VALENTINES DAY CONTEST WINNER

The contest called for poems about love: passion, heartache, longing, desire, obsession, love lost and found.

The winner is Murray Silverstein for his poem, October Time.

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October Time

October sun, the last of it, low and cold sober,
is blasting the plum,

turning its jam-dark leaves
to pale-green moons--they bounce the light

(also pale but yellow-green)
through the window and onto the floor.

October time.
And like the shadows

the foreplay
gets longer and longer. Lucky

are they
who watch

it vanish, October light.
Wait for them, October time.


~Murray Silverstein

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