A Hundred Gourds 4:3 June 2015

current issue : haiku : tanka : haiga : haibun : renku : expositions : feature : submissions : editors : search : archives

page 12    

among the babies he fosters
a calf the cow disowned
a pig the sow crippled
and the newborn his daughter
left on his doorstep

space Elizabeth Howard - USA
spacer brush

  a calf suckles
while its mother eats stubble
among the litter –
a nation trying to make do
with what little it has

space George Swede - Canada
spacer brush

    the mayor
tells a migrant worker
to shove off ...
wet snow
like the spit on his face

space Chen-ou Liu - Canada
spacer brush

as if
he had said
I'm sorry ...
the clouds move off
to reveal the sun

space Aalix Roake - New Zealand
spacer brush

  I tear down
the barbed wire fences
in my mind
a white-throated sparrow
whistling in the wind

space Jenny Ward Angyal - USA
spacer brush

    a single image
of the Horsehead Nebula
yet in it
the imagination
that runs all

space LeRoy Gorman - Canada
spacer brush

previous page : tanka contents : index of poets : next page