AUTUMN 2018

phone call...

the chirp of 

a hometown bird

 

the silence as we

drink the morning tea...

mother's wrinkled hands

 

misty railway station…
he refills the earthen
tea cup

 

K. Ramesh

 

 

those eyes once gazed
into the eyes of my mother
old quarter horse

 

Deborah P Kolodji

 

 

last drop of milk

on the cat's whiskers –

an early frost

 

Laughing waters

 

 

evening cool

shadows lengthen

beneath the old rope swing

 

driftwood

all the places

I've yet to go

 

Rachel Sutcliffe

 

 

deep winter the touch of a conch shell

 

Stephen Toft

 

 

the arch
of the border bridge
half moon

 

Chen-ou Liu

 

 

autumn fog ...

while I kiss my grandma

she asks who I am

 

faint sun ray ...

one cyclamen opens up

on the windowsill

 

Lucia Cardillo

 

 

today the wind–

     scent of rain

          behind that

 

Carl Mayfield

 

 

lily pads

I bounce across each one

with my eyes

 

Dan Salontai

 

 

night grass
the Winter Solstice
chews moonlight

 

Erin Castaldi

 

 

implacable rain ­–

bit by bit the limestone

dissolves

 

Michael Galko

 

 

between songs
the busker’s breath
in winter moonlight

 

Ben Moeller-Gaa

 

 

old minaret ... 
a sparrow's song 
between two pines


fading light ... 
alone with the cry 
of a cicada

 

Agus Maulana Sunjaya

 

 

morning cold –

chewed by rats  the copy

of Paradise Lost

 

Antonietta Losito

 

 

two autumns …
a child’s birthday
atop the headstone

 

Connor McDonald

 

 

freezing fog

moonlight 

holding still

 

Aaron Barry

 

 

Calculating...

fish leap to capture

bites of heaven

 

Joan McNerney

October sunset –

a barrowload

of orange

 

All Souls'

toe of frog slips

into the undergrowth

 

Helen Buckingham

 

 

thick fog

following the sound

of the stream

 

Nikolay Grankin

 

 

cirrus clouds

I inhale deep into

father's bones

 

Srinivasa Rao Sambangi

 

 

between stalks of sea thrift evening sun

 

Caroline Skanne

 

 

rainfall on chalk hills

each path becomes 

a stream-bed

 

Thomas Tyrrell

 

 

blistering heat

a hornet sucks the juice

from a peach

 

Jay Friedenberg

 

 

saturated meadow grass

spangled with purple clover…

June rain

 

the first few

orange daylilies opened on their stalks—

summer solstice

 

croaking frogs…

a kingbird dips and hovers

over the rippled bog

 

Wally Swist

 

 

welcome swallows –

the winter sweep

of dune grass

 

Robyn Cairns

 

 

on and on
in birdsong
spring dawn

 

Elmedin Kadric 

 

 

swaying here

            swaying there

silhouettes of broom

 

Owen.Bullock

 

 

gibbous moon

a wild pansy curls up

in the wind

 

Muskaan Ahuja

 

 

after the rain

sparrows sing –

my voice too

 

Christine Taylor

 

 

daylight

swaying on the

arrow tips of larch

 

most of the day

is blowing 

away

 

Alexander Wharton

 

 

morning mist...
a solitary goose flies

into early snow

 

Keith A Simmonds

 

 

more of the beach

on the windowsill

a rising tide

 

Joanna Ashwell

 

 

the other side

of a broken window

a yellow butterfly

 

Agus Maulana Sunjaya

 

 

veiled moon
the scent of rain
rises

 

Nathan Hassall

 

 

skin walker
the "tear-drop-shaped microconidia"

of my jock itch

 

Dave Bonta

early snow

catching the sky

on my tongue

 

Barbara Tate

 

 

whitecaps way out there

the fog

rolls through me

 

Peter Newton

 

