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A Hundred Gourds 4:1 December 2014

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dawn glow
through the pink shells
on my windowsill
so many poems
about silence

space Carole Johnston - USA
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  all day rain
just dark enough
to turn on the lamp
searching for that poem
about loneliness

space Mary Frederick Ahearn - USA
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    I read Ryokan
and feel envious and small
unable to compete
babbling words like a child
in love with her own voice

space Adelaide B. Shaw - USA
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At the water’s edge
I ask the lake for a poem …
a great blue heron
flies across the empty air
its wings – the words I want to write

space Teresa Williams - USA
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  a pair of lovers
lie on the river bank
tickling each other
with long grass stalks …
laughter fades to a kiss

space Patricia Prime - New Zealand
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    seduced
by the perfume
of his accent –
stalks of purple loosestrife
choke the pasture pond

space Sondra J. Byrnes - USA
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