Archive for the ‘Human Interest’ Category

“Winning Lotto Numbers Not Always the Ticket to Success” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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………………..investment spread
………………..my uncle buys
………………..three lotto tickets

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Headlines:

“Winning Lotto Numbers Not Always the Ticket to Success” (Tampa Bay News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Chinese Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Various Ways” (Chen-ou Liu)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

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alone
walking the house all night—
moon festival

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Headlines:

“Chinese Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Various Ways” (CCTV)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Brighton War Memorial Restoration Set For Completion” (Michael Rehling)

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

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war memorial how cold the stone

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Headlines:

“Brighton War Memorial Restoration Set For Completion” (The Argus)

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Poem by Michael Rehling (see poet biographies).

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“Cloud of Confusion Over Success of Nasa Moon Bombing” (Paul Smith)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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………………..Cabeus A
………………..more questions
………………..than answers

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………………..wildest dreams come true―
………………..rockets launched
………………..against the moon

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………………..the truth remains
………………..stranger than fiction―
………………..in search of water
………………..we bomb
………………..the moon

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Headlines:

“Cloud of Confusion Over Success of Nasa Moon Bombing” (Times Online)

“Nasa’s ‘Moon Bomb’ Hit a Dry Hole” (Rediff News)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Record cold, early snow grip Prairies on Thanksgiving” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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snowflakes
falling upon snowflakes
upon snowflakes…

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Headlines:

“Record cold, early snow grip Prairies on Thanksgiving” (CBC News)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Nudists get extension on eviction order” (Michelle V. Alkerton)

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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Glen Echo
the bare necessities
of nudist claims

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Headlines:

“Nudists Avoid Sudden Eviction” (Newstin)

“Naturist park’s closing leaves nudists with limited options” (Nudist Clubhouse)

“Nudists get extension on eviction order” (UPI News)

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Poem by Michelle V. Alkerton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Black out: man injured in London art exhibit” (Paul Smith)

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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………………..so painful
………………..the price
………………..of modern art

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Headlines:

“Black out: man injured in London art exhibit” (ARP)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“A 35,000 Year Old Queen Caused a Rift Between Germany and Egypt” (Terry O’Connor)

Friday, November 6th, 2009

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twilight…
an egret’s silhouette
between worlds

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Headlines:

“A 35,000 Year Old Queen Caused a Rift Between Germany and Egypt” (NY Times)

“Egypt and Germany Fight over Nefertiti” (Spiegel International)

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Poem by Terry O’Connor. Read more by this poet.

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“New Space Station Crew Launches” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

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picking up a
second-hand copy of
Cosmos
I spend my last night
on earth alone

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Headlines:

“New Space Station Crew Launches” (Happy News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Back From The Dead: Man Attends Own Funeral” (Paul Smith)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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………………..only moments late for his own funeral

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Headlines:

“Back From The Dead: Man Attends Own Funeral” (Yahoo News; Sky News)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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