cattails
September 2016
Tanka
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UHTS collected works

along the shore
waves never cease washing up
with the high tide
on a moonless night some
memories still haunt me

Bernard Gieske
USA

in my garden
a gatekeeper butterfly
basks in the sun
I cover my pale body
only coming out at night

Debbie Strange
Canada


a mothball rolls
into attic silence
old hallmarks
from cold yesterdays
vanish in the dust

Anna Cates
USA

morning wind
gently embraces me
her tender voice
from an unknown distance keeps
me listening time and again

Pravat Padhy
India


dewdrops    EC
settle on my skin
still colder
this consistent touch
of unfulfilled desires

Rajan Garg
India


storm over
the carpet spread of
autumn leaves
but where are you now
to crunch them by my side

Adjei Agyei-Baah
Ghana

this former spouse
unworthy of forgiveness
or so they tell me
and yet...and yet good friends
Are so hard to find

Donna Buck
USA

no berries yet
on the holly tree
for two decades
you wait for my apology
I wait for the right words

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
Australia


alone again
on the Pacific shore...
winter moonlight
forming a narrow path
to the land I left behind

Chen-ou-Liu
Canada


her voice
so soft and cordial
like breezes
from the southern coast
she has left behind

Helga Stania
Switzerland


undulating
this country road
past seared farms
through unblemished forests
ah! the peace in our breath

Madhuri Pillai
India