A Hundred Gourds 5:1 December 2015

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the first betrayal wasp sting

space Tim Gardiner – UK
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  evening rain
everywhere i turn
the cuckoo's cry

space Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian – Nigeria
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    too little
too late
black-eyed susans

space Carolyn Hall – USA
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orange geums
the sound of bee song
in the rain

space Katrina Shepherd – Scotland
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  from one hand to the other money spider

space André Surridge – New Zealand
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    first sun
at the centre of things
an orb weaver

space Mary Hind – Australia
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an abandoned house
the sun is lightning a lamp
for spiders

space Janina Kołodziejczyk – Italy
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the smell of fresh laundry
on the wind

space Maria Tomczak – Poland
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    leaving for the summer
a little bit of the ocean
in her tears

space Jeffrey McMullen – USA
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escaping the past fell runner

space Tim Gardiner – UK
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  learning to let go –
I clutch a teddy bear
whose name I’ve forgotten

space Terri L. French – USA
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    Father’s Day
I cast a spinner bait
into a tree

space Brent Goodman – USA
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scent of gardenia
a white wave
where the river bends

space Robert Witmer – Japan
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  ALS, the doctor says ...
at each bend of the river
                      another bend

space S.M. Kozubek – USA
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    river ripples
the man I am keeps
staring at me

space Barnabas Ikeoluwa Adeleke – Nigeria
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