Crossing a Border
Crossing a Border by Mary Jo Balistreri

Mondello by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Spring Nocturne 
Spring Nocturne by BJ Buckley

Autumn Quest
Autumn Quest by Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg  

A Message to My Husband
A Message for My Husband by Claire Scott  
I Said Coffee 
I Said Coffee by Sharmagne Leland-St.John


2nd Runners-up:

Home for Christmas, 1968 by Michael Escoubas

Refuge by Maralee Gerke

Red Willow Creek by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Love Story by Kate Kingston  

Thresholds by Mary Jo Balistreri

Eden 1842 by Lois P. Jones  
When Puskin Comes To Shovel by Elizabeth Iannaci

To a Friend at Rilke’s Grave in Raron by Lois P. Jones

Sometimes by David Whyte  

I Might Have Loved You by Wilda Morris  
I’ve Come to Know by Sharmagne Leland-St. John  

 I came to join the women by Rochelle Mass

 The Silver Singing River by Sharmagne Leland-St. John  

Impressions on ‘The Sheltered Path’ by John C. Mannone

Ghost Fires by Ed Bennett

Birdsong by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

To the Changing Leaves by Michael Escoubas

Night Sounds by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

This Moment of Grace  by Lois Park Edstrom  

2 Haiku by Candace Turner


Honourable Mention:

Socks by Dina Freeman  
Embroidery by Jean E. Sidinger  
Walking Together by Wilda Morris  
Cloud Wisps by Isabel Chenot  
Eden 1842 by Lois P. Jones  
Sometimes by David Whyte  
Legacy by Sharon Auberle  
Discovering My Mother in a Painting by Mary Cassatt by Mary Jo Balistreri  
I Might Have Loved You by Wilda Morris  
Wedding Preparations by Nancy Bailey Miller  
Trail to a New World by Karla Linn Merrifield  
For a moment you were very, very beautiful. And you were very well aware of it by t. wagner  
Story from the Blue Ridges by Mary Jo Balistreri  
Nostalgia by Charlotte Digregorio  
Late Night Talk Show Fantasy by Jennifer Dotson  
Whale by Lynne Hjelmgaard  
New Gods Needed by Claire Scott  
Turning the Key by Maralee Gerke  
Ghazal for Emilie Parker by Carolyne Wright
Advent Season by Wilda Morris
Home for Christmas, 1968 by Michael Escoubas
Winter's Edge by Annie Jenkin
No Ice by Gail Denham
Poem from “Girl” by Veronica Golos
Deserted Beach by Sharmagne Leland-St. John
Said the Single Woman to Her Swollen Belly by Katie Manning
Fishing by Wilda Morris
From my kitchen window by Rochelle Mass
A Change of Maps by Carolyne Wright
Fort Lauderdale by Karen Schwartz (Am I allowed to vote for myself?  I do really like it.)
Pelican Bay by Mary Jo Balistreri
Mid-Winter Morning Muse by Vaughn Neeld
Malinalli Poems by Ma. Luisa Govela/English translations by Kate Kingston
After the snowstorm … by Michael Escoubas
Conjuring by Caroline Johnson
Each time I visit my Mother by Susan B. Auld
The Painter and the Poet by Debbi Brody
Don't Crack The Face by Gail Denham
At Last by Gail Denham
Ode to Euterpe by John C. Mannone
Beloved Friend Roger's Nature Hike Ended Too Soon by Nicoletta LaMarca-Sacco
The Small Things by Mary Jo BalistreriScott
Luna by Gloria Viglione
The Sheltered Path by Michael Escoubas
The Artist by Ann Thornfield-Long
At the Check Stand by Gail Denham
The Effect of Hearing the Sublime by David Berman
Role Reversal— by EllaraineLockie
Apples of Winter  by Lois Park Edstrom  
2020 Vision by Michael Escoubas
Stream of Love  by Michael Escoubas
The Gift by Jane Lin
Mother’s Palette Knife by Nancy Baily Miller
Dilly’s Quilt by Sharmagne Leland-St. John
The Painter and the Poet by  Debbi Brody
I Might Have Loved You by Wilda Morris
Cefalu’ bySharmagne Leland-St. John
Village by the Sea by Michael Escoubas
Autobiographia Literaria by Frank O’Hara
Streets of August  by Anne Tammel
Friendship Endures by Candace Turner
Isn’t the love by Amanda Lovelace
A Song’s Lament by Jane Lang
Turning the Key by Maralee Gerke
Learning from Leaves by Wilda Morris
Ode to a Danish Lamp by Lynne Hjelmgaard
Night Sounds— by Sharmagne Leland-St. John
3 Haiku by Candace Turner
Song for the Road by Lois Park Edstrom
Jeremy-By-The-Sea by Judith Valente
Love at First Sight by Elayne Clift
alone by Michael Escoubas
Sometimes by David Whyte
Their bells a soft song  by Lois P. Jones
At the reading on the hill... by Marcel Aime Duclos
Eden 1843— by Nancy Baily Miller
Annika Waking   by Nancy Bailey Miller
The Effect of Hearing the Sublime by David Berman

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