A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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White Reflection

first frost
an egret's white

in the still wood
a ghostly stirring

the easel reveals
an ancient churchyard
outlined in pencil

colourless this book
of cartoon characters

no get up and go
but they’re still
a love match

Romeo and Juliet
prostrate at the end

low on the horizon
a harvest moon
and a few clouds

just the remains
of one or two pumpkins

on the sandcastle
a melting lolly
drips down the sides

from our vantage point
a grand view of the valley

wherever you look
cherry trees in blossom
light up the path

filling the air at dusk
a blackbird’s song

Participants: Diana Webb & Frank Williams
Composed: via email
Started: 1 December 2015
Finished: 11 December 2015

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