A Hundred Gourds 1:4 September 2012
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transit of Venus –
looking straight into
the orchid’s eye

space Sandra Simpson - New Zealand
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  transit of Venus
the mole
on her upper lip

space Stella Pierides - Germany
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    spring fever
the aimless drive
from here to where

space Marianna Monaco - U.S.A.
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pregnant again
her daughter's
nesting dolls

space Sheila Sondik - U.S.A.
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  my second  
green mango of the day
first trimester

space Kala Ramesh - India
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    the length of her scar
a worker crests a ridge
of honeycomb

space Scott Terrill - Australia
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scent of mercurochrome
waist high
in my mother's blood

space Patrick Sweeney - Japan
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  the womb I was cut from caves

space Barrow Wheary - U.S.A.
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    rain, rain, rain
after writing
I return to my body

space Robert Epstein - U.S.A.
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overheard whispers
of grownup conversation
first rain

space J. Zimmerman - U.S.A.
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  blackbird song
the music
in raindrops

space Katrina Shepherd - Scotland
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    turning up the volume
to hear the song
over the blackbird

space Tessa Essex - U.K.
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spring breeze
I name every butterfly

spaceBob Lucky - Ethiopia 
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  we fail to spot
the oakleaf butterfly …
colours in flight

space Kala Ramesh - India
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    jacaranda blossoms …
my sketch is folded
into a crane

space Vuong Pham - Australia
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