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A Hundred Gourds 5:1 December 2015

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belting out
Mademoiselle from Armentières
with Grandpa
why would I mind
a little cigar smoke

space Maxianne Berger - Canada
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  my grandfather
& his generation
with their ships in a bottle
how they understood
the impossible

space LeRoy Gorman - Canada
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    large raindrops
and behind me a low sun
I’m enchanted
though I don’t understand
the physics of sparkling rain

space Elaine Riddell - New Zealand
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Kneeling by a pool
in the river's bend
I ask the one
whose face listens in the water
why we all come from rain

space J. Zimmerman - USA
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  Caught
in the creases of my palm
a reek of seaweed
out of darkness
a siren coils and uncoils

space Carol Purington - USA
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    childhood rosary
i test myself
on a Hail Mary
recalling at last the final words
now and at the hour of our death

space Simon Hanson - Australia
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