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A Hundred Gourds 5:1 December 2015

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my womb
warmed by your presence
once more
I long to feel
a spark of starlight

space Jessica Malone Latham - USA
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  waters may warm,
storms intensify,
sea levels rise
       yet still the voices
       of children at play

space Janet Lynn Davis - USA
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    little Gullivers
patter for shells and pebbles,
peer into ants' nests …
grow up in a world
of bigger and better things

space Claire Everett - UK
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a family of cyclists
make their way to school
in a spring breeze
the smallest child hangs on
to his father’s back

space Patricia Prime - New Zealand
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  the wind
holds the skylark’s song
how calmly
my child listens through
her hearing aid

space Ramesh Anand - India
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    locking on a cloud
through the crosshairs
of his toy gun
my son tells me
where the wind goes

space Roman Lyakhovetsky - Israel
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