Tag Archives: Julie Flanders Poetry

How You Got Here – HONORABLE MENTION

How You Got Here Under any other circumstancesyou would not be herebut because my father found that lotin Burlington Heights, built our house thereand joined North Roanoke Baptist ChurchI met your grandmother. That was 1962,the first time I fell in … Continue reading

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Just One More Time – HONORABLE MENTION

Just One More Time…  “To be drunk, in love, and in NYC,” just one more time. Thinking I am invincible; both invisible and bullet proof. Piling into a taxi after 1:00 am, heading uptown,Laughing at traffic, sweaty and smiling, holding … Continue reading

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Vincent – HONORABLE MENTION

VINCENT After Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows and The Harvest  Crows crowd the horizon Bleeding onto the canvas In curves of inky black—  In a scythe, in a comma Indicating a pause andA procession, though not Quite an ending—  In … Continue reading

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FIRST PRIZE WINNER

The silence after a poem is read I enter a bowl of skyhumming wheela leopard’s lensfocused on the killthen, shimmeringreflection softplover wing over waterwaves water fallinto glass This drink is nutrient denseriparian cinema rife withkinglet egret dipper railswallow swan thrasher … Continue reading

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SECOND PRIZE WINNER

WHEN I REMEMBER THE TIME WE SPENT AT LAC EN COEUR I think about a one-room cabinwith smoke-filled raftersand the worn flashcards.My little brother was learning his abc’sand getting his q’s and p’s mixed up.He had to start over each … Continue reading

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THIRD PRIZE WINNER

            A Short and Easy Method of Prayerafter Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717) I.Rest your palmon the soft, warm slopebetween the old dog’s ears. II.Picture sunlight traversing the voidto ripen the cherry tomatoes. Bees earnestly pollinatingthe cucumber … Continue reading

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Where is the future?

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