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A Hundred Gourds 4:1 December 2014

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waking up
I wonder what repair work
has been done
to the leaking roof
of memory

space André Surridge - New Zealand
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  small birds
lifting the rim of night
with music
in silent meditation we listen
to the singing bowl of morning

space Debbie Strange - Canada
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    sunrise
on the distant peaks …
how can I compete
with the untutored
eloquence of birdsong?

space Sonam Chhoki - Bhutan
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her Christmas card
a sad reminder
on my shelf –
unsigned and neatly folded
inside out

space Thelma Mariano - Canada
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  a historian
tells me my house was shelled
in the war …
no wonder the creaks and groans
keep me awake at night

space Cynthia Rowe - Australia
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    the night sky
pregnant with stars ...
if only
I knew the secret
of this warbler's calm

space Paresh Tiwari - India
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