE POEM OF 2004
twelve poems competed for the honor of
Favorite Poem of 2004.
Here are the results.
Winner of a $30.00 Electronic Book Gift Certifiate
I WRITE (Free Form)
Arachne’s Daughters, Micah and Me
I trade a thread of rust for hers of umber.
The shuttle flies back to me with a contrail of silver.
Threads fine as spiderfloss, threads thick as wool …
The loom sings the deep-throated music of our love
Cerulean peace, fizzy crimson indignation, white hope:
We weave fate in pictures and fiction…some times in fact.
Elizabeth Barrette, Charleston, IL, USA
ALABASTER CITIES (QUATRAINS)
She was over seventy when we first met,
She could drink, waltz and flirt all night,
These last forty years, she’s been abandoned –
Winters in this region have been California mild.
Gary Blankenship, Bremerton, WA, USA
GIVE BIRTH TO THE DREAM (Narrative)
Harriet Tubman, When Wolves Howled
Wolves, not hounds
Heather Jensen, Cheyenne, WY, USA
YES, FREEDOM (Conversational Narrative)
Freedom in Johannesburg, South Africa
we stand on the corner in the orange rays
Gillian Wilkinson, Saxonwold, RSA
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