A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014

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looking back
to the photograph
of my granddaughter
looking at me …
how wide the ocean

space Jenny Fraser - New Zealand
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  time flowing
in lines and circles ...
will it end
or begin again
this dance in autumn rain

space Rebecca Drouilhet - USA
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    lightning at midnight –
I cannot imagine death
without this rain
               the wind rising
out of the fields

space Al Ortolani - USA
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you speak of grief
as if it were punishment
a curse, a blight
I sing it as a lullaby
for the child I never held

space Sonam Chhoki - Bhutan
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  During each lifespan
the many decisions
made by others –
crematorium smoke
over the cemetery

space George Swede - Canada
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    once I loved to dance
now I sit by the fire
and watch the flames
knowing something in me
has been extinguished

space Angela Leuck - Canada
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