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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Shisan : Passing Shower


passing shower
supermarket downspout –
the last pumpkins


muffins on grandmother's ledge
a goose pecks underneath


laughing awareness
in their adolescent eyes
the moon crests a hillock


* * * *


thin taste
of the communion wafer


interior windshield
your fingernail
etching the frost


the old man's eczema
responds to meditation


* * * *


porch-swing's creak
she wills the phone to ring –
and it rings


blown headscarf in an upper bough
forgetting to remember my fear


unbelievable volume
of the heartbeat –


* * * *


hollow note of cantaloupe
he thumps for ripeness


the bronze colonel
looks down on cream-cakes
and daylilies


beyond city lights
the story stars unfold


A solo renku by Brian Zimmer, Ontario, Canada


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