Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

“Michael Jackson’s Life Cut Shockingly Short” (Dick Whyte)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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………………..first day of winter
………………..the king of pop
………………..is dead
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Headlines:

“Michael Jackson’s Life Cut Shockingly Short” (MSNBC)

“Michael Jackson Dead an Hour Before Medics Arrive” (The Star)

“Jackson’s Earnings Grow by Billions After Death” (New York Times)

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

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“Rambling Bob Dylan Raises Police Suspicions” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

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………………..hard rain—
………………..the cops mistake Dylan
………………..for a bum
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Headlines:

“Rambling Bob Dylan Raises Police Suspicions” (The Guardian)

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

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“Michael Jackson’s Doctor Faces Homicide Charges” (Laurence Stacey)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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………………..termite tracks—
………………..talk of Jackson’s death
………………..in whispers
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Headlines:

“Michael Jackson’s Doctor Faces Homicide Charges” (Daily Mail)

“Michael Jackson Doctor’s Lawyer Rejects Police Theory” (The Guardian)

“Drugs Killed Michael Jackson” (The Times)

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

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“Lessons from South Park and Family Guy” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

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………………..winter ends
………………..a new season
………………..of South Park

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Headlines:

“Lessons from South Park and Family Guy” (Journal Courier)

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

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“Lindsay Lohan Throws Diva Tantrum” (Mike Montreuil)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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diva tantrum—
not happy with her seat
she becomes a child again

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Headlines:

“Lindsay Lohan Throws Diva Tantrum” (One India)

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Poem by Mike Montreuil (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Paris Hilton’s Dog to Date Cheryl Cole’s Pooch” (Mike Montreuil)

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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it’s a dog
meet dog world—
the lives of the rich

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Headlines:

“Paris Hilton’s Dog to Date Cheryl Cole’s Pooch” (One India)

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Poem by Mike Montreuil (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“In Castro Country, Giving a Concert for Peace” (Paul Smith)

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Castro..

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………………..blurring the boundaries
………………..between peace
………………..and provocation
………………..for just one day
………………..Havana rocks

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Headlines:

“In Castro Country, Giving a Concert For Peace” (Washington Post)

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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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“Fighting Piracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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………………..crime and baseball—
………………..three strikes and
………………..you’re out

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Headlines:

“Fighting Piracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?” (DigiHub)

“NZ should not sign international piracy agreement” (National Business Review)

“EU Ready To Guarantee Internet Access and Neutrality” (CIO Today)

“’3 strikes’ strikes out in NZ as government yanks law” (Ars Technica)

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

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“Grinch axes teen’s carols” (Judy Schattner)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

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first sign—
while drying the dishes
he hums a carol

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Headlines:

“Grinch axes teen’s carols” (Stuff)

“Ladies of the Lily continue annual caroling tradition in honor of their recently deceased leader” (The Villages Daily Sun)

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Poem by Judy Schattner (see poet biographies).

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“Tree in shape of giant Christmas pudding unveiled” (Judy Schattner)

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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opening gifts…
a sprig of red berries
in the brown field

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Headlines:

“Tree in shape of giant Christmas pudding unveiled” (UK Telegraph)

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Poem by Judy Schattner (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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