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A Hundred Gourds 4:3 June 2015

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he reads a poem
to the song of a steel guitar
by a log fire
my soul settles on the hearth
his voice falls all around me

space Joy McCall - UK
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  a lifetime
of stubborn certainty
this night in bed
he pulls up his knees
and gives way to prayer

space Catherine McGrath - Australia
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    dawn
on the horizon ...
the flight
of the first pied hornbill
carrying its call

space Ramesh Anand - India
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morning breeze
pregnant with monsoon mist
ruffles the peepal leaves
hanging in midair
the words I couldn't say

space Yesha Shah - India
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  frosted flakes
soaked in milk
what better time
to discuss
slush money

space LeRoy Gorman - Canada
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    if the old couple talk
they lean towards
each other
as if to share
more than their words

space Jenny Fraser - New Zealand
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