cattails
September 2016
Tanka
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UHTS collected works

a parakeet's
cage door left open
in a whoosh
the sky turns every
colour of the rainbow

John Wisdom
USA

these stones
skim across water
letting go
of every burden,
I float into light

Debbie Strange
Canada


years ago I heard
the wild wind wuthering
all night long–
a bleakness so forlorn,
loneliness bereft of words

Mary Kendall
USA

on a still
September night—
the lake
barely ripples
my lonesome shadow

Karen O’Leary
USA



midnight sky
behind the curtains
of my dreams
a fawn sips light by light
hues of the aurora


cerul nopții
în spatele cortinei
viselor mele
un cerb soarbe rază cu rază
nuanțele aurorei

Steliana Cristina Voicu
Romania

a midnight train
dwindling with you...
only my eyes
need several minutes
to adjust to darkness


Un tren de noapte
se tot duce cu tine...
doar ochii
mi se adaptează
rapid la întuneric

Lavana Kray
Romania


sunbeams   EC
all over my garden
daffodils
but vases at home
are still lost in dust


слънчеви лъчи
из цялата ми градина
глухарчета
но вазите у дома
все още са покрити с прах

Vessislava Savova
Bulgaria

winter's chill
falling asleep we listen
to our breaths
early morning sunshine
lights the empty bedding


zimowy chłód
zasypiając wsłuchujemy się
w swoje oddechy
poranne słońce
oświetla pustą pościel

Magda Sobieszek
Poland


in the attic
a long play record
FASCINATION...
from a nearby treetop
the nightingale’s song


na tavanu
stara long play ploča
OČARAVANJE...
iz obližnje krošnje
pjesma slavuja

Đurđa Vukelić-Rožić
Croatia


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a red rose fades
between us
how sharp the thorns
of unspoken words


离婚的日子
一朵红玫瑰雕谢了
我们之间
那未出口的词语之刺
多么尖利

David He
China


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