2012 Poetry Paths Winners

Poem


Author / Location


Watching my toenails grow at snail pace


enjoying the sun weathering my face,


a hat lay beside my cushioned chair


but I relish the breeze lifting my hair.


The river flows beyond at lazy speed


beckoning my gaze so I give it heed,


watching two geese go swimming by


then I notice a hawk circling on high.


A smile hints of thinking history old


Grafton, preserved for us to now behold.



Patricia Bunkoske




933 6th Avenue


614 Washington Street


Little Things


God created us All


To dance and sing,


To Honor and obey,


To lead do not follow


And most of all to be a positive


Role model



Hannah Wendorf



944 5th Avenue



four eyes, two noses


wagging tail, cheek roses


one mile, two walking


two friends, one talking


one dog, one gal


two hearts, best pals.



Erika Petras



418 Spring Street


1023 7th Avenue


“BLANK PAPER”


I’ve always liked paper.


Blank paper. White paper.


It always listens.


It is always there and never betrays.


Never judges. Never scowls.


Never preaches.


Never demands.


Perhaps that’s why I like it.


Blank paper. White paper.



Angela Mack



1060 6th Avenue


“SPRING IS HERE IN MY HEART”


BEHOLD! I leap with excitement


at the dawning of this new day!


HEAR YE! A little rose bud


peaks itself out of my soul!


HEARKEN! The branches are stretching


and my heart is thawing.


It has been a long winter.


ALAS!


I am waking up.



Angela Mack



1134 5th Avenue


Home


Where quiet trails wind the Lion’s woods


Where kilns remain where they once stood


Where crashing waves fall upon our shore


Where echoing blues are heard once more


Where a rushing river is over the falls


A kind, kindred spirit lives in us all



Carol Knott



1044 4th Avenue


Life


To look, to see, yet never know


To search, to seek, and never grow


To slide, to drift, to miss the strife


To never care, you passed up life.


Dare to love, to follow life’s stream


Follow your heart, follow your dream



Dorothy Andrews



610 North Street