Renhai Reflections 140: Places Higher

Places Higher

A Renhai by Janice Thomson (jt) & Vaughn Seward (vs)

Dusting shelves —
a slip of my hand and
Harry Potter falls. /jt

Above half-glass spectacles — /jt
raised gray eyebrows. /vs

The young child
looks up at the billboard:
"Learn to Read". /vs

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Renhai Reflections 139: Bright and Loud

Bright and Loud

A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (vs) & Zhanna P. Rader (zh.r)

Reflected in eyes,
the wild, electric dance
between the clouds. /zh.r

Cracking, crashing booms... /vs
Sounds muffled under the bed... /zh.r

A sudden flash
spreads across the harbour -
town lights darken. /vs

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Renhai Reflections 138: Awesome


A Renhai by Gillena Cox (gc) & Vaughn Seward (vs)

the marvel of mountains
and oceans. /gc

At the baptismal font /gc
a wee hand takes a scoop. /vs

Reaching higher
she almost touches
the Big Dipper. /vs

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Renhai Reflections 137: Drawn Back

Drawn Back

A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (vs) & Janice Thomson (jt)

Musket heirloom —
on the radio, the song
Battle of New Orleans. /jt

The tangle of driftwood logs — /vs
in the bay a vintage yacht. /jt

Plates of pasta —
Granddad retells the stories
of fighting in Italy. /vs

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Renhai Reflections 136: Coming Together

Coming Together

A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (vs) & Betty Kaplan (bk)

Ripe red tomatoes
hanging on the back porch
growing upside down. /bk

Pizzeria patio — /vs
Wisconsin cheese wheel rolls in. /bk

A round of dough
flung high, spins up
to the ceiling. /vs

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Renhai Reflections 135: Here...


A Renhai by Betty Kaplan (bk) & Vaughn Seward (vs)

Quiet beach —
a wave washes over
the last sand wall. /vs

Her diary... one page turned down /bk
a tear begins to well. /vs

Found in the attic —
I should have known,
crumbling pages /bk

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