A Hundred Gourds 5:3 June 2016

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counting Perseids …
the larkspur blossoms
I have to subtract

space Steliana Cristina Voicu – Romania
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  the whistling comet on an octave drop

space Kala Ramesh – India
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    inside the old barn
afternoon stars

space Stuart Bartow – USA
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first date …
flying towards the candle
these flies

space Archana Kapoor Nagpal – India
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  moth in a jar no night free of longing

space Sonam Chhoki – Bhutan
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    the powdery smudge
of a moth's blunder
power brownout

space Marietta McGregor – Australia
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80th birthday
yet another bug
I’ve never seen

space Quendryth Young – Australia
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  rain forest beetle …
it scuttles back among
the undocumented

space George Swede – Canada
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    meditation class
... the fly too

space Brendon Kent – UK
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the gloaming
in the rise and fall
of cricket song

space Samar Ghose – Australia
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  timing the mosquito's embrace for impact

space Peter Newton – USA
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    long drought
the missileer's itchy
trigger finger

space Johnny Baranski – USA
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wrong turn at the trailhead
a hawk circles slowly

space Jay Friedenberg – USA
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  Independence Day
the watermelon truck leans
into a flat tire

space Marilyn Appl Walker – USA
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    failed monsoon . . .
the farmers' growing

space Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy – UK
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