cattails
September 2016
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UHTS collected works

breathing in
her freedom of spirit
a confident...
when I feel slowed
by my own circumstance

Anne Louise Curran
New Zealand

almost morn
before we part...
the scent
of night blooming cactus
pricks our breaking hearts

Pat Geyer
USA


the sharp intake
of grief this dawn
when I wake
to the whiteness
of an empty bed

Dawn Bruce
Australia

a hint
of moonlight wakens
the river
those little wrinkles
in the corners of your smile

Hazel Hall
Australia

dusk
the sky grey...pink
then grey
a flag slackens
in the dying light

Elaine Riddell
New Zealand


mastered
the art of loving
myself
i let go of imperfections
& the need to be right

Pamela A. Babusci
USA

how fragile
threads woven between us
easily frayed
our intense tending
for the sake of the garden

Giselle Maya
France

a lone crow
on the telephone cable...
between us
a continent, an ocean
of foreign silence

Chen ou-Liu
Canada


by the river    EC
having a life talk
while two
great blue herons soar
past us showing the way

Leslie Bamford
Canada


cloud tufts
caught on the tips
of fir trees
the scent of your hair
still clings to my pillow

Clayton Beach
USA


brushing leaves
from my cane garden chair
fingertips skim,
catch on broken ends…
fair cost for a seat in the sun

Sandra Renew
Australia