A Hundred Gourds 5:1 December 2015

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phantom sun
the priest offers to pray
for my soul

space John McManus – UK
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  last day of Lent—
the scent of pears
on the vicar’s breath

space Lew Watts – USA
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    walking across
the white river
Easter morning

space Brent Goodman – USA
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Noirmoutier Island –
in the heart of the marsh
his fleur de sel kiss

space Christiane Ranieri – France
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  rumors in the air dandelion fluff

space Alanna C. Burke –USA
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    in the brook
they pause on the rock
the trout's speckles

space Nina Kovačić – Croatia
               (translated by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić)
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mid-spring under my boot matisse’s snail

space Sandra Simpson – New Zealand
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  off my meds Picasso's Blue Period

space Mark E. Brager – USA
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    withered wisteria
carefully we choose
our words

space Eva Limbach – Germany
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sand mandala …
washing away
my mindfulness

space Hazel Hall – Australia
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  seashore foraging –
our plastic bag of shrimp
locked in combat

space Amanda Bell – Ireland
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    low ebb tide
journey to a distant

space Ken Olson – USA
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edge of summer
iris flimsies clinging
to their stems

space Frances Jones – USA
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  daylilies open window after window

space Elmedin Kadric – Sweden
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    kangaroo grass
the waving fringe
of her boho bag

space Jennifer Sutherland – Australia
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