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Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest 2019

First Place

Dendrochronology by Marianne Pengelly

Second Place

The Wildness of Untended Gardens by Marsha Barber

Third Place

Spring Dance by Jan Wood

Eight Honourable Mentions

  • Foresight by Gill Foss
  • Wild Mother by Susan Elizabeth Radford
  • For Tomorrow, the Wish Continues by Rosalie B. Castro
  • Apiary by Bruce Meyer
  • Ten Love Poems and a Short Chorus of Despair (after Pablo Neruda) by Susan Siddeley
  • Her Daily Bread by Wendy Visser
  • High Rock by Kate Marshall Flaherty
  • Suburban Mall by Keith Garebian

Nine Judge’s Choice Awards

  • Salad Days by Patricia Smekal
  • Learning from My Son by Marsha Barber
  • Messenger by Kathy Fisher
  • Shall We Pirouette, Alouette? by Debbie Okun Hill
  • The Word by Ronnie R. Brown
  • Mosque by Josie Di Sciascia-Andrews
  • An Ironic Twist to Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ by Jessie Lee Jennings
  • …to Bethlehem by Judith Johanson
  • Star Magnolia (magnolia stellata) by Robin Susanto