A Hundred Gourds 5:3 June 2016

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a bride at sixteen green apples

space Lee Nash –France
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  rain wedding rain bells rain

space Robert Epstein – USA
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    wedding day
rain washes the scarecrow's
old suit

space Pris Campbell – USA
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spring wind
the shirts outside
wave to me

space Christof Blumentrath – Germany
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  cold snap aspens vertigoing nowhere

space Rick Tarquinio – USA
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    bull kelp
sliding in and out of sight
a fur seal

space Sandra Simpson – New Zealand
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not knowing
the pond is old

space Ryan Apple –USA
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  aerobics –
a bunch of new floaters
jumping around

space Ruth Holzer – USA
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    emotional IQ
the octopus unravels
in front of me

space Marianne Paul – Canada
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crab-pocked sand
a tea tree leans
away from the river

space Nathalie Buckland – Australia
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  a water snake weaving its way the spring

space Padma Thampatty – USA
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    first fishing pole
the men
gather around

space Dan Schwerin – USA
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empty basket
each wavelet
the shape of a fish

space Grace McKenna – Australia
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  the basil seedling
wilts and recovers –
Earth Day

space Ruth Holzer – USA
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    in darkness
birds trill towards
what's still to come

space Hansha Teki – New Zealand
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