A Hundred Gourds 2:4 September 2013
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heat wave of a dog's tongue

space Alan S. Bridges - USA
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  wailing cuckoo
a street child at the junction
dances for us

space Kala Ramesh - India
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I wait for the cool wind
to go first

space Suhit Kelkar - India
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what are you waiting for flood tide

space Al Fogel - USA
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  beyond the prow the long green river unwinds me

space Annette Makino - USA
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    a ripening tomato
in the palm of Buddha ...
almost sundown

space Tzetzka Ilieva - USA
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hermit crab
my collection of
empty boxes

space Annette Makino - USA
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  unbroken clouds
I focus
on what I don't owe

spaceDeb Baker - USA
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    two ghost crabs
stretching a minnow
budget talks

space Bill Cooper - USA
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seeping into my summer dream woodsmoke

space Mark E. Brager - USA
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  sunlit oak stump
a zebra spider
jumps through time

spaceThomas Powell - N. Ireland
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    counting the rings …
a scar
from an ancient fire

space Mark E. Brager - USA
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pointing to the moon
breathing in
a scent of jasmine

space Liz Nakazawa - USA
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  gathered in the mosque
for wedding vows –
a spider weaves its web

space Ken Sawitri - Indonesia
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    gourd vines ...
a pregnant woman prays
at the dargah*

* a Sufi Islamic shrine

space Arvinder Kaur - India
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pregnancy test
the weight of hope
in our silence

space Rachel Sutcliffe - UK
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  coming to terms
with our childlessness
summer's end

space Peter Newton - USA
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    end of summer
colors fade away
with the butterflies

space Kavya Kavuri - India
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