A Hundred Gourds 3:1 December 2013
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spring thaw –
the stars flow back
to the sea

space Mark E. Brager - USA
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  this banded agate …
        miles upriver
a mother gives birth

spaceBrent Goodman - USA
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    the sun comes
      through her name

space Mike Andrelczyk - USA
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her eyes turn
to chlorophyll

space Thomas Powell - N. Ireland
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  waxing gibbous –
the visiting cat comes
out of hiding

space Margaret Dornaus - USA
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    spring again …
in the same old hollow
the same surprise

spaceJan Dobb - Australia
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gently brushing
a newborn's brow –
first light

spaceSandi Pray - USA
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  beginner's mind
a dusting of pollen
on the windowsill

space Deb Baker - USA
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her secret longing
for children

spaceGregory Hopkins - USA
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stretch marks one contrail the shape of a zip

space André Surridge - New Zealand
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  the white balloon
sails higher and higher –
a child’s laughter

spacePeggy Heinrich - USA
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    playground slide:
I call my grandson
by my son’s name

space Edward J. Rielly - USA
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getting everything on credit earthworm moon

spaceStewart C Baker - USA
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his careful explanation
of why I am wrong

spaceJ. Zimmerman - USA
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    stinging nettles
        I still recall
his words

spaceKala Ramesh - India
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