A Hundred Gourds 2:1 December 2012
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bamboo leaves –
in one rounding stroke
the yellow moon

spaceJulie B. Cain - U.S.A.
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  mackerel sky a bluebeard moon

spaceHelen Buckingham – U.K.
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    the full moon
emptying its glow
in my wine glass

spaceKeith A. Simmonds - Trinidad & Tobago
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working through the night blue moon in the pines

spaceSonam Chhoki - Bhutan
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  festival's end –
a lone piper stands
six inches from the moon

spaceJohn McDonald - U.K.
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    hugging the dog
waiting for the mountain
to swallow the moon

spacePeter Macrow - Australia
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fractured moon
behind the bare boughs …
my hometown memories

spaceNu Quang - U.S.A.
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  Wangdiphodrang dzong –
the full moon fills holes
in the charred walls  

spaceSonam Chhoki - Bhutan
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    behind the wheel
of a dream I can't drive
perigee moon

spaceClaire Everett - U.K.
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moonlit harbour
I slip even further
inside my shell

spaceJohn McManus - U.K.
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  moonlit man
his long coat darker
than his shadow

spaceD.V. Rozic - Croatia
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    night walk
through lit windows we see
all that passes for life

spaceScott Owens - U.S.A.
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waning moon
revealing only her public face

spaceJennifer Sutherland - Australia
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  grinning moon –
I wait for the cat
to reappear

spaceMark E. Brager - U.S.A.
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    waning crescent
his fingernail clippings
in my sink

spaceAutumn N. Hall - U.S.A.
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1. Wangdiphodrang monastery-fort, built in 1638, burnt down on 24-25th June 2012.


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