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A Hundred Gourds 3:2 March 2014

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young lovers
holding hands in a café
sharing a pastry
their faraway look ahead
… my look back

space Adelaide Shaw - USA
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  summer drought
the mockingbird returns
his sad song:
this man that she loves
this man that she married

space Margaret Dornaus - USA
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    standing
before the mirror
all I see
is myself staring back …
I once was a married woman

space Kala Ramesh - India
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in the lake’s mirror
my face
without my dreams –
even the lilac flowers
split up

space Steliana Cristina Voicu - Romania
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  new love
after a breakup –
in the silence after rain
the rock garden fills
with fallen stars

space Chase Fire - USA
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    the birthplace
of life
in a slip of clay –
this potter’s wheel
of stars

space Jenny Ward Angyal - USA
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