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A Hundred Gourds 3:3 June 2014

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pale yellow blooms
on the evening primrose ...
I learned
not to open myself
in morning's full light

space Janet Lynn Davis - USA
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  a dreamer
with no-one knocking
on my door ...
a monarch butterfly
inside a glass jar

space Anne Curran - New Zealand
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    the river
has no shadow
to call its own,
the leaping shadow of a fish
escapes the hook

space Kala Ramesh - India
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My beloved is gone,
gone all the way over
to the other shore
yet I hold myself back
from the shining ferryboat

space J. Zimmerman - USA
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  I cover
the bird
for the night
then hide
my own head

space Ruth Holzer - USA
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    autumn pruning
a cut here, a snip there
the shrub reshaped
      my mirror tells me
      there are no miracles

space Adelaide B. Shaw - USA
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