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A Hundred Gourds 2:1 December 2012
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page 6

Throwing Acorns

moonlit stroll
along the river bank
scent of evergreens

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an old man rakes the oak leaves
his grandsons throwing acorns

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secondhand bookshop -
an unknown signature
on the flyleaf

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ice patterns on the window
I drink tea in solitude

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a cleft
in the valley
fork-lightning

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above the distant mountains
green-to-midnight shifts of sky

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a spinebill
in the apple blossom . . .
sipping her earlobe

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swollen by springtime floods
the creek covers stepping stones

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morning smile . . .
musk lorikeets chirping
high in our gum tree

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arm in arm around this bay
their footprints crossed by seagulls

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on the phone as she leaves for Thailand her good-bye kiss

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moths flutter towards the lamp his fingertips on her skin

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An autumn shisan

Participants:
Patricia Prime, New Zealand & Rodney Williams, Australia


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