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A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014

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Soul ending
or soul beginning
the birth cry
from the room
of the unwed teen

space J. Zimmerman - USA
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  the quivering rose
reveals a bushtit’s nest
cleverly concealed –
my mother gives no clue
she feels any tenderness

space Sally Biggar - USA
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    beyond the fence
on the wasteland
a flower grows
I always knew there was more
to be found in your heart

space Steve Wilkinson - UK
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an old woman
stoops to weed her poppies –
I glimpse
the sprite of a girl
still dancing inside her

space Jenny Ward Angyal - USA
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  putting on the kettle ...
this job of making tea
as mindful
as sipping our cups
of conversation

space Anne Curran - New Zealand
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    I used to think
there was no poetry
in the mundane …
through frosted glass
a dish-rag moon

space Claire Everett - UK
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