A Hundred Gourds 3:3 June 2014

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Wider and Wider

a single maple leaf
that never let go

    the impatience
    of forsythia

wider and wider
around the sequoia

     beneath the leaf litter
    beneath the snow, spring waits

dawn on the river
the leafless beauty
of sycamores

    in splotches of sunlight
    spring returns

Peter Newton (Massachusetts, USA)
Kathe L. Palka (New Jersey, USA)

Composed via email over the winter of 2013/14.

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