ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 competition.
Once I wasn’t always so plain.
I was strewn feathers on a cross
of dune, an expanse of ocean ...
The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever ...
My own dear love, he is strong and bold
And he cares not what comes after.
His words ring sweet as a chime of gold, ...
I went to the dances at Chandlerville,
And played snap-out at Winchester.
One time we changed partners, ...
Travel is a vanishing act
Only to those who are left behind.
What the traveler knows...
Child, when you’re sad put on your blue shoes.
You know that Mama loves you lollipops
and Daddy still has a job to lose....
Over my head, I see the bronze butterfly,
Asleep on the black trunk,
Blowing like a leaf in green shadow. ...
Let my music be found wanting
to yours (as it must)...
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