 

n   a  k  e   d     

 r   a   i   n   

p   e   l   t 

 

ocean eddies 

into a styrofoam cup…

sunburn

 

some birds 

sing out winter 
from them selves

 

Donna Fleischer

 

 

late summer
the cut pear
weeps

hole
in a saffron robe
lets in fresh air

 

Alexis Rotella

 

 

dark bamboo
even the sound
is cold

 

Miriam Sagan

 

 

lassitude and languor these days without rain

 

sundown a black cat uncurls from the coalhouse roof

 

Stuart Quine

 

 

winter rain driving

a neighbor’s calico cat

into our garage

 

Michael Feil

 

 

breaking bread

—mandarin ducks               

scrabble in the shallows

 

dying grass moon

—crosshairs                   

in the doe’s eye

 

Marilyn Fleming

 

 

end of summer
a boy's skipping stone sinks
with the sun

the red tip
of my cigarette
starless night

 

Chen-ou Liu

 

 

each one at my fingertips –
autumn stars

 

Christina Martin 

 

 

climbing closer

the sky the scent 

of mother's lavender

 

Kath Abela Wilson

 

 

on the edge 

of the highway

a doe waits

 

Rich Schilling

 

 

apple orchard –

wild turkeys

eating windfalls

 

Ed Higgins 

 

 

traffic lights

changing colour 

autumn leaves

 

aphids chew

the basil plant –

shorter days

 

Juliet Wilson

 

 

unopened…

the iris

the paintbrush

 

Alan S. Bridges

 

 

two pigeons 

under the arch of the mosque 

afternoon rain

 

Agus Maulana Sunjaya

 

 

hot autumn day

clink of pickling jars

in the sink

 

deep inside

       the iris

              summer rain

 

Lucy Whitehead

 

 

conviction…

a moth 

in the moonlight 

 

Mary Hanrahan

 

 

that radicchio

you sowed last year —

its flowers set seed

 

Helen Williams

 

 

a pine tree cricket

on the crater

on the postcard

 

Minh-Triêt Pham

 

 

how much of him
still remains in there
grandpa's grave

 

Christina Sng

 

 

an early start –

the petunias hang their heads

after last night's rain

 

taking home the shopping...

my shadow

reaches the door first

 

Mary Gunn

 

 

I see
the child you were
in the turn of your head

 

Nicola Brown

 

 

your finger tip

counting crows’ feet

at the corners of my eyes

 

Jane Fraser

 

 

subtle notes

of wind . . . 

milkweed

 

Anna Cates

 

 

a slight shudder 
as the boat docks –
hazy moon

 

Kanchan Chatterjee

 

 

withered field —

on the furthest stalk

snow blossom

 

Kate Alsbury

 

 

laundry day

even my scent has become

your own

 

reciting gathas a walnut on the roof

 

Kelly Sauvage Angel

 

 

I trust old age

looking up

at the mountain

 

Karen Robbie

 

 

longer days –

my father's shadow

changes shape

 

summer stillness –

the seabirds dive for fish

before sunlight

 

Goran Gatalica

 

 

searching
for a signpost to the village
wild strawberries

 

Loris John Fazio

 

 

moonlight
on boughs of snow –
a wolf's howl

 

David He Zhuanglang

 

 

Spring warmth
blackbird carries the scent
of mountains

 

Padmini Krishnan

 

 

duck calls 
over winter water
one yellow leaf floats by

 

Simon Wilson

 

 

yellow shooting star

              streaks past the car window

                                                  roadside daffodil

 

Karen Shepherd

 

 

clouds

besides the white

egrets

 

Guliz Mutlu

 

 

rear view mirror

along the lane the rush of

dead leaves

 

David Urwin

 

 

bird on the rock

bird on the tree branch

cat's gaze shifts

 

Robert Beveridge

 

 

misconception
the sudden fall 
of  leaves

 

Pravat Kumar Padhy

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