Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

“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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“Philippines Battles Flood Chaos” (Liam Wilkinson)

Monday, October 5th, 2009

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………………..chaotic waters—
………………..while the Philippines flood
………………..we inspect
………………..a dead shark
………………..on our English shore

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Headlines:

“Philippines Battles Flood Chaos” (BBC News)

“Thresher Shark Found On Beach” (BBC News)

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This poem was submitted by Liam Wilkinson (see poet biographies).

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“Whale Burning Draws Crowds” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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………………..Cape Town
………………..in spring
………………..the scent of flame lilies
………………..mixed with
………………..charred whale flesh
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Headlines:

“Whale Burning Draws Crowds” (Reuters)

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

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“Children taught not to stamp on insects and to respect worms” (Terry O’Connor)

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

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rushing for the train
. . . usually I’d take care
to avoid a snail

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Headlines:

“Children taught not to stamp on insects and to respect worms” (Telegraph UK)

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

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“For (or against) the Birds” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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………………..perfectly still the kea and I

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Headlines:

“For (or against) the Birds” (Stuff)

“Lucky Star falls near eagle sanctuary” (Independent Ireland)

“West Alton bird sanctuary gets $4.4 million boost” (STL Today)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Note: The kea is a bird from the parrot family native to New Zealand (find out more).

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“Bird species count plummets” (James Tipton)

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

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………………..Christmas morning
………………..the old cat
………………..waits by the bird feeder

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Headlines:

“Christmas bird count Sunday” (Teton Valley News)

“Popular prairie songbird joins endangered list” (Vancouver Sun)

“Bird species count plummets” (San Francisco Examiner)

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

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“Birdlife explosion as possum numbers slashed” (Dick Whyte)

Friday, January 15th, 2010

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………………..dawn moon–
………………..the farmer checks
………………..his possum traps

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Headlines:

“Birdlife explosion as possum numbers slashed” (Dominion Post)

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

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“Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too” (Robert Moyer)

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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Christmas dinner
after all the voices
silence

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Headlines:

“Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“6.5 quake shakes buildings on California coast” (Neal Whitman)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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wind chimes
through the window
our pooch trembling

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Headlines:

“6.5 quake shakes buildings on California coast” (Monterey Herald)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Famous Sea Lions Leave in Droves” (Neal Whitman)

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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cold day at the beach—
a man casts his line
only twice

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Headlines:

“Famous Sea Lions Leave in Droves” (USA Today)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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