ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.
I ruin my hats and all the mat slides glad
I hop my girls and all is skip again
I jump I run you up inside my truck ...
Maud went to college.
Sadie stayed at home.
Sadie scraped life...
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers -
Untouched by Morning -
and untouched by noon -...
Often visitors there, saddened
by lack of trees, go out
to a promontory. ...
stands for all things,
even for those things that don’t flower, ...
These little limbs,
These eyes and hands which here I find,
These rosy cheeks wherewith my life begins, ...
You who I don’t know I don’t know how to talk to you
—What is it like for you there? ...
Say not the struggle nought availeth,
The labour and the wounds are vain,
The enemy faints not, nor faileth, ...
My weight is
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s......
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