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A Hundred Gourds 2:1 December 2012
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a grain of sand
               and beyond …
                             the beach

spacePatricia Prime - New Zealand
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  beachside
the sky shaped
by pandanus

spaceQuendryth Young - Australia
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    silent tide
I touch the surface
of my dreams

spaceAngela Terry - U.S.A.
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onshore breeze
the fiddler crab stretching
a smaller claw

spaceBill Cooper - U.S.A.
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  Cool sand –
the waves wash off
traces of your bare feet

spaceBoris Gregoric - Croatia
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    lover's quarrel ...
she stoops down to draw
a line in the sand

spaceChen-ou Liu - Canada
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the tide turns
I forgive myself
for you

spaceSeánan Forbes - U.K.
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  Independence Day
a bocce ball kisses
the pallino

spaceAlan S. Bridges - U.S.A.
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    halftime
a spider beats me
to the bathroom

spaceBen Moeller-Gaa - U.S.A
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tractors trail dust
through summer heat
cicada hum

spaceScott Owens - U.S.A.
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  prolonged drought
with a puff of wind
topsoil turns into sky

spaceAlan S. Bridges - U.S.A.
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    gorse fires
scorch the hillside
flickering larksong

spaceSusan Richardson - U.K.
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wildfires
switchback up the hills
year of the dragon

spaceBeverly Acuff Momoi – U.S.A.
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  half-burnt house
my father’s hand prints
in the driveway

spaceChase Fire - U.S.A.
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    lighting a cigarette –
the rumble of thunder

spaceMatt Hetherington - Australia
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