cattails
September 2016
Tanka
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UHTS collected works

so many boats
sit at the marina
chained to the dock
I, too, must lose my moorings
to set myself free

Thelma Mariano
Canada


your skin
the silver gray of saints
alabaster moon…
I no longer pretend
to understand the night

Joy Reed MacVane
USA

the tone    EC
going up instead
of down—
she still understands
my morning greeting

Ruth Holzer
USA


somehow in
my dreams you left me
with a smile
tell me this was by design
to taunt my love-fettered soul

Thomas Sacramona
USA


two butterflies
zigzag through a curtain
of willow...
once again our love affair
leads to nowhere

Chen-ou-Liu
Canada

fog on the ocean
we are unable to see
but still we can feel
in a lighthouse of romance
no fog shall keep us adrift

an’ya
USA


a secret smile
led to wine and dinner
at a laneway bar–
in another’s garden
will the stolen orchid bloom?

Gavin Austin
Australia


many changes
since my last visit–
mist cloaking
familiar landmarks
on the hills of home

Marilyn Humbert
USA

fallen leaves
suddenly gather
momentum
whirling in unison
crackling through the air

Aju Mukhopadhyay
India


autumn leaves
carpet my daydreams
the king I am
walks toward a winter
of white nights by firelight

Dietmar Tauchner
Austria


after you fled
the nest, I planted
baby’s tears
oh, but the weight
of this hanging garden

Cynthia Rowe
Australia