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2014 Rengay Contest Results

2014

Rengay (Judges:  Beverley George and Ron C Moss)

 

 

First Place ($100)

Letter from Home

 

Susan Antolin, Walnut Creek, CA

Michael Sheffield, Kenwood, CA

Lois Scott, San Francisco, CA

 

the sound of the TV

bleeds into the kitchen clatter

summer dusk                            Susan

 

     among the crickets’ chirp

     cheek against soft earth      Michael

 

raccoons splashing

in the evening garden

star jasmine                              Lois

 

     after midnight

     a fumbling of keys by the front door

                                                 Susan

 

Fellini-esque

silent passage past my window

the moonlit ship                        Michael

 

     first light through trees

     footsteps in the hall             Lois

 

Second Place

 

A Spill of Moonlight

 

Carol Judkins, Carlsbad, CA

David Terelinck, Pyrmont, NSW,  Australia

 

ocean fog

my dreams alive

in seaglass                                           Carol

 

     the maelstrom

     of Turner’s dark oils                      David

 

red sky—

drinking songs drift

from a tethered boat                            Carol

 

     second watch

     the deckhand baptized

     by a spill of moonlight                   David

 

the sound no sound

of buoy bells                                       Carol

 

     he calls my name—

     casting

     into the wind..                                David

    

 

Third Place

 

Origami

 

Julie Warther, Dover, OH

Angela Terry, Lake Forest Park, WA

 

pumpkin spiced latte—

clouds swirl

a paper moon                                   Julie

 

origami passenger pigeons

just to remind us                              Angela

 

penciling in

the breath marks

Amazing Grace                                Julie

 

hand made books

trimmed with orange and brown

autumn rain                                      Angela

 

the wax seal on the envelope

unbroken                                           Julie

 

a house of cards

with tissue thin walls

other peoples’ lives                           Angela

 

 

Honorable Mention  (not ranked)

 

A Winter’s Tale

 

Michael Dylan Welch, Sammamish, WA

Sarah Welch, Sammamish, WA

 

morning light—

a trace of snow

on the neighbour’s crèche            Michael

 

     granddad steals a gumdrop

     from the gingerbread house    Sarah

 

crowded mall—

the eyes of carolers

all aglow                                       Michael

 

mistletoe hung

above the mantle—

empty stocking                             Sarah

 

     sale flags fluttering

     in the tree lot                           Michael

 

bronze sunset…

the first Christmas lights

turn on                                         Sarah

 

Visiting Hours

 

John Thompson, Santa Rosa, CA

Renée Owen, Sebastopol, CA

 

hospital silence

I linger to share

the moonrise                            John

 

       this sliver of hope

       things will be different     Renée       

 

talk of cancer

rippling in the carp pond

a broken moon                         John

 

       your ghost…

       or a motionless heron

       fishing in the gloom         Renée   

 

on a stone bench

stillness & shadow                  John

 

 

       waiting for you

       moonblind

       on the opposite shore       Renée    

 

 

The Joy of Rain

 

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, United Kingdom

Sahana Shrikaanth, United Kingdom

 

autumn shower—

a grandma twirls

her umbrella                                            Shrikaanth

 

each drop on the leaf

reflects a rainbow                                   Sahana

 

monsoon camp…

slum kids painting in

shades of gray                                        Shrikaanth

 

splashing puddles

on the way from school

buffaloes                                                Sahana

 

drops plop plop plopping

on upturned milk pails                          Shrikaanth

 

pakoras

crackling in the pan—

thunderbolts                                          Sahana

  

 

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