New*

September 30, 2010

Placard design by Egress Studio
2006 Merit Award
By James R. Regier

Dreams invading hearts changed by storms,
being repaired by a newborn’s glance.
Struggling against a force we all know is true.
Souls crushed, giving up, realizing
we have become aware of an unexplainable joy.

*Copyright 2006 by James R. Regier. This poem is included in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.

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Love—*

September 29, 2010

Placard design by Egress Studio
By Kristi Felbinger
2008 Merit Award

looks like
water color splashed on paper,
just two cows in a field,
cold hands.
sounds like
a dog in the bushes at midnight,
the pop of kelp under-toe
heart beat.
smells like
hollowed out redwood trees,
two kinds of hairspray,
onion breath.

*Copyright 2008 by Kristi Felbinger. This poem is included in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.

Rain Words*

September 28, 2010

Placard design by Egress Studio
2009 Merit Award
By Angela Belcaster

Rain on the grey of galvanized tin,
rain on the roofs, rain in the basements, moss
rooting into our shoulders the shaded side
toss salt for good luck and look down:
it becomes sea before it hits the ground.

Rain on the cemetery so much
that things long settled shift. Terse rain.
Kryptonite rain, Rain with a half-life
of ten thousand years. Notched rain.
Rain we cannot speak.

The itch of our rain hairshirts; rancorous rain,
we knew, all along, that we have conjured
all       this       rain.

Rain sonata dampened notes, rain on the Pleiades.
Rain in hell, rain nails on barn windows,
rain for dinner again; a cloudburst over our tables.

And just when we think we’ve become it,
And just when we think we know
our watery, weakened hearts, we look down:
Rain,
An entire epistemology in a puddle at our feet.
Untouched amid, still blurry
something new and green is rising.

*Copyright 2009 by Angela Belcaster. This poem is included in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.

Wood*

September 27, 2010

Placard design by Egress Studio
2010 Merit Award
By Keajn Wardrop-Peterson, 5th Grade

*Poem copyright 2010 by Keajn Wardrop-Peterson. This poem, which also appears here, is included in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.

what the poets say

September 25, 2010

“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” Robert Frost

In This Place*

September 24, 2010

Placard design by Egress Studio
2006 Walk Award
In This Place*
By Barbara Davis-Pyles

I was born of flesh and bone —
a traveling bit of clay
with a jagged little soul.
Over the years
of rough times
and hard weather,
I’ve been worn both
out and down.
And how I’ve lamented my losses.
When all this time
I was simply being
wrought,
pressed,
and shined to a high polish
until
I was a perfect fit
in this time
in this place
next to your jagged little soul
now smooth.

*Copyright 2006 by Barbara Davis-Pyles. This poem is included in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.

The Moon*

September 23, 2010

Placard design by Egress Studio
2009 Merit Award
The Moon*
By Madeline Bowler, Kindergarten

The Moon sits on the sky.
Looks down at the Kids Playing
Before they go in.

*Copyright 2009 by Madeline Bowler. This poem is included in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.

Madeline Bowler

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