ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2016-2017 competition.
Beautifully Janet slept
Till it was deeply morning. She woke then
And thought about her dainty-feathered hen, ...
Pavement slipp’ry, people sneezing,
Lords in ermine, beggars freezing;
Titled gluttons dainties carving, ...
The music was already turning sad,
those fresh-faced voices singing in a round
the lie that time could set its needle back ...
Joy of my life, full oft for loving you
I bless my lot, that was so lucky placed:
But then the more your own mishap I rue,...
The stiff spokes of this wheel
touch the sore spots of the earth.
On the Potomac, swan-white
power launches keep breasting the sulphurous wave.
Otters slide and dive and slick back their hair,
raccoons clean their meat in the creek.
On the circles, green statues ride...